A Balanced Life
Your well-being plays a role in your academic and personal success.
To achieve wellness, you need balance in all aspects of your life. The five elements of the indivisible self — social, coping, creative, physical, essential (Myers & Sweeney 2005) — require attention in order to integrate them together to achieve balance. The Stephens College approach to wellness — A Balanced Life — creates opportunities to integrate the needs of the self by focusing on a holistic approach to wellness. Our programming focuses on each "self" so you can practice a balanced life.
Connections with others (including family ties): friendship, love.
Elements that regulate our responses to life events and provide a means to transcend their negative effects: leisure, stress management, self-worth,
Attributes that help make a unique place in our social interactions and positively interpret our world: thinking, emotions, control, work, positive humor.
Processes that comprise the physical aspects of our development and functioning: exercise and nutrition.
Our essential meaning in relation to life, self, and others: spirituality, gender identity, cultural identity, self-care.