Research: Moving from Wellness Real Estate to Wellness Communities: Four Key Pillars

The coronavirus pandemic has firmly demonstrated how our health and wellness are intrinsically linked to our and the broader built environment. Investors, developers and builders are awakening to wellness real estate as consumers increasingly seek out healthy homes and communities. However, the connection between wellness real estate and wellness communities is not automatic. Creating and strengthening this connection requires an intention to do so, coupled…

Wellness Evidence: Single Dose of Psilocybin Reduced Depression and Anxiety for 5 Years

In 2016, a randomized trial from NYU found that a single dose of psilocybin delivered rapid improvements in anxiety and depression in cancer patients when combined with psychotherapy. A follow-up study found that 71–100% of participants reported that the improvement in depression and anxiety had lasted five years—with participants “rating it among the most personally meaningful experiences of their lives.” ACCESS STUDY

A “Nature Economy” Rises: Apps that Track and Prescribe Time-in-Nature

Nature is rising in importance and relevance in the post-pandemic era. Once more, we are devoting space to it, as research and commercial interest in the broad field of nature are “exploding.” Almost every day, a new research paper or article expands on the vital importance that nature plays with respect to our physical and mental wellbeing. At this rate, increasing the nature immersion experience…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World (Week of May 5, 2021)

Designers Are Rethinking Senior Living—With a Focus on Wellness–Architectural Digest, April 27, 2021 }Since senior living environments emerged as a center of extraordinary crisis during the pandemic, a reevaluation of creating healthy and well spaces for seniors is underway. Doctors Harness the Power of Human Connections (Prescribing Social Time)–New York Times, April 28, 2021 In the next few decades, the global aging population will skyrocket…