Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below to get the Wehl details. If you have any further questions, please head to our contact us page and send them to us. 

Learn the Wehl Basics

  • What is Wehl?
    • Wehl is an online platform that brings together people who want to take a more natural, holistic and balanced approach to improving their wellness and want to help others improve too. It is a social community where similar people can meet, share tips and wellness moments, encourage each other, ask questions and help each other figure out what really works to improve wellness and what doesn’t.

      It’s about:

      • Surrounding yourself with other like-minded people and getting daily social support from others who are focused on making similar healthy choices or managing similar issues
      • Helping each other find the best wellness tips, research, healthy products and services to assist us in our journey
      • Focusing on the whole person and how the six wehlness components are all pieces in our own individual puzzle
      • Putting an emphasis on natural, non-toxic, alternative and traditional methods
      • Enjoying a social platform built specifically to improve wellness
      • Participating in a cooperative social network and using online time to spread good

  • Who was Wehl created for?
    • Wehl was created for anyone who wants to take a holistic, balanced approach to wellness. It’s for those who want to participate in a cooperative, social wellness community. Wehl is geared towards those who want to prioritize natural health methods for prevention, healing and maintenance. A Wehl member might be inspiring you from nearby or from across the world.

      Our intention is to make Wehl as user-friendly as possible so that all ages (16+) and technical abilities can participate. A few user groups that may find Wehl particularly helpful include: moms and dads-to-be, busy mothers and fathers trying to raise healthy families, adults focused on healthy aging and wellness enthusiasts who can never get enough wellness info and inspiration. Wellness professionals and organizations interested in sharing their knowledge to help others, increasing awareness of their products/services and keeping current on the latest wellness buzz will also find great value in being a member of Wehl.

       

  • What can I do on Wehl?
    • Learn and Improve:

      • Learn, or be reminded of, tips each day to help you make better, more informed choices
      • Share your journey and keep yourself accountable as you strive to reach your wellness goals

      Network and Share:

      • Meet people from near and far with similar interests, goals and challenges
      • Get social support as you pursue your wellness goals

      Inspire and Encourage:

      • Model your wellness and be motivated by others modelling wellness
      • Share your knowledge and unique experiences to help others
      • Compliment and reassure each other, especially on the tough days
      • Be inspired daily by the successes of others and cheer each other on

      Reflect and Organize: 

      • Reflect on what each of the six wehlness components mean to you and share it in the "My Wehlness" section of your profile
      • Summarize and share the “Wehlness Choices” that you make to support your wehlness. Show your gratitude and give ideas to others for what might help them.
      • Be inspired daily by the successes of others and cheer each other on

      Stay Current:

      • Learn the latest research, trends, and health and wellness buzz to make informed choices for you and your family

      Save Time and Money:

      • Shorten the time you spend doing wellness-related research - by sharing what we’ve found we can help others spend less time researching and experimenting
      • Save time because you can get to trusted information faster – we’ll have links to the best content so start your search here
      • Save money - there are so many wellness-related products and services out there but not enough money to try them all. If you’ve found something that works, let others know!

      Have Fun and Spread Good:

      • Enjoy healthy, purposeful web time on a platform built to support a healthy social networking experience
      • Participate in a positive, cooperative social community
      • Showcase the good that you and others are doing to make the world and the planet healthier 

  • What is wellness?
    • That is a good question and the truth is that there are many models, theories, and ideas about what wellness is. One thing is for sure, wellness is a unique, lifelong process that involves a conscious effort of making choices to prevent stress and illness. It is a commitment to striving to possess a positive outlook on life no matter what challenges and hardships come our way. The definition below will get you started thinking about wellness and from there it’s more about you figuring out what wellness (a.k.a. wehlness) means to you.

