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Varying Perspectives on Spiritual Well-Being

By: Mac Sellars ’16

In recent years, there has been a growing discussion and research in higher education over the role of spirituality in the lives of students and the university, perhaps the greatest example of which is Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students’ Inner Lives by Alexander W. Astin et. all. In short, what much of this research is finding is that spirituality is an integral part of a student’s well-being, and that spiritual growth enhances students’ satisfaction with college, leadership development, and academic performance.

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Sexual Identity and Well-Being

By: Olivia Davidson ’14

The Mental Health Foundation defines emotional wellbeing as “a positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life.” While this is something that all people strive for, it can be particularly hard for LGBT individuals, especially youth, to maintain this positivity.

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Physical Well-Being and College

By: Stacey Adams ’15, Sara Fisher ’15, Katie Kuhns ’15, Jeffrey LoDuca ’15, and Mary Nehra ’15

Amidst the many day-to-day opportunities college affords, giving time to acknowledging our bodies and catering to our physical wellness can be challenging. See how Denison students explain their experiences and practices of physical health:

Physical Well-being Video

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Be Well to Do Well

Without question, our community flourishes through ever-increasing projects, collaborative opportunities, co-curricular endeavors, and achievements beyond campus grounds. While this generative environment is certainly exciting, many untold stories dwell beneath the surface of our acclaimed successes. In particular, amidst the intentions of doing well, how do we acknowledge and create space for being well?

Be Well to Do Well invites storytellers and readers alike to explore underlying experiences of well-being.

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