September 28, 2021 By Jan Olson


Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means a reason for being. The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life. Ikigai makes life worthwhile and an individual’s spontaneous and willing actions toward it can enhance their life with satisfaction and a sense of meaning.

As we are poised to welcome our newest Ridge residents to Paradise Valley Estates, our Wellness Team will be hosting personal wellness coaching sessions with each resident to help them answer the question: what matters most?

What’s your plan for living your best day? What brings purpose, meaning, connectedness or a sense of accomplishment to your day? Is there anything important that is missing? Something you’d like more of in your life? What feels important to focus on? What matters most to you right now? What steps will you take to work toward this or these intentions?

What resources or supports might help you? What challenges might you need to overcome?

Wellness is excited to launch this coaching initiative, and our team looks forward to seeing all of our new PVE friends find their reason for being here, discover meaning in the small things, and explore their ikigai.


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