What is Wellness?

Wellness is a word you may or may not have heard applied to physical health. However, wellness is more than just physical health. A few definitions you might find include:

– “The state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.”
– “A choice to take responsibility for the quality of one’s life.”
– “A process of learning and practicing healthy choices to achieve a balanced and successful lifestyle.”

Wellness is actually an active process through which people self-evaluate and makes steps toward living a positive, healthy, and successful lifestyle. This involves many different dimensions – your personal life, passions and interests, your physical health and knowledge about your own health, your social life, boundaries and relationships, and how you spend your time each day…. even more so now than even 5 to 10 years ago, this involves time spent on your phone, computer, and social media. Wellness includes your self worth, self confidence, and your contribution to the community around you – your family, friends, and even your neighborhood and city!

Throughout this site, you will find several resources to focus on the different aspects of wellness. We hope you find these posts both helpful and encouraging!