Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual wellness involves the cultivation of one's capacity to experience curiosity, contemplation, problem-solving and learning as pleasurable. It involves openness to new ideas and experiences, expansion of one's ability to create, develop, analyze, critique, concentrate, understand, evaluate, solve problems, predict and comprehend. Intellectual wellness is achieved in part through the development of competence in study skills, time and stress management, listening skills, test-taking and public speaking. The rewards of intellectual wellness include the experience of pleasure in the use of one's mind, in sharing and refining ideas with others, the joy of surprise and discovery, the satisfaction of increased understanding, mastery and competence and ultimately a deep pleasure in the appreciation of the complexity of the universe and the human experience.