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After Christianity, Islam and Thousands More, Do We Really Need or Want a New Religion? Yes, Says Don, Who Gives us "Reasonism"

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Responding to a contest sponsored by the pro-Christian John Templeton Foundatiob, Don identifies qualities he'd like to find in all regioineg

Introduction

If you could invent a religion, what would it look like? You might ask yourself, Why would I want to do that?  Well, that would be a good question. We're in the information age, there's been a scientific revolution, we've sent a space probe beyond the solar system and wonders not only never cease—they're heralded daily on TV, newspapers and the internet. Religions are myths and superstitions—haven't we got too many of such antediluvian systems of prejudice already?

Are Americans Mentally Well? Not So Much.

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How many Americans are mentally disordered? One in Five? Too Low!

Introduction

US Surgeon Generals, psychiatrists and all
manner of sensible people are aware that vast numbers of American are
somewhat unhinged. One former Surgeon General, namely David Satcher,
released an exhaustive review of research on mental health in 2001 which
revealed that one in five Americans have mental disorders.

Let Ten Great Freethinkers Help You Decide Which Party's Candidate for President to Support in the 2016 Election

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This is a literary self-assessment test that might be better than any other poll in forecasting which Party you will support.

Despite a Wellness Lifestyle, Despite a Vegan Diet and Despite All Else, I Had a Stroke

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A fall, denial and then a reality check and the next thing I knew, I was having a stroke. How could that happen to me?

Introduction

The sunset on December 30, 2015 in no way foreshadowed a dark and stormy night to inhabitants of St. Petersburg, Florida. A pity, for such might have sparked a premonition of perdition straight ahead as I set off on a short run before dinner around 5:30 p.m.

About ten minutes into the run I found myself dazed and disoriented on the side of the road. Several strangers asked if I was OK, did I need any help. I brushed them off in a few words to the effect of I appreciate the offer but no worries. I'm fine—just resting a bit.

The Well Being Readiness Profile (WBRP) - Part Two

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A new tool for use in worksite wellness endeavors to shape a well being culture from one that sickens and harms productivity.

Introduction: A New Kind of Worksite Profile

A Well being Readiness Profile for Companies That Want to Hire and Retain Positive People

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Understanding typical patterns of workday conversations can yield valuable clues to lifestyles choices.

Introduction

Workplace wellness has been a feature of U.S. companies for several decades. Still, many observers question whether outcomes from these endeavors justify the costs, and urge an assessment before continuing such current funding levels into the future.

Donald B. Ardell's Take on the Christmas: "I'll Have What Ingersoll Said About Christmas"

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In this essay, I summarize my feelings about the Christmas season and then segue to a famous sermon about the season by RGI.

(Note: Please commence your reading of this essay by listening to "White Wine in the Sun" by Tim Minchin.)

Introduction
Old Fashioned Christmas

Mandatory Wellness? Pipedream or Nightmare?

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Don assesses a keynote given at the GW Summit in Mexico City in November wherein a keynoter forecast a coming era of "mandatory wellness."

But where harmony is preserved by the proper exercise, even old age is beautiful.
To the well developed, to the strong, life seems rich, obstacles small, and successes easy. They laugh at cold and storm. Whatever the season may be, their hearts are filled with summer.

~Robert Green Ingersoll

Introduction

At the 2015 Global Wellness Summit in Mexico City last month, economist Thierry Malleret delivered a keynote entitled, “Outlook for a World Where Wellness May Become Mandatory.”

ADVICE IF YOU LIVE TO BE 50 - AND WANT TO KEEP GOING

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We all experience declines with age, especially after age 50. But, some do so more than others. What's up with that?

Introduction

While this commentary addresses two kinds of aging for those over age 50 (who will henceforth be called seniors), most of it applies as well to juniors and everyone else between obviously young and obviously old. Stages of life are real—everything about our bodies changes over time, but we have much more influence on how fast and what kinds of changes occur than most people realize.

Consider yourself a senior if any of the following apply to you:

American Journal Of Health Promotion Webinar on REAL Wellness

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What might the future hold for worksite wellness? Will it be similar to what exists, or not? Don suggests a new focus.

(A webinar sponsored by the American Journal of Health Promotion conducted on November 18 attracted representatives from approximately 200 organizations. The one hour transcript can be accessed at any time at the AJHP website.



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