What is Wellness?
Wellness is a holistic approach to health. It combines mental health with physical health, and it supports a healthy and happy lifestyle. By connecting the mind and the body, we’re better able to treat physical and/or mental illness - and even meet our own needs in advance to improve our well-being.
Wellness is much more than the Western approach to medicine where we treat the symptoms rather than the true cause. It’s more than just being healthy and staying illness-free. To truly be well, you should have meaning and satisfaction in your life, genuine relationships, a healthy lifestyle and environment, and lasting happiness.
Because wellness isn’t treating negative symptoms as much as setting you up for a successful and happy life, it’s a much more proactive approach than the reactive one we may be used to. It’s empowering to know that the small choices you make every day can help you create a lifestyle that is healthier, happier, and more satisfying.
I teach a lot about using small daily habits for your health and creating SMART goals that help you accomplish what you want from your life. Much of this focus has come from what I’ve learned about health and wellness - and the incredible impacts a positive outlook and goal-setting can have on your life.