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Weight Wellness: illness-wellness continuum Santa Fe New Mexico

Create your path to a healthier happier you.

Always be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.

Judy Garland

What is wellness?

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations

“Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. ... Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life”

University of California

“Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.”

Charles B. Corbin PhD

Robert P. Pangrazi PhD

Arizona State University

“Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.

“Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment.”

“Wellness is positive and affirming.”

National Wellness Institute

“Wellness is a state of optimal well-being that is oriented toward maximizing an individual's potential.”
by University of Illinois, McKinley Health Center

“Wellness is a direction in progress toward an ever-higher potential of functioning.”

“An integrated method of functioning which is oriented toward maximizing the potential of which the individual is capable. It requires that the individual maintain a continuum of balance and purposeful direction within the environment where he is functioning.”

“A lifestyle approach for joyfully pursuing your highest potential for physical and psychological well-being, a disciplined commitment to personal mastery.”

Halbert L. Dunn MD

High Level Wellness

“Wellness is first and foremost a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life. It begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is a mindset, a predisposition to adopt a series of key principles in varied life areas that lead to high levels of well-being and life satisfaction.”

Donald Ardell PhD

High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs and Disease.

“Wellness is:

  1. a choice—a decision you make to move toward optimal health.

  2. a way of life—a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for wellbeing.

  3. a process—a developing awareness that there is no endpoint, but that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now.

  4. a balanced channeling of energy—energy received from the environment, transformed within you, and returned to affect the world around you.

  5. the integration of body, mind, emotions, and spirit—the appreciation that everything you do, and think, and feel, and believe, has an impact on your state of health and the health of the world.

  6. the loving acceptance of yourself.”

John Travis MD

Wellness Workbook

“Wellness can also be described as a state that combines health and happiness. ... Factors that contribute to health and happiness have long been recognized, at least since the time of the Ancient Greeks.”


“Wellness is the realization of our true potential to live a healthier, happier and more successful life.”

“Wellness is the result of personal initiative, seeking a more optimal, holistic and balanced state of health and well-being across multiple dimensions.”
John Valenty


“The active process through which the individual becomes aware of all aspects of the self and makes choices toward a more healthy existence through balance and integration across multiple life dimensions.”

Goss & Cuddihy. Wellness as Higher Education Curriculum: A Comprehensive Framework for Health Education and Promotion. Creating Active Futures.

“Wellness is the conscious development of the whole self. Embarking on a wellness journey is a process of searching for the appropriate tools to make you a healthier and happier human being, plus discovering your own effective methods to use these tools for continued growth and development.”

State University of New York at Buffalo

“Wellness is the dynamic process of becoming aware of, taking responsibility for, and making choices that directly contribute to one’s well being and that of the common good. It is the integration of body, mind and spirit and the ongoing development of one’s own meaning in life.”
by University of Miami

“A way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being, in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated by the individual to live life more fully within the human and natural community.”

Myers, Sweeney, & Witmer. The Wheel of Wellness Counseling for Wellness: A Holistic Model for Treatment Planning. Journal of Counseling & Development.

“Wellness is the optimal state of health of individuals and groups. There are two focal concerns: the realization of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfillment of one’s role expectations in the family, community, place of worship, workplace and other settings.”

World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations

Full-spectrum wellness

Personal Wellness

Family Wellness

Local Wellness

Global Wellness

Weight Wellness Project

Start your journey to a better version of yourself. Your project is the home base or basecamp for your journey to a healthier happier you.

Your project includes:

  1. Weight Loss Santa Fe Style™

  2. Nutrition Santa Fe Style™

  3. Your All-in-One Diet™

  4. Recommended Smart Supplements™

  5. Fitness Santa Fe Style™

  6. Your Fitness Plan™

  7. Optional Positive Personal Training™

  8. Motivation Santa Fe Style™

  9. Healthy Habits Checklists™

  10. Automated tasks for habituation

  11. Optional Weight Wellness Coaching™

  12. Create checklists and project documents

  13. Collaborate with everyone on your project

  14. Automatically forward emails to your project

  15. 24/7 access from any computer or device

  16. Plus: iPhone, iPad, Android apps for mobile access

  17. Over 200 self-paced coaching resources, tips, and tricks for healthy weight loss, sustainable weight management, and a fun and fulfilling wellness lifestyle.

What is Weight Wellness?

Healthy, sustainable weight management.

Reactive health therapies for curing illness.

The negative side of health, as used in the term healthcare, more accurately called sickcare, is reactive response to illness: healing disease, disorder, and other sickness and illness including the preactive prevention of future illness.

Proactive growth practices for creating wellness.

