Perception is Reality  
The River by Garth Brooks is consistent
with my view of wellness. Click below
for lyrics.

In search of wellness

In 1991, I enrolled at UT Austin to pursue a Ph.D. In one of the first meetings with my mentor, Mary Steinhardt, I suggested that if people would live by the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, they would be more well.

Understanding that to support this assumption, wellness must be measured, Mary asked, "so, how will you measure wellness?"  That question launched me on the most amazing intellectual journey of my adult life.

Despite challenges and a healthy degree of skepticism, my mentor, my friends and I persisted. Ultimately, the Perceived Wellness Survey was born. I believe the PWS to be the most philosophically congruent, empirically supported measure of wellness available.

My hope is that the PWS helps in your research efforts.

Best in Wellness
Troy Adams, Ph.D.