8 Wellbeing Leadership Strategies for Responding to COVID-19

Out of the 7.8 billion people living on our planet, at least 3.5 billion are employed. In the coronavirus crisis, employers have an extraordinary impact not only on the people that work for them but their families and friends. Because employers’ responses to COVID-19, large and small, have such a ripple effect, Renee Moorefield, chair of the GWI’s Wellness at Work Initiative and CEO, Wisdom Works Group, has…

Online Wellness Surges – We’re Working Out, Meditating & Studying Happiness Online

As the world goes into home lockdown, and as coronavirus closes gyms and fitness, meditation and yoga studios, the wellness world has responded fast, with a proliferating array of new (and often free) virtual classes. The examples are countless, and new announcements are made daily. For instance, At Home with Six Senses just launched, helping people that can’t hit a wellness resort to stay well—with…

New World Happiness Report: Finland Remains #1; Superpowers Not So Happy

The 2020 World Happiness Report was just released, ranking the happiness levels of 153 countries. It may not seem like a banner moment to release the report, given the mass global misery from coronavirus, but it’s actually an especially important moment to analyze why the happiest nations are happy (and the Nordic nations, as usual, grabbed 4 out of 5 of the top spots) and…

“Amidst Politics and Pandemic, How I Remain an Optimist” – John Wood

In the midst of the global coronavirus outbreak, fear about the unknown—and the suffering a global health crisis is causing and could cause—surrounds us. John Wood, founder of Room to Read, an organization that has brought the gift of education to 16.6 million children in 16 countries, and a keynote speaker at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit in Singapore, explains why remaining an optimist can…

GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot Announces Partnerships in China, India and Israel

The GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease just announced new, strategic partnerships in China, India and Israel to bring its mission of fighting preventable disease to millions more worldwide. The partnerships include China’s Tianren Culture, a next-generation social platform that supports social enterprises; India’s Smart Group, responsible for introducing mobile phones and electric cars to the country and who sees wellness…

Next Trend in Real Estate: Combining Wellness & Sustainability Components

According to the UN, global real estate contributes up to 30 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions and consumes around 40 percent of the world’s energy. This is why the next big trend in the industry will be to combine its wellness and sustainability components. Moving forward, the fast-growing business of wellness lifestyle real estate will have no choice but to take into consideration all…