What it’s really like to spend 24 hours at an Ayurvedic wellness retreat

January 25, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC After a particularly busy month, I deemed myself in need of some deep pampering. I’d been burning the candle at both ends, doing extra work during the day, and attending events in the evenings. I was getting a lot done and having a lot of fun, but I … Continue reading What it’s really like to spend 24 hours at an Ayurvedic wellness retreat

The ‘Year of the Rat’ launches a new 60-year cycle—here’s what to expect

January 24, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Lunar New Year arrives January 25. With it, out goes the Year of the Pig and in comes the Year of the Rat, the first year in a brand new 60-year cycle. “This is going to be a big point of transition,” says doctor of Chinese medicine Noah Rubinstein, … Continue reading The ‘Year of the Rat’ launches a new 60-year cycle—here’s what to expect

A CrossFit coach says ‘MCI’ is the acronym to remember for nonstop progress at the gym

January 24, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC Unless you have a natural-born talent for heavy weight-lifting or 5-minute miles, you’ll have to begin, well, at the beginning. The CrossFit approach known as ‘MCI’ (mechanics-consistency-intensity) teaches you measured progress that values longevity over immediate gains. And Maillard Howell, owner of CrossFit Prospect Heights and founder of the The Beta … Continue reading A CrossFit coach says ‘MCI’ is the acronym to remember for nonstop progress at the gym

How to start dating again after a breakup, divorce, or dry spell

January 23, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Whether you’ve been off the market for a few weeks, months, years, or decades, getting back out there is no easy feat, especially if you’re not confident about how to start dating again. Common sense might urge you to be vulnerable, open yourself up for possible rejection, and … Continue reading How to start dating again after a breakup, divorce, or dry spell

A cardiologist says that you should start paying attention to *this* metric on your Apple Watch

January 22, 2020 at 11:26PM by CWC “A wakeup call.” That’s what What the Wellness host Ella Dove dubbed her heart rate monitor in our latest episode. We called it in our 2020 trends: This year, more than ever before, your health will be in the palm of your hands (and on your wrist). Thanks … Continue reading A cardiologist says that you should start paying attention to *this* metric on your Apple Watch

Auriculotherapy gives you the benefits of acupuncture, but while you’re on the go

January 21, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC Riddle me this: What keeps a scaredy-cat away from acupuncture and getting a second piercing in their earlobe? Yes, that’s easy: needles. And, yes: I’m that scaredy-cat. While I completely understand, rationally, that acupuncture doesn’t actually hurt and the nice people at piercing stations generally give you a … Continue reading Auriculotherapy gives you the benefits of acupuncture, but while you’re on the go

Checks+Balanced: How a freelance publicist living in Puerto Rico budgets for wellness

January 21, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC Do you know how much money your friends make? What about how much their rent is or how much is in their bank accounts right now? I’m guessing no. Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal to ask, … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: How a freelance publicist living in Puerto Rico budgets for wellness

Macy’s basically just launched a wellness department (with our help!)—here are our 9 favorite items

January 20, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC Imagine discovering a one-stop-shop haven of wellness treasures that has everything you know you need—water bottles, candles, and foam rollers—along with life-enhancing goods you never even knew you desired. Well, imagine no more, because that haven is very, very real, and ready for you to peruse online and … Continue reading Macy’s basically just launched a wellness department (with our help!)—here are our 9 favorite items

What the first new moon of the decade means for your big-picture goals

January 19, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC Over the last few weeks, we’ve experienced some of the most intense aspects that this generation will see. With the Saturn and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn happening opposite a lunar eclipse in Cancer, deep-seated issues likely surfaced, inviting you to devote some attention to handling past issues. The … Continue reading What the first new moon of the decade means for your big-picture goals

7 secrets to living a long, fulfilling life, according to people in their 80s, 90s, and 100s

January 18, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC Wouldn’t it be great if we could just know how to be the healthiest, happiest, and most fulfilled versions of ourselves? Of course, there’s something to be said for embracing the trial-and-error journey of finding what works for you, but we also have an untapped resource for discovering … Continue reading 7 secrets to living a long, fulfilling life, according to people in their 80s, 90s, and 100s

Taking a device break can inspire *major* emotional growth—at any age

January 18, 2020 at 01:30AM by CWC In the digital age, distancing ourselves from phones and gadgets can be a challenge—especially for kids. But for Taryn Toomey, founder of The Class by Taryn Toomey, her daughter’s choice to leave her iPad alone wound up boosting her self-awareness. Here, the Well+Good Council member talks about the … Continue reading Taking a device break can inspire *major* emotional growth—at any age

The definitive ranking of boutique fitness locker rooms with the best beauty supplies

January 18, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC My old apartment had a scary bathroom that I hated using. To avoid it, I’d book evening hot yoga classes at Y7 Studio so I could shower there. The shower lines are much shorter in the evening, and the Malin+Goetz shower gel they provide smells so good you … Continue reading The definitive ranking of boutique fitness locker rooms with the best beauty supplies

