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.

How to Improve Your Psychological Well-Being

Your emotional health is key to a happy life

The Power of Kindness

How being kind can boost your happiness and change your life.

Play Out, Don’t Work Out

Play your way to a happy, healthy, and long life.

Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.

Belongingness: Essential Bridges That Support the Self

Recent research is establishing the critical nature of social belongingness.

Is This Crucial Activity Missing From Your Wellness Regimen?

The health benefits of sex

Here’s What the Longest-Living People in the World Always Eat (and Drink) Before Bed for Restful Sleep

What the longest-living people in the world eat, drink, and do before bed for restful sleep.

Looking on the Bright Side May Be Good for Your Health

A number of recent long-term studies has linked greater optimism to a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic ailments and to fostering “exceptional longevity.”


Emotional and Mental Health