Heart Inspired Wellness in Chicago

Rendy Nelson, director of spa and wellness at the Woman’s Athletic Club (WAC) in Chicago, Illinois, shared with the GWI how she embraced The Wellness Moonshot Calendar “heart” wellness theme for February, incorporating heart-focused actions in their monthly staff meeting on February 19 (the day of the full moon). We hope her story inspires you to lead similar moments within your organization or community and…

March | Brain

Return to Wellness Moonshot Calendar Overview Brainpower fuels our organizations, communities and a well life. We rely on this approximately three-pound marvel to learn, remember, feel, multitask, dream, focus, create, transform and much more. Yet, it’s easy to take the brain for granted. The following information is designed to help you successfully support brain health in your organization/company—and at home. We hope you will use…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Trouble with Decluttering? Being Dependent on Stuff is Part of Being Human, Stanford Scholar Says – Stanford News, February 5, 2019 At the heart of humanity’s history is a dependency on objects and things. Preparing for a Good End of Life – The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019 The best way to achieve a peaceful death is by planning ahead and enlisting the help…

Shark Tank of Wellness Student Competition Opens

The fourth annual “Shark Tank of Wellness” student competition opened on February 15, a call for university students across the world to submit their most creative wellness ideas. Three finalists will fly to the 2019 Global Wellness Summit in Hong Kong, where they will pitch their concepts to “Wellness Sharks” for a share of $10,000 in prize money. Spread the word to college students everywhere!…

Celery Juice: A Wellness Fad Born of Promotion by One Person on Social Media

Today’s major issues manifest that we live in a world of “ontological” uncertainty. Nobody can predict (let alone know!) how Brexit will unfold; whether the US-China trade war will escalate or not; if the Yellow Jackets movement will fade away; whether climate change will accelerate beyond our wildest fears… It is startling (but not infrequent) to hear decision makers and experts directly involved in such…

Does Wellness Tracking Improve Our Wellbeing? Data Privacy Looms as Huge Issue

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION In The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff makes the case that customers are being reinvented as data sources. This produces anti-democratic asymmetries of knowledge that in turn transform our economies and societies. Her argument will gain traction in 2019, exacerbating the tech backlash and putting the issue of privacy firmly at the core of new laws, regulation and collective…