What is this “Wellness” Anyway?

Get Well!

Wellness is one of my industry’s leading buzzwords right now. In fact, the “wellness” industry stands to gain a great deal from it’s popularity. It inspires a feeling of… better-ness in people, but what does it actually mean?

“…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– The World Health Organization

My favorite definition comes from the WHO, because it begs the question – “how good could I possibly feel?” – and I think that’s a GREAT question to be asking!

I see a lot of people, and a large chunk of those people feel tight, tired, or heavy. Almost unanimously people call it “stress” or “stressed”, and they hold it somewhere. Commonly in their neck/shoulders, or hips (a lot of people feel it in their lower back, but it’s often hip tightness). I have the privilege of being the one that can help you feel better – people are so incredibly appreciative!

Yes, aging is hard on the body. So is driving a lot. And working in an office. And being a parent, or an insomniac, or both. It’s emotionally draining to have a loss in the family, or an ailing friend. I often feel defeat when I read political headlines that I disagree with, and maybe you can relate.

The way that we go about handling ourselves in response to these stressors