Women-Led, Smaller, and Non-Populist Nations Are Winning at Beating Coronavirus

There are zillions of reasons why some countries have (so far) successfully dealt with the pandemic, while others have not. These causal elements are so intricate and interdependent that they cannot be disentangled from each other, but for the sake of shedding some light on this, let us offer three intriguing, emerging correlations underlying relative success. They may seem simplistic, but they say something and…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

‘Long overdue’: lawmakers declare racism a public health emergency – Guardian, June 12, 202 Long before the George Floyd tragedy, and long before COVID-19 began killing black people at twice the rate of their white counterparts, health experts were raising alarms that systemic racism is itself a deadly pandemic—one that kills both instantaneously and insidiously, burdens black and brown Americans with generational trauma, contributes to…

Pause and Listen: A Self-Care Journey Initiative Collaboration Call

  Pause and Listen: A Self-Care Journey Co-created by the Immersion, Sound Wellness, Coaching, Sustainability and Social Impact Initiatives Businesses and people who are part of the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy spend most of their time working to make others healthier and happier. Now, it is time to take care of ourselves. Global Wellness Institute Initiative leaders organized a special breath and sound experience…

Filtering the noise to make the best choices

“It is a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not.”—Pope Francis At some point, your path of being a wellness leader will get murky. Inviting your family members to eat healthier, encouraging your team to embrace gratitude, or motivating your workforce to integrate physical activity throughout the workday isn’t as straightforward as…

What wellness consumers want & how COVID-19 is changing their behavior

In this edition of the Wellness Q&A Series Beth McGroarty, VP, Research & Forecasting, Global Wellness Institute asks: Just how profound has the digital shift in fitness and wellness been under COVID-19? Will video kill the studio star? What do people demand from spas, salons, and beauty businesses as they reopen?   Q&A with Amaya Becvar Weddle, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Product Marketing, Mindbody,…

Consulting Best Practices Initiative Collaboration Call

  Consulting Best Practices Initiative Collaboration Spa & Wellness Concepts in a Post-COVID World Spa and wellness facility design was already evolving pre-COVID. In this collaboration, the Global Wellness Institute Consulting Best Practices Initiative presented experts in the field to discuss what architecture and design concepts we may expect to see in the near future. The Collaboration was moderated by Initiative Chair and Consultant for…