When you think about where you live, what is that brought you there?
Was it the vibrant culture?
Local parks and eateries?
Nearby schools for your kiddies?
Or your friendly neighbours?  

Whatever your reasoning, where you live has become ‘home’ typically because of the community you’ve created there.

Without communities, we would live very isolated lives with minimal to no contact outside of our immediate social circle. Getting outside of our close-knit group, and meeting new people is an essential part of cultivating a self-fulfilled life!

It allows us to support one another, interact, share experiences and our modern life struggles. Having this open bond with others is what builds valuable relationships, and gives us a deeper sense of belonging.

Communities are also rich in resources. Your strengths may be someone else’s weaknesses and vice versa. With the diversity of skills, common goals can be achieved that much faster!

When you think about the community you want to build or be a part of what comes to mind?

If you’re a fellow Healthoholic, then I know that you see the immense benefits of having a healthy thriving community. Good health can often be taken for granted, but it really is the foundation for achieving all other goals.

It’s especially important for members of a community to participate in decisions that impact their well-being so that they can walk away feeling empowered about fulfilling their full potential. This can happen when there are an abundance of health professionals that genuinely care about the wellbeing of others, and seeing a community thrive!

We understand the importance of community, yet so many of us tend to feel disconnected.

Enter the virtual world of online social media, email, and chat to connect instead of face to face interaction! This isn’t to say that online communities aren’t a great way to interact. It’s an incredible way to reach millions and feel connected with people from all over the world! We just have to be careful to not let it replace the local, physical connection.

Want to get more involved in your local community? Here’s how:

  • Pay it forward with Random Acts of Kindness
  • Buy from local businesses
  • Join local groups, meet-ups or clubs
  • Volunteer
  • Get to know people of different backgrounds or ethnicities
  • Become active in local school systems
  • Host and organize local gatherings or parties
  • Spend more time outside and away from TV and the digital world
  • Research and become active in community events

Growing Up Healthy

In what ways do you want to see your community thrive? If being a part of a healthy conscious community is important to you- come visit us at the Growing Up Healthy Expo!

Growing Up Healthy is dedicated to supporting the needs of the community with activities and unique resources available for the whole family. Featuring 100+ exhibitors specializing in holistic, eco-friendly and natural products, healthy food options, holistic services as well as physical and mental health for the whole family.

We hope to see you there!

“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things!” -Mother Teresa

ABOUT THE EXPERT
Sairah Pettes

Sairah works with Healthoholics as an Interdepartmental Assistant. You’ll see her at our reception desk, managing our bulk food section, and receiving inventory. Behind the scenes, Sairah is taking an active role in maintaining our website, e-store and more!

When she’s not at Healthoholics, Sairah is changing the world as a Body Positive, Intuitive Eating Coach.