Dimensions of Wellness

These eight dimensions of wellness guide our work and help us think of wellness more holistically.

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Physical

Caring for your whole body in order to stay healthy now and taking preventative measures to maintain your health for the future, including eating well, being active, and establishing self-care behaviors. Avoiding excessive use of substances that can harm the body.

 

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Social

Maintaining healthy relationships, including friendly, familial, intimate, and sexual, with individuals and communities; caring about others and letting others care about you.

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Mental and Emotional

Experiencing and respecting your own feelings, values, and attitudes; developing empathy for others; managing your emotions in a constructive way; seeking help and support when you need it.

 

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Occupational

Developing a sense of your strengths, skills, values, and interests for your career; maintaining a balanced life between work, family, play, and taking care of yourself; developing skills to manage finances in order to achieve realistic goals.

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Multicultural

Being both aware of your own cultural background, as well as open to learning about other cultures; developing compassion and consideration for others’ perspectives.

 

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Environmental

Cultivating an awareness of how both the natural and built environment impact you, as well as how your behavior impacts the Earth; demonstrating a commitment to a healthy planet.

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Spiritual

Finding purpose, value, and meaning in your life with or without organized religion.

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Intellectual

Growing intellectually, maintaining curiosity, valuing lifelong learning, and responding positively to intellectual challenges.