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Striving for Holistic Wellness

Dr. Beronica Salazar, Prgorams Director

During this season, my hope for everyone is to take time to focus on wellness. Also, to think about wellness in a way that celebrates each success individuals make to meet their wellness goals, rather than getting stuck with what was missed or what we did wrong. Wellness is multidimensional and it requires us to continuously examine all areas of ourselves.

When I work with clients or staff, I like to talk to them about holistic wellness. This multilayered approach helps us consider various areas of wellness to maintain our bodies and minds healthy. Our discussions lead into talking through each of the eight dimensions (emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social) and how their needs are being met or unmet. We also take into account how individual needs change over time and plan for them. 

Achieving wellness is about the journey. This focus aims to consider ways the body and soul changes throughout our lives. The multidimensional approach also gives us room to recognize the intricate parts of ourselves to then make the adjustments necessary to feel better. 

I invite you today to self-examine how you feel within each of the areas (emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social). If you find yourself yearning for more in an area then create the opportunity to invest the energy to fulfill it. For example, if you are feeling disconnected then consider looking for social opportunities to connect. Ponder how that might look like either at work or with friends or family then take action. There is no one way to get your needs met, so allow yourself to be creative to get what you need. 

As you think about how to better care for yourself, consider what you need and what small changes you can make. Sometimes slowing down to ask these questions is difficult to do, but it can make a world of difference. Give yourself the gift of wellness and invest in yourself today.

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Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. While he was initially […]

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Apr 25

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 07

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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