A recipe for balance

A State of Balance: The science behind


 Balance (noun, verb)

“A state of equilibrium; equal distribution of weight or mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behaviour.”

At Balance by Deborah Hutton, we believe that achieving a state of balance, is an evolution and ongoing journey towards “wellness” in eight key areas.

Our keys to wellness are based on the findings and philosophy of internationally renowned wellness expert Dr Charles B Corbin and are echoed in the “Australian Unity Wellbeing Report” produced by Deakin University Professor of Psychology Bob Cummins

As recognized by scientists the world over, only you can determine or substantially change your feeling of “wellbeing” or “balance”.

In the words of Dr Corbin, “wellness is considered to be an active process of becoming aware of and learning to make choices (healthy choices) that lead toward a longer and more successful existence”.

The key words in this statement are:

  • “process” meaning that further improvement is always possible
  • “aware” meaning that we are continuously seeking more knowledge about how we can improve
  • “choices” meaning that we consider many options and choose those in our best interest.

The measurable areas of wellness, found in both Dr Cobin and Professor Cummins publications:

  • Social Wellness  – your community connection
  • Occupational Wellness  – what you are currently achieving in life
  • Spiritual Wellness  – your spirituality / religion
  • Physical Wellness – your health / your safety
  • Intellectual Wellness – your future security
  • Emotional Wellness – your personal relationships
  • Environmental Wellness – your standard of living
  • Financial Wellness – your future security / your safety

Based on the feedback from our National Balance Survey, we have renamed these areas of wellness to reflect what you told us was important to you.

To read more about each of the Balance keys click on the links below

Source: The Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, Charles B Corbin & The Australian Unity Wellness Index summary report “What Makes Us Happy”

Deborah Hutton

Deborah Hutton is the publisher of Balance by Deborah Hutton. She is passionate about helping woman to define their own recipe for balance


  1. Mary-Ellen

    September 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I have used the word ” balance” as a point to base my thoughts and actions around for some time now. However, after finding your site recently, I realise that I am not being active in this mantra. It’s time! Thank you xx

  2. dan

    October 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    could you please email me the today sow link of you Deborah Hutton and Dr Heer about stress less interview. many thanks

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