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Wellness Seeker or Wellness Pusher?

Posted Jun 19 2012 9:13am

In some ways I’m the most unlikely person to be CEO of a wellness company. I’m not a wellness expert. I didn’t go to school for fitness or nutrition. In fact, I only got involved in exploring wellness services because I wanted to live long and prosper. I wanted to see my children, and someday their children, grow up.

But as far back as I can see, the pushing was there. I wanted my brother to eat his vegetables so we could all have dessert. I wanted everyone to talk about their feelings so we could get things sorted out and move onto the more exciting and fun things in life. But we all have different challenges and different things that bring us joy or motivate us to action. I found out pretty early that people were not just going to do what I thought they should (if only they would, we would all be better off – sure sign of a budding wellness pusher).

So that’s how the coercing began, the problem-solving methods, the trying to help people see the bigger picture. The implementation of tools and techniques, the developing of communication and presentation skills. What do I have to do to get them to see what’s possible and move forward on it?

This is a very stressful way to move through the world. With all this focus on “them” there wasn’t much time for my own pleasure just for pleasure’s sake. It was all a means to an end. But like any good path, mine included some big bumps, and I was blessed with finding the friends, info, tools and support I needed to find my way. To see more clearly what is possible for my life.

Now I won’t say I’m fully recovered as the wellness pushing is still going on, however it is being directed in a more positive and productive way. What about you? Are you a wellness seeker or a wellness pusher? Do you want wellness for people more than they want it for themselves? I know I am not the only pusher out there, and I am curious just how many of us have this tendency.

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