A couple of Canadian physicians, writing about "A Philosophy of Health," define health as "ease of functioning." Healthy is how easily we do what we do. What we do to maintain our ease of functioning is our philosophy of health. What we trade ease of functioning for is where our philosophy of health, conflicts with competing needs and interests. We trade health for 10,000 things in order to balance things out, in order to compensate ourselves for neediness that eating/drinking, say, can relieve. We need a philosophy of neediness. We have to know what we are in need of here/now. And what we will do to relieve our neediness. At any point in our life, our physical/emotional wellbeing is a reflection of our physical/emotional neediness at that point in our life. How needy are you right now? What are you in need of? How would things need to be different than they are in order for you to enjoy complete ease of functioning? Walk around with these questions in mind. Walk slowly through your life with these questions in mind. Become/be aware of your neediness at every point throughout each day. Know what all you need here/now every day to live with complete ease of functioning. Know what interferes with your ease of functioning. What do you need that you don't have? How might you address your neediness in ways that would support/sustain-- and not interfere with-- your ease of functioning? You will be developing your philosophy of health, and enjoying more about your life.