A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Lutherville, MD on March 29, 2019 to discuss Wellbeing.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • Our group examined wellbeing in a variety of ways. Personal examples were shared by telling stories of individuals including a parent, yoga instructor, student and one’s self, just to name a few. We were very encouraged by the notion of one’s passion providing motivation, creating a support network, expressing gratitude, and scheduling time.
  • We considered the influence of social media and texting vs. personal connections and agreed this influenced one’s wellbeing, particularly among our college students.
  • Through stories and comments, our group demonstrated that wellbeing is a life-long process. We were challenged to think about the lens in which we view our community and ourselves.
  • Tough questions were proposed, “Are we willing to be vulnerable?” and “Can we ask for help?” One person reflected that perhaps the ultimate realization is nothing is perfect – and being comfortable with the uncomfortable.