Is there a definition for wellness? The word wellness is in the news, social media, blogs, books, on billboards, and in conversations. Many people reference a ‘state of well-being,’ which is vague to say the least. The vague definition of well-being and wellness implies ‘a state of acceptance or satisfaction with one’s condition or conditioning – i.e. What one accepts, tolerates, ignores, pretends, copes with or struggles with.