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Breaking Barriers to Your Wellness Journey

The Well Racine Task Force and Ascension All Saints Hospital presented "Breaking Barriers to Your Wellness Journey" on Thursday, March 23rd.  
The community wellness event in conjunction with Well Racine was kicked off by Mayor John Dickert.  Mayor Dickert told an inspiring personal story and encouraged all in attendance to, “not wait until it is too late to begin making life changes”. Following Mayor Dickert, Tarey Bernhard  (Ascension All Saints) and Ken Gould DDS  (Gould Dentistry) introduced the wellness event and speaker.  Through powerful opening remarks, they encouraged attendees to sit back and be ready to break down the barriers that are keeping them and their employers/organizations from thriving. It was clear within seconds that Aaron Hunnel, an award-winning wellness consultant, U.S. Army veteran, author and accomplished endurance athlete, was going to inspire attendees. Hunnel addressed  three main barriers that occur in both personal and professional lives. He shared intimate details of personal struggle and triumph with the goal to empower, educate, and inspire organizations and individuals along a journey of health. Aaron inspired attendees to turn barriers into opportunities by improving self talk, cultivating courage, and considering the possibilities.

Aaron Hunnel’s words of wisdom that resonated with the audience:


• Sometimes we operate out of fear, but 85% of what we worry about never happens!

• Elevate matters of the heart over matters of the mind.  

• Three people benefit from Intentional Acts of Kindness:  the giver, the receiver and the bystander!

• Belief drives attitude, attitude drives effort!

Thanks Well Racine Task force and  Ascension All Saints for bringing this important presentation to Racine. It is why we work so hard to support our employees pursuit for a healthy life! We were reminded we have much more to overcome than cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. We have to empower employees to believe, encourage goal setting and growth, show them they belong, and that we care!

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