Group photo from the C2C in Bridgewater, VA on April 2, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Bridgewater, VA on April 2, 2019 to discuss Wellbeing.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • Our discussion on wellbeing focused on several habits and /or factors, such as intentional relationships and connections, prioritizing these relationships, making a commitment to work-life balance, having boundaries and holding to them, and commitment to joy and gratitude
  • We also acknowledged that wellbeing is something to work towards, but not always easy to achieve, and it’s important to show grace when we aren’t successful at it, without blaming ourselves or expecting perfection of ourselves
  • We discussed how we can help the next generation in living lives of wellbeing, including understanding that social media can be a detriment to this (the perfection you see online is not the reality), helping them understand that everyone is broken by sharing our own experiences of failure or imperfection, and helping teach resiliency.
  • And finally, we discussed the insight that in many cases, a focus on wellbeing is for the privileged – that many people have to worry about basic daily needs and survival. Self care often takes time and money that many do not have.