February’s Wellness Moonshot: INCLUDE

Collectively, we’re in a wellbeing crisis. Gallup’s 2019 Global State of Emotions Report revealed people across the world are more frightened, angry and sad than ever before. This month’s Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration’s theme is include, and provides ways for you to explore what you want wellness to look like at home and at work and actions to INCLUDE more wellness in…

Air Pollution Is Surging and Causing More Deaths

From a wellness perspective, one of the “hot” issues that will make the headlines in 2020 is air pollution. The reason is simple: Climate change is making it far worse. The reasons are twofold: (1) When the air is dryer and hotter, it doesn’t wash pollution out of the atmosphere as quickly as it would otherwise; (2) global warming exacerbates air pollution by trapping tiny…

Wellbeing-Focused Public Policy Is Getting Serious – And Being Led by Women

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION Globally, wellbeing public policies are gathering momentum. This is not a fad: For more and more government policy-makers, the pursuit of wellbeing is just as important as economic growth. But why now? The climate emergency, widening geopolitical fault lines, social inequities and rising anger, tech, and anxiety about jobs: All these are forcing policy-makers to recognize and act on wellbeing…

Adaptability Allows Us to Thrive

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”—physicist Stephen Hawking Just when you feel on top of things, life can throw you a curveball. You make good progress on your wellness moonshot, only to unexpectedly change jobs or have a new love come into your life or a loved one passes away. Or you discover that you need to deal with a serious health issue,…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

You Are Now Remotely Controlled (The Dark Side of Tech) – New York Times, January 24, 2020 The author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism claims that surveillance capitalists now control the science and the scientists, the secrets, and the truth. Two quotes that capture the essence of her argument: “We thought that we search Google, but now we understand that Google searches us”; and…