Healthy Living

helping you improve you

These two words are common in our vocabulary these days, and generally speaking we understand what it means.  But as we unfold this exciting new initiative to the EdgarMay, let’s break down what it means, who it impacts, and how we’ll do it!

What does it really mean?

Healthy; adjective: free from disease or pain, showing physical, mental, or emotional well-being”

Living; adjective: having life, exhibiting the life or motion of nature with “life” defined as “the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual.


When we talk about healthy living we want to change our way of thinking to consider the whole self.  Often times we associate the word “healthy” with its definition, and only that.  In reality, we now know that there are several factors that can have an impact on our health.  We want to start looking at eight components that may affect our overall health: physical, emotional, financial, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, social, and environmental.   


Let’s take a more detailed look at what these  eight components:

  • Emotional: involves our coping mechanisms, outlook, and ability to handle stressful situations or challenges.

  • Environmental: surrounding ourselves with environments that support all around health and well being.

  • Financial: Satisfied with current and future finances.

  • Intellectual: expanding knowledge and skills and stimulating creative abilities.

  • Occupational: Personal satisfaction with work

  • Physical: understanding the need for activity, fitness, healthy food, and sleep

  • Social: Establishing a community and support system with a feeling of belonging and connection

  • Spiritual: A sense of purpose and meaning in life

Who is Healthy Living for?

Healthy Living is literally for anyone and everyone looking to make a lifestyle change in order to truly find their “best self”.

Sometimes areas we’d like to change or improve our obvious.  Exercise more, eat better, sleep more

soundly, or reduce some stress.  Other times there are components of our wellness that we may not

even consider as getting in our way to make long-lasting lifestyle change.

The thing is, we tend to live day-to-day and accept ourselves for who we are and what we’re doing. 

Habits, schedules, and excuses get in the way of visions or goals we may set for ourselves without a

SMART plan to tackle it.  Most of us have a really good idea of where we can make improvements, but

some of us have no idea we have yet to discover our true potential

So whether you’re looking to conquer some of those “obvious” changes mentioned above, or maybe

just curious about areas of your overall wellness you may need to enhance or improve, our Healthy

Living initiative is for you.

The first step to making a lifestyle change is to evaluate where you currently stand.  With programs, events, challenges, coaching and more, we are excited to offer this new initiative to help you discover your best self.

How are we going to make this happen?

The first thing to understand is it’s not going to happen overnight, in a week, or even a month.  When we talk about lifestyle change we are trying to create new, healthy habits that will stick for a lifetime. 

Through one-on-one wellness coaching, wellness related programs, cooking classes/demos, workshops, challenges and more, our goal is offer a variety of opportunities to help you discover your “best self”. 

Check out our programs and events we have coming up – and keeping check in for more great opportunities to come!






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