The Wellness Dimensions

What is Wellness?

Our Physical, Social, Emotional, Work, Spiritual Values, Intellectual lives along with our Cultural values, Environment and Finances all impact upon each other and our overall balance – our Wellness. A wellness lifestyle is the commitment and approach adopted by an individual aiming to reach their highest potential


The Wellness paradigm is concerned with the optimum functioning of individuals in society.
A Well person’s awareness, understanding and active decision-making capacity align with their values and aspirations. A Wellness lifestyle is the commitment and approach adopted by an individual aiming to reach their highest potential for purposes greater than themselves. The outcome of a Wellness lifestyle is a capacity to contribute in positive and meaningful ways to one’s community, society and the welfare of the earth. An individual who adopts a Wellness lifestyle aims to seek and use knowledge to live with balance across the multiple dimensions of their health and wellbeing in concert with others and their environment. On a continuum between low-level Wellness and high-level Wellness, individuals continually move between various states of physical, psychological and spiritual harmony and vary in their capacity to reach aspirations and goals.  – Author: Halima Goss, PhD Dissertation, 2010

Read more about the 9 Dimensions of Wellness