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." World Health Organization, United Nations

The positive side of health is the proactive creation of a preferred future beyond the mere prevention of negative conditions. Prevention is necessary but insufficient, it’s merely preactive: preventing bad things from happening. Is 'not sick' your highest potential?

The proactive transformation of inputs into outputs is the process by which goals are obtained by living systems to create a preferred future. The input and output processes of relational exchange in each of the 4 quadrants of wellness are the 8 habits of a healthy lifestyle.

The 4 quadrants of wellness:

  1. Mind

  2. Body

  3. Resources

  4. Relationships

The 8 Habits of a Healthy Lifestyle:
Dive into any of your weight wellness superpowers you'd like to enhance first. These are the major 'practice arenas' in the realm of human action, the input and output processes of relational exchange in each of the quadrants of wellness:

  1. Learning

  2. State Training

  3. Eating

  4. Exercising

  5. Managing

  6. Lifehacking

  7. Getting Help

  8. Giving Back

I call the 8 practices from the 4 quadrants The 8 Habits of a Healthy Lifestyle. Viewing reality through our practices is most conducive to goal-directed practical application of holistic/integral systems thinking to a better life, better lifestyle, better health, and better body. 

Since growth and development occurs in each quadrant over time, and since developmental practices occur in temporal input > throughput > output processes, a time-aware project management app is the natural integrator for a wellness promotion system.

Best Practices:

  1. Daily

  2. Weekly

  3. Monthly

  4. Yearly

Schedule them on your project calendar as recurring daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly tasks. Sync them with any iCal-based calendar like Google Calendar, Mac Calendar, iOS Calendar, or Outlook so you’ll have one master calendar with all your recurring tasks and appointments.

Stages of Progress:

  1. Getting started

  2. Create your path

  3. Identify best practices

  4. Lifestyle habituation

  5. Adaptation, pivoting

  6. Sustainable maintenance

What is a Weight Wellness Project?

An easy-to-use project to help you reach your goals.

Weight Wellness Project for weight loss coaching Santa Fe, New Mexico

Make it easy.

Automate your plans with an interactive app to make weight management easier, faster, and sustainable over time. Apply the discipline and automation of project management to your weight wellness goals. Each client gets this tool that we will use to reach your goals together as a team.

Get support.

Since we can both view and edit it, it’s a great way to collaborate on your weight wellness project regarding goals, diet, workouts, coaching, measuring, tracking progress, etc. This adds organization and structure to your project to help you reach your goals!

Weight Wellness Coaching client collaboration

The only people who have access to your project are you and me unless you want to invite others to your project such as dietitians, nutritionists, trainers, coaches, counselors, therapists, and healthcare professionals for collaboration, or loved ones and friends for social support.

Weight Loss Coaching on phone, online, Internet

Anytime, anywhere.

It's web-based in the cloud so you can access it anytime from any device 24/7. You can use it on any web browser on any desktop, laptop, or smartphone that has Internet. There are free native apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android for using it offline when you don't have Internet.

Weight Wellness Coach Santa Fe Way New Mexico

A book on steroids.

Most books begin with lengthy explanations for why the author's approach is best. The first half of a book tends to be description of causes and cures. The second half tends to be practical application: what to do to solve the problem. And then you're on your own with no tools to implement it.

Health Coach Santa Fe NM using online project management for online collaboration with clients

Action-oriented for results.

More than merely a book on how to lose weight and more than merely an app for counting things, your wellness project is both: full of customized content for helping you lose weight in an interactive actionable format for actually getting things done. Visualize and actualize your goals with a dynamic project that updates automagically.

Project documents to get you started.

  1. Personal Vision and Mission Statement

  2. Intentions and Goals

  3. Contract with Self or Coach

  4. Food Journal

  5. Create any new text documents that you want

File management to keep you going.

Organize your medical records, fitness plans, checklists, and documents all in one place.

Weight loss plan documents in project manager app

Project management isn’t just for pros,

it can help you reach your goals too!

Expertise by Santa Fe Way. Technology by Basecamp.

Basecamp is one of the most popular project managers in the world. And hands down the easiest. Used by NASA, National Geographic, World Wide Fund for Nature, Patagonia, Etsy, KEEN Footwear, and many others.

For over 10 years, over 15,000,000 people have used Basecamp at work or for their own personal projects to help them get their projects done on time, on budget, and on point. I use Basecamp every day to run my business and my own wellness project.

Put it to work for you to help you reach your goals in an easier, smarter, more sustainable way, the Santa Fe Way. It comes as an integral part of each coaching and training plan.

Greatness appeals to the future.


I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.

George Burns

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