If you dig deep enough, the roots of the words ‘wellness’ go back to the 1600’s, meaning simply ‘a state of being well’. It wasn’t until 300 years later, in the 1950’s, that ‘wellness’ began to take off, both in language and, eventually, in lifestyle. Wellness isn’t just the idea of being or living well. It is the decision to actively pursue a healthy and fulfilling life. The concept of ‘wellness’ covers the mind, body, and spiritual life (and can extend to social life, finances, and work).