Spiritual well being is a vital part of wellness. Most definitions of wellness address the whole person. One of my favorites is:
“Wellness is a choice, a way of life, a process, an efficient challenging of energy, an integration of mind, body, and spirit and a loving acceptance of self” John Travis
For me, being close to nature has always fed my soul. I also have a strong need for connecting with people, including my friends and family. I visualize sitting in a boat out on a lake with my older brother teaching me how to fish. I can see the dragonflies skimming along the surface of the water, hear the fishing lure drop near the shore and see the ripples of water radiate out from it’s point of entry. Hanging out, moving and laughing with my close friends on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene produces the same emotions, as does gathering my family into the kitchen to cook and eat together.
Spirituality is as individual and unique as each of us is, but an important dimension of wellness.