The World Health Organization defines health as “not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.” Wellness has been defined more as the action an individual takes to meet the above definition of health.

Wellness incorporates the power of choice, meaning an individual has the ability to take action towards optimal health. The individual creates the proper environment for a healthier lifestyle. In order for this environment to take place, there is a first a need for awareness. This awareness creates an appreciation that we are three-dimensional beings. Our mind, body, and spirit are woven together as one. Any action, thought, feeling that one has, will create a reaction not only through your own body, but those that surround you.

In any being there are fundamental behaviors that an organism moves through, they are either in a mode of growth or protection.

Growth is synonymous with an individual who is thriving, and protection is synonymous with an individual who is surviving.