Meaning of Wellness
Wellness means different things to people. It will also change over the course of our life as we age and mature, experience physical changes, and establish different sets of life priorities. Contact us
to share your personal meaning of wellness and learn from the meanings that others apply to their state of wellbeing.
56. Living with a purpose, one that you believe in and care deeply about. Monique
55. Learning to smile and laugh again.
54. Focusing won what you can do and not what you cant do. Alex, Young Onset Parkinson's .
53. Wellness to me is ACCEPTANCE of whatever changes that Parkinson’s brings to me, specifically, accepting that I have to slow down, change my lifestyle to accommodate Parkinson’s and prioritizes what is really important to me. Exercising, maintaining a positive attitude and taking my meds as prescribed also helps to maintain my wellness. Thank you for the opportunity to share this and for sharing with me what wellness means to other people who have Parkinson’s. Lynda
52. Wellness changes for me every day. That's the hard part. learning to change along with my Parkinson's.
51. Wellness is peace.
50. Wellness is a mental state and physical state of being -able to participate in activities physical and social that we hoped for in our senior years.
49.Wellness is being kind to myself in every way possible.
48. Remembering to focus on what I have not what I do not have.
46. Positive thinking. Attitude is everythin. Prayer works.
45. An integration of physical fitness and mental fitness to be all you can no matter what the degree of your Parkinson's.
44. To feel my best, exploring the depth of my being.
43. Wellness is feeling in control of my body (even when it’s acting up) and not defining myself by my disease.
42. Wellness is feeling and living a balanced life. Gary
41. Wellness is the ongoing process of striving for optimum health, both physically and mentally. Rick
40 Wellness is the comfortable feeling knowing I have a support group extraordinaire – my husband, children, friends and all of the professionals who manage my care. I rely on them all for counsel and support to live life to the max and not be limited by Parkinson’s. Talking to professionals who can understand my physical and emotional problems with the disease is very comforting to me – as is the love from my own family and friends. Knowing that so many people really care is allowing me to get better at handling this disease and feel like my health is improving, not deteriorating. Being part of a gathering like this always enhances my feeling of wellness. Charmayne
39. Wellness is watching a Golden Retriever enjoy every moment.
38. Wellness is in my hands, my heart, my mind. – Laurel
37. Inner happiness with self, family and wife and friends
36. Intense interest in a rewarding hobby
35. Aspire to learning something that seems fun and new experiences
34. Being mindful of our surroundings and the feelings of those around us
33. A quiet mind
32. Laugh, love and be happy with who we are
31. Change what we can change and be happy with what we cannot
30.Wellness is feeling good about your life and feeling gratitude.
29. Wellness is getting away from the day to day stress in my head. It is quiet moments with you partner, your pet, your friend.
28. Wellness is a state of mind, feeling good about yourself
27. Wellness is thinking enough of yourself to take care of yourself.
25. Wellness is experiencing joy.
24. Wellness to me is being grateful for the day – take no baggage into the next day and live my life without as much stress as possible.
23. Wellness is truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.
22. Wellness is an understanding that the human condition Is not one of perfect health so enjoy every day.
21. Finding the good in each day
20. Wellness is awareness.
19. Wellness is ‘balance’.
18. Live the Life YOU LOVE No matter what trials are sent your way-continue doing all the things that bring you JOY. This involves all the simple things in life- being around those you love, enjoying all the variety that the creation has to offer you and continually being involved in the world of the arts, participating in educational, spiritual and physical exercises and activities to keep the mind vibrant, attitude positive and the heart grateful.
15. Wellness means doing everything possible to enhance your daily life and keep it as normal as possible through vigorous exercise, enjoying a weekly trivia game with friends, square dancing, belonging to a group of singers who is performing in area churches presenting sacred music and pop music, belonging to a religious organization, keeping in touch with relatives, playing cards once a week with special friends and celebrating birthdays with a group of women friends. Mary
14. Exercise, good nutrition, and a positive attitude. Jenifer. PWP since 2002
13. Wellness is being at peace with myself and my God. Knowing I made a difference in the world.
12. Finding a balance in life that includes a focus on family, friends, my passion. John
11. I walk outside in the morning, take a deep breath and say how wonderful it is to be alive. Patricia, PWP since 1994
10. Wellness means keeping alive the spark in life and reaching out to others and helping them find that spark in life at a time when it may have dimmed. Professional caring for PWP since 1996.
9. Wellness to me means being able to spend time with friends and family, look back at life and be assured that I have been a good citizen of the world and contributed something useful to the world outside of personal interests. Pinky. Professional caring for PWP since 2003.
8. Wellness to me is the ability to do the things that I am passionate about, watching my grandchildren grow into healthy and productive human beings. That I will be able to participate in their weddings and watch them raise a family. It’s the ability to create my quilts, play the piano, cook a great meal once in a while, and the ability to accomplish these things is wellness, and focusing my energy to pursue wellness in my body, my mind and my spirit. Robert. Professional caring for PWP since 2003
7. My definition of wellness is being able to set adversity aside during most of life, to focus on the joy, adventure, and positive challenge that living offers. Ann
6. Wellness is waking up each day excited by the prospect of what wonderful opportunities will be revealed as the day unfolds and having good friends to share what is important to you. Vivian
5. Life’s experience weaves a rich tapestry of who we are and how illness fits into our sense of ourselves. The colors, design, shape and textures of this tapestry will change as we change and in response to our unique roles, personality, values, relationships, present and past experiences, expectations etc. Mending this tapestry is akin to healing and gaining a new sense of what it means for a person to be whole and accept themselves even with disease. One can heal and be whole again by re-weaving this tapestry to reflect their new sense of self.
4. Cherishing the good days and finding the strength to get through the bad days
3. Finding balance in my life by taking a moment to spend on me and my family.
2. The sunrise in the morning and sunset at night.
1. My family and friends.