DUWELL at Duke!


Hello, and welcome to the DUWELL at Duke Blog! We’re excited to bring you posts created by staff and students at Duke.  This summer, we’ll post blogs once a week exploring different health and wellness related news, stories, information, videos, etc.  During the academic year, you’ll get even MORE great posts on these topics when we begin posting 2-3 times per week!

We believe that Wellness is an integration of many areas of life, including financial, social, intellectual, & spiritual well-being, self care, and the physical/social environment that surrounds us.  Each of these dimensions of wellness is essential in maintaining harmony and balance in our lives.

Wellness is highly individual and allows you to progress toward your potential at your own rate.  All dimensions of wellness, plus an individual’s values & choices, mutually effect and interact with each other.

Wellness is the continuing, never static process of keeping the dimensions listed above in balance by making decisions that enhance an individual’s quality of life.  Ultimately, wellness is about the journey as well as the destination, of connecting the mind, body, and spirit.

So…that’s what we think.  What do you think “wellness” means? How do you DUWELL? (Get it? :)).