“A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step.” – Lao Tzu

Bluff Knoll

I’ve put a lot of time and thought into what my first post on this blog should be. Obviously the holistic approach to health implies that there is a lot of material to cover; where to start?
My approach to holistic health is based upon what I like to call the Stool Theory.

Imagine you’re sitting on this stool. Each of the legs of the stool represents a component of your life.
One leg represents your physical health.
Another represents your mental health.
The third represents your family and social connections.
The final leg represents employment, or volunteering, or other meaningful societal contribution.
Now, if one of those legs is damaged, or even worse, missing completely, your sitting position gets a little precarious, but you can shift your weight about so that you can compensate.
If another starts to wear away, then you start to get a little off-balance. By the time that second disappears, there’s a strong possibility you’re going to topple over.

Prevention has most-often proven to be better than cure. Like servicing your car, or doing little repairs or maintenance around the house, doing little things to maintain your stool legs will ensure a well-balanced, and hopefully happy, life.

This holistic view to health is the inspiration for the name of this blog. To be truthful, you won’t find too many actual hacks. These tips will all have some basis in fact and science, and very rarely involve any short-cuts. I added the term “hack” in because it’s a bit of a buzz-word and it adds a nice little bit of alliteration to the title.

Thanks for reading, and I really do hope someone out there is going to make use of these tips. I know what it’s like to feel like you’ve hit rock-bottom, and my sincerest wish is to help as many people as I can from falling to those depths.

Published by holistichealthhack

40 year old father of three Full-time worker Part-time student

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