However grand her place in tennis history may be, it is the wholeness of her character that spurred me to devote this wellness article to her. Serena actively promotes her wellness by getting involved with activities outside of tennis including launching a line of designer apparel, co-writing a book with her sister Venus, becoming a minority stake-holder in the Miami Dolphins, and funding the Serena Williams Foundation. Having these activities outside of tennis doesn’t drain her, but rather they energize her through the expression of other interests. That’s the essence of the wellness model. We encourage people to view life as having physical, occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social dimensions. When we are actively growing a dimension that has been neglected, that doesn’t require that other dimensions must shrink. Far from it! What you’ll find is that by turning your focus to overlooked dimensions of wellness, you elevate your entire existence. You start to feel more human.
“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget that you are human.”
-Roy T. Bennett