Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Doctors in Scotland Can Now Prescribe Nature – World Economic Forum, October 15, 2018 Since early October, doctors in Shetland, Scotland, have been authorized to prescribe nature to their patients. It’s thought to be the first program of its kind in the UK and seeks to reduce blood pressure and anxiety and increase happiness for those with diabetes, mental illness, stress, heart disease and more.…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Fidget Spinners, Weighted Blankets, and the Rise of Anxiety Consumerism – Vox, September 10, 2018 This is an article about the growing “anxiety economy,” composed of products designed to calm us down. An entire flourishing industry now deals with the treatment of anxiety through items such as fidget cubes and gravity blankets. What does that tell us when we start dealing with mental health issues…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Why Prosperity Has Increased but Happiness Has Not – The New York Times, August 21, 2018 Observing that the impressive postwar rise in material wellbeing in the US has had zero effect on personal wellbeing, the author of The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 elaborates on two key findings: (1) All happiness is local: people’s wellbeing depends mainly on their immediate…

GWI’s Next access+INSIGHTS Conversation: Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th US Surgeon General

The Global Wellness Institute’s mission of improving the health of people worldwide is helped by its ambassadors who make a tax-deductible gift to the organization. Ambassadors receive exclusive benefits, including participating in a monthly access+INSIGHTS “Zoominar” led by an expert on a cutting-edge wellness topic. The next virtual conversation (Aug. 29) will be with Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, on…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Air Pollution Could Be Responsible for 1 in 7 New Cases of Diabetes – World Economic Forum, July 25, 2018 According to a new study, outdoor air pollution—already a major cause of disease and death globally—contributed to 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes in 2016.   How Did Wellness Become Our New Religion? – Quartzy, August 2, 2018 In just a few…

GWI’s Mental Wellness Initiative to Release Report on New Directions in Mental Wellbeing

The world is suffering from a mental wellness crisis: Roughly one billion people suffer from anxiety, and one in four people experience mental disorders. To answer the need for more evidence-based pathways to mental wellbeing, the GWI’s Mental Wellness Initiative will release a new, in-depth report, Mental Wellness: Pathways, Evidence and Horizons, in early October at the Global Wellness Summit in Italy. It will present…