The Perceived Wellness Story

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

The implication for Mary was that wellness must be measured, so she asked, “how exactly do you propose to measure wellness?”  That question launched me on the most amazing intellectual journey of my life.

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

I hope that the PWS helps in your research efforts.