Cultural Wellness

Cultural Wellness is the ability to develop a healthy cultural understanding of ourselves and others.  Cultural wellness implies understanding, awareness and intrinsic respect for aspects of diversity. A culturally well person acknowledges and accepts the impact of these aspects of diversity on sexual orientation, religion, gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds and age groups. Some aspects of cultural wellness include: participating in the enrichment of one’s community, country, and world.  Benefits of cultural wellness include inner and outer self-confidence, effective trust and respectful collaboration built with others who are different than ourselves.