      Wellness is:

      • a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential
      • multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment
      • positive and affirming

      (Source: National Wellness Institute)

  • What level of health and wellness knowledge is required to use this platform?
    • There is no level of health and wellness knowledge required to participate in this social community. All that’s required to use this platform is an intention to improve, a willingness to learn and share and a genuine goal of taking a more natural, holistic and balanced approach to improving wellness. We are all coming from different levels of knowledge and expertise with different experiences and circumstances. The goal is to share what we learn as we go, no matter where our starting point is. Even if you think you don't know much, you’ve likely figured out at least a healthy trick or two! If you don't feel comfortable sharing, you can still participate by encouraging others with your comments and high-fives!

Participate On Wehl

  • How can I use Wehl? (i.e. The Instruction Manual for those who like to read them)
    • Use “My Wehl” to:

      • Read what others have posted and learn new things to help you in your journey
      • Post what’s on your mind – status updates, highlights from your day, wellness news and questions
      • Share a wellness-related ‘Tip’ to help others. Bottom line - if you found it interesting and helpful, at least one other person out there will too.
      • Be inspired by the daily activities of other Wehl members. You will soon see that it can be very motivating to watch others striving to reach their wellness goals!
      • Engage with others by commenting on their posts and encouraging them on their wellness journey
      • Favorite the tips and posts you like and want to come back to later
      • High five others to offer encouragement and motivation

      Use the “My Profile” to:

      • Share some info about yourself so that others can get to know you
      • Fill in the "Connect with Me" section so that people can reach you and continue the conversation
      • Review your “My Journey” to encourage yourself and assess your progress by looking through the list of posts that you’ve made to date
      • Reflect on what each of the six components mean to you and share it in the “My Wehlness” section for accountability and to help find people with similar pursuits to yours
      • Select the Professionals and Organizations that support your wehlness in the “My Choices” tab. Show your gratitude, give ideas to others and keep yourself organized.

      Use the “Search Box” to:

      • Discover more about a wellness issue, interest, activity or goal. Type it in (with or without a hashtag) and see what others are saying about it. 
      • Look up a fellow member to offer some ideas and encouragement. Look up a professional or organization to learn more about them. On a profile, click Follow to add the member into your Following feed.

       

  • What are Tips?
    • Tips are any short bit of wellness-related information that you have found helpful and that you think others might too. Tips are meant to help as many people as possible!

      By summarizing what we have learned from our research and experiences, we can save others time and help them live each day Wehl. If applicable, it is helpful to source your tips and/or provide a link so that someone else can read more if they want to (and if they have time to!)

      Tips can relate to any of the six components of wehlness. They might be:

      • A helpful ‘nugget’ of information you have learned from reading an online article, a magazine or book or from a friend, wellness professional or maybe even a wise, friendly stranger 
      • A definition or fact
      • An experience which you think will inspire others (e.g. a healthy restaurant, café, store, fitness facility, vacation, retreat, wellness-related event, family activity etc.)
      • A product / service you use and would recommend others look into

      To create a tip, click on the ‘check mark’ icon in the post box. The icon will appear in green with a white check mark when it is selected.

  • How do I categorize my tips and posts using the six components of wehlness (i.e. Body, Mind, Spiritual, Work, Enviro, Social)?
    • Categorizing your tips and posts using the six components of wehlness encourages mindfulness and will help all of us find the information that we need faster and easier. Sometimes we will need some inspiration and encouragement in a certain component and this helps us get to it exactly when we need it.

      To categorize your tip or post, click on the corresponding wehlness component icon from the list that appears at the bottom of the post box. It will highlight in blue and white. Sometimes more than one will apply, so go ahead and click each of them. Categorizing is not required but it is a useful and fun feature to take advantage of.

  • What are hashtags and why should I use them?
    • Hashtags (#) are a symbol used in front of a word, or a series of words (with no spaces between them), that help categorize information and allow others to easily pull up all of the content that uses that particular word or series of words.

      For example, if you found a great gluten-free bakery in your town that you love why not share a tip with the details and don’t forget to add a hashtag (e.g. #GlutenFreeBakery #Toronto) so others can try it out too.

