Q&A with Spa Industry Icon Sue Harmsworth: Why “Wellness” Needs New Definitions

  Sue Harmsworth, spa industry visionary Sue Harmsworth needs little introduction: She has spent five decades shaping the global spa, global wellness and beauty industries (responsible for designing 500+ spas in 65 countries), and her services were honored by Queen Elizabeth the Second. She founded the global brand ESPA in 1993, which she sold in 2017; is founder of Sue Harmsworth Ltd, which advises owners and…

Q&A with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider: What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Wellness, Death and Dying

  Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, founder of the End Well project Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is an award-winning physician, writer and producer—and founder of End Well, a series of events and a media platform focused on transforming the end of life into a human-centered experience. She is a leading voice in healthcare who regularly appears on CNN, MSNBC and CBS News and is the executive producer of…

Q&A with Melisse Gelula: Shaking Up The Concept of Wellness: COVID-19, Inequality & More

In this edition of the Wellness Q&A Series Beth McGroarty, VP, Research & Forecasting, Global Wellness Institute asks: Has COVID-19 fundamentally changed people’s concept of “wellness”? What wellness markets will grow fastest in the future? What do the successful wellness brands of the future look like? Will the new conversations around racial inequality in wellness impact the industry long term? Q&A with Melisse Gelula, co-founder…

Q&A: Dr. Nicola Finley Tackles the Deep Inequities in Access to Wellness for Black and Brown Communities

In this edition of the Wellness Q&A Series Beth McGroarty, VP, Research & Forecasting, Global Wellness Institute asks: Why is it so urgent to tackle the deep inequities in access to wellness for Black and brown communities? What are some differences in the wellness concept within the Black community? How are women of color being served by the spa/wellness industry?  What is the most undervalued…

Q&A: How Covid-19 Is Exposing What’s Broken in Our Cultures of Grief and Dying

In this edition of the Wellness Q&A Series Beth McGroarty, VP, Research & Forecasting, Global Wellness Institute asks: What has the coronavirus revealed about our culture around death and dying?  What is most broken and needs fixing? What tangible actions can people take to deal with all this fear, grief and dying—to put them in a better place mentally? How is digital disrupting the death…