Spiritual Wellness

First, spiritual wellness does not mean religious. Many people are religious and find a lot of fulfillment and community by belonging to and identifying with a particular religious tradition. Spiritual wellness is more about the feeling of fulfillment and understanding that a person has due to activities which help give meaning to life. Spiritual wellnessContinue reading “Spiritual Wellness”

Physical Wellness

What is physical wellness? Exercise? Eating well? Yes. Physical wellness is also getting to the doctor regularly, taking your medications as prescribed, getting enough sleep, and taking care of your body so that it can continue to work well as you age. For those who struggle with chronic pain or chronic illness, physical wellness canContinue reading “Physical Wellness”

Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness is probably what most people think of when they think of why someone would go to a therapist. While people enjoy positive emotions like happiness, excitement, love, and mirth, many of us try to avoid negative emotions. Negative emotions like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and fear are normal and necessary but can beContinue reading “Emotional Wellness”

Why Eight Domains?

Mental health is about a lot more than just having the ability to manage emotions and utilize coping skills. Mental health requires overall wellness. So what is wellness? SAMHSA defined wellness in terms of quality of life and the ability to pursue goals. They broke wellness into eight dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, financial,Continue reading “Why Eight Domains?”

Who am I?

I received my Bachelor’s in Human Services from Columbia College in 2014 and began to work as a Community Support Specialist. After finishing my Master of Social Work degree in 2019. I worked as both Fulton State Hospital and Centerpointe Hospital as a social worker. I have a passion for mental health and overall wellness.Continue reading “Who am I?”