What is Wellness?

Wellness is a way of life. It is not just about the lack of disease; rather, it involves a balance of daily practices and lifestyle behaviors that address the body, mind and spirit.


You can think of wellness as a soup with many ingredients. In order to have a nourishing soup, ingredients need to be added to the broth and cooked together. If your soup is missing essential ingredients, it might not be as fulfilling. In terms of wellness, an “ingredient” represents a different component of your health, such as; nutrition, physical activity, quality of sleep, stress management, and spirituality. As you “Cruz your way to wellness,” your goal is to find the right balance of each of these so you feel your best and experience the highest quality of life possible.

The UCSC Faculty & Staff Wellness Program supports the health and well-being of the campus community through UCSC Healthy Campus. We take an integrated and comprehensive approach to enhance the health and well-being of the campus community by forming partnerships with faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community to develop, implement, and foster a culture of wellness.

Wellness Ambassadors

Wellness Ambassadors play a vital role as communicators of the Faculty and Staff Wellness Program at UC Santa Cruz helping to engage the campus community to wellness activities and resources, click for more information.

Faculty & Staff Wellness Program Staff

Jessica Bulleri is the Wellness Coordinator for the Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. She can be reached at jbulleri@ucsc.edu