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WMU One-to-One Wellness Program
Linda Doremus' success story

Nov. 6, 2009

Photo of Linda Doremus.   Linda Doremus
WMU Bernhard Center

When the folks from Holtyn & Associates came to Linda Doremus to schedule rooms at the Bernhard Center for the One-to-One Wellness Program health assessments, she took note of the program. She says she'd been thinking it was time to make some health changes, but just hadn't gotten around to it. When she received a personal invitation from the wellness coaches, she decided it was time to make it happen.

"Take time for your health ... the rewards are yours." —Doremus

"I knew from the beginning that what I said was confidential and I felt comfortable saying and asking the questions that were on my mind," Doremus says. "It was with my coach that my thinking process began to change. I needed be brave enough to give what seemed like an impossible feat a try".

Being in the program has become a life-altering process for Doremus, and her medical conditions are under control for the first time in many years.

"In this program I was strongly encouraged to set goals and, with the support I received, succeeded in meeting them. I am very proud of my accomplishments but there will always something new to factor in. Wherever you are, it always starts with one step."

One of her current goals is to share her experiences with others and pay it forward, hoping the program will help them too. "Take time for your health," she advises. "You count and the rewards are yours for the effort."

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