PERSONAL WELL-BEING FLOWCHART:

What makes us sick, and how we get well

3000-year-old view of wellness: Whatever does the most good and the least harm to the most people in the long run

Healthy Whole Foods

Mindsets & Lifestyles for Freedom, Growth & Life

Wisdom, Integrity, Open-mindedness

Honesty

Seeking and telling the truth; fact-checking; showing consistent behavior in all settings of life; keeping our promises, with transparency.

Calm, Hope, Courage

Faith

Trusting in a benevolent source of protection that empowers us to think and act courageously, even in a crisis.

Acceptance, Sense of humor, Friendly to all

Humility

Living as if everyone has value and potential for both good and evil; self-esteem is moderate; treating all people with respect.

Empathy, Helping Both Self & Others

Compassion

Helping, encouraging, and empathizing with people in trouble, showing thoughtful behavior toward the down and out.

Forgiving, Working/Fighting for Justice

Peacemaking

Trying to make peace when we’re hurt by showing forgiveness, patience, calling for help, gently expressing our hurt in words.

Sex with Fidelity, Love, Patience, and Full Commitment in/toMarriage

Sexual Integrity

Saving most sexual enjoyment for consummating intimacy in marriage, and in marriage, enjoying this faithfully.

Good Habits of Saving, Simplicity, & Sharing

Stewardship

Living simply, gratefully, generously, and saving for the future. Things are used, people are loved, not the other way around.

Optimism, Joy, Spontaneity

Enthusiasm

Working long and hard without getting burned out. Inspired dedication to stay focused and put our heart into all we do.

Self-control for Intake of Food, Drugs/Alcohol, with Exercise

Physical Fitness

Keeping the body fit with diet and exercise to enhance our attractiveness, longevity, productivity, and energy.
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Core Assets, Life Issues

Powers in Life We All Long For, Food Groups We All Need

TRUTH

Reality, Authority, Validity

PEACE

Security, Strength, Safety

RESPECT

Honor, Esteem, Value

LOVE

Concern, Caring, Comfort

MERCY

Grace, Harnessing Hurt, Anger, Blame, Guilt

SEXUALITY

Loyalty, Affection, Desire, Gender

MONEY

Wealth, Treasure, Possessions

PURPOSE

Work, Time, Energy, Focus/Drive

HEALTH

Diet, Exercise, Healing
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Toxic Junk Foods

Mindsets & Lifestyles for Bondage, Decay & Death

Denial

Preferring to avoid looking at our faults, and admitting them, therefore presenting ourselves on this test as healthier than we really are.

Lying, Cheating, Delusion

Fear

Being preoccupied and troubled from worry and anxiety about physical, financial, and emotional security in the present and future.

Worry, Panic, Hiding Out

Selfish Pride

Seeing ourselves as special, better than we actually are. Being vain, rebellious, self-centered, arrogant, manipulative, prejudiced, seeking admiration, hiding personal vulnerability.

Prejudging, Rebelling, Manipulating

Envy

Delighting in others’ misfortunes, and disliking their success with sadness, resentment, jealousy, self-pity. Comparing ourselves to how others look.

Idolizing, Apathy, Image Management

Resentment

Harboring grudges or anger, wishing or working for revenge, such as by passive-aggressive neglect. Finding it hard to forgive people.

Hate, Violence, Divisiveness, Slander

Lust

Being sexually selfish. Betraying loved ones with infidelity or pornography. Seeing base instincts in most people. Seeing attractive people as sources for sex.

Pornography, Objectifying, Sexual Abuse/ Addiction

Greed

Valuing money and possessions to the neglect of family and friends. Too much identity and worth come from material things and money.

Materialism, Too Much Work, Debt, Possessions

Laziness

Neglecting important relationships and responsibilities to relax and take it easy. Needing entertainment to avoid boredom.

Passivity, Boredom, Irresponsibility, Discouragement

Gluttony

Over-indulging in pain-killing habits with food, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other activities, experiences, and substances.

Obesity, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Smoking

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Dr. Paul F. Schmidt