This Channel 4 (London-UK) video is heart warming (the emotional wellness that the homeless man's dog conveys) but simultaneously gut wrenching (homelessness and all that causes it and accompanies it are largely ignored except during a fortnight in December each year)
Societal ills like homelessness will continue to intensify, going unchecked and unresolved, because we as a society choose to remain in denial about cause, ownership, and effect.
Individuals and communities need the eight dimensions of wellness in order to achieve and maintain health. Homelessness is a direct result of the inequity in opportunity to create wellness despite the Declaration of Independence's (1776) articulation that "all men are created equal...with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
In order to pursue happiness, one must be well (have a measurable level of well-being, wellness.) Only with wellness can health be achieved. A fracture at any one of these stages (happiness, wellness, or health) renders a society broken and individuals hopeless. Addictions and homelessness are but two outcomes of a broken, unhealthy, and not well society.
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Helping you to open your own Wellness Window®. Laughs, love, and light all ways shine in this window. Chronic disease goes out while wellness comes in. Health shouldn't be a pain.