Global Wellness Conversations

Global Wellness Summit

Hosted by wellness industry veteran Kim Marshall, this podcast features thought-provoking conversations with leading voices in the $4.4 trillion global business of wellness who inspire listeners with deep industry insights, rich personal stories and valuable business learnings. Leveraging the vast network of luminaries from the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the lively and down-to-earth conversations give listeners a unique opportunity to get to know industry icons while learning about the latest evidence-based wellness practices. This podcast is produced by GWS in association with S’Well Public Relations.

58. The Great Indoors: Why Wellness Real Estate Matters with Paul Scialla
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58. 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 roughly 90% of their time indoors and the pandemic has been a harsh reminder of how important the quality of indoor air is to our health and wellbeling. The Global Wellness Institute’s 2018 report, (Build Well to Live Well), is the first research to size and analyze the global and regional wellness lifestyle real estate and communities market Then in 2020 GWI’s White Paper, (Resetting the World With Wellness: Healthy Built Environments for Healthy People), describes how our unhealthy built environment can cause both chronic and infectious diseases like COVID-19, and it elaborates the roles that communities, businesses and governments can play in building healthier homes and communities for healthier people  This week’s guest is Paul Scialla – the founder and CEO of Delos living, one of the world’s premiere wellness real estate companies. We’ll hear how Paul’s passion for researching how to better the lived environment actually helped fuel a movement. Meeting at the intersection of technology, real estate, sustainability, medicine, research, altruism, and design, Paul will also elaborate on biophilic design – or incorporating aspects of the natural world into our indoor environments, Wellness real estate is all about complementing both LEED certification and WELL certification which focus more on the environmental impact that buildings have and taking things a step further with a people-first approach to building. After spending 18 years on Wall Street—ten of them as a partner at Goldman Sachs—his interest in sustainability and altruistic capitalism led him to found Delos and later start the International WELL Building Institute. So much of what he learned on Wall Street informs what he does now, taking an approach of mathematics and evidence to the wellness paradigm.  Delos has been merging health sciences with building sciences for over a decade, much of that research that had never been done before. They also took their hard-earned research, with over five years and over 100 million dollars of capital invested into it, and published it all for free. Today the company has projects that span every income level, from affordable housing to senior living centers to public school systems.  We discuss why Paul’s passion and curiosity have led him to become an authority in the wellness and sustainability movements, what tools Delos provides to accomplish their wellness goals, the difficulty in finding the best products in air filtration, and the possibilities of creating clean environments in your own homes. To learn more, visit Delos’ site at (Delos.com). Resources: (delos.com) (wellcertified.com) LinkedIn: (linkedin.com/in/paul-scialla) (2018 Build Well to Live Well: Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate & Communities) (2020 Resetting the World with Wellness White Paper Series) Hosted by (Kim Marshall).
57. The Godmother of the Wellness Economy – Living History of a Global Movement
07-07-2022
57. The Godmother of the Wellness Economy – Living History of a Global Movement
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 would exist without the dedication and vision of this week’s guest. Today we’re talking to the co-founder, chair, and CEO of both GWS and GWI—sometimes called the Godmother of Wellness. During our conversation, you’ll hear the living history of a global movement explained and find out details of Susie’s incredible journey to becoming one of the most prominent voices in the world of wellness. She also details not only how her organizations were the first to identify and quantify the Global Wellness Economy and how you can access all of the free wellness resources that have resulted from the work spearheaded by Susie and her team of collaborators. When Susie started her career, there wasn’t even a wellness conversation. Things like fitness, nutrition, and beauty existed in their own silos and were only brought together in places called spas. In fact, the very first Global Wellness Summit was actually called the Global Spa Summit. Despite all of the importance placed on the Summit—and it is an incredible event held in different countries each year and which this year is bringing together industry leaders to the welltech hub of Tel Aviv, Israel —you don’t have to attend to benefit from the Global Wellness Institute’s efforts. Part of Susie’s mission is to promote research and trends that are making a difference in the world and to make much of that information available free to the public. Those research and trends range across the eleven sectors of wellness, in descending order of dollar value as of 2020: Personal Care & Beauty – $955 billion Healthy Eating & Nutrition – $946 b Physical Activity/Fitness – $738 b Wellness Tourism – $436 b Traditional & Complementary Medicine – $413 b Public Health, Preventive & Personal Medicine - $375 b Wellness Real Estate – $275 b Mental Wellness – $131 b Spas – $68 b Workplace Wellness – $49 b Hot Springs - $39 b GWS’ research topic for 2022 is wellness policy. We’re seeing that governments are wanting to have more direction when it comes to wellness, and the policy choices they make have a vast impact on people’s lives. In the coming years, we’re going to see even more how the decisions of policy play a role in our global wellness. You’ll hear how Susie Ellis’ recipe for success is vision, passion, and responding to a personal calling -- and how that helped grow this dynamic organization. And there’s only more to come as GWS and GWI continue to recognize and research trends to identify and shape the future of the wellness industry. To learn more, visit Global Wellness Summit’s site at (GlobalWellnessSummit.com). Resources: Twitter: (@susieellis) LinkedIn: (linkedin.com/in/susie-ellis-4b84b15) (wellnessevidence.com) Hosted by (Kim Marshall).
