Equilibrium literally means "balance between opposing forces", something that affects our health and wellbeing every day; it can be our work-life balance; our lifestyle; our resources, income; our knowledge and education or even our societal expectations on how we are 'supposed to be' can all throw us off balance. There are invisible forces that affect our wellbeing all around us.
I started Equilibrium North West CIC after completing an HND in Health and Social Care and a BA (Hons) degree in Public Health. I learned that the injustices I, and so many others experience, as we go through life are well documented and the term for them is 'inequalities'. Life isn't always fair and many of us are at a disadvantage, often without even realising it! There are socio-economic factors at play, as well as lifestyle behaviours, personal beliefs, heritage, 'societal norms' and our physical and mental genetics or predispositions.
I find it fascinating that we are all entirely unique and even if we go through the exact same scenario or situation as another we experience it differently because our perspectives are different. It is totally understandable then why we often feel alone or isolated in our experiences as no one has ever or can ever walk a day in our shoes! Yet, when we start to talk and share experiences we find that actually we do have similar reactions to certain situations or problems and we can totally relate to one another, which can really help us. All this has led me to realise there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, we need open dialogue and variation to enable us to help one another and ourselves, to improve our health, wellbeing and personal prospects.
My favourite philosophy in life is that; the only constant thing in life that we can rely upon is change, and the only thing in life that you should truly fear is becoming afraid.