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Wherever you are on our planet, happy November! We’ve traveled a journey together for almost a year, exploring the qualities of effective wellness leadership. When we look back on 2020, we’ll always remember the global pandemic, social unrest, economic strife, climate challenges and other major issues we’ve faced together.

Attendance in the main hall was a little sparse on day three after the fun of the socially distant disco the night before. I'm proud to say that I was one of the few who did make it on time!

The Changing Paradigm of Work 

Groundbreaking Research Conducted During COVID 

Michael C. Bush, CEO, Great Place to Work, US 

 

People who feel cared for at work do a better job and help these businesses thrive. The Breakers was on the list of the best workplace for inclusion. Starting with trust, purpose, and values.

 

Upon arrival at The Breakers, we immediately take our Covid-19 test, this minimally invasive procedure is carried out quickly and smoothly and we receive our results in 15 minutes, along with our 'Covid-free' sparkly blue wristbands allowing us to access the summit sessions.

GSN Planet (GSN) has launched a COVID-19 Sustainability Guide in response to the recent pandemic. The Guide has been written by GSN’s Sustainability Task Force and is available to the entire wellness industry.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, today announced an impressive roster of keynotes, presenters and panels for the 14th annual GWS taking place both in-person at The Breakers Palm Beach and worldwide via the recently announced Virtual Access Package.

The conference, with its urgent theme of “Resetting the World with Wellness” in the wake of COVID-19, will take place both in-person and virtually, allowing entire global wellness community to participate in the event (Nov. 8-11); Virtual Access Package also includes exclusive access to the Global Wellness Institute’s major 2020 research report on the global mental wellness economy.

The International SPA Association has announced the launch of the Pulse magazine mobile app for iOS and Android. The app provides members with full, one-touch mobile access to the current issue of Pulse, as well as the ability to quickly and easily share links to the magazine via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Whatsapp and email. Users can read each issue cover to cover or use the convenient page finder mode to seek out specific articles and features. Pulse will remain available exclusively in its digital format for the remainder of 2020.

As we touched on in an earlier Wellness Moonshot, movement is a biological drive as necessary as sleep or food, a natural medicine to stave off illness and disease and a vital source of empowerment for individuals and groups. As a wellness leader, you likely already know the science and strategies for using physical activity to elevate your daily life, family health, and the communities and organizations you serve. When we move, a host of mental, physical, emotional and social benefits arise, which helps us feel more energized, engaged, effective and alive.

Eforea Spa at the Hilton Barbados Resort is located in Needham’s Point St Michael, Bridgetown, and sits between two white sandy beaches framed by bright tropical flowers and three outdoor swimming pools on the sprawling hotel property. The first Eforea Spa in the Caribbean, this wellness haven sits on part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 17th century Fort Charles in Barbados.

Plant Stem Cells include large quantities of metabolites and essential proactive substances such as: amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. From these, it is possible to obtain novel dermocosmetic active ingredients.

Here in my hometown of Playa del Carmen, Coronavirus is not spreading at the same rate it is in other cities. It seems to be transmitted at a much lower rate than other regions, even with a similar climate and protocols. I believe, and current recommendations and research seems to support this, that it is due to the amount of time we spend out in open air.

Vida Mia Healing Center & Spa, opened in 2019, is a holistic wellness center, part of The Retreat Costa Rica located in the beautiful mountains of Atenas, Alajuela. This wonderful place was built on a quartz mountain, creating a unique ‘energy aura’ that contributes to balancing the mind, body and spirit.

Costa Mujeres, an exquisite stretch of coastline north of Cancun, is home to some expansive and impressive resorts offering ample space and unspoilt, white sand beaches. The Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, and its sister resort TRS Coral Hotel, open to adults only, offer treatments and experiences at Zentropia Wellness & Spa which spans over 4700 square meters.

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