Understanding the interlinked elements of well-being so you can live up to your best life
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WELL-BEING IS IN YOUR GRASP BUT DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CONTROL IT?
I define well-being as one’s overall state of health. Over the last few years, I’ve gone on my own ‘happiness’ journey. From that, I’ve developed a calculated methodology to optimize my well-being. By understanding and controlling for the variables (X’s) then we can optimize our well-being (Y). These x-variables include the mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and financial. Let’s figure this out together and show everyone the equation of well-being.
These are the mental components of well-being. In my methodology, mental is the intellectual layer that reacts and controls thinking so that our emotions, physical, and spirituality can also change. In some ways, this is habit-forming, in other ways its just developing understanding and perspective.
Spirituality is the soul, the root of a person’s hope, faith and determination. Today, spiritual leaders like the Daila Lama and Pope are forming bonds to create more commonalities than contentions. Those who neglect it will never really get to his/her ultimate well-being. There are plenty of ways to develop your spiritual state. Let’s learn about it.
Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Distrust are types of emotions. Often, we have our own rackets or emotional cycles that we can’t control. They happen before our thoughts even process them. How do we change this? How do we recognize and control these triggers? In a world that tries to trigger our emotions day-to-day, it has never been more important to retain emotional equanimity.
Money matters. But how much? Career matters. How much should it? These are two variables I’ve wrestled with my entire life. There is a lot of research now that helps to control one’s mindset around this. I’ve gotten to know people from all walks of life from refugees to mega-millionaires. I can help you frame your mind around your desire for money and creating a career that optimizes your well-being.
Often defined as wellness, physical health is our physical state. Moreover, it is also our understanding of how our physical state interacts with the other variables. Accepting our and other’s physical shape is equally as important. What we eat, how often we work out, and how we adapt as we grow older are all important things to learn.
Do you know how the people around you influence you and affect your well-being? Have you ever measured this? The number of text messages, app messages, phone calls, in-person meetings all change your fundamental self. In this section, we learn how to balance, quantify, and reshape our social connections.
Fitness Enthusiast/Biotech Professional
It has inspired me to make some changes and/or adopt new habits which has been helpful. Always good to learn new things or refresh on known concepts and also learn from other’s experiences and insights. Thank you for doing this and for the opportunity to be a part of the group!
VP of Operations
Whenever there is turmoil or a big change, you need to recenter yourself. UWB is the method for learning to re-center your inner self. Things may look fine, but you could be driving yourself into a rut. Even if you already meditate, exercise every day, have friends, and a great job, you may not know how to balance these the right way. UWB gives a support structure to talk to others outside of your circle to get a fresh perspective. UWB also provides a structure that is easy to follow and doesn’t take a great deal of time.
As a healthcare provider, caregiver, and advocate for social change, joining the UWB program was a timely gift I gave to myself. It was fun sharing the company a diverse, knowledgeable, and supportive group! The program helped bring more awareness to my daily habits. And the individualized coaching helped me make healthy shifts in my lifestyle including learning to celebrate small achievements. Deep gratitude to the team for helping me upgrade my self-care toolbox!
MEET THE TEAM
A group of meditators, travelers, teachers and technologists.
Michele Roldán-Shaw is an author/artist in South Carolina. A lifelong interest in personal development has led her to pursue everything from kung fu to organic gardening, travel to indie journalism. The path of Vipassana Meditation has done the most for her happiness.
Based in the Bay Area, Clarence enjoys bringing ideas and people closer together through the intersection of design and technology. He is a strong believer in empathy and exploration and aims to constantly learn from and grow through his travels across Africa, Asia, and the US. In his spare time, you can find him exploring flavors in the kitchen or reading about personal development.
Amelia Twiss recently graduated from Davidson College where she studied psychology. She is now based in Los Angeles, California and is passionate about media, technology, and overall well-being.
Hannah Levinson is an expat, founder and technomad currently based in Oxford, UK. Her well-being philosophy is rooted in “tikkun olam,” a Jewish concept for humanity’s calling to repair the world. A passionate community-builder and the eldest of seven, Hannah balances her lifelong pursuits of beauty, learning and justice with climbing, dancing, DJ'ing, hiking, reading, running, swimming, surfing, traveling and yoga.
Brian Stinar is a technical manager and programmer that brings technical expertise and an analytical mind. He believes that balancing different aspects of life is the key to well-being. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife and son.”