Emotional Wellness is having the ability to acknowledge and accept a wide range of feelings in oneself as well as in others. It is being able to freely express and manage one's own feelings to develop positive self-esteem in order to arrive at personal decisions based upon the integration of one's attitudes and behaviors.
Being able to appropriately express and manage the entire range of feelings is the foundation of emotional wellness. Included is the ability to realistically evaluate personal limitations and effectively cope with stress. The emotionally well person has healthy and satisfying relationships, high self-esteem, a sense of humor, and a positive body image.