Well-being is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” The term typically refers to an inclusion of not only traditional physical health but also a more intangible realm involving satisfaction, personal fulfillment, and a sense of connectedness or belonging. There are many factors that contribute to a person’s sense of well-being, including physical and mental health, job satisfaction, social connection, and emotional wellness, to name just a few.

A Life Worth Waking Up For

People who love the life they live find more time to live it.

How to Improve Your Psychological Well-Being

Your emotional health is key to a happy life

Mind-Body Synergy

Whether you seek lower blood pressure, a longer silhouette, or a more peaceful response to life’s pressures, disciplined practices like yoga, tai chi and Pilates offer a host of transformative benefits.

What Is Optimism?

The mental attitude characterized by hope and confidence in success and a positive future.

My Great Wake-Up Call

Five years ago, my father fell into a deep bout of depression. Twelve months later his depression culminated in suicide.

By Now, Burnout Is a Given

The pandemic has stripped our emotional reserves even further, laying bare our unique physical, social, and emotional vulnerabilities.

Retiring Minds Want to Know

What’s the key to a smooth retirement? Tend to your psychological portfolio as much as your financial one, researchers say.

Why Doing Good Boosts Health and Well-Being

A new study . . . suggests that performing acts of kindness and helping other people can be good for your health and well-being.

How to Cultivate Inner Strength Through Meditation

Cultivating mental and emotional strength may not receive as much attention as physical exercise, but it’s equally vital to your overall health and well-being.

How to Be Hopeful, Even When It’s Really, Really Hard

As uncomfortable as it may feel, pushing ourselves to imagine that better future may be a crucial way for us to maintain some semblance of mental well-being—now and whenever that beautiful future does arrive.


Emotional and Mental Health