A Freethinking Secular Wellness Enthusiast Interviews Dr Ken Cooper, Devout Christian – Happy X-Day

I am NOT neutral about Ken Cooper. I like the man. I admire his contributions and initiatives; he is an exercise and fitness pioneer whose works have benefited countless citizens. In fact, I consider Ken Cooper an American hero, a trailblazer who provided a foundation for the wellness movement. Ken is also a friend of mine — we have been together on many occasions and shared membership in the late and lamented “National Fitness Leaders Association,” an honorary body whose members were selected by the President’ s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with support from Allstate Insurance Company and the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. We have exchanged lots of materials over the years. Going way back, his books on aerobics were among the scientific resources that helped convince my graduate school administrators that wellness was a field deserving of the research I proposed for a doctoral dissertation.

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Are Freethinking and Creativity Really Mental Health Issues?

What would happen if our creative lives and businesses had to exist under the threat of a mental illness diagnosis?

“Dissent is essential for progress” – Thomas Eddison

“My work is more important than what you think of me” – Brene Brown

“Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act. Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with people.” – Unknown

I recently read this article dated 16 November 2013, and it shook me to the core! It is entitled ‘Non Conformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses’. The film ‘The Matrix’ immediately sprung to mind. The article states that “In the last 50 years, the DSM-IV (DSM-IV Codes are the classification found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) has gone from 130 to 357 mental … Read More