56. Why Gender Bias in Medical Research is Bad for the Economy with WHAM’s Carolee Lee
22-06-2022
56. Why Gender Bias in Medical Research is Bad for the Economy with WHAM’s 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 in the year following a heart attack than men, but only 4.5% of the NIH coronary artery disease budget went to women-focused research. Those are just a few of the realities that Carolee Lee espouses. She’s the founder, CEO, and chair of Women’s Health Access Matters.  She commissioned The RAND Corporation to create a series of reports showing the economic impact of accelerating women’s health research. And, it is waking up the medical community faster than a strong cup of coffee. One of the top trends in global wellness this year is closing the gender gap in research with the help of tech, and Carolee is at the forefront of that. As the founder of a jewelry and accessories company which she ran for 30 years with mostly female employees, she learned firsthand that “women’s health is an economic issue that none of us can afford to ignore.” Women make up half of the workforce and, even more so, make up most of the economic spending. When you look at the data it becomes clear: Women drive economies. WHAM was founded with the goal of accomplishing three things: Creating The WHAM Investigator’s Fund to raise money for research, creating The WHAM Collaborative that brings together the leaders in women’s health and the study of sex difference, and creating The WHAM Report, a data-driven compendium to provide the impact of increasing investment in women’s health research and how it will change women’s lives, their families, and the economy. WHAM is using data to uncover the gender discrepancies that exist in medical research and to underscore that without fixing those, we cannot be well as a society. Find out why nearly every woman will eventually be affected by one of four areas of medical research that WHAM is funding – brain health, heart health, autoimmune disease and cancer. Their research has already shown that research can actually change outcomes!  If you want to be a part of this important change, visit WHAM’s website and see how you can help fund the future of research. To learn more, visit WHAM’s site at (TheWHAMReport.org). Resources: (thewhamreport.org) (whamnow.org) Follow Carolee on LinkedIn: (linkedin.com/in/carolee-lee-2355aa14) (Access Corporate Group) Hosted by (Kim Marshall).
55. Think Magenta:  A Day to Celebrate Wellness and Choose Joy - with Belgin Aksoy
08-06-2022
55. Think Magenta: A Day to Celebrate Wellness and Choose Joy - with Belgin Aksoy
How does one woman surviving an illness result in an annual event celebrated across over seven thousand locations in more than 150 countries on five continents? It starts with dreaming big—but that’s only the beginning. Belgin Aksoy is a dreamer. She’s the founder of Global Wellness Day, which was unveiled in 2014 at the Global Wellness Summit in Morocco. Two years later, the momentous progress of Global Wellness Day won her the Woman in Wellness award at the GWS in Austria. It is celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year. Global Wellness Day is a day dedicated to living well, holding free-of-charge educational and experiential wellness events open to the general public – like yoga, nutrition, dance, sound healing classes, etc. – that inspire people to try living smarter and living well. The purpose of the day is to recognize the value of our lives, to pause and think, to be free of the stress of everyday life, to bring nations together over a common mission, and to spread the message that wellness is more than a luxury—it’s a necessity. In 2004, Belgin began facing her own health challenges when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She began a personal journey to live a better life, including changing her perspective on what really matters. She changed the way she ate, exercised, and slept, and in 2012 she had turned her health around. Not only that, she was healthier than ever before. She knew that the universe had given her something special, and she had to find a way to give back. The theme for this year’s Global Wellness Day is “Think Magenta.” After the last few years have been so gray and bleak, we need a bit of color in our lives. Global Wellness Day’s worldwide family of ambassadors, supporters, and volunteers are working together to add color to people’s thoughts, to inspire them to build healthier habits and bring some positivity to their lives. For the first time since 2020, GWD will be celebrated with live events from Turkey to Thailand in 2022.  But, also, don’t forget to check out Global Wellness Day’s (You Tube Channel) and (Facebook Page) to watch this year’s three-hour GWD Live Stream featuring presentations by wellness luminaries from around the planet.  However you celebrate wellness, whether at home or through one of the Global Wellness Day partners, it’s important to consider how you can incorporate wellness into your day. Because one day can change your life. To learn more, visit Belgin Aksoy’s site at (GlobalWellnessDay.org) Resources: (GlobalWellnessDay.org) Follow Belgin on Instagram: (@_belginaksoy) Read: (Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging) Hosted by (Kim Marshall).
