The Whole 5

 The “Whole 5” represents the mental, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional aspects of the whole person.  Each module is interconnected and affects the other playing an integral role in promoting a good quality of life and sense of wellbeing.  Since we are unique from one another in our make-up it is not uncommon to gravitate towards one or two modules and less towards the others.  While this is certainly natural, the true challenge is to incorporate the others into your life as well.  


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Mental Wellness
Emotional Wellness

 A state of overall wellbeing which affects

how we think, feel and act. Realization

of one’s own potential. The ability

to relate to others, make

responsible decisions,

self regulate and

cope with stress.  

Physical Wellness

Being able to understand, recognize, manage, express and identify emotions and feelings. The ability to cope with life's challenges. To experience a  sense of inner peace. 


Taking proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning.

Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, 

nutrition, proper sleep, and

mental wellbeing.


Social Wellness 

 The ability to establish and sustain interpersonal relationships with 

others. To interact and act appropriately in different

social situations.


Spiritual Wellness

A feeling of hope, purpose and peace. A belief in a higher power that gives life value, meaning and a sense of connectedness. A unifying

attitude that “looks at the

whole rather than the parts”

(Dacher, 2006).