Our personal wellness is of utmost importance every single day. Regardless, it often exists on the backburner of our daily to-do lists. Even with our hectic schedules, there are endless small things we can regularly do for ourselves to nurture our well-being and live a healthier, happier life. Global Wellness Day is June 8th this year and I’m filled with joy to learn of the many countries around the world participating in a holiday that promotes wellness as an essential human life force. My life’s work has been formed around this very shared belief.
The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the universal question, “How can I live a healthier and better life?” This helps to recognize the value of our lives and increase motivation to live well, not just on this single date, but for the remaining year. This not-for-profit social project began in Turkey in 2012 and is now celebrated in 100 countries. A main objective of Global Wellness Day is to raise awareness that wellness is not a luxury, but a necessity—the right of every individual. The 7-step manifesto is simple and attainable for all:
- Walk for an hour
- Drink more water
- Don’t use plastic bottles
- Eat healthy food
- Do a good deed
- Have a family dinner with your loved ones
- Go to sleep by 10 pm
These steps are life-changing. Treat your body well, treat the planet well and treat your community well. Through this we can truly be well.
The well-being of our talented team is essential to the health of ISM Spa as a whole. This is why we partnered with Grokker, an on-demand total wellness program that engages employees with better health through video, experts and community. We care about building a culture that provides resources to foster a healthy, happy and productive environment. Hopefully, this will contribute to our high employee retention rate. We’re excited to see our employees thrive within their personal wellness journeys.
I wish you all a beautiful and healthy start to the summer season. There’s nothing quite like the warmth of the sun. I also hope you join me in the celebration of wellness on June 8th and beyond.
Ilana Craig Alberico
Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer of ISM Spa