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1. Introducel yourselfl tol thel classl byl sharingl asl muchl asl youl feell comfortablel
sharing,l suchl asl yourl preferredl name,l pronouns,l wherel youl arel from,l andl
yourl major.
Hello,l myl namel isl Nathaniall (Nate)l Kelly.l Il aml al disabledl Armyl vet.l Il havel threel
children.l Myl sonl (Landon,l 18)l justl recentlyl graduatedl highl school.l Il havel myl
middlel childl (Audri,l 13)l andl myl youngestl (Averi,l 10).l Il livel inl Michigan.l Il aml
onl myl lastl twol classesl beforel Il graduatel withl myl bachelor’sl inl humanl services.l Il
aml startingl inl Novemberl onl myl master’sl inl childl psychologyl andl development.l
Il currentlyl dol notl workl duel tol myl disabilities/injuriesl froml myl deployment.l
Hopingl thatl oncel Il finishl myl masters,l Il canl bel ablel tol workl inl thel humanl servicesl
field.l Il aml anl avidl gamer,l lovel cornhole,l andl justl relaxing.
2. Inl yourl ownl words,l definel thel terml wellnessl andl discussl howl itl isl usedl orl
impactsl yourl dailyl lifel and/orl community.l Howl doesl yourl definitionl
comparel withl thosel presentedl inl thel readings?
Tol mel thel terml wellnessl meansl takingl carel ofl one’sl well-being.l Whetherl itl bel
mentallyl orl physically.l Unfortunately,l myl wellnessl isl alteredl withl myl injuriesl
andl mentall status.l Il dol notl letl thatl definel myl character,l asl Il aml slowlyl tryingl tol
getl myl “wellness”l inl order.l Myl definitionl isl likel thel actuall meaning.l Perl Pfizer,l
wellnessl isl thel actl ofl practicingl healthyl habitsl dailyl tol attainl betterl physicall andl
mentall healthl outcomes,l sol thatl insteadl ofl justl surviving,l youl arel thriving,l
(Pfizer,l 2022,l paral 1).
3. Whatl isl thel influencel ofl wellnessl onl yourl chosenl fieldl ofl studyl orl
profession?l Howl canl youl usel yourl understandingl ofl wellnessl inl yourl life?
Inl thel humanl servicesl field,l ourl jobl isl tol protect,l advocate,l andl supportl ourl
client’sl well-being.l Thel clientl beingl al minorl orl adult.l Wel arel tol keepl theml froml
anyl physicall harml andl mentall frustrations.l Asl forl usingl myl understandingl ofl
wellnessl inl myl life,l Il aml doingl myl best.l Itl isl hardl whenl Il aml limitedl tol certainl
thingsl Il canl dol andl whenl mentallyl Il aml struggling.
l
Pfizer.l (2022).l Whatl isl wellness?l Pfizer.l https://www.pfizer.com/health-
wellness/wellness/what-is-wellness
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