54. You, Younger: Making 90 the New 40 with Dr. Michael Roizen
01-06-2022
54. You, Younger: Making 90 the New 40 with Dr. Michael Roizen
Dr. Michael Roizen is the Cleveland Clinic’s first Chief Wellness Officer, and the author of four New York Times best-sellers.  He’s won several awards in the medical community, given over 1200 lectures, and made appearances on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America, and more, he writes a daily newspaper column and has run a radio show known as YOU The Owner’s Manual for over 20 years. When people ask him what he does for fun, he says: “I read medicine.” He was also the co-chair of the 2021 Global Wellness Summit in Boston, where a number of expert doctors and academics discussed the intersection of healthcare and self-care. He used to claim that 60 is the new 40, but his latest talk, “90 is the new 40,” sent ripples through the summit attendees. We’re going to explore what insights brought him to make this outrageous-seeming claim about the near future. Dr Roizen’s passion for medicine started at a young age and he remembers the moment vividly. At nine years old he was terribly sick, so his family took him to the doctor. One shot and six hours later he felt great, and he knew that he wanted to be the person who made other people feel better as well. A realistic roadmap for The Global Wellness Institute’s “Wellness Moonshot” goal of eliminating preventable disease,  Dr. Roizen has identified six areas – which he calls the  “six normals” – that  if you get them to a healthy level you can reduce your risk of chronic disease by 80-90%. These areas are normal blood pressure, good cholesterol, good blood sugar, obesity, not smoking, and stress management.  He adds that – if you simply see a primary care practitioner and keep your immunizations up to date – you reduce your risk for chronic disease even more!  ’ He’s also on the leading edge of the areas of research that are going to make all of the difference, including stem cells, autophagy, epigenetic reboot, hormone replacement, reduced tissue regeneration As crazy as this might sound at first, it’s not only possible, it is probable. The research shows us how to do it—now it’s just a matter of getting the resources and information into the hands of as many people as possible, which is what Dr. Michael Roizen is focused on today. To learn more, visit Dr. Michael Roizen’s at (my.ClevelandClinic.org) Topics: The difference between wellness and healthcare Making wellness appealing and understandable Making healthy choices fun The health pandemic deadlier than COVID-19 The “six normals plus two” that can drastically reduce preventable disease Four important components of physical activity Fourteen areas of research that lead to longevity Practical steps to improve your health at home Resources: Twitter: (@drmikeroizen) Listen: (YOU: The Owner's Manual) (The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow) (RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?) (AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip) (What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food) Hosted by (Kim Marshall.)
53. Living a Vibrant & Healthy Post-Menopausal Life with Dr. Sharon Malone & Monica Molenaar
02-02-2022
53. Living a Vibrant & Healthy Post-Menopausal Life with Dr. Sharon Malone & Monica Molenaar
Women’s health is one of the most underserved areas of wellness – specifically menopause. Our guests today, Dr. Sharon Malone and Monica Molenaar, founded a telehealth platform designed to democratize related information and resources so all women can access the guidance they need. Dr. Sharon Malone is the youngest of eight children, born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, who later became an Ivy League doctor and married a young lawyer named Eric Holder, the future attorney general of the United States under President Obama. Monica Molenaar is a mom and entrepreneur who elected to remove her ovaries prophylactically after testing positive for the BRCA gene at forty, sending her into menopause overnight. There are 55 million women in America going through menopause at any given moment of time. And yet, only 1.4 million are getting the proper care they need. The Global Wellness Summit is making strides in this area through their Hormonal Wellness Initiative, supporting options for women in their post-childbearing years. In this episode, we go to the front line of the fight for awareness, addressing the fears of hormonal therapy head on and out loud. We also pose the big question: Should women just give up and accept their fate of hot flashes, mood swings, thinning hair, and other symptoms – all because their bodies are experiencing a natural decrease in estrogen? The world population of menopausal and postmenopausal women is projected to reach 1.2 billion by 2030, with 47 million new entrants each year. The issue Alloy seeks to alleviate is two-fold: 75% of women who seek treatment for menopausal symptoms leave their physician's office untreated, while over 80% of gynecologists self-report lacking the training to treat these women. “I saw firsthand the confusion around menopause treatment and the suffering it can cause," says Dr. Malone. "My life's work has been to help democratize menopause care," PACE Healthcare Capital Founder Julia Monfrini Peev adds, “We were deeply inspired by Anne, Monica and Dr. Malone's vision to empower women in menopause to take ownership of their health and be able to age healthily and beautifully." "We are fiercely dedicated to rewriting the aging narrative for women, and making sure they're informed on all the options available to help them to feel like their best selves," says Anne Fulenwider, Alloy Co-Founder, Co-CEO and former longtime Editor-in-Chief of women's magazine Marie Claire. "Alloy exists because too many women haven't been able to get the treatment they need. We are here to course correct post-reproductive healthcare and we could not be more excited to share this platform with the world." For any men out there with women in their life, whether it’s a partner, mother, daughter, or friend –  don’t change that dial. Knowing is caring and understanding is love. To learn more, visit (MyAlloy.com) Resources: (Dr. Sharon Malone on LinkedIn) (Monica Molenaar on LinkedIn) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
