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•  Q&A: Harvard’s Dr. Steven Lockley on the Future of Wellness: Our Natural, Internal “Circadian Time” Becomes as Important as Artificial Clock-Time
•  GWI to Hold First-Ever Symposium on Wellness Real Estate and Communities, Sept 28, NYC
•  Happiness and Subjective Wellbeing Are All About Expectations
•  Psilocybin Restores Brain Connections Damaged by Stress and Depression
•  Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Q&A: Harvard’s Dr. Steven Lockley on the Future of Wellness: Our Natural, Internal “Circadian Time” Becomes as Important as Artificial Clock-Time

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

GWI to Hold First-Ever Symposium on Wellness Real Estate and Communities, Sept 28, NYC

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.
Register
HERE.
 

INDUSTRY VOICES 

Happiness and Subjective Wellbeing Are All About Expectations

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.
 

WELLNESS EVIDENCE

Psilocybin Restores Brain Connections Damaged by Stress and Depression

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.”
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Must-Reads from The Wellness World

The one-earth balance sheet (We must track ‘nature capital’) NOEMA, July 22, 2021


Unlocking the ‘gut microbiome’ – and its massive significance to our healthGuardian, July 11, 2021 


Wellness resorts eye long Covid treatments as new moneymaker – Bloomberg, July 13, 2021


The pandemic has made mental well-being a public health must World Economic Forum, July 23, 2021 

A STRIKING STAT

In the UK, people are consuming 10% more calories during the pandemic, with 90% of households increasing calorie intake. 

Source: Institute of Fiscal Studies, July 2021 (data on millions of food/beverage purchases from stores and restaurants).

Global Wellness Summit’s ‘Mid-Year Wellness Trends Update’ Now Available

The GWS has released a new mid-year trends update, looking at the innovative directions in wellness now unfolding
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