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When achieving SUCCESS is not followed by shouting ‘YES!’

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness You know the feeling of victory… an awesome golf shot, a hard-fought achievement, publishing your book, or the sale you’ve worked so hard on.  You raise your forearm, make a fist, close your eyes and, with a decisive movement […]

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When the tears no longer come, I’ll know it’s time to quit

A personal story of transformation from our founder, Denise O’Malley   It’s been almost three years since I set out on a journey to transform the way consumers access and pay for wellness services. I had no idea at the time that I was taking the first […]

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Marketing Wellness at the Workplace

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness If my decades long career in the insurance industry taught me only one thing it is this…. Selling to groups of people is far more enjoyable and profitable than trying to sell to one person at a time. I’ve […]

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Diagnosing the Issue of Wellness Participation

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness Imagine for a moment this scenario… You know something isn’t quite right. You drive to your doctor’s office, are ushered to an examination room, and sit on the table waiting. Before long the doctor enters the room, takes one […]

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Employee Surveys… Do they work?

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness Two statistics came out of Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey that astounded me: 73% of employees ‘prefer to manage their health and well-being on their own’ (page 19). ‘… two-thirds of employees around the globe agree that […]

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More than the Day Before

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness It’s ironic to me that I own a wellness plan, and the first thing I pushed aside in the frenetic pace of launching a company and writing two books is my own self-care! I’m the only one who sacrifices […]

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A Conversation with a Higher Power… Gratitude

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness DECEMBER, 2015… Universe / Spirit / God (thumping me on my head): “Pssstt… Denise, I have an idea and need your help. Lots of people have been praying and dreaming about an insurance-like program for alternative and holistic health […]

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4th Quarter: Fall is in the air and benefit decisions are being made… but are they smart decisions?

Speaking as one who has sold employee benefits for much of the last 20 years, 4th quarter is a busy time! Employers have made – or are making – their decisions for January 1 renewals… and many of those decisions are made solely on price with prayers […]

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The High Cost of A Wellness Program with Unengaged Employees

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness! Catching up on my reading this morning, I found this headline published by Employee Benefit Adviser: Another statistic from Employee Benefit News written by Gil Murdock and published 8/15/2016, states: “While 85% of large employers offered a wellness program in […]

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When life becomes an oasis… of weeds

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness! Several years ago, my husband and I bought our dream home. Nestled in the heart of the ‘burbs, previous owners had transformed the hilly1/3 acre lot into a mountainesque escape with towering pine trees and even a polebarn. The […]

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