Well-being

Well-Being is a state in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Live Well Goodhue County believes well-being is a positive outcome that is meaningful for people and for many sectors of society, because it tells us that people perceive that their lives are going well. Good living conditions (e.g., housing, employment, safe places for physical activity, access to nutritious foods and clean air) are fundamental to well-being. Well-being integrates mental health (mind) and physical health (body) resulting in more holistic approaches to disease prevention and health promotion.

Well-being is associated with numerous health, job, family, and economically-related benefits. For example, higher levels of well-being are associated with decreased risk of disease, illness, and injury; better immune functioning; speedier recovery; and increased longevity. Individuals with high levels of well-being are more productive at work and are more likely to contribute to their communities.

Mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness can be beneficial in many ways.  It can help us live in the present moment, regulate our emotions, and decrease stress.

Watch the following videos to see how mindfulness can benefit you!

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More Calming Strategies:

In addition to meditation and mindfulness activities, art, music, and yoga can decrease stress, improve mood and help one stay in the present moment. 
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Other Resources:
Books:
  • Make Peace With Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Your Inner Critic by Mark Coleman
  • 10-Minute Mindfulness: 71 Habits for Living in the Present Moment by SJ Scott and Barrie Devenport
  • The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You Into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It by David A Carbonell PhD
  • Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today's Hectic World by Kristen Race PhD
  • Real-World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time by Brenda Salgado

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps:
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