well-being shouldn’t just be defined as the absence of mental illness; instead, we should associate flourishing with resilience, sense of purpose and meaning in life, sense of belonging, good relationships, and overall thriving both personally, and within our sewanee community.
students will spend four years in college, and faculty and staff can spend 40 years in our community. not everyday is going to be great. most of us at times can feel lazy, sick, sad, happy, silly, lonely, and about a thousand other emotions. it’s common, and there are lots of ways to keep yourself moving toward feelings of flourishing.
we can’t all be flourishing all of the time. when you could use some help: