A New Way to Explore Wellness with BBC StoryWorks’ Simon Shelley

A New Way to Explore Wellness with BBC StoryWorks’ Simon Shelley What is the true meaning of wellness? And what are the paths to attain it? It makes sense that a division of the world’s oldest broadcasting company would seek to answer these questions, noting the rising public interest on so many levels. The word “wellness” was used in over 60 million hashtags on Instagram alone. Building…

What the Longest-Lived People Can Teach Us with Dan Buettner

What the Longest-Lived People Can Teach Us with Dan Buettner Have you ever wondered what the secret to a long and healthy life is? Could it be the food we eat? Studying the areas of the world where people live exceptionally long lives, known as the Blue Zones, Dan Buettner may have found the answer. Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and best-selling author…

The Search for Sweat with Bill Hayes

The Search for Sweat with Bill Hayes Exercise is everywhere today. It seems that most people have a gym membership, go for a daily run, or do some bodyweight exercises around the house. There are VR apps, video games, and at-home on-demand video courses to help people sweat at home and stay active. That’s the role exercise plays in the present — but what was…

Walking the Diabetes Tightrope with Heart & Hope with Lisa Hepner

Walking the Diabetes Tightrope with Heart & Hope with Lisa Hepner While taking a proactive approach to wellness is always preferred, not everyone has that luxury. For some, taking control of your own well-being is a matter of life or death—as it is for the millions of people suffering from type 1 diabetes (T1D). No matter what their lifestyle, the body of a type 1…

Magical Realism & Creative Wellness with Co-Founders of OYE 

Magical Realism & Creative Wellness with Co-Founders of OYE  What does the Global Wellness Summit have in common with one of the biggest music stars in history? Colombian Reggaeton Superstar J Balvin has been very open and honest about his struggles with anxiety and depression—as well as the wellness practices he uses to find relief. To that end, he’s co-founded the development of OYE, an…

Are You a Victim of “Well-Washing?” with Rina Raphael

Are You a Victim of “Well-Washing?” with Rina Raphael Everyone wants to feel healthy, but none of us want to be duped—and many prefer not to be  goop-ed, for that matter. How can we navigate the world of wellness as savvy consumers and avoid the “well-washing” so often used to sell us on the next expensive fad? We know just the expert to help us…

Using Visual Poetry to Heal the Planet with Louie Schwartzberg

Using Visual Poetry to Heal the Planet with Louie Schwartzberg The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has had many guests across various fields in the wellness industry on Global Wellness Conversations, but our guest today is a first: A visual artist who uses his talent to help people fall in love with nature and be motivated to protect it. We’re talking to the famed cinematographer Louie…

The Great Indoors: Why Wellness Real Estate Matters with Paul Scialla

The Great Indoors: Why Wellness Real Estate Matters with Paul Scialla     When we’re talking about wellness, it makes sense to start the discussion where we spend most of our time: indoors. Despite how our modern society is structured, it’s important to remember that until recent history, humankind spent most of its time outside—not contained within four walls and a roof. Today humans spend…

The Godmother of the Wellness Economy – Living History of a Global Movement with Susie Ellis

The Godmother of the Wellness Economy – Living History of a Global Movement with Susie Ellis   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) was launched in 2007 and modeled after the World Economic Forum. Since then it has grown to be the most influential meeting between titans of the wellness industry. Its non-profit research arm, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) was launched in 2015. Neither organization…

Why Gender Bias in Medical Research is Bad for the Economy with Carolee Lee

Why Gender Bias in Medical Research is Bad for the Economy with Carolee Lee   Nothing stops you in your tracks and brings you back to reality faster than some startling facts, such as 66% of Alzheimer’s patients are women, but only 12% of the National Institute of Health Alzheimer’s research budget went to women-focused research; Or how women are 50% more likely to die…