Shared Grounds: Loving Thyself

Submitted by Kristin Bogue, Sr. Professional Advisor and Whitney Brown, Coordinator of Assessment ~ Don’t let the dark and cold winter months bring you down. Let us help you focus on the spirit, mind, and body to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Back in December, we paused in conversation to explore the eight dimensions of wellness to support everyone feeling balanced and ready to enjoy the holiday break.Shared Grounds: Self-Care
8 Dimensions of Wellness CircleWe explored what ideal wellness looks like and how we support peace and wholeness among ourselves. Barriers to self-care were shared among colleagues and through a holiday fun activity we practiced incorporating the eight dimensions of wellness to inspire the quality of life desired.

As defined by the National Wellness Institute wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and making choice toward, a more successful existence.
8 Dimensions of Wellness Chart


Applying a wellness approach can be useful as a pathway to optimal living and helping people achieve their full potential. Consider the following to reflect within yourselves and among colleagues about the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to your healthy living.

  1. Can you identify the 8 dimensions of wellness and the roles they play in helping people achieve their full potential?
  2. Consider what is missing from your current wellness plan.
  3. How do we support each other to have this balance across all 8 dimensions?

Download the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.

0 comments on “Shared Grounds: Harvesting an Appreciation of Diversity at UAA
  1. This was a great conversation! I am interested in talking more about how we can provide or better raise awareness about staff development opportunities to better understand the meaning of diversity in the Alaska context. I think this would be especially helpful for our Alaska transplants.

  2. Katie Alley says:

    Thank you, Andre, for leading a time of interesting discussion and learning.