52. Skin Care is Health Care with Beauty Industry Luminary Dr. Howard Murad
12-01-2022
52. Skin Care is Health Care with Beauty Industry Luminary Dr. Howard Murad
Dr. Howard Murad is a true wellness trailblazer. One of the first doctors to open a day spa, and the owner of nineteen patents in the field, Dr. Murad popularized the idea that skincare goes further than skin deep. He was one of the first people to identify skin care as health care, and now he champions the best ways to maintain healthy skin for the sake of your entire body.  Howard’s story is a  great rags-to-riches tale. The youngest of six born to Iraqi immigrants, he worked his way through college, pharmacy school, and medical school, pushing his way through poverty and out the other side a wellness cultural icon. One of the very first dermatologists to open a day spa, it wasn’t until he was 50 years old that he founded Murad, a brand that’s still a major player in the largest sector of the $4.5 trillion dollar wellness economy – Beauty and Personal Care Products.  Dr. Howard Murad is a fan of the GWS, having attended a number of Summits around the world. Of course, his innovative company would be one of the of the first to sponsor this podcast – the “spots” were actually conversations with beauty and wellness influencers talking about their personal experience with Murad.  Murad skincare even asked our host, Kim Marshall, to guest host their new podcast, “Well Connected!” three times in 2021!  His insights into keeping skin healthy are so helpful, from how we should eat our water instead of just drinking it, to the basics of getting enough sleep and most importantly, keeping positive!  And, of course, there’s more to Dr. Murad than his work with skin, He is an accomplished author and artist and a crafter of joyful axioms or affirmations that are published as “Dr’s Quote Cards.” We also chat about his personal life, his newfound love of art and even his signature bright colors that pop up everywhere from his walls to his shirts.  As it happens, Kim would often run into Dr. Murad on her favorite hiking trail in the Santa Monica mountains. She says being able to sit down and talk shop with such an influential figure in the world of wellness was both meaningful and fun. To learn more, visit the Murad site at (Murad.com) Resources: (Dr. Murad’s official website) (Dr. Murad on LinkedIn) (Listen to Murad’s “Well Connected” Podcast) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
51. Disrupting College Education & Rethinking the Four-Year Degree for a More Holistic Outcome
05-01-2022
51. Disrupting College Education & Rethinking the Four-Year Degree for a More Holistic Outcome
Abby is the founder and CEO of MYX, “remyxing” the higher education landscape to combine online and experimental learning to meet the needs of the future. Wellness is so often about the here and now that it’s easy to forget about how much our formative years play into our health and wellbeing. That’s why keeping a focus on the education system is so important – it’s going to have such a huge impact on the next generation.  49% of students in higher education never graduate, but almost 100% of students leave with debt, not to mention parents. And those that do walk away with a degree often find it irrelevant to the path they choose to take in life. That’s why MYX are reshaping how we approach education. It should be less of a one-size-fits-all package deal and something far more tailored to each individual. For example, we so rarely hear talk about gap years in the US, but in other parts of the world, it’s completely normal to take a year building up experience and really finding what you want to study before throwing yourself back into the education system. Education is shifting increasingly online, and yet so much of the value of school comes from socialization and community. Abby and her team at MYX want to ensure that the right balance is struck between the two. Students at MYX create their own course mix from top universities around the world. They’re not limited to one institution or even just American ones. And the organization encourages pivoting – if something isn’t working or the course is the wrong fit – they’ll work to change it. There’s no point in continuing down the wrong path. Abby raises some really important questions about aspects of education that are completely overlooked by much of the established system, and certainly within the wellness space. To learn more, visit (MYX's site at themyx.com) Resources: (In the MYX with Abby Brody) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
50. A Healthy Habitat: Designing with Wellness in Mind with Joanna Frank from The Center for Active Design
01-12-2021
50. A Healthy Habitat: Designing with Wellness in Mind with Joanna Frank from The Center for Active Design
