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September 2014:

Intellectual & Environmental Wellbeing

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Are you a product of your environment, or vise versa?

Welcome to the September issue of TotalWellbeing! Labor Day has passed reminding us that we are officially headed into the autumn months. To start the season off we will examine the relationship between our minds and the world around us. The connection here is subtle but profound. As we navigate the world every day we understand our place within it, but in turn we can use what we learn to either look at the world in a different way or transform it entirely. To explore this relationship more closely please read The Connection, below.

If you were watching the MINES blog last month you would have seen an interesting look at the relationship between developmental stages and leadership skills by Dr. Mines. To follow this up our own Health IT guru Ryan Lucas looked at how it truly takes a village to provide a cohesive healthcare system.

If you are following us on our blog and LinkedIn showcase pages, you can expect some great resources and enlightening discussions coming up this next month, so stay tuned and let us know what you think.


To your total wellbeing,

The MINES Team

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The Connection:

Intellectual & Environmental Wellbeing

Are we a product of our environment or is the environment a product of us? The answer is both. Our environment shapes many things about us. The farther back we go the more influence the environment had over the human race. Our diet, behavior, and methods of survival were all dependent on the environment. As time passed and we developed a more thorough understanding of the world around us, and technological capabilities grew, we started to shift the balance more to our favor. Today, our mind’s perception can alter how we view our environment, and to a greater extent our minds have helped our species shape the world to our liking unlike anything has ever been able to do before. But we must not forget to respect our environment as we will never be totally in control, and must preserve our environment in order to ensure it provides a livable world for generations to come.

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Environmental Wellbeing

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Having a Healthy Relationship… with the Environment


Do you ever feel less intelligent around other people? Are you embarrassed when you don’t know the answer to a question? Most of us have those times when they just feel like they don’t know anything. Of course, you can’t know everything, but no matter how smart you are, you can start becoming more intelligent today by actively focusing on enhancing the skills that aid intelligence!To access this tool, click here.Humans interact with the environment constantly. These interactions affect quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health disparities. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors.” Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.To read the full article, click here.


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