Who doesn’t want to feel healthy, happy, and whole? Since the beginning of time, human beings have been on a quest to find the secret to achieving perfect health and happiness, and history seems to link the two together like a tightly woven Kevlar rope. Individuals can feel healthy and happy independently, but when one experiences both, life seems to bring with it a sense of peace and wholeness. Centuries of research have influenced opinion and theory around how to find the ideal balance, but despite the effort, there is still no perfect answer. So, the search continues.
Empower Health America invites you to pause and ponder for a moment…. Could becoming more aware of what makes you feel healthy, happy, and whole, be a good place to start? Our society teaches us to seek outside of ourselves for answers, satisfaction and fulfillment, which steers us in the wrong direction. What makes us feel healthy, happy, and whole requires us to turn inward for direction and affirmation, but we have been ill-equipped and not encouraged to take this self-focused journey.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look inside your own heart.
Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung
Creation of the Ideal Being Model® and the Train for Life® (TFL) Assessment
As Westerners, we tend to measure health and happiness through a narrow lens. Going to the doctor, eating well, exercising and getting proper sleep are several traditional behaviors individuals might associate with the word healthy. Going to college, getting married, landing a good job and having children are also ways we might measure happiness. Some or all of these achievements may resonate with you, but to find out what makes you feel healthy, happy, and whole is going to require a much deeper dive. This is the primary reason Empower Health America created the Ideal Being Model and the Train for Life Assessment.
The Ideal Being Model invites individuals to take inventory of their lives in a more holistic manner, and the Train for Life Assessment offers a road map for self-discovery. The intention of Empower Health America is to encourage individuals to broaden their perspective by exposing them to new ways of assessing their lives, and increasing their awareness of the many factors that impact and influence health and happiness. The creation of the Ideal Being Model is the outcome of over a decade of research and it integrates the following 15 dimensions: Nutrition, Activity, Emotion, Habits, Relationships, Health, Financial, Play, Home, Intellect, Self-image, Purpose, Spiritual, Life Balance and Relax. Research affirms that each of the dimensions represented in the model can impact your health and happiness.
The Discovery Process
Through the Train For Life process individuals become more aware and awake to what makes them feel healthy, happy, and whole…which represents their Ideal Being. Ideal Being is reaching a deep state of happiness and satisfaction in your life by feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy, happy and whole based on what is important to you. The answer to finding your individual ideal state of being is not cracking a secret code or formula, it is about unlocking the mysteries only you can find through self-discovery. Once an individual begins to gain clarity around how they envision their state of Ideal Being, they shouldn’t expect it to be the same as anyone else. Each individual is unique, which is what the “I” in Ideal Being represents. Just as a fingerprint is distinct, so is an individual’s blueprint of Ideal Being.
Discovering what is ideal to an individual is important, but note that what defines their ideal state is dynamic and will shift based on where they are in life. One can’t stop evolution or control the world around them, but they can stay awake and aware to what is important to them. The intention of Empower Health America is not to persuade individuals, teams, or organizations into thinking that once they reach a state of Ideal Being their lives or work environment will become perfect. Perfection is an illusion, but the ability for an individual to stay in tune with how they are feeling can serve as a catalyst for re-calibration when needed. Some days, individuals feel great and other days they may struggle, but being clear on what anchors them to their state of Ideal Being makes it easier to get back on track. Empower Health America believes through self-study and greater personal awareness, more intentional decisions can be made at the individual, team, and organizational levels.
Grounded in Gratitude
As the Founder of Empower Health America, it is an honor and privilege to share my life’s work with you. Reaching your state of Ideal Being can have a powerful impact on your life and the lives of others. We are all part of a bigger system, so take care of yourself, be mindful of your life choices so you can make a positive impact on others, your community, and the world. How you show-up does matter and it does makes a difference.
In Good Health and Happiness,
Terrie Elizabeth Reeves, Founder and President of Empower Health America
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