Ten areas of your life for true health, wealth and happiness Posted on March 4, 2020 (August 24, 2021) by Caitlin Marsh In order to have lasting changes and balance in life, we must look at a holistic way of living that reflects our body, mind, spirit, people, place and planet. Research is showing us how our health and happiness can be boosted by doing certain things on a day-to-day basis. The Wheel of Wellness is designed to structure your focus on certain areas of your life so you can make simple improvements that have a lasting effect. Having a romantic partner gives a person a sense of reassurance, self-esteem, and love for themselves. Loveenhances the lives of both partners in the relationship. When people are inlove, their emotions are at an ultimate high. Romantic relationships enrichlife with friendship, courtship and love. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, now is a good time to honour the concept of love by using your emotions as a springboard to create and nurture abundant love in your life. Here are 7 ways to express your love: Offerthe gift of listening. Focuson others and hear what they’re really saying. Remember the 80/20 rule: Listenmore, talk less. This allows others to share, and also gives you a chance tounderstand their feelings. We also use the 80/20 rule in our health sectionwith food. 80% really healthy! Sayplease and thank you. Thisis a simple act you can practice every day, but many of us often forget to doso. It can make a huge difference in our lives. Tellyour loved ones how much you love and appreciate them. Alittle love goes a long way. Many of us are guilty of taking people forgranted, so it’s good to acknowledge those who’ve impacted our lives and thosewe could not live without. Offerto help someone in need. There’salways someone who needs something. Often helping others is a way to make youfeel good, too. The person you help could be a close friend, neighbour orchallenged individual. Writea letter or send a card to someone you love and mail it. You’dbe surprised by how much people appreciate this gesture. So many of us havegotten into the habit of exclusively sending e-mail, so it’s especially nice toreceive a note in the mail. Writeyour loved ones a poem of gratitude. Forsome people, writing a poem is easier than for others. You can start by makinga list of the reasons you love these individuals. You can also reminiscenceabout how you met them and what you hope your future together will look like.Also, consider reading love poems by Sufi poet Rumi, Leonard Cohen, or others. Practicethe art of forgiveness. We often have little spats with loved ones, but as they say, “Pick your fights.” Try to release anger and frustration so that you can adopt a more positive attitude.