Wellness encompasses a lifestyle that helps people become more satisfied, productive, and happy through making conscious choices. The healthy habits cultivated within the wellness philosophy help individuals avoid self-destructive behaviors including substance abuse, toxic relationships, and environments and encourage healthy habits. Due to the diversity of wellness approaches, these programs have been used to address a variety of social, medical and biological illness such as substance abuse, mental illness, pain management, disease, disabilities and eating disorders. Understanding how wellness lifestyles can positively impact patient care is important for all nursing professionals. This overview of patient wellness explores how its many uses promote and address better living.