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What is wellness?

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So often we associate wellness with physical health; but it encompasses more than just our, what is wellness?

The Mosby's Medical Dictionary defines wellness as, "a dynamic state of health in which an individual progresses toward a higher level of functioning, achieving an optimum balance between internal and external environments."

Wellness therefore embraces the entire well-being of an individual - encompassing the spiritual, physical, mental, occupational, social, and environmental aspects of life; with Christ at the center.

Aiming for balance does not denote seeking perfection; instead, balanced living is authentic. It means seeking God with all your heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37) and allowing that connection to guide and bless you in your everyday life.

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." - Matthew 6:33

When someone has achieved balance in their life, they are not only maintaining good physical health, but they have also discovered the path to living with peace, joy, and purpose.

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." - 3 John 1:2




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