Do you have the support you need in time of crisis? With whom do you celebrate life’s victories? Are you an activate participant in the events of your community?
Loneliness is an epidemic of epic proportions, impacting the health of our world on many levels. Along with a direct negative influence on mental health, social isolation and even just the feeling of loneliness can increase risks of chronic disease, worsening inflammation and stressing the immune system. In a time when we can communicate virtually in any location, at any time, it can seem as though we are connected when in actuality, we do not have the network we need to support us in our best and our most challenging moments.
In response to this, we move clockwise around the Wheel of Wellness into Relational Health and explore the question – how do I give and receive health with the world outside of me?
Let’s begin at the top of this section, with the spoke of support/tribe. Humans are communal creatures, surviving and thriving in collective. As we move through certain stages in life, there are natural opportunities for inclusion through shared experience – school, parenting, work. Unfortunately, not all experience these opportunities or feel fully included and there are phases that make engagement more challenging such as relocation, retirement or illness. At Table Health, we offer ample opportunity for participation and cultivation of the support one needs to feel included and part of a tribe. Our small groups are designed to meet specific needs, creating opportunity to share, reflect and engage in a comfortable setting. Classes and workshops along with individual appointments provide access to practitioners as well as fellow participants, as we learn, experience, inquire and discover together. While you might be in different phases of life, you are united in the pursuit of the path to best health and are encouraged and empowered to cultivate the tribe you need to have the support you deserve.
Next we find the community spoke – a key feature in the full experience at Table Health. We recognize the many amazing resources in our community and seek to give as much as we receive from our participation, welcoming our members to join us in doing so. Collaborating with local artisans, farmers and community partners, we strengthen the quality of resources available to our members and bolster the local economy both fiscally and experientially. Members are invited to attend & host events, encouraging gathering and learning along with opportunity for individuals to rent the space, featuring their programs and products that serve the health of the greater community. We practice and encourage altruistic giving & abundance, honoring that which we have been given, recognizing that success of the individual can strengthen the collective and that we always have something to contribute to our community.
Final component in this triad of the relational zone is financial – which can be a sensitive subject for many. Table Health seeks to reduce the stress that often accompanies the topic of finances, particularly as they relate to health care. Escalating rates of health insurance, unclear costs and unexpected medical bills can add to the challenge of pursuing best health. By offering payment options & direct pay, Table Health eliminates the guessing game and provides the lowest cost possible for high value services. We understand that it can at first seem frustrating that we do not participate with insurance and hope that someday we will change the industry so that you can utilize your resources for true health care rather than just disease management. Participation in the programming at Table Health is an investment in optimal health, paying long term dividends in quality of life and creating a buffer against illness by strengthening wellness along all spokes of the wheel. Finally, we highlight transparency and will always provide clarity of costs, expectations and offerings so our members know precisely how to budget and plan for the essential transactions of health.
In what areas of life do you seek more support? How can you become more involved with your community? What investments are you making in the most valuable asset of health? Join us to create strength in community, contribute to the economy of health and find your tribe by taking a seat at the Table.