7 Dimensions of Wellness Essay

1161 Words Apr 13th, 2012 5 Pages
Van Tat
Instructor: Eric Colon-Cortes


Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, environmental and occupational wellness. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life. Disruption of any wellness can lead to the imbalance of the whole well being. Family life style has a big impact and influence on one’s health choices either it is good or bad.
I was born and raised in Vietnam which is one of the poorest countries in the world due to many invasions. It shouldn’t be a surprised that any little meat for dinner
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This family tradition has shaped who I am today. I am an individual with both introvert and extrovert characteristics. The extrovert perspective contributes to the fact that I speak up my mind quite easily. Opening myself to other helps reduce stress, therefore, promoting a healthy life. In the other hand, as an introvert, I develop deep thoughts and understand my own feeling as well as others’. Acknowledging and sharing feelings of anger, fear, sadness or stress; hope, love, joy and happiness are productive manners that contributes to my Emotional wellness. However, no one is perfect including me. I have found that I constantly compete with others in educational level. When the outcome is undesirable, I may feel upset and disappointed. Fortunately, this stage has never lasted for more than a few days or has shown any concernedly negative impact to my daily life.
Once again, my parents’ childhoods were connected to wars. There weren’t many opportunities for children during that time to go to school, especially, children of the poor. Growing up with poor education, labor works were the only option they have. As a child, I had witnessed how hard my parents worked in order for me to be in school. They often told me that they wanted the best for me. Carrying the feeling of being loved, school has always been important to me. However, it wasn’t responsibility that

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