What is wellness?

The PULSE wellness blog recognizes that there are many dimensions to health and wellness.

Wellness is not merely the absence of disease but a preventive approach to optimize function. Wellness is a holistic, integrated approach that requires choice and active personal responsibility. The Wellness Wheel shows how the all dimensions of your life can come together for complete well-being. Everyone’s wellness wheel may look a little different!


Click on any dimension of wellness below for tips and resources!

Social Wellness focuses on how you choose to define and connect with your community and the people around you.

Financial Wellness is your relationship with money and skills in managing resources, as well as your ability to make good consumer choices and seek out appropriate financial opportunities.

Occupational Wellness is the work you choose to do and how you feel it contributes to your community and fulfills you.

Physical Wellness refers to the role that you take in maintaining your body for strength, vitality and energy.

Environmental Wellness reflects the impact you have on the planet and the impact the planet has on you.

Intellectual Wellness means feeling stimulated and engaged with learning and staying open to new ideas and perspectives.

Emotional Wellness are the actions you take in response to your feelings, being at peace with who you are, and the tools you need to weather life’s ups and downs.

Spiritual Wellness refers to your understanding of your place and purpose, how you make meaning of what happens to you, and what your mind goes to for comfort or relief.


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