What Is Wellbeing?
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What is wellbeing? The Oxford English Dictionary informs us that “wellness first appeared in written English in 1654 and, “like adding “ness” to “ill” to make “illness” it was a way to designate the state of being well (i.e. absence of disease)“  Despite its’ early origins, the concept of “wellness” fell out of favor and the word is hardly found in any publication from the 1800s until the 1960s. If and when it was used, it was used only in the context of the absence of disease.
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