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Why doesn’t health insurance cover what you want?

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness and a Reformed Insurance Agent

“Why doesn’t health insurance cover alternative medicine?”  Versions of that question was recently asked of me in two separate conversations.  Here’s how I responded.

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Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need (Part I)

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist 

I hear time and time again from others who are grieving that it is a necessity to return to work. The most common reason is financial. Second is the fear of losing their job for being absent too long.

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Wellness Education for Groups

by Denise O’Malley, founder of You Define Wellness

Wellness education at the workplace is an important part of building and supporting happy, healthy & thriving employees as its purpose is to provide knowledge and awareness in an area of healthy living that the recipient may not be familiar.  Finding people to deliver that education is the hard part and we make it easy at You Define Wellness!

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What You May Not Know About Onion Chives

Onion Chives

by Rita Shimniok of Purely Living Wellness

When choosing plants an herbs for the garden or patio container consider onion chives. They are not only a lovely, upright accent plant – they provide key nutrients for your health.

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Sponsorship at You Define Wellness

For several years we’ve hosted online public events at You Define Wellness; with the slowdown of 2020, we took the opportunity to restructure our offerings and launched a new suite of online events that have been wildly popular with the public!  Our success means many healthy living professionals, non-profit organizations, and companies have approached us recently about co-hosting events and sponsorship opportunities.  

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Tuesday’s are Corporate Wellness Days at You Define Wellness!

By Denise O’Malley, founder of You Define Wellness

We understand corporate wellness isn’t the highest priority for a company. To succeed, your organization has to focus on the objective of your purpose – be it selling widgets or services – not the health of your people. Employee wellbeing? It’s an afterthought, a fluffy, nice-to-do but not necessary function of running your business.
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#WellnessWednesday Lunch Bunch

by Denise O’Malley, founder and Healthy Living Maestro at You Define Wellness

When white light passes through a prism, the light is separated into its component colors with each color being integral to creating a beautiful rainbow.  At You Define Wellness, each color is symbolic of a dimension of wellness and illustrates how critical each component is to healthy living.

Sounds good, but this is real life.  How do you achieve harmony with all the dimensions?

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Eat More PLANTS

by Rhonda Bolich-Lampo with The WELLthy People

You’ve probably heard of tofu burgers or maybe red lentil pasta.  How about vegan cheese?  You can spend a lot of time these days learning about plant-based foods.  It is a new trend that is continually expanding and tends to be synonymous with healthy eating. 

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The Journey to Finding Balance and Harmony: One woman’s true story

by Denise O’Malley, founder and Healthy Living Maestro at You Define Wellness

The achievement of ‘wellness’ has oftentimes seemed like an exercise in spinning plates to me.  Just when I’ve got the plates all spinning, one starts to falter.  I focus my attention on that plate and just as it starts spinning correctly, other plates start wobbling.  I repeat the pattern until I’m thoroughly exhausted and all the plates suddenly crash to the floor.

Sound familiar?

On February 21, 2021, all of my plates crashed.  All of them. 

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Avoiding Workplace Word Wars

by Lorie Reichel-Howe of Conversations in the Workplace

If you work with people, it’s inevitable that you have felt the sting of cutting words, the stab of sarcasm and the sickening silence when a coworker is verbally attacked.  When workplace word wars occur, people become casualties, relationships are strained, and morale plunges downward. Unless people effectively and confidently respond to verbal outbursts, culture will erode, productivity will plummet, and attrition will skyrocket.

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