Wellness Education for Living and Loving
What we are: a 501 (3)(c) nonprofit for education and research, incorporated in 2020.
What we give:
• A free online test of wellness (anonymous, instant feedback) Securely encrypted portal is at mynewlife.com/TAW
• Published research with data from the test (soon), and
• A website giving free resources for people and groups.
Why we are: To find out what makes us sick, and how we get well
The motto for this mission: “A new look at a 3000-year-old wellness model”
We measure personal well-being: not the wellness of your body, bank account, or your family, but the health of the person who takes care of all these things, YOU. We define healthy as whatever does the most good and the least harm for the most people in the long run.
Our wellness model is spoken/confirmed in several languages/wisdom streams, including biblical teachings, science, history, nature, philosophy, and recovery wisdom.
Our wellness test (the TAW) measures healthy and unhealthy ways to handle nine common experiences: • Truth • Safety • Respect • Love • Mercy • Sexuality • Wealth • Purpose and physical • Health.
3 downloadable Learning Tools for each includes
• biblical insights (25+ annotated passages),
• life lessons from psychology, and
• practical parenting tips.
Our website to-the-well.org will be launching in the fall of 2023. It will provide free links to resources our board considers compatible with our model, including: other websites, tests, surveys, research, podcasts, blogs, schools, businesses, counselors, coaches, therapists, pastoral counselors, novels, self-help books, movies, documentaries, TV shows, etc.
Our board is being assembled in the fall of 2023.
For Christians and Jews: The Bible teaches that God’s guidance is given for everyone, for our wellbeing. The model and its nine pairs of traits are taught by Solomon, Jesus, and Paul.
For all others: This model and all these traits are found 3000 years ago, in the wisdom literature of Persia and Egypt, and then later in Islam and 12-step recovery.
Our services and resources will be offered free to both individuals and groups, such as marriages, families, teams, schools, businesses, and churches.
Our Core Values
Universal Generosity ~ As Jesus gave to the woman at the well, from our inspired wellsprings inside and in community, we are giving away grace
and truth to all who want it.
The Common Good ~ In our communications, actions, and work products, we inspire individual and societal wellbeing, by doing the most good and the least harm to all people in the long run.
Scientific Integrity ~ We validate truth and demonstrate its practical applications by careful experimental design and literature review that avoid
filter bias in what we learn and what we teach.
Cross-validation ~ We seek and validate truth through multiple wisdom streams, such as scripture and prayer, historical inquiry, scientific research, objective journalism, life stories, and common sense.
Diversity for Synergy ~ We teach and help a full spectrum of people and society by letting them teach and help us.