[Wellness Wednesday] What Is Wellness?

Reclaiming HOPE

Wellness Wheel from https://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative/eight-dimensions-wellness with text overlay: Wellness Wednesday! https://reclaiminghope.blog

Welcome to Wellness Wednesday! Each week I’ll be posting something related to wellness: a post, a quote related to wellness, healthy recipes, etc.

What IS wellness, anyway?

According to UCDavis, “wellness is the process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.” (https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/wellness/what-is-wellness) The National Wellness Institute adds that “wellness is a multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment.” (https://www.nationalwellness.org/page/SixDimensions?)

Do we have a wellness focus or an illness focus?

Let me just state the obvious — most people who read this blog are not “free from illness.” Does that mean we shouldn’t be concerned with our wellness? Absolutely not! We are so much more than our illness, and although we may not be able to change our circumstances…

View original post 317 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s