Words of Wellness

Here are the latest issues of our Words of Wellness newsletter, bringing you the latest on the eight dimensions of wellness. You will find updates on the science of wellness and relevant research, as well as tips and strategies for your own wellness and for supporting others.

Words of Wellness, Vol. 13, No. 9

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can empower people with mental, substance use and trauma related
challenges to live a healthy and rewarding life.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 13, No. 6, June 2021

A wellness lifestyle is balanced and includes cultivating healthy habits and decreasing unhealthy habits and behaviors. Healthy habits include getting enough sleep and rest, eating
nourishing foods, being physically active, participating in some meaningful productive activity, setting aside brief moments to pause and breathe and being with others in mutually supportive ways.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 13, No. 5 May 2021

Laughter is good medicine. This year, Sunday May 2nd is National Laughter Day. Learn more about how we can all incorporate the benefits of laughter and other healthy distractions on our continuing journey toward wellness.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 13, No. 4 April 2021

The spaces where we spend time affect us in many ways. The many places and spaces we occupy each day, including where we live, work, and move around in our local communities, can enhance or detract from our wellbeing.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2021

Emotional wellness includes the ability to recognize and express our feelings. It is also about how we treat others. Peace and harmony come from tolerance, awareness, and acceptance of a wide range of feelings in ourselves and others.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 13 No. 2, February 2021

The pandemic has drawn our attention to social wellness for young and old. Disconnection and loneliness became so rampant for so many. We have been inspired by how creative people have become in reaching out to others. One thing we have learned is how important social connections can be for our health. This is true for heart health too.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 13, No. 1,

As we enter a new, and hopefully better, year, turning to the calendar for 2021 offers a fresh start. We invite you to join us in choosing a wellness area that you would like to strengthen in the year ahead.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 12, No. 14, December 2020

Many people find winter to be a challenging time: the days get shorter, less sunlight, the weather gets colder and the holidays can create stress. We are coming to the end of the year but it looks likely that the additional difficulties of the 2020 pandemic will be with us for some time to come.

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