As a result of publishing two of our recent e-newsletters and blog posts, "Electoral Participation Goes Beyond Our Civic Duty: Learn How It Is Actually Part of Our Happiness–Wellness Strategy" and another with the opening line, “We hold these truths…” we received a number of reactions from “Unsubscribe” to “Great article!” so we thought we should tell you a little more about why we wrote these articles.
The roots of PHYTO5, both the method and the products, and going back to the 70s are the principles that led to the launching of our signature “energetic skincare,” namely, the skincare method based on the fact that the body is not only vital matter but vital energy as well.
We fully espouse the idea that vital energy balance is critical to a healthy body and that beauty is health made visible—taking a broad view of health as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
The principles of traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda feed the thinking and the creativity behind the conceptualization of our method, protocols and Swiss-made product formulation.
We see energetic skincare well practiced as a modality of wellness along with many complementary lifestyle practices such as healthy eating, enjoyable and measured exercise, mindfulness and meditation, generous enriching relationships and more.
We have come to realize just how vital emotional balance is in health, beauty, and wellness. This has led us to express our concern about a number of studies that recently came to the surface and which address a very concerning trend in the U.S.—a reduction in the “happiness index” as compared to other countries coupled with evidence of increased levels of anxiety and stress for a large portion of the population.
Increasingly mindful that wellness without happiness is not achievable, any environment whether social, financial, or political that creates and maintains serious impediments to our “pursuit of happiness” is both bad for our health and, in fact, runs contrary to American ideals as expressed in the founding documents of our republic.
It is, therefore, both fair game and responsible to blow the horn to alert our readers how important it is to realize that our self-interests have a great deal in common. We can bring our shared fundamental individual survive-and-thrive instincts together as one so that we can actually do something proactive about an alarming growing trend that threatens to keep us from our fullest vitality of life potential and experience.
All of us, individually and collectively, make decisions that either encourage or discourage elected officials to do what will favor and support our pursuit of happiness and vitality of life. It stands to reason that our desire to do more than survive but thrive must broaden our views and choices when we perform our civic duty to vote.
We cannot be genuinely interested in our wellness and the wellness of our family and friends without considering the state of our environment, our air and water quality, and the sustainability of rich land to grow nutritious food free from harmful chemicals, to name a few. As evolved beings, we must recognize that these are equally as important as the safety of our country, our towns, and neighborhoods and it is why we find it so important at this time to speak out.
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