stacked rocks in a shallow stream
green leaves in a tree with sun shining on them
Picture of red and white tulips with Bascom Hall in the background at UW-Madison.

What is Wellness?

“Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” National Wellness Institute

Wellness is multidimensional and includes six dimensions: emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Paying attention to all six dimensions in our lives helps build a holistic sense of wellness.

National Institute of Wellness - The Six Dimensions of wellness wheel

Image from the National Wellness Institute

“Breathe and let be.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life