Total Health: Darcie Brown On How We Can Optimize Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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19 min readJan 8, 2021


The first habit is to identify your values and then align your actions with your values. Values are deeply held beliefs about how you want to live your life. They are not goals, but a lighthouse that guides how you behave. When you know and understand our values, you are able to make decisions, even hard ones, with greater ease which paves the way for more joy, peace, and contentment in your life. For example, perhaps you value connection, so in order to live in line with this value, you would be sure to prioritize spending time with others and cultivating deep, meaningful relationships.

Often when we refer to wellness, we assume that we are talking about physical wellbeing. But one can be physically very healthy but still be unwell, emotionally or mentally. What are the steps we can take to cultivate optimal wellness in all areas of our life; to develop Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing?

As a part of our series about “How We Can Do To Cultivate Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Darcie Brown.

Darcie Brown, JD, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, wellness coach, and creator of Rooted, a virtual holistic wellness space (launching in February 2021). Darcie is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and supporting others in understanding themselves on a deeper level and creating a life that makes them feel content and fulfilled. Darcie has been quoted as a wellness expert in Women’s Health, Bustle, Better by Today, and Best Life and has contributed articles to media outlets including Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and their rescue dog, Piper.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of