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Jan. 11, 2023

The Myth of Wellness Featuring Tracy King

The Myth of Wellness Featuring Tracy King

We’re kicking off Season 3 challenging the myth of wellness and talking about what it is we’re actually yearning for. Wellness as a concept has come a long way since the term was coined in the 1950s. It’s no longer about healthy habits mitigating illness, it’s now a complete lifestyle. It’s a striving toward an ideal – but who defines what that ideal is and who really benefits from the striving?


Who defines the ideal of wellness?

Who benefits from the striving toward wellness?

Who is excluded from wellness?

How do we navigate the shift from an independent to interdependent state of wellbeing?

What would it require for us to remove the barriers to collective wellness?

In what ways will we commit to confronting the myth of separation that feeds our fears and fuels striving to get our piece of the pie?

In what ways will we realize our essential wholeness? That it’s our responsibility to heal not only our personal traumas but our collective traumas too, realizing when trauma is not transformed, it’s transferred?

How can we see wellness with fresh eyes -- that self-care is integrally connected to collective care?

What are we actually yearning for?

I've got lots of questions! ;) 

In this kick off to Season 3, I introduce an uncomfortable topic and that's the destructive consumerism of the wellness industry that distracts us from what we are truly seeking.

Access the episode for my thoughts and then join the Gritty Mystic Insider Community to take the conversation deeper.

PS: The book I reference is American Detox. Have you read it?

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Tracy King (she/they)

Tracy King catalyzes transformation. For more than 20 years she has dedicated her career to designing and delivering transformational learning experiences. She is a master learning designer, professional development consultant, and owns an instructional design agency. Tracy is the award-winning author of Competitive Advantage: Create Continuing Education that is Profitable, Sustainable, and Impactful, and chapter author of the Routledge text Microlearning in the Digital Age. Her work synthesizing how brains learn into a model for crafting transformational experiences has been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX, Forbes and hundreds of nationally syndicated television, newspaper, and magazine outlets. As an intuitive channel and transformational teacher, Tracy's podcast, Gritty Mystic®, holds space for illuminating conversations on personal development inspiring divine breakthroughs. She and her guests offer tips, tools and techniques for becoming the most powerful and authentic You.