Well-Being and Being-Well

December 02, 2019 by John Andrew Williams

Carol Ryff in 1989 undertook the challenge of crafting a theory of psychological well-being. She arrived at six different elements: self-acceptance, positive relationships, autonomy, environmental mastery, purpose in life, and personal growth. The list reads like a recipe for an amazing life, and in the process of diving deep into her research and literature review a common theme keeps emerging. Those who feel in control of themselves and surroundings and have relationships built on mutual respect are flourishing.

What’s your take on the list?


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