June’s Wellness Moonshot

For June, The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease encourages you to take action on being more inclusive in your workplace and life, which means equal respect and access to success, regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, faith, political leaning, socioeconomic standing or immigration status. Social inclusion is a primary driver of mental and physical health, and growing research shows that inclusive workplaces benefit…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World (Week of June 16, 2021)

World must rewild on massive scale to heal nature and climate, says UN–Guardian, June 3, 2021 A new UN report argues that the world must rewild farmlands, forests, oceans and other ecosystems on a never-before-seen scale (with all the ambition of the space race)—restoring an area the size of China to meet commitments on nature and the climate. Existing conservation efforts won’t cut it to…

GWI Launches Wellness Communities and Real Estate Initiative

Wellness communities and real estate (built environments designed to support holistic health) were a booming $134 billion sector pre-pandemic, and now it’s a market in overdrive. To meet the need for new insights and research, the GWI just launched an initiative that will explore which elements in community and real estate design and development have the greatest potential to impact human wellness. Initiative co-chairs are…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World (Week of June 2, 2021)

The Big Money Is Going Vegan–New York Times, May 18, 2021Alternative dairy company Oatly’s successful IPO exemplifies the changes in consumer preferences that are reshaping the food business. The stunning rise of the producer of dairy substitutes shows that it’s no longer enough for food to taste good and be healthy—it needs to be good for the planet as well. Can the established big food players…

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…