Seven Dimensions of Wellness

The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together. ~Kurdish Saying


Over the next few weeks I will be discussing the seven dimensions of wellness and what people can do to improve these in their life. My goal for this blog is to educate people and hopefully help them learn something new and how to improve in all aspects of their personal wellness.

What are the Seven Dimensions of Wellness and why is it important:

The Seven Dimensions of Wellness Model was originally created by the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. The dimensions include social, emotional, spiritual, occupational, environmental, intellectual and physical. Many people think that wellness just includes physical fitness and proper diet but their is more that goes into it then just those two aspects. It is important that people balance and grow each dimension in their life.


Environmental: The ability to recognize personal responsibility for the quality of the air, water, and land.

Intellectual: the encouragement of creative and stimulating mental activities

Physical: recognizes the need for regular physical activity, diet and nutrition, and discouraging the use of negative things like tobacco, drugs, and alcohol

Social: Ones ability to relate and connect with other people in the world.

Spiritual: recognizes one’s search for meaning and purpose in the human existence

Occupational: recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in life through work.

Emotional: recognizes awareness, acceptance, and healthy expression of ones feelings

O’Donnell, L. (2014). [Dimensions of wellness]. Retrieved October 15, 2015, from

School of health promotion and human development. (n.d.). Retrieved October 15, 2015, from


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