If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
— Henry David Thoreau
diving into the water

Wellness is in the very definition of counseling. One way to have a deeper look at what it is that drives and infroms the counseling process is through considering intention. Counseling can be a process by which wellness is deepened, nurtured and uncovered, verses one that allays symptoms and suffering alone. 

It is an intention that is fluid that speaks to the goal of counseling or any process by which a person heals, grows, and aligns with what is authentic for them. That alignment is when we experience who we really are and it is how we know genuine joy, peace, contentment and happiness. 

Counseling has much to do with how we are experiencing our lives and where we are in terms of our sense of well being and can make a valuable contribution to ones attainment of personal satisfaction and well-being. 

There is much to be learned and gained from understanding and appreciating the realtionships and cross-over we experience between mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. The counseling process can provide education and understanding around this integration.