The purpose of this site is to introduce enlightened approaches to wellness. Wellness is a multidimensional concept that is best understood as a synergistic balance between the mind, body, and spirit, which results in a holistic state of well-being. Primary determinants of wellness include awareness and personal initiative to improve the dimensions of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental , and occupational health. Correspondingly, writings often stress themes of thought-awareness and personal strategies.
AngelaIrvin.com presents insights from diverse disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and mind-body medicine, with the goal of increasing awareness and encouraging readers to take personal responsibility for their well-being.
My name is Angela Irvin, and “Student of Life” is likely the most accurate description of my personal philosophy. To that end, my life has been defined by diverse interests and experiences.
I am a United States Air Force veteran who has traveled and lived in Asia. I subsequently earned a bachelor’s degree in health services which prepared me for a career in health administration. Eventually, my interests evolved from administration to counseling, ultimately prompting me to earn a M.A. in clinical psychology and transition to professional-level clinical work. Currently, I am a clinical psychology doctoral candidate who works with both general and forensic populations. I genuinely enjoy providing therapy and finding creative ways to help others to heal and grow.
In addition to my formal education, I have indulged my life-long interests in philosophy, culture, and world religions, and I continue to travel as time and finances permit (currently a challenge as a graduate student!).
If you have questions regarding this site, you may contact me at info(at)angelairvin(dot)com.