August | Kids

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa Are our children well—and are they becoming well adults and responsible citizens? This question isn’t just for parents; every organization, large and small, has a stake in the answer. Because when it comes to the welfare of today’s…

July | Move

Physical activity is a natural medicine to stave off illness and disease, and regular exercise leads to a sense of empowerment. To move isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity, a basic, biological drive as essential to your health as sleep or connection or food. Let the following ideas move you, your coworkers and your family during July and beyond. What constitutes a good life? First…

Cruise Industry’s Surprisingly Big, Negative Environmental Impact

We predict that concerns about the cost to the environment of air travel will come to the boil in 2020. The backlash is growing, and the wellness industry must prepare for it. The “do no harm” (to your community, to the environment) principle will become an obligation, and travel companies will be held accountable. But the air industry is far from the only culprit. A…

Top 5 Global Hot Springs Trends

The GWI’s Hot Springs Initiative just released their top five trends for thermal/mineral springs bathing—from more hot springs being designed for people of all ages (from infants to seniors) to more activities such as yoga, massage or forest bathing getting woven into the soaking experience to the big increase in more extreme “fire and ice” experiences—moving from hot waters to ice caves and rolls in…

The “Young-Old” Generation (aged 60–75) Are Going to Shake Things Up

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION Aging is the most potent and enduring global trend and lies behind much of what is going on in economics and our societies. With the notable exception of Sub-Saharan Africa, longer lifespans and declining birth rates are now the norms almost everywhere. The implications are broad and all-encompassing, ranging from the future balance of power between the US and China…