Intellectual Wellness involves many things that keep our brain active, able to realize our abilities, cope with stress, and work productively.
Dr. Benoit Dubé discusses the importance of creating a culture of wellness, decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness, and making it easier for people to ask for help, as well as his vision for long-term change.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
Run by students for students, Penn's first in-person peer counseling organization offers short-term, confidential peer listening and referral services to any Penn undergraduate to talk about anything.
This website features stories of successes and failures, ups and downs, hardships and self-discoveries, in order to deconstruct the Penn Face – the idea that one must always appear busy, happy, and successful at everything all the time.
Dr. Justin McDaniel is best known to Penn students as the “monk class” professor. Interested in Buddhism since adolescence, he immersed himself in Buddhist culture and became a monk while volunteering in Thailand and Laos. Come hear about his challenging but liberating monastic experiences and how they shaped his current life and academic journey that brought him to Penn.