The physical dimension recognizes that a healthy body is maintained by good nutrition, regular physical activity and exercise, avoidance of harmful habits, making informed and responsible decisions about health, and seeking medical assistance when necessary.
The emotional dimension recognizes awareness and acceptance of one's feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about oneself and life. It includes the capacity to manage one's feelings and ability to cope effectively with stress.
The occupational dimension recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one's life through work. Traveling a path toward your occupational wellness, you'll contribute your unique gifts, skills and talents to work that is both personally meaningful and rewarding.
Questions of meaning, faith and purpose have long represented the core experience of human beings across cultures, religious beliefs and traditions. As seekers, we humans have leaned on faith and spiritual teachings to help answer our sacred questions and help understand our every day life experiences. The spiritual journey, as such, represents openness to "something more" in our lives. As we accept the tension between what we know in our lives, and the presence of "mystery", or God, in our lives, many of us are drawn to spiritual practices and disciplines. Some of us may find our spiritual path through formal religious denominations, and others of us will pursue a more personal method of leaning into the sacred. For most of us, our spiritual journey will change over time as we grow and deepen, and as our lives bring new opportunities and challenges to our experience. In this way, our spirituality provides a lifelong foundation with which to encounter the Holy, anchor our values, make decisions, and contribute to the greater good of our communities. As members of the Marquette community, the spirituality of the Jesuits, Ignatian spirituality, helps to define the core values and commitments that thread our lives together as students, faculty staff and administrators in pursuit of faith, excellence, service, and leadership.
The social dimension encourages contributing to one's environment and community. As you travel a wellness path, you'll become more aware of your importance in society as well as the impact you have on multiple environments. You'll discover the power to make willful choices to enhance personal relationships, important friendships, and build a better living space and community.
The intellectual dimension recognizes one's creative, stimulating mental activities. A well person expands their knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing their gifts with others. As you develop your intellectual curiosity, you'll actively strive to expand and challenge your mind with creative endeavors.