When I perform a Google Image search for ‘Wellness’ here’s what returns:

Lots of colorful circular multi-dimensional models.

Very lean females wearing all white leaping in the air, relaxing on a beach or in a yoga pose.



I did see a couple lying in the grass, a couple getting massages side-by-side and another in a group fitness class.

Oh, there must be relaxing water, plenty of smooth stones and colorful fruit around as well.



A few men doing active things.  Thank goodness, I was getting anxious.

Wonderful, I see mature adults exercising together and they were actually smiling.

Fruits and vegetables. OK.

An ethnic couple, hugging and kissing. Diversity, now that’s encouraging.

More massages, Yogi-Yogini and gym shots.

What does Wikipedia have to say?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

“Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.”

Well Being links to a description of quality of life that speaks to the “general well-being of individuals and societies.”

More circles.

I am not sure if the images of wellness satisfied me. I don’t necessarily see myself represented in what I viewed. The definitions were OK, but nothing moved me.

I am starting to think that wellness might be a heady concept or state – like enlightenment.

Awakened, profound and conscious, it might not be distinguishable by how people look.

It may be more about who people are being and what they do to have wellness.