December’s Wellness Moonshot: Practice More Gratitude

December is the time of year when we pause to be grateful, but if we shift from gratitude as a passing season to a way to live daily, science says the mental, physical and emotional health benefits are plentiful. Eastern and Western healing traditions have long incorporated gratitude as part of a holistic wellness strategy. Gratitude reduces our hassles in life and work (as well as our complaints), decreases anxiety…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Let’s Wage a War on Loneliness – The New York Times, November 9, 2019 The columnist explains why the condition of loneliness that corrodes modern life isn’t just depressing but can also be deadly. More than one-fifth of adults in both the US and Britain now report they often or always feel lonely, and the problem has now become so pervasive that Britain appointed a…

GWI Launches Wellness Coaching Initiative

The GWI just announced a new initiative on wellness coaching to empower individuals and businesses around the world to more confidently partner with wellness coaches—a unique force that can drive positive, personal and long-term lifestyle change. The mission: clarify wellness coach specialties and global guidelines through education and community resources. The Initiative chair is Susan O’Connor, CEO, PranaHealth Strategies & Wellness Coach. The vice-chair is…

US Millennials’ Health Declining Faster than Gen X – And Will Make Them Poorer

We call millennials the “wellness generation,” as they’ve embraced everything from boutique fitness to organic food in unprecedented ways. But a new study from massive health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield reveals that US millennials are seeing a scary increase in chronic health problems. Depression surged 31 percent, and hypertension jumped 16 percent from 2014–2017, while high cholesterol and tobacco use also spiked. Millennials…

Thierry Malleret on the WeWork Debacle and Lessons for the Wellness World

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION MONTHLY BAROMETER: In the wake of Uber and several other disappointing tech IPOs, the WeWork debacle marks the end of the golden age of unfettered tech growth. Its failure to go public and a valuation that bombed from $47 billion to $8 billion in a week brings this thought to mind: Tech narratives have the power to lure investors desperate…