The basic idea of wellness is this:

Wellness is often viewed as the absence of pathology or identified disease. For example, there's no depression, anxiety, cardiac problem, etc... so I must be a healthy individual.

THIS IS NOT WELLNESS! The absence of pathology is more like just being neutral- nothing really positive, and nothing really negative. Neutrality does not equal health! So if the absence of disease isn't wellness, then what is?

Wellness, therefore, is not the absence of the negative, but the presence of the positive that indicates health and wellness. Let me repeat myself again, because this is crucial to understand! Wellness is the presence of positive components in life!

I'm passionate about not only increasing health & wellness in my own life, but also helping others to increase their health and wellness as well. This is the idea behind the "Wellness Wednesday" posts.