A New Wellness Warrior

TREND: Extreme Wellness A New Wellness Warrior Our always-on digital life is full of “stuff”—from the constant screens in our faces to creature comforts delivered at the touch of a button. Nonstop access combined with a growing (unstoppable) awareness of the toxins in our air, food, offices and homes, and a world that is full of bad news, has birthed new wellness warriors who want…

Seeking the Extreme

Summit Trend in the News: Extreme Wellness The Rise of Luxury Wellness Tourism in Africa—Skift Travelers are increasingly seeking wellness experiences in the most remote destinations, positioning the continent as the next leader in luxury wellness travel. Extreme biohacking: the tech guru who spent $250,000 trying to live forever—The Guardian A Silicon Valley millionaire eagerly embraces biohacking, uniting the hi-tech, wellness, anti-aging and science communities,…

Wellness Trend Forecasts 2019

Wellness Trend Forecasts for 2019 As the wellness trend forecasts come rolling in, there’s much to be excited for in 2019…including the release of the Summit Wellness Trends Report on January 28, 2019. Here is a sample of the current trends reports to explore. Wellness Trends 2019 Top Wellness Trends of 2019—Well+Good Well+Good’s 14 top health and wellness trends that people will be talking about…

Engineering Social Connection & Community

TREND: Wellness Meets Happiness Engineering Social Connection & Community A storm of forces is creating a new wave of loneliness and a decline in what’s called “social capital” (connection and trust in other people): More people now live alone, with later marriages, fewer children, the demise of the intergenerational household, and the rise of the isolating “gig” or remote working economy. With face-to-face human community…

Designing for Happiness

Summit Trend in the News: Wellness Meets Happiness How to Create Long-Lasting Happiness (Without Even Trying)—Well+Good Susie Ellis, Summit CEO and chairman and member of the Well+Good Council, explores the latest happiness research from the Blue Zones. How Major Real Estate Developers Are Experimenting with Co-Living—Forbes In the last decade, co-working has proven itself to be more than just a trend. It has dramatically changed…

Making the Case for Mushrooms

Summit Trend Exploration: Mushrooms Emerge from Underground Psilocybin Could Be Legal for Therapy by 2021—Rolling Stone For the first time in US history, a psychedelic drug is on the fast track to getting approved for treating depression by the federal government. Medical psilocybin initiative launched in Oregon—The Leaf Online Oregon locals seek to reclassify psilocybin with a ballot initiative campaign aiming to legalize access to…

Psilocybin Research Surges

TREND: Mushrooms Emerge from Underground Psilocybin Research Surges Psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, has been used by cultures worldwide for millennia—from the Ancient Greeks to the Aztecs. And in the 1960s, top medical institutions, such as Harvard, undertook studies indicating their promise for conditions such as depression and addiction. But that research came to a crashing halt when many countries made psilocybin a highly illegal drug,…

Can Technology Help Us Be Our Best Selves?

Summit Trend Exploration: Extreme Wellness Good News/Bad News: Mental Wellness and Technology—Global Wellness Summit Experts discuss the intersection and opportunities in mental wellness and technology during this Summit Roundtable. Would you plunk down $30,000 to get the most from your brain?—Fast Company A growing field of science is now working to literally rewire your brain waves for the ultimate biohack. 5 Natural Ways to Optimize…

This is Your Brain Fully Optimized

TREND: Extreme Wellness Your Brain Fully Optimized The “designer brain” has arrived. The technology and know-how that enables us to rewire our brains to perform better—whether it’s cognitive improvement or mental wellness or a greater sense of happiness—there’s now a brain hack you can try. Brain health is already big business. The market for brain supplements is forecast to reach $11.6 billion by 2024, up…

Kitchens Finally Get a Wellness Makeover

Summit Trend Exploration: The Wellness Kitchen How kitchens are (finally) getting the wellness makeover healthy eaters deserve—Well+Good From virtual sous chefs to appliances that know what food you have at home better than you do, wellness is front and center of this home model moment. The kitchen reimagined—Well Home Architect Veronica Schreibeis Smith has designed the kitchen of the future by prioritizing the health of…