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Seven Veterans of the NWC Evaluate the Legacy & Speculaye on the Future of the Wellness Movement

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This essay describes two presentations that will highlight (at least for me) the 2015 National Wellness Conference later this month.

Introduction

On Monday evening June 15 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, a “Celebrate Wellness” program will officially open the 40th National Wellness Conference (NWC). I will be one of seven veterans of this storied summertime conference to offer ten-minute assessments about the record of and prospects for wellness. This featured presentation will be followed by a concert and fine dining in a festive atmosphere, all conducive to the community-building for which this annual conference is renowned.

Grant Donovan Interviewd by WO Co-Author Don Ardell in St. Petersburg

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Grant Donovan, "Wellness Orgasms: The Fun Way to Live Well and Die Healthy" co-author, is interviewed.

Worksite Wellness: The Lifeblood and Handicapper of the Wellness Concept

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The word wellness is relatively well known today thanks to four decades of worksite wellness - but there's a downside to this.

WELLNESS ORGASMS THINKING ABOUT THE AMAZING AND EXPANDING UNIVERSE: THE GALAXY SONG

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Consider the lyrics of Eric Idle's somewhat immortal tune called The Galaxy Song and have a great WO.

Back Pain Relief - A Book Review

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A fitness champion advises us to treat the cause of back dysfunctions, not the symptoms.

My Best Triathlon Memory Over the Course of Three Decades

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So many races, so many places - and yet, when asked to name just one experience, my first triathlon came first to mind.

Introduction

I’m not sure if there is a wellness lesson, principle or even a moral to the story of my first triathlon, but just the same I thought I would share the tale with you, dear visitor to Trusted.MD.

The Candidates for President Should Be Inspired by my Own Run for Mayor of Tampa

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With candidates announcing for president, we should revisit a REAL campaign, my run for mayor in 2003.

Here is what I wrote in announcing my candidacy for mayor in 2003. It seems a good time to consider what might have been for Tampa, and could still be for the U.S. - if the citizens were to rise up and demand that I run for the highest office in the land.

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Putting A Bad Hair Day in Perspective

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The only thing that matters about stress, no matter the nature of it, is how you choose to respond to it. Don't make it worse - make it go away.

INTRODUCTION

Think of the stressors in the world - religious fanatics killing people at random thinking this will give them an orgy in Paradise, earthquakes, tornadoes, poverty, Ebola and other diseases including chronic conditions and old age debilitation - and you think YOU have issues. Get real - you are probably doing well. Best you shape up, appreciate your good fortune and be happy that you are, for now, a privileged character. Don't sweat the small stuff.

Six Good Reasons for Choosing REAL Wellness and One Great Reason for Doing So

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There are so many good reasons for living so as to enjoy the best level of health and happiness, but one stands out.

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Doubt and Skepticism Are Friends of Science and Antidotes to Supernaturalism, Religion and Other Forms of Wishful Thinking

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Some see little or no disconnect between science and religion. This is a case of faulty vision.

Introduction

Polling suggests that nearly half the U.S. population and nearly all Republicans do not believe in evolution or climate change by human agency, both of which are considered settled science. Scientists and most educated secular Americans are concerned that a majority of our elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate are science - deniers.



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