Welcome to the Road to Well-Being web site. We hope that you find the information on this web site helpful in your own personal journey toward better emotional and physical health. The information on this site attempts to summarize some of the most recent psychological research in the area of well-being, and to provide you with suggestions for how to incorporate this research into your own life. We think it’s exciting stuff, and we hope that you’ll enjoy exploring the information provided.
This site is set up as a journey, and each segment builds on the previous segments. Thus, you’ll find it most helpful if you journey through it in the suggested order, beginning at the Strait of Attributions and continuing from there.
Many of the sections have self-assessment exercises or worksheets that can be printed out. You’ll see the links for that option in the relevant sections. We encourage you to take the time to slow down and try the exercises. We find that users learn a lot more about themselves when they take the time to write and self-reflect. You may also want to keep a journal as you go through the material – jotting your thoughts as you go can be a helpful way to interact with the information.
As you journey the Road to Well-Being, you’ll notice a strong focus on changes that you as an individual can make to improve your emotional and physical health. We know, of course, that societal change is also essential in improving the well-being of all of us. At times there may be societal problems that may make it very difficult for any individual in that society to be healthy. Violence, poverty, racism, and pollution are just a few of such societal problems. We encourage you to keep this societal context in mind, and to seek community as well as individual change.
You may also find that some of the information on this site is very applicable to your situation, but other information is not as relevant. We invite you to use your own judgment and self-knowledge when deciding what material you wish to incorporate into your own life.
We have made every effort to keep the material presented current, and to credit the proper sources.