Level Two. Health and Wellbeing.

By Michelle Lloyd.

What did it mean to be well? New One heard the term mentioned an awful lot. He thought it could mean how healthy you were but then he got confused because those who looked quite health conscious to him, would start asking about wellness and how they could improve on it.

At school and at home New One started to listen out more and more for the word of wellness. New One was astounded at how his mum could keep up with so many different things in a day. Off she went to the plant and pot where she would be found most days and he knew that there she would keep up with every need and demand of the people with who she worked, then at home he would notice her keeping up with everything that his dad and he would ask about or for and then to top it off she would keep up with the messages her friends would send her for this or that…New One’s mum seemed to him to be the number one keeper upper ever.

New One’s Dad was a wellness person he was sure but when he asked him what the term meant, he explained that at work wellness signified if you had a good night’s sleep or not and if you were tired, feeling hungry or out of sorts at all. If you could say no to all three then according to Dad you were part of the wellness club. If New One took that train of thought then being rested and full meant he was full of wellness. Again, he decided this was an interesting idea.

New One looked and studied his dog, Lana, for signs of wellness in her. If being happy was part of it then she certainly seemed to have mastered the art. Walkies or long walks were what made her leap about and wag her tail and without being able to gain more of a verbal answer from her than that, he decided maybe that was what wellness meant to her. It was something to give him pause for thought or paws for thought!

In the end, New One took not one but all three notions of wellness. It seemed to him that wellness could mean many situations to many but as long as one felt that they were being put into a happy, healthy or positive state, or all three, then that was what it was all about.