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Hear from some of our country's most impactful innovators in wellness. The event will be hosted in Zaha Hadid's first Manhattan residential building: 520 West 28th.


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With unprecedented science and technology available to help us understand how to optimize health, many entrepreneurs are pursuing a modern, or re-invented, approach to wellness. Sophia Ruan Gushée, author of the critically-acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing, is hosting a dynamic panel of cutting-edge leaders in health and wellness. Attendees will leave feeling inspired and connected to a larger network of innovators and supporters interested in improving the way we live and work in New York City and beyond. Please see below for the list of trailblazers.


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Get Inspired by Five Trailblazers

1. Melisse Gelula

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Well + Good

With more advice than ever on how to be healthy, we appreciate a trusted source to navigate our path towards the latest, most effective opportunities to be well and good. Melisse leads the Well+Good editorial team in applying journalistic reporting standards to wellness lifestyle content for this Webby Award-winning site. 

Click for more: Melisse Gelula, Well + Good

2. Gregory H. Gushée

Executive Vice President of Related Companies

Most of us spend approximately 90% of our time indoors. And the EPA estimates that indoor air tends to be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, even in the most industrialized cities. The Related Companies, one of the largest developers in the world, is leading the way in creating healthier living spaces. Hear how they have incorporated health and wellness into the design and planning of recent projects, including Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate project in US history. 

Click for more: Greg Gushee, Related Companies

3. Abby Levy

President of Thrive Global

More people than ever are sleep-deprived and stressed. Hear how one wellness platform—founded by Arianna Huffington—serves to help us sleep more, sleep better, boost productivity, and prevent burnout. 

Click for more: Abby Levy, Thrive Global

4. Frank Lipman, MD

New York Times bestselling author, and wellness pioneer

Increasingly, Westerners are embracing a holistic approach to health and wellness. Hear about what we should know and do from one of our most established pioneers in embracing this holistc perspective, Dr. Frank Lipman. 

Click for more: Dr. Frank Lipman, Be Well

5. Melanie Whelan

CEO of Soul Cycle

Can exercise be soulful? Yes, it can! Hear from this modern, ultra-cool CEO on how integrating soul into your workout can elevate everything else in your life.

Click for more: Melanie Whelan, SoulCycle.

Also at Innovators of Wellness:

Deborah Hanekamp (Mama Medicine) 

Deborah Hanekamp is a seeress carrying over 16 years in the healing arts. She is an initiated Amazonian shaman, Reiki master, and yogini; and has been featured in VogueNew York Times, and Marie Claire.


Radiant Human Aura Photography

Radiant Human is the first of its kind: a roving aura photography laboratory that conducts extrasensory image-making!


Innovations in Wellness

Hear from our prestigious panel of speakers about their innovations in wellness.


Sophia Ruan Gushée

Author of the critically-acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing, and social entrepreneur

As someone who is passionate about spreading awareness about our toxic exposures from everyday consumer products, I've become fascinated by other pillars of wellness that also deserve more attention.

Motivated by other pioneers in wellness, I've gathered some of them to meet in Manhattan on May 4th. 

Register to watch the event live and hear their stories. It will inspire, enlighten, and empower you.


-- Sophia Ruan Gushée,

Creator of Innovators of WellnessTM

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