Hi! Welcome to Project Well-Being. We are so glad you are here.
Have you ever had a great idea that you kept putting off until the conditions were perfect? So have we! Project Well-Being has been “under construction” for years. We have been waiting to launch until conditions are just perfect. It turns out that the perfect time for us to launch is NOW (it’s always been ‘now’). The time is now because there has never been a time like now. We are in the midst of a pandemic–COVID-19 (hence our masks)–and a stark awakening of the acute, painful, deeply embedded strains of racial inequality. There has never been a time when the need to tend to the well-being of ourselves and those we care about is more important. This is our project and now is the time.
We (Abbie & Jenn) are clinical psychologists with expertise in health, mindfulness and meditation, exercise science, wellness, and well-being. We think of ourselves as academics gone rogue. Between us we have 6 graduate degrees, over a hundred professional research presentations, some cool publications, and decades of experience. We agree on a couple of things:
(1) There is a need to translate scholarly work into practical, easy to apply tools for busy people who want their lives to be better and more in tune with what they truly care about;
(2) Learning these practical tools doesn’t need to be drudgery. Laying a healthy daily foundation for how we want to live our lives can be meaningful, interesting, effective and even fun.
At Project Well-Being we distill what we know works (all that research-y stuff) into understandable manageable pieces through our online learning activities (including a free monthly zoom community practice!), weekly blog posts, and monthly podcasts.
We look forward to sharing this exploration and application of well-being with you. We would love to hear from you about your reactions, questions, and topics of interest for future blog posts, podcasts and courses.
Thank you for being here.
[Post originally published July 22, 2020]