Growing to be Well

“We are all a work in progress. Our personal and collective wellbeing depends on our ability to grow.”—Desiree Watson, President, Wellness Interactive Branding, LLC Someone once said, “Nothing is constant except change.” All of us at the Global Wellness Institute wholeheartedly agree. Transitioning to a new job, adopting (yet another) new technology, breaking up with a partner, becoming the caretaker for a loved one, suffering…

January’s Wellness Moonshot: EMERGE

A new year reminds us to pause and re-center our lives around what really matters: physical and mental health, family and friends, and meaningful work. But in our increasingly complex, confusing world, 2020 demands something more: More of us need to emerge as “wellness leaders”—not only in our own lives but in our families and communities. Read more for tips and inspiration from The Wellness…

Dance: A Proven Depression Fighter

Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) has not been used in clinical guidelines for interventions in depression because of the perceived lack of evidence. To remedy this, Edge Hill University, UK, undertook a systematic review of high-quality studies and found that DMT—in every study—was found to be an effective therapy for the treatment of adults with depression. ACCESS STUDY Read Quartz’s important, new article about the powerful…

The Isolation of the “Peleton Wife”: Is a Backlash Against Virtual Home Fitness Ahead?

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION MONTHLY BAROMETER With hindsight, 2019 will be regarded as a tipping point for the digital revolution. The earlier promises of freedom, convenience, civic engagement and community building have given way to grave concerns and angst about privacy loss, surveillance, distrust, dislocation, manipulation and endless outrage. From an investment perspective, this suggests that both ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) strategies…

Trend: Coaching Will Rise in 2020

The world in 2020 will be on thin ice—both in real terms (accelerating global warming, a US election deepening political tribalism, a hard Brexit, Hindu nationalism in India leading to national fracturing, etc., etc.)—but also metaphorically. This may be the reason why techniques related to positive psychology and destined to improve our feelings of wellbeing and our ability to make better decisions are gaining so…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Finland is considering a four-day week. Is this the secret of happiness? – The Guardian, January 6, 2020 The new 34-year-old Finnish prime minister has floated the proposal of reduced working hours to boost productivity and cut carbon emissions. This article presents the evidence behind the idea. In a nutshell: It works! Different recent studies conducted around the world show that working less enhances productivity…