THE BULLSEYE YOUR GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT LIFE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA FEATURE STORY Eight dimensions of wellness Do you know the eight dimensions of wellness? The Wellness Dimensions go beyond the mind-body connection to encompass the mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of a person’s life and it is felt that each of these dimensions can affect overall quality and longevity of life. The eight dimensions are described below: Emotional—coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships Environmental—good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being Financial—satisfaction with current and future financial situations Intellectual—recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills Occupational—personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work Physical—recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep Social—developing a sense of connection, belonging and a well-developed support system SPRING 2013 | STUDENT SUCCESS IN THIS ISSUE Note from Dr. Dan Shipp 2 Featured student stories 2 Student involvement 4 Volunteer opportunities 4 Calendar of events 6 Wellness 8 Career Success 9 Spiritual—expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life Your wellness matters. Make it a goal this year! See other Wellness articles on page 8.