The GWI has a new Q&A with Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, an award-winning physician, writer and film producer—and founder of End Well, a platform focused on transforming the end of life into a human-centered experience.
Dr. Ungerleider tackles:
- What the pandemic has revealed about what most needs fixing in our culture around health, wellness, death and dying
- Whether there is tension between the “dying well” movement and the wellness world’s obsession with longevity and anti-aging
- The future of “dying well”—and the eye-opening promise of psychedelics
Read her expert insights here.
By Thierry Malleret, economist
The sharp global deceleration of population growth is an under-appreciated yet critical phenomenon for long-term investors and business leaders overall—and especially crucial for the future wellness industry. The “baby bust” has been accelerated by the pandemic, where fertility has dropped by 15% in most developed countries. In the next 30 years, the number of people over 65 will double and the populations of developed countries will plummet—with the populations of Japan, Italy, Russia and South Korea dropping—and aging—intensely.
By Katherine Johnston and Ophelia Yeung, GWI senior research fellows
Activity & creativity
There are numerous pathways to mental wellness, many of which are known to us but often seem like an impossible to-do list. The GWI report Defining the Mental Wellness Economy charted these pathways in a concise and user-friendly framework:
Growth & nourishment
Rest & rejuvenation
Connection & meaning