Joanna is President & CEO of the Center for Active Design in New York. They’re a non-profit on a mission to promote health through design in the real estate and landscape we inhabit. Now, they’re the licensed operators of Fitwel, the world’s leading certification system for optimizing buildings for health. The movement started in the late 1800s when disease was rife, and cities started to implement basic changes to their infrastructure such as street sweeping and public parks. Central Park, for example, was called “the working man’s lung” back when it was built in 1857.  Lots has changed since then but the core principles are the same in that every building affects your health, be it via the air quality, the levels of lighting, or even just your ability to change things as you see fit. Your environment plays a very real role in your mental wellbeing, and your physical one as well.  One of the most surprising lessons Joanna brings with her is the importance of shared workspace. COVID has allowed us to all work from home. We’ll never go back to spending five days a week in the office like we used to, but that doesn’t mean we should work exclusively from home, either. There was a loneliness crisis even before the pandemic. Research has shown that people who work from home tend to be more stressed than those who don’t due to factors such as the eroded work-life balance.  Of course, it’s not all doom and gloom. Joanna’s delightful accent alone makes this episode extremely pleasant listening. Her message is, ultimately, one of positivity, and the good we can do. On that positive note, she shares some remarkable stats that demonstrate just how far we’ve come thanks to the subtle health design choices that are now commonplace in architecture around the world. To learn more, visit Center for Active Design at (centerforactivedesign.org) Resources: (Center for Active Design) (Joanna on LinkedIn) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
49.  A Message of Hope, Resilience and Healing with Dr. Jeffrey Rediger
24-11-2021
49. A Message of Hope, Resilience and Healing with Dr. Jeffrey Rediger
Dr. Jeffrey Rediger is a Harvard professor, medical doctor, psychiatrist, and the author of “Cured: The Life-Changing Science of Spontaneous Healing.” His pioneering work studying recovery from terminal illness has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Dr. Oz Show.  In this episode, he lays out his pillars of wellness and invites us to get to grips with just how much control we have over our total wellbeing. He wants to bring about a new era in health and wellness. With two decades of research behind him, it’s about time people start to listen! First, we chat about the unbelievable power of the placebo effect. Sure, it’s all in the mind by definition, but what if we were able to harness it as a form of treatment? Some of the research Jeffrey talks about in this field is downright incredible. Then, we move into a stark conversation on nutrition. Jeff believes that all illness – even mental – can be traced to inflammation caused by what we put into our bodies. Next, we discuss how we can keep our immune systems working at their very best. With a global pandemic still ongoing, there’s never been a more important time to stop and take stock of our own stress levels. Are we stuck in a permanent fight-or-flight loop? Jeff teaches us that such a state is just about the worst thing we could do for our body’s immune system. So, what steps can we take to keep ourselves ready to fend off illness or disease?   It’s a truly fascinating conversation that’ll reshape how you (and hopefully the rest of the world) thinks about treating health. It’s time to stop looking for and blaming external factors and unlock our own wellness from within! Resources: (Jeffrey Rediger on Instagram) (Read Cured: The Life-Changing Science of Spontaneous Healing) (Dr. Jeffrey Rediger - Official Site) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
48. Life Enhancing Design with Clodagh
17-11-2021
48. Life Enhancing Design with Clodagh
Kicking off the fifth season of the Global Wellness Summit podcast is an illuminating discussion of all things design with pioneering design icon, Clodagh. Turns out, open space, objects, sounds, people, materials, smells and energy -- or the lack thereof - has a deeply profound impact on our wellbeing.  Also joining us is guest co-host, Veronica Schreibeis Smith, who you’ll remember from episode thirty-four of the podcast, which detailed her own impressive work in, and perspective on, the growing field of wellness architecture. Plugging in at Clodagh’s beautiful design studio in The Big Apple the day after the Global Wellness Institute’s first ever Wellness Real Estate Symposium, we dig into how the work of a designer can go hand in hand with functionality to the point that it channels spirituality, energy, and adapts to bring tranquility into our lives from space beyond the physical. We talk about her work spanning from fashion to interior design and more – she just designed a yacht! We also get into the ways that COVID has impacted the world of design, namely the surge in multi-functionality and the prioritization of spaces that bring health, balance, and pleasure to their occupants. It’s a refined and scaled version of the same feeling we’ve all had staring at the same four walls since early 2020, wondering how they might be better arranged to get you through another day. Now that a pandemic of Biblical proportions – as Clodagh says – has turned the spotlight on wellbeing, Forward-thinking designers like Clodagh and Veronica are here to meet the challenge for a better world. We’re grateful to share their expert voices on such an important subject. But don’t think of the episode with this power trio as design-only.  The conversation also touches on mindfully raising children, how to let your clothes speak for you and whether or not the city’s true energy has started to return to NYC.     To learn more, visit (Clodagh Design). Resources: (Clodagh Design) (Clodagh on Twitter) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
