Quality Of Life

Our own values and beliefs will shape our definition of a great quality of life. A well person or family seeks to live consistently with their own meaning for living well. The most obvious and desirable benefit of a well mind is a better quality of life, which of course is determined by each individual’s […]

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Relationships

Sharing and committing to support each other’s values calms rocky waters and sets the stage for happiness and growth in relationships. While you can’t be responsible for someone else’s behaviors and values, you can help to create an environment that makes relationships work better. Gaining and maintaining rapport establishes a bond or connection that improves […]

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Spirituality

Appreciating religious values and spiritual beliefs can help form a solid foundation of wellness in your life. No discussion of wellness psychology would be complete without mentioning the impact of spirituality on wellness. Appreciating religious values and spiritual beliefs can help to form a solid foundation of wellness in your life. Learning to balance physical, […]

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Wellness Psychology

Is this glass of water half empty or half full? Wellness psychology would definitely indicate the latter. Wellness psychology is the study of mental and emotional wellness – in other words, the way to create conditions of thinking and feeling that are consistent with healthy living. Wellness psychology is a way of responding to the […]

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Personal Growth

The end product of wellness psychology is ongoing personal growth. Rather than a psychological treatment for a mental or emotional condition, wellness psychology leads someone from wherever they are to wherever they want to go mentally and emotionally. Instead of stopping therapy when the symptoms resolve, wellness psychology is based on lifestyle choices and training […]

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Prosperity Consciousness

Einstein reputedly divided people in two groups, those who believe we live in a friendly universe, and those who don’t. Brilliant in its simplicity, it points out the fundamental basis of wellness psychology – that a well mind knows that we live in a friendly universe, brimming with opportunity and potential, awaiting our actions to […]

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Choices & Decisions

Scientists tell us that much of our self-talk is negative, so learning to be kind and supportive in your mental chatter is a direct step toward a well mind. Practice saying constructive things to yourself, like “I’m a good person, today’s going to be a great day, I can do this,” simple stuff like that. […]

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Aging & Longevity

People who practice wellness typically enjoy their lives and want them to last as long as possible. That’s why the wellness mindset usually accompanies other constructive, healthy lifestyle habits. By adopting positive behaviors like: eating well, exercising, saying affirmations, developing healthy self talk, structuring a healthy system of values and beliefs, creating functional and fulfilling […]

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Identity

The big distinction about wellness psychology is that it is largely a manifestation of your identity, who you believe yourself to be. If you consider yourself a well person, it goes a long way toward producing well habits and a well mind. Your identity is your self image, your self concept, your beliefs and your […]

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Personality

Healthy people express themselves consistent with their personality types, so there is a wide spectrum of normal behaviors that could contribute to achieving wellness. The technical end of wellness psychology encourages normal responses to the challenges of life, rather than just treating mental and emotional conditions. Understanding the concept of personality makes this approach clearer. […]

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