She Has a Voice: How Encountering Christ Should Break the Silence
We all want to feel good and positive about life. In recent history, both the academic world and popular culture have gravitated to the language of ‘wellbeing’ to begin to capture this (Linton, 1). The most basic definition of wellbeing is ‘judging life positively and feeling good’ (Cdc.gov, 2018). But what that takes to achieve is difficult to pin down. Western Society is far more used to a medical model. Our bodies are either at ease or diseased; functioning or malfunctioning. Within this model, illness is relatively easy to identify and pathways to repair pathology researched and put into place. Things are less straightforward when it comes to wellbeing. Feeling good, is clearly more subjective than being ill. And there is no consensus on what it means to be ‘well’ in this broader sense.