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Difference Between Wellness and Well-being

What is well-being?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no consensus around a single definition of “well-being”, but there is general agreement that at minimum, well-being includes the presence of:

  • positive emotions and moods (e.g., contentment, happiness), 
  • the absence of negative emotions (e.g., depression, anxiety), 
  • satisfaction with life,
  • fulfilment, and 
  • positive functioning.

In simple terms, well-being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good. Feeling good also include physical well-being (e.g., feeling very healthy and full of energy). Researchers from different disciplines have examined different aspects of well-being that include the following:

  • Physical well-being.
  • Economic well-being.
  • Social well-being.
  • Development and activity.
  • Emotional well-being.
  • Psychological well-being.
  • Life satisfaction.
  • Domain specific satisfaction.
  • Engaging activities and work.

Well-being focuses on having a positive outlook on life and feelings of positivity when approaching various situations and activities. It includes resilience, positive emotions and feelings, quality of relationships with others, and the ability to realize one’s potential.


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What is wellness?

The National Institute of Wellness considers wellness to be “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence”. 

The World Health Organization defines wellness as “the optimal state of health of individuals and groups”. According to the WHO, wellness has two cardinal concerns, which are the achievement of individuals’ fullest potentials physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and carrying out individuals’ expectation in the family, community, place of worship, workplace and other settings.

What Is The Difference Between Wellness and Well-Being?

If well-being is the destination, think of wellness as a way of getting there. That is to say, wellness is action-oriented. It’s about the pursuit of health and happiness through healthy lifestyle habits like

mindfulness, regular physical activity, or yearly preventive health screenings. Similar to well-being, it is multi-dimensional — encompassing physical, mental, social, emotional, and even financial health — but it’s the active, behaviour-focused dimension of wellness that differentiates it from well-being. In short, wellness is a practice that can lead to greater mental, emotional, and physical health — i.e. well-being.

Well-being is not a set of behaviours, but rather a state of being related to how you perceive your life. Yes, you maintain a healthy diet, exercise at least three times a week, meditate daily. But are you happy and fulfilled? Do you feel mentally and physically strong? Are you satisfied with yourself and your relationships with others? Of course, health and wellbeing go hand-in-hand, but in short, well-being is the sum total of health and happiness that results not just from being in shape or practicing good lifestyle habits, but from your living conditions, social connections, relationship quality, work situation, and mental and emotional health.

I wrote about all of my favorite colorful chunky ring brands back in April, and the trend is still going—maybe even ramping up. I see brands posting photos of hands with multiple rings on multiple fingers, and it seems to be inspiring their customers since I have been clocking the look everywhere and even doing it myself. I often wear two Keane rings on a single finger because these handmade glass rings look so cool stacked.

The brand La Manso now sells two rings together, and the brand Blobb even infamously posts hands with more than five fingers on them because the more rings, the merrier. It makes me want more fingers. Imagine wearing a fistful of these Bonbonwhims rings?

It could be the fact that astrology is leading our hopes and dreams, but there are so many zodiac, nameplate, and initial jewelry pieces overflowing the market. Stella & Haas makes a really beautiful Old English font nameplate necklace that helps illustrate. I personally also love this bubble initial from Ariel Gordon and this colorful initial pinky ring by Adinas Jewels.

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My mom had a gold tennis bracelet I always loved growing up, meaning this isn’t the trend’s first rodeo. With tennis fashion, from mini skirts to racquet-embroidered polos and sweaters, growing in popularity, why not throw a tennis bracelet or necklace in the mix? I have a tennis bracelet and necklace from the Korean brand Flan and and can confirm the versatility of these jewels. These everyday pieces are so classic and will stand the test of time.

Not that it matters, because wear whatever you love, but I’m personally so relieved that the world is welcoming mixed metals. I remember being told you should only wear silver tones or yellow tones in jewelry, but never the two together. That rule doesn’t exist in 2021 with brands exploring mixed metals in a big way.

Machete makes one of my favorite necklaces: this chunky interchangeable link necklace split in silver and gold. These pieces coordinate seamlessly with any other jewelry you’re wearing, too.

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3 thoughts on “Difference Between Wellness and Well-being

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