My mission statement is based on the verse "The life of the body is a heart at peace..." Proverbs 14:30. As a therapist, I sincerely believe that I am an important part in helping people gain complete wellness in their lives. I believe that mental health and physical health are foundationally linked. In an article by Canadian Mental Health Associates ( https://ontario.cmha.ca/documents/connection-between-mentaland-physicalhealth), it states that "The World Health Organization (WHO) defines "health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." It further states that "There is no health without mental health". In dictionary.com ( http://www.dictionary.com/browse/wellness?s=t), wellness is defined as " the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort." When your mind and heart are at peace, then you are on the path of achieving your wellness. Then, you are ready to thrive to live and enjoy a richer and fuller life!