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  • Writer's pictureAyanna Wells

What does "Wellness" mean anyway?

That's a great question.

The term "Wellness" has been a buzz word over the last few years in the health and fitness space. This deliciously ambiguous word that means everything… and sometimes, nothing...

Merriam Webster's dictionary defines wellness as "the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal." The National Wellness Institute (NWI) defines wellness as "an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence." The NWI describes 6 dimensions of wellness as emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. When the person addresses all six dimensions of wellness, they move towards building a holistic sense of fulfillment.

According to Ayanna's definition (no link available), wellness is consciously making the choices to align one's life (physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually) to allow them to fully step into their true self and manifest a fulfilling and prosperous future.

For me, wellness is nice basket that houses different aspects of self:

  • Physical health

  • Emotional health

  • Spiritual health, and

  • Social health

Your physical and emotional bodies affect one another and can impact your life. When one needs more attention, it is bound to show up in other ways.

What in your life feels "off"?

What have you been neglecting?

When was the last time you truly felt balanced and in control?

If you struggle to answer any of the above questions, it might be time to see how you can move towards more balance.

Check out my social media pages every Wednesday for a Wellness Tip of the Week. #wellnesswednesday

When you try out at wellness tip, hashtag #wellnesswednesdaysalw for a shout out and the chance to win a free yoga or personal training session (in-person or virtual). Winners will be announce at the end of every month starting in December 2019.

Stay tuned for wellness tips and ways to navigate the holiday season.

Be well,


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