The Compassionate Diet

Longtime readers of my blog will know that I am not a vegetarian (see Confessions of a Carnivore,) but that I believe in both the physical and moral benefits of eating less meat (see On Eating Animals and Exercising Your Moral Muscles.)  One of the most compelling voices in this area is Sandra Higgins, an Irish […]

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The Rise of Wellness Tourism

I just returned from India, where I had the opportunity to attend the Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Delhi, which kicked off with a congress on the rise of Wellness Tourism.  The easiest way to define wellness tourism is by differentiating it from medical tourism.  Medical tourism involves people traveling to a destination in […]

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Be the Change

I arrived to India today in preparation for the Global Spa & Wellness Summit taking place in Gurgaon this weekend.  Interestingly, tomorrow, the India government shuts down.  But unlike the US, this is not because the politicians have failed to reconcile their differences; it is due to a national holiday in celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s […]

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Happiness Taboo

“You keep using that word . . . I do not think it means what you think it means.”  –Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride Have you ever played “Taboo?” It’s a fun game by Hasbro that forces participants to describe something without using many of the words that people might commonly use to describe it.  […]

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Engagement 2.0

slworking2 via Compfight The way we typically talk and think about employee engagement may be all wrong. We tend to classify workers into categories:  they are either engaged or not engaged.  For example, an oft-cited Gallup poll identifies 7 out of 10 workers as being either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” meaning they are “emotionally […]

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Movement is the New Fitness

  “I don’t do fitness my friend.  That’s not what I do.  I talk about movement.  Fitness is a small, small, small world, within the universe of movement.  I view it as a limited world.  A world with many problems.  A polluted world.  Gymnastics and yoga and boxing and mind-body methods and other martial arts […]

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