Definitions of wellness all cluster around one notion: a positive attitude.

Wellness is

  • resilience
  • laughing with a friend
  • doing anything you love and noticing your own pleasure
  • balance
  • being satisfied with life
  • meaning and purpose
  • feeling good and living well all year round -- "if you walk everyday and watch what you eat you'll have achieved more wellness than someone who vacations at a wellness resort every six months" (Mia Kyricos, senior Vice President of well-being at Hyatt Hotels)