About Don

by Don on December 10th, 2010
in General Wellness

Donald B. Ardell wrote High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs, and Disease.  It was first published in 1976 by Rodale Press, with editions over the years by Bantam Books and Ten-Speed Press. Don would later write a dozen additional wellness books, including Die Healthy (with Grant Donovan), 14 Days to Wellness and most recently, Aging Beyond Belief and REAL Wellness: It's What's New in Wellness Today.

Don has degrees from George Washington University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (urban planning) and Stanford. His doctorate was awarded in 1979 by the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH.

The success of High Level Wellness in 1977 helped spark the wellness movement and propel Don to a career of writing, speaking and teaching.  Since 1984, Don has produced 74 quarterly print editions of the Ardell Wellness Report and 558 weekly electronic newsletters as of the end of 2010. This report is billed as "A non-prophet newsletter dedicated to the idea that REAL wellness is too important to be
presented or lived grimly."  The REAL acronym stands for reason, exuberance, athleticism and liberty. Topics are contemporary issues in the physical, mental, and meaning and purpose dimensions of Don's secular philosophy.

This website, SeekWellness.com, is the largest repository of wellness essays in the world. Don has been writing articles for this site for over a decade.

Don has been a member of the board of trustees of the National Wellness Institute for over a decade.  He is one of ten Americans given the Healthy America Fitness Leaders Award in 1991 by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. In 2010, he was given a lifetime achievement award by the German Wellness Association in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Don is has won many national and four world championships in triathlon and duathlon competitions, the last two such events at the Gold Coast of Australia (2009) and Budapest, Hungary (2010)..

Enjoy your time at Don's Wellness Center. Write Don anytime - comments are always welcomed.


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Very nice article. I certainly love this site.
Continue the good work!

07/25/12 @ 06:01
Comment from: donspeaks  

Depends. Depends upon such variables as":

* the personality of the individual.

* the person’s educational level.

* what aspects of technology he/she encountered first.

After a spell of total wonderment, I suppose a healthy person newly restored would react with wonderment, awe, astonishment and delight.

07/04/12 @ 22:13
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Tri Shorts

How do you think a person from the distant past would
react if they were exposed to modern technology?

07/04/12 @ 21:22