Wellness or Well-Being?

Today starts our exploration of well-being.

Some questions for the group:
What does well-being mean to you?
What does wellness mean to you?
Are they the same?
If no, how are they different?
If no, how are they similar?

Prior to the past few months, I would have thought they were the same thing. Now I don’t.

The all knowing and powerful Google says that wellness is, “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal,”  and well-being is, “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” Do you think the differences here are just splitting hairs or are they substantial?

Dr. Martin Seligman has a lot to say about well-being specifically. In my study so far, I’m really on board with what he’s got to say.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing what I connect with, what I don’t understand, and how I’m enhancing my well-being AND wellness. I’d love to hear your thoughts and about your journey as well.


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2 thoughts on “Wellness or Well-Being?

  1. I am thinking one could have a sense of well-being on a path to wellness. I’ve been round and round this in my head and I could be wrong. But I’m recalling that I have felt “well” and that I was on the right path and doing the right thing as I practiced and modified habits that ultimately led to greater wellness. But maybe I have these ideas reversed? I’m looking forward to digging into this more with you! Thanks!

    • I think this is an ever evolving process and from one day to the next, I think wellness vs. well-being flip-flops and overlaps. Thanks for going on this journey with me! So happy to hear your insights and authentic wisdom!

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