The GWI has a new Q&A with Dr. Steven Lockley of Harvard Medical School (one of the world’s top experts on circadian rhythms) and circadian tech pioneer, Timeshifter CEO Mickey Beyer-Clausen on how the future of health and wellness is solutions that make our natural, internal “circadian time” as important as artificial clock-time.
It’s packed with insights on how new solutions will “shift” our disrupted circadian rhythms—a revolution for shift-workers, jet-lagged travelers, and ALL of us, with our always-on, Zoom-at-5 AM lives. They discuss how circadian science will transform many industries, from medicine (where drugs, treatments and vaccines will be timed for maximum efficacy) to a shakeup for the sunglasses industry (because our current shades disrupt our circadian clock) to more “circadian-timed wellness,” which can identify when it’s best to, say, exercise or eat.
Read their eye-opening interview HERE
The pandemic has greatly accelerated the demand for “well” homes and communities. To take a much-needed deep dive into this evolving sector, the Global Wellness Institute will hold the first-ever event that brings together top executives, real estate developers, investors and architects to examine the future of wellness real estate and communities from the highest-level perspective.
The full-day symposium on September 28 in New York City will be packed with new research, trends and insights on the next frontier in real estate.
READ MORE about the event and agenda.
By Thierry Malleret, economist
What’s the formula for a well-lived, happy life? Wellbeing = reality – expectations. In other words, subjective wellbeing is dependent on expectations. It’s why Finland and Denmark rank as the “happiest nations” and “France is a paradise inhabited by people who think they live in hell.”
READ MORE on why social wellness is about tailoring expectations.
A new study from Yale University (on mice) showed that a single dose of psilocybin created an immediate and long-lasting increase in the connection among neurons that are damaged by depression and chronic stress. The researchers noted it was a “real surprise to see such enduring changes from just one dose of psilocybin…these new connections may be the structural changes the brain uses to store new experiences.”