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…

Wellness Evidence Study: Napping as Medicine

People Who Nap 1-2 Times a Week 48 Percent Less Likely to Have Heart Attack A new observational study from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, found that people who nap once or twice a week (for between five minutes and an hour) were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or heart failure than non-nappers. ACCESS THIS STUDY

What Will a #MeOnly Society Mean for Human Wellbeing?

Here is a developing trend worth pondering (with significant investment implications): the slow death of the family and the emergence of a #MeOnly society. Consumption, travel, housing, etc. are increasingly centered on the individual. Do you doubt it? This is backed by data (the number of young and middle-aged people living alone is soaring) and surprising new trends, such as “solomoons” replacing honeymoons (you celebrate…