Friday, December 14, 2012

What is Wellness?

This article is from Georgetown.  There's a lot of good stuff in here and sometimes it's refreshing to read contemporaries, as the ancients and those who have passed on (Watts and McKenna to name a couple), even though historically recent, can also seem unattainable at times due to their legendary status.   Below are a couple excerpts if you don't have time to sift through the article:

Wellness is not a synonym for health or fitness. In my understanding, a person can be terminally ill, mentally retarded, or physically disabled yet still possess a deep wellness spirituality. Conversely, a person can be physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight yet abuse a spouse, beat up children, and be a colossal pain in the neck to everyone else. Certifiably healthy? certainly! Well? hardly!


...wellness is more a process than a state. One never really "fully arrives" at wellness. No sooner does a person achieve a wellness goal or objective than an entire new horizon of choices and possibilities explodes into view.

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