The Future of Work: Businesses Must Focus on Purpose and Flexibility

For most metrics measuring human progress (ranging from GDP-per-capita to life expectancy), we’ve never had a better life; yet a surprising number of individuals in high-income countries (most notably in the Anglo-Saxon world) feel miserable at work (where we spend a third of our adult life). The reasons are manifold and hard to address for traditional companies: purposeless jobs, punitive hours, dreadful commutes, “always-on” culture,…

The Dramatic Effects of “Brexeternity” on Brits’ Wellbeing

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION “Brexeternity”—At the eleventh hour, all options are back on the table, from May’s deal to a no-deal, from a softer Brexit to a second referendum. But irrespective of the actual outcome, Brexit won’t be over any time soon. For years to come, the British economy, society and politics will be consumed by wrangling and negotiations with the EU (and the…

Middle East-North African Wellness Tourism Market Ranks #1 for Pure Percentage Growth

Last week, at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, GWI’s CEO Susie Ellis presented the latest research and trends for MENA wellness tourism markets at the GWI’s annual Wellness Symposium, this year focused on the opportunities in both medical tourism and wellness tourism. Key findings: In terms of recent growth percentages, no world wellness tourism market is growing faster than MENA’s: 13.4 percent annually and…

Some Millennials Going on “Birth Strike” Because of Climate Change

This recent article in Quartz looks at what may prove one of the most unexpected but exceedingly societal and investment-relevant global trends in the coming decades: A growing movement of people around the world are hesitating about having children due to deep concerns about climate change. It looks at BirthStrike: an online community founded in England whose members have decided “not to bear children due…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Can A Fabric Make You Thinner? – OZY, April 26, 2019 Welcome to the new world of wellness textiles, or cosmotextiles: clothes, sheets and fabrics that are designed to cool you, heat you, moisturize you, clean you, reduce your pain, make you thinner or de-stress you. Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy’ – The New York Times, April 26, 2019 How America’s obsession…

May | Connection

Return to Wellness MoonshotTM Calendar Overview Our world recently lost a generous soul. Rona Abramson was an educator, humanitarian and philanthropist. She also led the Women’s Wing of the Transcendental Meditation Movement, an effort that provides practical tools, wisdom and support to millions of vulnerable women and children in countries worldwide. Rona invited everyone she touched to discover the greatness within themselves and each other,…