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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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Who is making money off health insurance? It may be you!

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness! There is a natural tendency to want to blame legislators and the for-profit medical insurance companies for the mess we’re in. Legislators work for you, but who owns the insurance companies? Would it be a surprise if I said […]

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Which N’T are you?

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness! I’ve been helping employees select employee benefit options for over 20 years and in that time I’ve realized that employees tend to fall into one of four choice categories… I call them the N’Ts: Can’t, Shan’t, Don’t, Won’t. Let me […]

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Life happens… and sometimes all at once!

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness! Achieving and maintaining work/life balance is a H-O-T topic in the media and it seems like every day we see another new company jumping on this bandwagon with THE absolute solution for employees. No surprise to us, we find […]

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Self-care: What employee benefit program covers it?

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness   I’m motivated today to share with you something very personal, something that I have in common with an estimated 29% of the U.S. population*… the people who provide care for chronically ill, disabled, or aged family members. As I […]

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Change your mindset and you can change your outlook… one woman’s story.

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness! Hours and hours were spent planning for an expo last weekend… what would be my company’s debut to the public and my chance to be on stage for 30 minutes each day sharing my passion. This was to be a […]

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Should ‘Pursuit of a Healthier Lifestyle’ be Tax-Free?

By Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness! If you’ve been following my blog, then you know of my quest to get the definition of qualified medical expenses amended to include services to attain and maintain wellness. For months now I’ve been working with my local Congressman’s office […]

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