In the illustration above, the lotus encompasses all of the wellness dimensions blooming from the center, which is me or the self. The petals of my life bloom outward with the most important aspects towards the center. Personally, in order to reach the outer blooms of the lotus, I must first have a sense of self, who I am, and how I see life. This spreads out towards how I handle physical, spiritual, and social health. I feel happy and content in these aspects of my life. Due to my comfort in these areas, I am able to create and choose a healthy environment where I can nurture my creativity and hobbies. I see all of the petals as precursors to my financial and intellectual health. They enable me to focus on setting appropriate priorities and have an open mind to learn new things. There may be moments where a petal may get muddy, and it certainly has; however, there is always an opportunity for new growth.