How Instagram’s love of food pics has shaped how chefs approach their cooking

January 17, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Picture this: You’re at brunch with your crew, right in the middle of telling your friends about some major drama going on at work. You’re momentarily interrupted by the waiter bringing over your order of avocado toast. It looks amazing—vibrant green avocado slices and bright pink pickled beets … Continue reading How Instagram’s love of food pics has shaped how chefs approach their cooking

Divorce under 30 isn’t unique, but it is often uniquely isolating and lonely

January 16, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Calla* remembers exactly what it was like realizing at age 28, a year into her marriage, that it wasn’t going to work. Before she and her husband got married, she thought they were on the same page about everything: having kids, their finances, and how their general future … Continue reading Divorce under 30 isn’t unique, but it is often uniquely isolating and lonely

Williamsburg is basically ‘Wellnessburg,’ and we have the healthy travel guide to prove it

January 15, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Ready to plan your wellness-rich Williamsburg itinerary? Watch the video for inspo. There isn’t much Well+Good video producer and host Ella Dove hasn’t tried in the name of wellness (horseback yoga, anyone?) So naturally, we tend to trust her opinions on what’s worth trying and what’s plain weird—no … Continue reading Williamsburg is basically ‘Wellnessburg,’ and we have the healthy travel guide to prove it

5 ways to participate in effective activism, according to two experts

January 15, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC As we begin living in 2020, it’s hard not to feel frustrated, confused, and concerned about the state of the world. Less than 48 hours into the new year, the Department of Defense issued a statement announcing a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani. … Continue reading 5 ways to participate in effective activism, according to two experts

6 luxe African safaris that are making wellness a serious focus

January 15, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC The idea of luxury African safaris most commonly conjures dreams of peeping majestic animals in their natural environment. And, sure, that’s a fair primary focus of such a travel experience, but the trip can be so much more. While offering health-boosting benefits that accompany communing with nature, the … Continue reading 6 luxe African safaris that are making wellness a serious focus

Reframe your life with a positive spin by cultivating an abundance mentality

January 13, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC After years of studying personal development, there’s one thing I know for sure: your mindset is everything. The way you think and how you view the world can impact how you experience life—whether you realize it or not.  For example, I’m willing to be that you have at … Continue reading Reframe your life with a positive spin by cultivating an abundance mentality

The universe has big (uncomfortable) changes in store this week, and you’d be wise not to resist them

January 12, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC The week ahead brings paradigm-shifting, game-changing, energy. Starting Sunday, January 12, when Saturn and Pluto perfect their conjunction at 22 degrees of Capricorn, the cosmic weather commands you to declare your most sincere intentions for your life. The process may lead you to experience some cognitive dissonance as … Continue reading The universe has big (uncomfortable) changes in store this week, and you’d be wise not to resist them

9 healthy desk snacks nutritionists always keep at work

January 12, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC When “hanger” sets in mid-afternoon, we’re often left with no other choice than to hit up the vending machine or make our way down to the corporate cafeteria for some overpriced, processed fuel. But if you remember to leave a stash of super healthy desk snacks in a … Continue reading 9 healthy desk snacks nutritionists always keep at work

These are the Trader Joe’s snacks nutritionists buy for themselves

January 11, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Trader Joe’s inspires a kind of unbridled devotion. There are entire Instagram accounts devoted to scouting the newest product launches. My stocking may have been filled with nothing but Everything But The Bagel seasoning this past Christmas. Even my dad, a grump, was delighted by their inexpensive Trader … Continue reading These are the Trader Joe’s snacks nutritionists buy for themselves

Get your finances on track with our 28-day financial wellness challenge 

January 01, 2020 at 10:30AM by CWC The end of the year is rough on the money front. Budgets are blown traveling to see loved ones for the holidays, buying gifts, and indulging in holiday sales shopping. All worth it? Sure. But now that it’s January, you’re paying for it (literally and figuratively). The good … Continue reading Get your finances on track with our 28-day financial wellness challenge 

The one product a dermatologist won’t get on an airplane without

December 31, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Airplane cabins are notorious for sucking all the moisture out of your skin, leading to dryness, breakouts, and other woes you definitely don’t want to deal with after arriving to your final destination. The lack of humidity in the cabin wreaks havoc without proper airplane skin-care products. “Cabin … Continue reading The one product a dermatologist won’t get on an airplane without

I’m a massage therapist, and this pre-bed bodywork melts tension for better sleep

December 31, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Next to my bed, there are three different bottles of CBD tinctures, two types of sleep-inducing gummies, some lavender essential oil, plus an eye mask and a pair of ear plugs. In other words, I have tried everything—including sleep apps, meditation, putting my phone in another room, and … Continue reading I’m a massage therapist, and this pre-bed bodywork melts tension for better sleep