Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Let’s Wage a War on Loneliness – The New York Times, November 9, 2019 The columnist explains why the condition of loneliness that corrodes modern life isn’t just depressing but can also be deadly. More than one-fifth of adults in both the US and Britain now report they often or always feel lonely, and the problem has now become so pervasive that Britain appointed a…

Science Invites Us to be Grateful

“We believe that gratitude not only positively impacts how we feel about ourselves and the world around us but realizes our vision of a world of understanding and care.”—Mia Kyricos, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Wellbeing, Hyatt Gratitude is a state of being, a mindset, an emotion, a virtue, a human strength, a coping response, a conscious practice and so much more. It…

GWI Launches Wellness Coaching Initiative

The GWI just announced a new initiative on wellness coaching to empower individuals and businesses around the world to more confidently partner with wellness coaches—a unique force that can drive positive, personal and long-term lifestyle change. The mission: clarify wellness coach specialties and global guidelines through education and community resources. The Initiative chair is Susan O’Connor, CEO, PranaHealth Strategies & Wellness Coach. The vice-chair is…

November’s Wellness Moonshot: Embrace Water

Every aspect of our being fully alive relies on the precious resource of water. It’s the most important thing we consume, as the primary building block for our cells; it’s integral to many human faiths and spiritualities, and since ancient times, diverse hydrotherapies have been used to manage pain and stress and boost energy, sleep and immunity. Read the tips on how to more fully…

US Millennials’ Health Declining Faster than Gen X – And Will Make Them Poorer

We call millennials the “wellness generation,” as they’ve embraced everything from boutique fitness to organic food in unprecedented ways. But a new study from massive health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield reveals that US millennials are seeing a scary increase in chronic health problems. Depression surged 31 percent, and hypertension jumped 16 percent from 2014–2017, while high cholesterol and tobacco use also spiked. Millennials…