Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Biomarkers, Sweat Lodges, and Shamans: Today’s Wellness Retreats Go Far Beyond Detox – Condé Nast Traveler, August 26, 2019 Wellness travel is booming, and this piece looks at what’s coming next and who some of the impactful players are—and argues that we’re moving “beyond the treatment room” and straight into what it means to be human, with “the next layer being deep connection, self-examination and…

October | Joy

“Joy is the lack of lack.”—Jessica Jesse, CEO, BuDhaGirl BuDhaGirl CEO Jessica Jesse reminds us that when we place our attention on the richness of life rather than what we believe we lack, joy naturally emerges. The Jewish diarist Anne Frank also understood the power of this inner shift. After a life of hiding during the Nazi occupation, she wrote, “I don’t think of all…

Take Part in World Wellness Weekend Coming Sept. 21–22

The third World Wellness Weekend is coming up September 21–22, where 2,000+ spas, salons, yoga studios, fitness clubs and sports associations in 100 countries open their doors and invite people to discover fun activities that boost their wellbeing. The event’s founder is Jean-Guy Gabriac, chair of the GWI’s “Supporting UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals” Initiative. Search for participating properties here.

Gallup Launches New Online Resource, the Global Happiness Center

As Brexit in the UK and the Arab Uprisings in Egypt have shown, rising GDP doesn’t do a very good job at predicting unrest because money doesn’t equal social wellbeing. That’s why research organization Gallup has been measuring people’s perception of their own wellness/happiness in 140 countries for 13 years—polling them on things such as their stress levels and whether they feel treated with respect.…

Wellness Evidence Study: Any Daily Activity Lowers Mortality Risk

A large new study shows that people that move around during the day, no matter how modestly, are less likely to die prematurely. It’s a meaningful study because it looked at what people were actually doing via fitness trackers (and not just what they self-reported), and it found that the biggest life expectancy gains came from people that shifted from being almost totally sedentary to…