A sneak peek of what’s about to blow up on the wellness scene.
Has wellness ever been bigger, broader, or cooler than it was in 2016? From Silicon Valley CEOs to the stars of the silver screen to our grandmas in Milwaukee, innovative approaches to fitness, diet, mindfulness, and the environment have taken root. It’s an exciting time to be alive, with so many ways, new and ancient, to improve ourselves. Plant-based food is moving from the side dish to the entree plate. Meditation is taught in Fortune 500 boardrooms. Starched suits have given way to breathable, bendable workout wear. We’re refocusing our priorities, individually and as a society, and we’re reaching for new tools to help us.
Now 2017 dawns. The new year brings with it fresh approaches to the practices that are defining us. In looking ahead, we’ve spoken with wellness authorities and our top contributors, we’ve read the tea leaves and tarot cards, and we’ve identified 11 trends we’re certain will shape the coming months. Get excited for a new year of living well.
Communication is not only the cornerstone of a happy relationship; it plays a key role in appreciating your partner’s emotional needs and resolving issues.
We never thought it would happen in our happy family. After all, our kids were raised the old fashioned way — You take your vows and work through the challenges when they arise! But divorce did happen. I know firsthand that divorce is a heartbreak for all concerned. It is incredibly traumatic when you discover your partner no longer loves you and wants out of their commitment. Lawyers are expensive for the couple as they fight over the finances and who gets what. It is absolutely traumatic for the children to see their parents split. To them, their world has fallen apart as parents vie for loyalty from the child. As a parent of the couple, it is extremely heartbreaking. Friends are saddened by breakups. Add to this the emotional stress that can cause a person’s health to deteriorate.
People can have a huge disparity in their emotional needs. The number one cause of relationship breakdown is most couples do not appreciate the other’s needs.