      We encourage you to “Hashtag”:

      • Who might be interested (e.g. #Vegan)
      • Location (e.g. #Seattle)
      • Topic (e.g. #Posture)
      • Products and Product Categories (e.g. #Skincare)
      • Wellness Professionals (e.g. #Chiropractor)

      Hashtags can be used to see all the posts made on the same topic. Click the hashtag in a post or tip to see a list of all the posts and tips that also use that particular hashtag. You can search for a hashtag in the search bar at the top of the screen.

Content on Wehl

  • Can I consider Wehl content to be medical advice?
    • No, none of the content on Wehl can be considered medical advice. We hope this community will provide you with inspiration, support, and information to help you make informed wellness decisions. There will be a variety of sources and levels of expertise providing information on the platform – quality information is important to us but we can’t control it. The platform will help you learn but you need to use your judgement when it comes to applying it or not applying it. Reflect on how the content relates to you, do more research, advocate for yourself and consult any and all of your Health and Wellness Professionals to help you decide if you should incorporate it into your own life. For more information, please check out our Terms of Use.

  • Can I use Wehl to advertise and promote my business services or products?
    • After much research and consultation with various stakeholders (e.g. potential and early members, wellness professionals and organizations), not to mention the hours of designing and coding, we have created Wehl for Business PRO accounts which support the promotion of products and/or services! In addition to promotion, these special, upgraded accounts have many valuable features to allow PRO members to showcase their impact and receive support from other Wehl community members. 

      It’s worth noting that we were cautious as we integrated these accounts into the Wehl platform because we wanted to ensure that we always stay true to our mission of supporting and empowering individuals to take control of their wehlness. We recognized that wellness-related products/services can and do play an important role in wellness and we wanted to ensure that these accounts would bring value to professionals and organizations as well as to other members. Bottom line - Living a wellness lifestyle isn’t easy and building a responsible business isn’t easy either, so we want to use Wehl as a platform that allows us to cooperate and help each other whatever our journey entails!

      As a community of professionals and businesses, we’re committed to purposefully using social time on Wehl to “Inspire Wehlness first” – prioritizing the sharing of tips and content that will inform, inspire and encourage people on their real-life wehlness journeys. For more about the use of Wehl for Business PRO accounts, please refer to our Wehl for Business Manifesto and our Terms of Use.

      Please note: Wehl is not a place for advertising, selling or promoting Multi-level Marketing (MLM) or Pharmaceutical products/services. For more information, please read our Terms of Use or contact us if you have any questions.

  • What is appropriate to share on Wehl?
    • Wehl is a community meant to enhance the health and wellness of members and therefore we hope that all content will do so. We hope that each time you use Wehl you will find content that will make you feel happy, healthy, and inspired - not content that takes away from your wellness and brings negativity into your day. That doesn’t mean we pretend that "life is all flowers and rainbows", we just use good judgement and think about how our content may affect others.

      Please remember, we are gearing this website towards all demographics and want our member base to be as diverse as possible. After all, we are all just trying to live healthy, purposeful lives - regardless of our differences. In other words, please keep your content PG and respectful of diverse values and approaches; that way, we will all be happy and Wehl.

      For more information about what Wehl is for and not for, please refer to our Community Manifesto.
       

  • What should I post about?
    • Wehl is a community to share our daily wellness moments and tips, always with the intention of either inspiring ourselves in our own unique wellness journey or inspiring our fellow community members on their journey – hopefully it’s both! Post a highlight of your wellness for the day or week (e.g. My wehl today...), ask a question, or share a tip – something you’ve found helpful and think others will too.  For more specific ideas, check out our handy “What to Share?” blog article here.

  • If I see inappropriate content on Wehl, what should I do?
    • We really hope that you don’t have to see inappropriate content on Wehl but, if you do, we suggest you use the Contact Us email form to tell us. We are hoping that it won’t be an issue as we are a niche platform focused on wellness, self-improvement, helping others and respecting our diversity. Providing a positive member experience is a top priority for us!

