Difference between wellness and wellbeing

“Shakespeare famously wrote, “What’s in a name?” The answer is a lot. Words, and how they’re mobilized, matter. The subtle ways that words evolve and the “work” they do have a major impact on how people think. Most of us have probably used the words “wellness” and “well-being” interchangeably. We probably haven’t thought much about whether there is (or should be) a distinction.  

Susie Ellis, the GWI’s chairman, predicts that this is about to change. She sees a (necessary) coming evolution where wellness gets firmly associated with health and prevention, and well-being becomes more associated with happiness. The reason?  People are beginning to pay more attention to “indexes,” such as the Gallup-Healthways “Well-Being Index” and the UN’s “World Happiness Report,” and are finding that happy countries aren’t necessarily healthy countries. Nor are healthier countries necessarily happy ones. 

Ellis recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post, where she delves into this issue while also addressing where spas fit into this conversation.”

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Grit, stamina and success.

The ability to learn is something that can grows with the own effort. To have the courage to test if our plans are something worth to be followed and accomplished.

This is a very, very interesting TED talk.


On book “The positive autoimage” by Jaime Duque Linares

Libro 34 de 2017
Colombian author and speaker Jaime Duque Linares in this work of 2002, comments and echoes that Greek phrase of the temple of Delphi, Seauthon Gnosei, know yourself. The fluid or connected state of consciousness, that modified state of consciousness that we seek so much with different types of experiences, is usually within reach of what we are doing, in daily life, in a sometimes stormy way, sometimes leading as a drop that finally pierces the rock. And in each life that whisper is present, and some listen it more than others. That whisper helps to feel life and to seek and obtain the desired meaning.

While reading some words that one is responsible for choosing what one can think, what one can feel, the image of a beloved program of some years ago, Babylonia 5, with Captain Sinclair came to mind. And the huge Babylon five space station, usually has galactic policy problems with some troublesome neighbors, namely the mimbari. The huge station and its crew depend on the experience, good sense, great intuition, ability to solve complex problems that the deeply human captain Sinclair account. And the nervous system, interestingly works in a similar way. There is a grid, like the magic spiderweb almost unidentifiable, hidden in the intricacies of the brain stem, which turns out to have around one hundred thousand neurons that regulate attention, consciousness, and wakefulness. This is the structure named the ascending activating reticular substance, described by two patients and inquisitive neuroscientists, Giuseppe Moruzzi and Horace Magoun.

The interesting thing and the nature of the paragon of the reticular substance with Captain Sinclair, or with Captain James Kirk, is that she manages a machine if possible, of almost one hundred billion neurons, all the neurons of the cerebral cortex, that magical loom first described bt Sherrington, where are the dreams, the thoughts, the idea of ​​God.

And the ascending reticular activating substance, or reticular substance is like the pilot, responsible for combining and taking advantage of the experience of the other hundred billion neurons, where obviously, are the centers of emotion, which have evolved so long and have made us social beings we are.

And the positive mental attitude is a way if you want, to teach, to educate, to make that particular group of neurons of consciousness, trace flight routes, where the most complex ship in the universe will fly, the human brain , that sympathetic extract of stardust, with a spark of divine intelligence, the spark that can already be sensed in that work of Adam and God.

Stress, the disease of our time, can be managed. With breathing, with input of energy, which makes the neurons can take that quantum leap to reach the modified state of consciousness, where the world is seen from a perspective without perspectives, and we have to repeat it as a mantra, relaxed and calm, relaxed and calm, relaxed and calm, relaxed and calm. Stress becomes paradoxically vitality. And the scars of the past, can be seen as a necessary school to reach that process of becoming the best you can be.

After having made these speculations about science fiction and neuroscience, (sometimes the one has twilight borders one another) the point is that a discipline is possible around the process of learning to learn, which not only serves to learn knowledge in a scholasticist pattern, but help to achieve a positive handling of emotions and instincts. To be emotionally intelligent, it is a goal and a duty, to be able to help to have that better world, which begins with the daily environment and microcosm in which each one lives.

Dopamine, serotonine and impulsity

Briefly, the impulsive people have a strong urge to act without thinking. Although it is sometimes regarded as a positive trait the plain impulsiveness is also widely present in clinical disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), drug dependence, mania, and antisocial behaviour.

In this article is described the significance of the impulsiveness for clinical disorders expressing impulsive behaviour as well as the pivotal contribution made by the brain systems working with  dopamine and serotonin in the aetiology and treatment of behavioural syndromes expressing impulsive symptoms (1).

So, the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the impulse control disorders (ICD) and substance-related disorders (SUD) overlap each other on different levels, including phenomenology, co-morbidity, neurocircuitry, neurocognition, neurochemistry and family history (2).

  1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452212003983
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21568361


Crédito de imagen: https://pixabay.com/es/nube-de-palabras-palabras-etiquetas-679936/#

Oxitocina y conducta


A mayor cantidad de oxitocina endógena, mejor interacción social. La oxitocina se produce por neuronas desde el núcleo del tracto solitario, y por neuronas desde el núcleo cerebral de la amígdala medial.

Ilustración amablemente cedida para uso libre, por http://asociacioneducar.com/ Hipervínculo en http://asociacioneducar.com/ilustracion-nucleos-amigdala

Esta es la oxitocina.

Crédito de imagen:  https://melotraduces.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/la-hormona-de-la-felicidad-la-oxitocina-en-el-tratamiento-del-autismo/

Cuando la oxitocina se administra en forma de aerosol nasal, para acceder al cerebro, puede dar como resultado aumento de las sensaciones subjetivas de confianza, generosidad, reconocimiento emocional y la empatía social. También se la ha relacionado con una sensación de calma y bienestar. Dados todos estos beneficios, la oxitocina en aerosol puede encontrarse en docenas de sitios en internet como la «poción del amor» para mejorar la vida propia vida sentimental, aunque estas afirmaciones son dudosas en el mejor de los casos.

Referencias: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/spectrum-theory/201306/the-trust-hormone-how-oxytocin-can-help-treat-autism

Adicionalmente, un interesante blog sobre los efectos de la oxitocina en el comportamiento.

Otros blog y tema de salutogénesis sobre oxitocina.


Sex human brain mosaic

Some articles as per this issue, because neuroanatomical data reveal that sex interacts with other factors in utero and throughout life to determine the structure of the brain, and that because these interactions are complex, the result is a multi-morphic, rather than a dimorphic, brain.



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