This year isn’t just any year at SxSW. It’s the year health and wellness takes a front row seat to some of the more engaging sessions at the festival. And you’re invited. If you can’t make it to Austin, follow the online twitter feeds detailing each of the SxSW Interactive sessions. Either way, 2015 is the year to feel something, do something.
When I think of climbing the world’s highest mountain, letting go is the last thing that comes to mind. Physical strength, resolve, drive and determination are the necessary tools I cling to. Not to mention, staking claim to something so few men and women have accomplished.
Picture this: You’ve recently made a pledge to start eating right and BAM!—you’ve just learned you’re going to focus groups in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Salt Lake. What do you do? Well, before you toss your new diet plan overboard, pack these healthy food apps on your mobile phone. They’re sure to help you resist the […]
Looking to enhance the wellness of your mind? Or maybe just find a new page-turner? Check out these fiction, nonfiction and cookbook book reviews. Who knows? You may find a selection that does both.
Wellness can mean different things to different people. But what do you think? Take this simple survey. You’ll be able to see how your responses stack up against what others are saying. Of course, there are no right or wrong answers. Plus, all responses are anonymous. So go for it. It’s all a part of […]
Everywhere you went at South by Southwest this year, someone was looking to show you how to track and see your data for something—exercise, sleep, calorie intake, blood pressure, and even brainwaves. Going beyond apps, these trackers now take the shape of clothing, watches, kiosks at your supermarket, and brainwave tracking headbands. The premise behind […]
If a day under the heat of glaring spotlights sounds alluring, join us for a closer look at what really goes on at a professional photo shoot—for dogs.
How full is your mind? If you’re like most Americans in the 21st century, chances are your brain is overflowing with reminders, suggestions and requests competing for your attention. Rarely is there an opportunity for a moment of reflection or quiet serenity.
At Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, an unlikely favorite has emerged during our Healthy Lunch Wednesdays—kale salad. The line extends through the hallway with most team members hoping to get a scoop of this delicious salad on their plates.
Wellness has an enemy, and despite what you may have been told, it’s not Beelzebub—it’s you. And me. It’s all of us. When it comes to wellness, we are often our own greatest adversaries.
With an eye on incentive-based activity, gaming hasn’t just hit the healthcare sector with a bang—but an explosion. And why not? The idea of making good health practices entertaining has its benefits.
When most people think of the “ideal vacation,” they dream of chilling out on a sunlit beach or strolling a historic side street in Paris or Rome. But not Teri Fitzpatrick, Account Supervisor at SSW.
With all the successful miniseries on public television set during pre-WWI, viewers seem to never get enough of the comings and goings of daily life during the Edwardian period.
In the thick of a medical emergency, what comes out of a doctor’s or nurse’s mouth can leave you scratching your head. The verbal shorthand used by healthcare professionals can be confusing without giving much clue to what you’re facing.
It’s you. It’s people interacting with the modern world. I’m fascinated by how we use technologies to get things done. For example, using a microwave to heat food, ATMs, check-in kiosks at the airport, smartphones.
Being a parent keeps you on your toes. Those with young children are always on the lookout for imminent danger or an impending meltdown.
Over the past century, more and more people have been moving from rural to urban areas. According to the United Nations, half the world’s population will live in cities by the end of 2012.
Have you taken a look at your plate lately? If you’re seeing a lot of grayish-brownish matter in the form of turkey burgers, mashed potatoes and pasta then your diet is missing a splash of color.
I like to laugh. I laugh at funny things others say, I laugh at funny things I say (sometimes I’m the only one doing so), I laugh at sitcoms, funny books, videos and, while at home alone, I laugh at funny thoughts that run through my mind.
With the theme of “patient, heal thyself,” Helayne Spivak, former CCO of SSW, expounds on the global social revolution taking place within the health and wellness landscape.
It started out as a crush from afar. From my living room couch, actually. I was flipping through TV channels until I came upon a film starring one of my favorite actors playing a man who has opted out of life.
If you’re feeling like you’ve overloaded your system with too many disco fries or slices of grandma’s apple pie, then try a fresh, nutritious smoothie.
Fertilizer is in my blood. My dad’s family business promoted treatments to help grow greener yards. The chemical products they used were “your answer to a beautiful lawn.”
Last month, I walked in the footsteps of generations of fathers when I walked my daughter Amanda down the aisle. It was an event I both anticipated and denied from the time of her infancy.