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We often hear the word "wellness" in the news, on billboards, in conversation, and even at work. Interestingly, there is no universally-accepted definition of wellness. There is, however, a set of common characteristics seen in most thoughtful attempts at a definition of wellness.

We generally see a reference to a "state of well-being," or a "state of acceptance or satisfaction with our present condition." Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.

Process means that improvement is always possible

Awareness means that we are continuously seeking more information about how we can improve

Choice means that we consider a variety of options and select those in our best interest

Success is determined by each individual to be their collection of life accomplishments