About Journey Through Wellness
And welcome to Journey Through Wellness.
I’m Henry Bond.
I have a master’s degree in Health Promotion from Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Having studied health for about a long as I can remember, I can say that wellness is truly a journey.
No matter your present condition, I believe that you have the capacity to achieve optimal health. Our bodies have a disposition towards healing, and if left to their own devises, they would heal of their own accord. The problem is that many of the modern conditions we face make it difficult to adapt. Our jobs are highly stressful, and our foods are heavily processes and contain pesticides.
But through this website, I hope to give you expose to a variety of wellness practices — especially meditation, mindfulness, yoga, qigong, and nutrition — which I hope will enliven your progress to radiant health.
Why I Chose the Word ‘Journey’
The idea of a journey has always inspired me.
For me, a journey is twofold, as it contains both an inner and an outer dimension. A journey is both an external adventure and an internal process of personal and spiritual development.
While I originally thought of a journey only in the external sense, having spent many years traveling to foreign countries and living in different cities within the United States, I eventually concluded that the real journey is internal journey, the process that takes place within ourselves. It was all because of one book that I stumbled upon at the library one day…
Throughout my entire life, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. As an aspiring writer, I came across The Hero with A Thousand Faces, a book by Joesph Campbell that has been used as a classic manual for learning the art of narrative. In this book, Campbell describes what he called the Hero’s Journey, which he described as such:
“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”
I believe that we are all heroes on a journey to optimal health. While the process towards optimal health will never necessarily end, we will inevitably face a number of challenges along the way that will make use stronger and wiser as a result.