47. Breathwork - with James Nestor & Sandy Abrams
04-08-2021
47. Breathwork - with James Nestor & Sandy Abrams
Breathing can be considered the original medicine. It’s historically been a spiritual practice and taking charge of how we breathe carries an almost endless list of health benefits – both mental and physical. First off, James Nestor joins us for a discussion on the amazing ways that breathing, and the way we breathe, can affect our health (both negatively and positively). James is a journalist who has written for the likes of The New York Times, The Atlantic, The San Francisco Chronicle, Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, Scientific American, and more. In 2020, James published his second book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, which sought to provide a historical, scientific, and personal examination of breathing. The book was a smash hit, landing on The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times’ bestseller lists and going on to be translated into over 30 languages.  We get into the differences between mouth and nasal breathing, how which nostril you breathe through can impact your body chemistry, and how we’re able to take conscious control of our body’s usually automatic process for the better. Then we speak to Sandy Abrams, the entrepreneur behind Moisture Jamzz, author, and “CEOm” on a mission to spread knowledge about the power of our breath. Whereas James’ approach is more scientific and journalistically minded, Sandy is interested in the way that our breathing can be utilized to create our best energies and mindsets. She currently leads Breathe To Succeed workshops designed to teach us good habits, useful techniques, and all the knowledge we’ll need to succeed in turning our breathing around so that it’s giving us the most that it possibly can. Thanks to COVID, our breathing and respiratory health is more relevant now than it ever has been. And, as Sandy says, breathing is free, it’s organic, it’s sustainable, and it’s available 24/7. What more could we possibly ask for? Thank You to Our Podcast Sponsor This season’s sponsor is the wellness-forward skincare line, Murad. Today’s episode features an interview with Dr. Zion Ko Lamm (@dr.zionko), a board-certified internal medicine physician that Vogue has called a “standout medical influencer.” She’s the guest editor of Murad’s new wellness publication, Well Connected. Resources: Our sponsor: (Murad Skincare) (Breathe by James Nestor) (James Nestor on Instagram) (The Cause and Prevention of Decay in Teeth by James Sim Wallace on Google Books) (The C.E.Om) (Sandy Abrams on Instagram) (Doctor Huberman’s Website) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
46. Human Potential 2.0 - with The Esalen Institute (Lucia Horan, Douglas Drummond, Peggy Horan & Brita Ostrom)
28-07-2021
46. Human Potential 2.0 - with The Esalen Institute (Lucia Horan, Douglas Drummond, Peggy Horan & Brita Ostrom)
We’re getting to grips with one of the world’s original wellness destinations: the birthplace of The Human Potential Movement, Gestalt therapy, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and hot tub diplomacy. It’s the iconic Esalen Institute, the nonprofit retreat center and community housed in Big Sur, California and, some would argue, the origins of the modern California lifestyle.  Joining us to get deep into the origins of the philosophy of wellness is Esalen Institute alum and Buddhist insight meditation teacher, Lucia Horan. Believe it or not, Lucia was actually born in the Institute itself, so she’s been submerged in the world of wellness from her first day on Earth. She was born into the family of 5Rhythms and she’s been a certified teacher of it since 1988. We discuss the power of motion and her popular Moon Lodge gatherings, designed to give women the power to come together, share, and see the beauty within themselves.  We then speak to Douglas Drummond, the Director of Healing Arts & Somatics at Esalen, about how he came to the Institute, what the Institute is, what people can get from it, and how the pandemic has changed the way they offer their services to people. Last of all, we sit down with two of the founding members of the Esalen massage school, Peggy Horan & Brita Ostrom. They tell us all about the healing and restorative power of massage and the work that they’ve pioneered at the institute.  Together, they all offer a fascinating insight into Esalen for people familiar and unfamiliar with the institute’s work, alike. If you’re just learning about Esalen, this is a great place to start, and if you’re a fan, this is a great place to get some info about what you can expect from them moving forward.  Thank You to Our Podcast Sponsor This season’s sponsor is the wellness-forward skincare line, Murad. Today’s episode features an interview with Deepika Chopra (@drdeepikachopra), the world’s eminent optimism doctor, and guest editor of Murad’s new wellness publication, Well Connected. Resources: Our sponsor: (Murad Skincare) (Esalen Institute) (Lucia Horan) (Douglas Drummond at Esalen) (#30: “Joyful Longevity & the Future of the Wellness Lifestyle” - with Roberto Arjona from Racho La Puerta) (The Healing Touch of Esalen Massage) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
45. The Travel Reset - with Elaine Glusac & Jennifer Kester
21-07-2021
45. The Travel Reset - with Elaine Glusac & Jennifer Kester
