I just discovered a wonderful NYT blog called “Well,” edited by Tara Parker-Pope, who writes that “healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office. The road to better health is paved with the small decisions we make every day. It’s about the choices we make when we buy groceries, drive our cars and hang out with our kids.”

It got me thinking about the word “well.” What does it mean to be well in body, mind and spirit? Is “well” a goal? A state of mind? Once you get “well,” can you stay that way, even if you get “sick?”

Dare I say I am feeling well these days? Due to meditation, diet, and my newfound ability to accept what’s in the moment without obsessing too much about the future.

Here’s my mother’s definition of doing “well:”

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