To me, wellness is being able to live an authentic life in a positive, productive way while enjoying your well-cared for body...being functional, strong, flexible, well nourished and comfortable in your skin/clothes/life.
Does this mean skinny? No. You may have heard "strong is the new skinny". Being a 'skinny fat person' is no healthier than being a 'stocky' healthy person if your cardiovascular health suffers, you can't perform the activities you like, you're uncomfortable or you don't have good digestion and assimiliation of nutrients to maintain your body and health.
What activities would you like to do, but your current physical, emotional, mental or spiritual health precludes your participation? Are you living an authentic life? Are you stressed? Do you sleep well? Do you eat to live or live to eat? Can you walk or participate in activities without quickly becoming winded or out of breath? Do you like your life, or do you dream of having a better one?
Wellness means intentionally introducing into your life those habits, people and things which are healthy and beneficial to you. It is a place of blessing. Ask yourself: How can I BE a blessing to others if I am stressed, exhausted, malnourished?
Wellness is a journey...a life path...an intention. A gift to yourself, your loved ones and your community. It is responsible stewardship of the wondrous gift of this life you've been given by your Creator.
As a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Health & Wellness Life Coach I provide education, support and resources to assist individuals in incorporating wellness into their daily lives.