Welcome

 

Hello! I heard you are wondering why I’m starting a wellness blog. What makes me qualified and unique to do so? Well, I’ll get to that, but first let’s talk about wellness.

 

What is Wellness? To me, it’s the common thread running through all aspects of my life. Most people immediately think of physical wellness, and yes, that’s a central component. But there’s mental wellness, spiritual wellness, being well in relationships, and pretty much anything. 

 

“Wellness is a quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.”

 

Did you catch that last part about deliberate effort? Yep, wellness takes work, lots and lots of work. It’s not a destination to get to and then you’re off the hook; it’s on-going. 

 

My definition of wellness has changed over time. When I had two year old twins and a newborn, physical wellness was prioritizing a shower and moments of self-care. But now that my kids are older, physical wellness is training for running races. 

 

But we are all busy with life, how do we weed through the immense amount of content about wellness? There are books, podcasts, blog posts, social media feeds, YouTube channels, and so 

much more. Let Wellness Letters help you out!

 

My hope is that Wellness Letters will be a valuable source for you as you seek wellness. I’ll do the hard work of listening to podcasts, reading books and blogs, and then curate a list of my favorites. Because for me, it’s not hard work!

 

What makes me qualified to write about wellness? Professionally, I’m a physical therapist, so I know a few things about the human body. I’m a long time runner and recreational athlete and have amassed a depth of information about exercise. But at a mind and soul level, I’m always reading and seeking information about how to improve my parenting skills, how to be true to myself in relationships, how to be a critical thinker, better friend, better listener. I tend not to follow the latest trend or fad, but instead research and learn more about something before pursuing. 

 

Wellness Letters will cover a vast array of topics from physical and mental wellness, to insights about parenting and relationships. Comment below if there’s a specific topic you want to know more about-I’d love to learn something new!

Thanks for stopping by…seek to learn and be well!

 

-Katherine

 

7 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. This is going to be great, I just know it. I’ve learned a lot from Katherine already in the past year, and I can’t wait to hear what else she has to teach us all. I was fortunate to have her and her family to trudge through the darkest days of the pandemic with as we swapped kids and work schedules and elearning schedules. We teamed up and did our best to hold it all together and be well. We shared words and walks and workouts. We held lunch bunch in our kitchens, and elearning in our homes. We held each other’s children in our arms and hearts. It was a crazy sort of winter. I know a lot of parents can relate! Being well is hard… and possible! Thanks for making it a little easier for me, Katherine! I can’t wait to see what you share next!!

  2. I’m so excited about this, Katherine! I would love to learn more about self care. I tend to rest by flopping on the couch and watching Netflix, but would like to find ways to rest that actually rejuvenate me.

  3. I see how hard you work at keeping your life balanced and know this blog will be an important part of your balanced days.

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