Denise Souza is a mother, health advocate, holistic nutrition practitioner, lifestyle consultant, colon therapist, lecturer, author, educator, a cancer survivor and perpetual student. She holds a Master of Science with high honors in Holistic Nutrition and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. As a Colon Hydro-therapist, she is certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy and the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy.
Wellness is a lifestyle while health is a goal. Wellness is an active, ongoing process of becoming aware of and making choices that lead to a healthy, synergized and fulfilling life. Healthy is being free from illness, wellness is a dynamic and evolving process of synergy, learning, change, and growth.
Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to living a superior quality life. Health is a state of being but wellness is a state of synergized living. Wellness is a synergistic blend of physical, physiological, emotional and spiritual. Wellness is vital because every action and every emotion we feel impacts and shapes our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our thoughts and emotions then actions. It’s an ongoing cycle. God created the body with the ability to heal itself, to seek balance and health when given the right circumstances but some of the greatest factors causing the lack of health today is a lifestyle; lack of sunshine, polluted and chemical laden food and water, not enough movement, poor company and companionship, and work for which we are not suited. We have become so busy earning a living that we forget how to live. Our lifestyle is the single, largest factor in our lack of health and that lifestyle is completely within our control. We must find our balance and our place in this world. Wellness is our goal and attaining it must be a conscious, self-directed and evolving process towards our full potential.
Knowledge, wisdom and good guidance is necessary for building a strong defense against the societal assault on health and being empowered to attain wellness. The first step is rejecting passive acceptance of toxic symptoms as benign because their origin is not understood. Regaining and maintaining health must be focused on the whole, not the parts; the causes, not the symptoms. Regaining health is like rebuilding a house; the foundation must be restored and the decayed walls and floors must be removed before the new ones can be built. With the body; the gut must be healed and the offenders removed to be able to rebuild and regain health. Restoration comes with detoxification, eating whole foods, avoiding empty foods, spiritual grounding, old emotional releases and exercise to name a few. Finally, wellness and a synergized lifestyle is achieved with education and a new commitment to balance.
“It is to your advantage now to take on the new way of thinking and of doing things. And when you say your prayers tonight, just pray for enlightenment. Pray for three things that will get you out of all your problems and troubles: knowledge, wisdom and good guidance. Knowledge alone will never do it for you because you have to be wise enough to know when to use it. And when you ask for guidance, you’ll find that you will have a little Angel on your shoulder who will give you the right word at the right time. If you will go in this direction you will realize that man is not made of just bread alone, of just a physical body. He is a soul, a spirit who needs uplifting as much as he needs the chemicals of the earth. As God’s child, you need and deserve the best of everything good in heaven and on earth. So pray for everything that is good for you. If you ask for just one thing you will run short, and you will be leaning over in only one direction. Always remember that balance is the key to success in this life. And as a wise man once said, “Knowledge is so proud that it knows so much, while wisdom is so humble that it knows so little.”