Just read book called “Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Think And Live” by Tony Schwartz. The author states that what they have discovered is that people feel better and perform better and more sustainable when four basic needs are met: renewal(physical),value(emotional), focus(mental), and purpose(spiritual). These four core needs are right in line with the teachings of the medicine wheel. When we are working on each of these four areas we say you are walking in balance. More and more Tribes are making wellness a priority for their tribal organization. However, more needs to be done. Staff turnover is a major issue for many programs due to a number of issues and these four core needs will go a long ways towards retaining valued employees.

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