The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched a new season of its wellness podcast surrounding the goings-on in the industry sphere. Broken up into six distinct episodes, each podcast explores a different topic with host Kim Marshall being joined by experts in their respective fields to conduct deep dives into trends featured in the most recent Future of Wellness report put out by the Global Wellness Summit.
As of now, the season explores travel’s impending “wellness reset” for 2021, the future of immune health, a financial wellness movement toppling taboos around money, the surge for mind-body medicine that is breathwork, a new era of conscious leaders and more. The episodes will air on Wednesday with new episodes being posted weekly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere podcasts are available.
The breakdown for the episodes is as follows:
Cecelia Girr and Skyler Hubler of Backslash, the cultural intelligence unit of global advertising powerhouse TBWA Worldwide, discuss how that once most taboo of topics, and complex of industries, money and finance, is being reimagined by a financial wellness movement. The founder of the first “money fitness” app ZAVFIT also joins the discussion.
The 2021 Travel Reset
Elaine Glusac, New York Times Frugal Travel columnist, discusses the trends that will define travel this year: from destinations fighting overtourism to the rise of regenerative travel, where you leave a place better than you found it. Jennifer Kessler, luxury travel expert at Forbes Travel Guide, also joins to talk about new ways that sustainability, slow travel, and “nature prescriptions” are being woven into luxury experiences.
The Future of Immune Health
Dr. Ken Pelletier, professor of medicine at UCSF, tackles why we should stop all the “immune-boosting” and instead focus on balancing the immune system—sharing tips on how you can make lifestyle changes that impact your microbiome and your gene’s telomeres. The episode will also address research concerning how “positive stress” experience impact immunity and health.
Living Well from Within
Dr. Daniel Friedland discusses how a diagnosis of brain cancer pushed him to reach deep and create a model of resiliency for the planet. The episode also explores how his open-hearted optimism and mantra of “live a loving life” was the inspiration behind the Global Wellness Institute’s latest Initiative on Conscious Leadership and Conscious Capitalism.
James Nestor, author of the book Breath, explains the extraordinary ways that the lost art of breathing impacts human health and is now leading to a breathwork revolution. He shares findings from his four years of global research on how simple changes in how we inhale and exhale can change our brains and bodies.
Human Potential 2.0
The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, home of the “human potential movement” for nearly 60 years (and Gestalt Therapy, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and “Hot Tub Diplomacy”), has even been dubbed “Emerald City of Massage.” Joining Kim are two of the original massage therapists to discuss what the retreat has been up to post-COVID.
In addition, Murad Skincare’s sponsorship for the season promises conversations Dr. Zion Ko; the Optimism Doc, Dr. Deepika Chopra; and intersectional feminist and self-love advocate Candace Reels.