Elaine Glusac is a freelance travel writer of 26 years who is part of the New York Times travel team. She’s written for numerous publications including, but not limited to, The Chicago Tribune, Virtuoso Life, and National Geographic Traveller. Jennifer Kester is the Vice President and Executive Editor of Forbes Travel Guide and she’s been writing about travel with them since 2008. Her past credits include writing for Time Out Chicago, AOL, and HotelChatter.  Elaine’s focus is on sustainable – and even regenerative – travel: how we can experience the beauty of other places and cultures without causing harm to the environment and their communities. Better still: how can we travel in a way that benefits the places we visit and the people who live there? Jennifer’s expertise is in the field of something we all need a little bit of right now: luxury. We discuss the importance of being able to get away and relax when you need it, and she shares some of the best advice on how to do that, from some of the best resorts we should try to hacks we can use to experience opulence on a budget. They’re two of the leading voices in travel, so our conversations are timely and illuminating. Among other things, we get their unique takes on how the pandemic has shifted the travel industry – both temporarily and permanently and what we can expect to see as things begin to return to normal.  Thank You To Our Podcast Sponsor This season’s sponsor is the wellness-forward skincare line, Murad. Today’s episode features an interview with Deepika Chopra (@drdeepikachopra), the world’s eminent optimism doctor, and guest editor of Murad’s new wellness publication, Well Connected. Resources: Our sponsor: (Murad Skincare) (The New York Times travel section) (Elaine Glusac on Twitter) (Jennifer Kester on Instagram) (Jennifer Kester’s Forbes articles) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
44. Immune Balancing - with Dr. Ken Pelletier, Charles Davidson & David Dronet
14-07-2021
44. Immune Balancing - with Dr. Ken Pelletier, Charles Davidson & David Dronet
Dr. Ken Pelletier is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and he’s on a mission to debunk the notion of immune boosting. He tells us why we should all be striving for immune balance instead.  We get into all things immunity, from our metabolic health, to our epigenetic profiles and gut microbiomes. We even touch on how immune balancing can impact our telomeres or help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s. Perhaps most important, we discuss the most effective ways to self-immunize yourself using proven wellness practices, so that you’ll be best armed to take on the world post-COVID.  Continuing our exploration of how to encourage strong immune systems, we’re then joined by Charles Davidson, CEO of Peninsula Hot Springs in Mornington, Australia, and David Dronet, Owner of The Springs Resort and Spa in Colorado. Charles is the chairman of the Global Wellness Summit’s Hot Springs Initiative, and David is one of its newest members. We explore how they first discovered the power of hot springs and the many natural benefits that they provide, such as relaxation, mineral properties, and even hydrothermal therapy. We also discuss their work with World Bathing Day and Soakember, designed to assist Charles’ mission of knowledge sharing and collective learning. Thank You To Our Podcast Sponsor This season’s sponsor is the wellness-forward skincare line, Murad, and features an interview with Candace Reels (@candacereels), founder of the Female Collective and guest editor of Murad’s new wellness publication, Well Connected. Resources: Our sponsor: (Murad Skincare) (Dr. Ken Pelletier's Website) – Where you can download a free digital copy of Dr. Pelletier’s book ‘Change Your Genes, Change Your Life’ (World Bathing Day) (Soakember) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
43. Living Well From Within - with Sallie Fraenkel, Dr. Dan Diamond, Dr. Daniel Friedland, and Jon Berghoff
07-07-2021
43. Living Well From Within - with Sallie Fraenkel, Dr. Dan Diamond, Dr. Daniel Friedland, and Jon Berghoff
Sallie Fraenkel is the founder of Mind Body Spirit Network (MBSN), Dr. Dan Diamond is the founder of NogginStorms, and Jon Berghoff is the Co-Founder and CEO of XCHANGE. Obviously, they’re all running organizations created to push positive change into the world, but there’s a clearer link: all three of them are members of the Living Well From Within initiative.  Living Well From Within is the work of Dr. Daniel Friedland who founded the cause to convene leading influencers to align in order to elevate humanity through conscious leadership and the values of conscious capitalism. In this episode, we take turns speaking to all of them, including Dr. Friedland, himself, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in late 2020. His diagnosis was the catalyst that sparked a new level of growth and awakening in his work. As well as the topics of conscious capitalism and, of course, living well from within, we all discuss the incredible legacy Dr. Friedland will leave behind and the value of striving to use our lives for the betterment of the world. Thank You To Our Podcast Sponsor This season’s sponsor is the wellness-forward skincare line, Murad, and features an interview with Candace Reels (@candacereels), founder of the Female Collective and guest editor of Murad’s new wellness publication, Well Connected. Resources: (Living Well From Within at the GWI) (The Living Well From Within YouTube Channel) (MBSN) (The XCHANGE Approach) (Trench Tested Podcast) “ (Beyond Resilience: Trench-Tested Tools to Thrive Under Pressure)” (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
42. Financial Wellness with Skyler Hubler, Cecelia Girr of TBWA, and Anna Freeman of ZavFit
30-06-2021
