My health may be my concern but my wellness affects all of us
The World Health Organization (WHO) formulated a definition of health in 1970 that has influenced the medical model of health care. Health was defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, not merely the absence of disease of infirmity” (Shillingford J. Shillingford A. 1991). This definition has paved the way for wellness or for a more holistic approach to health care..
Our lives today are very complex thus making it more difficult to achieve an overall feeling of wellness. The definition for wellness includes many dimensions of our lives.
To maintain health, all dimensions of our lives need to be addressed. If we invest too much time in one or two of these dimensions, the others will suffer, resulting in a decrease of our overall wellness. All dimensions relate to and affect each other. For example, what happens at home often affects what happens at work and vice versa.
Our desire through these pages is to foster a relationship of balance between
wellness and the sustainable wealth that can be found within.