Donald B. Ardell wrote High Level Wellness. 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: The Easy, Effective, and Fun Way to Optimum Healthand most recently, Aging Beyond Belief: 69 Tips for REAL Wellness
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 503 periodic electronic newsletters. This report is billed as "A Non Faith-Based Newsletter Dedicated To The Idea That REAL Wellness Is Too Important To Be Presented Or Lived Grimly." The three major themes are reason, exuberance and liberty. Topics are contemporary issues in the physical, mental, and meaning and purpose dimensions of Don's wellness philosophy organized by 16 skill areas.
This website, SeekWellness.com, is the largest repository of wellness essays in the world. Don has been writing articles for this site for nearly a decade on the physical, mental, and meaning and purpose dimensions of the wellness philosophy, with topics further organized into 16 skill areas.
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.
Don is has won many national and three world championships in Triathalon and duathlon competitions, the most recent coming in September, 2009 in the Gold Coast of Australia.
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