42. Financial Wellness with Skyler Hubler, Cecelia Girr of TBWA, and Anna Freeman of ZavFit
Money is one of the biggest stressors in the world — and one that we don’t talk about nearly as much as we should in the wellness space. The conversation is about so much more than money, savings and spending rates. It hinges on, not just about how much you make, but how your approach to personal finance impacts your mental wellness. Skyler Hubler and Cecelia Girr are both dynamic researchers from (TBWA), one of the most influential advertising agencies in the world with clients such as Apple, Gatorade, McDonalds, Hilton, and more. For the Global Wellness Summit 2021 Wellness Trends, they spoke on the topic they called “Money Out Loud.” They share how the age of transparency and authenticity — driven largely by millennials — is affecting attitudes about money on a larger scale. In the second part of this episode, we talk to someone on the front lines of the trend of financial wellness, Anna Freeman, who’s launching the very first health tech company focused on money fitness, (ZavFit). In our chat with her, we learn why true personal wellness requires being financially fit as well. Thank You To Our Podcast Sponsor This season’s sponsor is the wellness-forward skincare line, Murad, and features an interview with Candace Reels (@candacereels), founder of the Female Collective and guest editor of Murad’s new wellness publication, Well Connected. Resources (tbwa.com) (zavfit.com) (Refinery29’s Money Diaries) (murad.com) (Global Wellness Trends Mid-Year Report: The Future of Wellness 2021) (Global Wellness Summit 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
41. True Circadian Health & Sleep Health Equity - with Dr. Rebecca Robbins (Harvard), Francisco Levine (Bryte Labs), & Allison Howard (Nollapelli)
10-03-2021
41. True Circadian Health & Sleep Health Equity - with Dr. Rebecca Robbins (Harvard), Francisco Levine (Bryte Labs), & Allison Howard (Nollapelli)
The #1 trend from the Global Wellness Summit 2020 Trends Report was a shift in focus from sleep to true circadian health — a trend that’s driving the $432B sleep market. Smart watches, Oura Rings, sleep tonics, CBD, sleep ice cream, nap pods, herbal supplements, subscription plans, blue-blocking glasses, red light bulbs, cuddle robots, jet lag apps, sleep divorces: the ways people are trying to optimize their circadian health these days just keeps expanding. So, this episode really runs the gamut.  The first part of our episode is an interview with (Dr. Rebecca Robbins), an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School, an associate scientist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and an author. In the second part of our episode, we speak with Francisco Levine and Allison Howard about what we’re sleeping on. Francisco is part of the team at (Bryte Labs) creating a new kind of high-tech bed and Allison is the creator of (Nollapelli sheets), a new wellness linen company with innovative products that promote healthier sleep, skin, and hair. Resources: GWS Trend Report: (“Focus Shifts from Sleep to True Circadian Health”) (rebecca-robbins.com) (nollapelli.com) (Bryte.com) ("Why We Sleep") by Matthew Walker (Global Wellness Summit On Demand) (GWI's 2020 Research In Progress) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)
40. The New Mental Wellness Economy & The Renaissance of Self-Care - with Zev Suissa from eMindful
10-02-2021
40. The New Mental Wellness Economy & The Renaissance of Self-Care - with Zev Suissa from eMindful
Our guest today is Zev Suissa, the Chief Innovation Officer of eMindful, which is like a fitness app but for mental athletes… and those who want to be. Imagine having a digital menu in your pocket to call up both virtual and live mindful practices when you need them — kind of like Peloton for the mind. But, unlike apps like Headspace or Calm, eMindful is not strictly B2C. In addition to offering programs for individuals, the app is designed as a way for major corporations to arm their employees — sometimes 50,000 at a time — with workplace wellness tools and tools for creating intentional change. But first, the onus was on eMindful to prove to corporations how a mindfulness practice could actually affect a company’s bottom line. So over the past 12 years, eMindful has worked with universities like Vanderbilt and Duke to do peer-reviewed studies, which have shown that practicing mindfulness can help with things like: weight loss, diabetes, chronic pain, addictive behaviors, cancer recovery, and smoking cessation. And study after study shows that mindfulness both reduces stress in employees and increases productivity – ultimately saving companies an average of $700 per year per employee in healthcare costs! And the Global Wellness Summit’s most recent mental wellness economy research shows that (this is very on-trend for 2021): the pandemic has caused a mental health tsunami, and as a result, meditation & mindfulness are emerging as one of four sectors in the new mental wellness economy. This is reflective of Trend #5 from the annual Global Wellness Trends Report: the renaissance of self care.  eMindful is also offering GWS listeners a special discount, which will give you access to up to 5,000 classes and hundreds of hours of on-demand content! Use the code gwspodcast2021 to receive 30% off an upgrade to your eMindful subscription at (emindful.com) or look for eM Life in the app store. To learn more, visit (emindful.com) Resources: Use the code “gwspodcast2021” to receive 30% off an upgrade to your eMindful subscription at (emindful.com) (Global Wellness Summit On Demand) (GWI's 2020 Research In Progress) Hosted by (Kim Marshall) Produced by (Crate Media)