  • Which content is public and which content is private?
    • Most of the content on Wehl is public. By sharing our posts and tips we can help others, keep ourselves accountable and get the support that research proves is essential to successfully realizing our wellness vision and achieving our goals. All posts and tips shared on Wehl are in the “all” feed while those that follow you will see your content in their “following” feed. The content under “My Profile”, including “My Wehlness” and “My Wehlness Choices”, is also public. However, the content under the “About Me” and “Connect with Me” sections have options to click if you would like to make a section private.

Learn More About Wehl

  • What is Wehl's mission?
    • We are a mission-driven social community that wants to come together to Inspire Wehlness and Spread Good. Please click here to read more about our Mission and Vision. We would love for you to get to know us better and help us make it all happen!

  • What inspired the name for Wehl?
    • When we decided to tackle this concept of creating a social platform for health and wellness we knew we needed to find a great name that was easy to remember. We spent many brainstorming hours and came up with hundreds of ideas but many of them seemed “cheesy”, too long to remember let alone be a “dot-com” and overall simply “not inspiring enough”. 

      Sometimes things in the wellness world can feel unrealistic and not relatable to everyday life. We wanted this to be about real people living real, everyday, wellness lifestyles. We also recognized that we are all unique, and therefore wellness means different things to different people. We knew that by spelling ‘well’ differently we could symbolize that. We wanted to represent the different, holistic approach we’re taking to wellness so the "h" helps us remember that pursing wellness truly is a holistic endeavor. We think of holistic wellness in terms of our body, mind & spirit, as well as our work, our environment, and our social networks – online and offline!

      After that, we took it as a sign that it was meant to be because the domain was actually available for purchase (at a somewhat elevated price but we won’t get into that) when almost every other ‘dot-com’ we tried was already spoken for! 

       

  • What is the meaning behind Wehl's logo?
    • There are two main concepts behind our logo: wellness and community. The colors – calm hues of blue and green – evoke the natural elements we find in the world around us, the blue skies and oceans and the green earth. The “W” is made up of two arms linking, symbolizing that we are cooperating and working to improve wellness as a community. The different shades of dots within our logo represent that we’re unique, but that we are also united. We are diverse voices here to support one another on our wellness journeys. There are a few other things going on in our logo, but we’ll leave those for you to interpret as you wish!

  • What does the future hold for Wehl?
    • We think Wehl has amazing potential to help people reach their fullest wellness potential and spread good. Our number one priority is to do what is best for our community of Wehl members. We also want to expand our reach to help more people and spread more good – both on and off of Wehl! We plan to incorporate your feedback, add new features and continue to make improvements to create a blissful, healthy and Wehl member experience! We want Wehl to always be a support you can count on whenever you need it and wherever life takes you.

  • Where can I stay up to date on future plans?
    • We have a blog to share more details about our journey as it evolves. We really, really, want your feedback to help us ensure that Wehl continues to support your balanced, wellness lifestyle. You will help us decide where to go from here!

Get Involved

  • Where can I provide my feedback about Wehl?
    • We are SO glad you asked! Head to our Contact Us page anytime to fill in the email form with your ideas. You can also provide feedback via email ([email protected]) and periodically through member surveys and interviews. We are building this platform so that you can improve your wellness. Our goal is to listen to you, our member, and build this community based on your suggestions, needs and pursuits. We need you to tell us how to improve Wehl and make it work for your balanced, wellness lifestyle.

  • How can I help further the Wehl mission and help others improve their wellness?
    • We’re so happy that you are interested in helping Wehl and others! By participating on Wehl and sharing your tips and posts, you will be helping others. Please tell those that you know, who are interested in taking a balanced, holistic approach to improving their wellness, about Wehl. You can also help by providing your feedback to us via email ([email protected]). Thanks in advance!

      If you are interested in sharing your talents with us, send us an email and tell us about how you would like to get involved! We love working with people who share our mission and are passionate about wellness.

      P.S. Just so you know, we want Wehl to encourage you to Inspire Wehlness and Spread Good offline too! The opportunities are endless!