Innovators of Wellness

May 4, 2017

Please enjoy these videos. Further below, you can click to view photos and read opening and closing remarks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome by Sophia Ruan Gushée

In her first Innovators of Wellness event, Sophia Ruan Gushée highlights overlooked pillars of health: the importance of sleep, diet myths, gut health, the opportunity for exercise to liberate and elevate our souls, the importance of indoor air quality, and how our homes can influence our health. Please watch the video below to learn more about Sophia and her passion as an advocate of public and environmental health.

Greg Gushée of the Related Companies honors Zaha Hadid

Greg Gushée, developer of Zaha Hadid's 520 W28th Street for the Related Companies, pays tribute to Zaha Hadid, her transformative work, and Zaha's immeasurable impact on the international world of architecture.


Dr. Frank Lipman, an internationally-recognized wellness expert

Dr. Frank Lipman is author of several books, including New York Times bestseller, The New Health Rules; founder of Be Well; and is still a practicing physician. Dr. Lipman and Sophia Ruan Gushée discuss diet myths, gut health, sleep, eastern and western medicine, Dr. Lipman's background, and Dr. Lipman's routines with diet, exercise, and his infrared sauna.


Abby Levy, President of Thrive Global

Abby Levy, President of Thrive Global (the wellness platform that Arianna Huffington left the Huffington Post to start), talks to Sophia Ruan Gushée about the importance of sleep, and managing burnout. Both have become epidemic.


Melanie Whelan, CEO of SoulCycle

Melanie Whelan, CEO of SoulCycle, and Sophia Ruan Gushée talk about Melanie's background (her nonlinear path to becoming the leader of SoulCycle, an essential fitness choice for many), how she integrates work with parenting/family life, and the opportunity for exercise to facilitate personal transformation.


Melisse Gelula, Co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Well + Good

Melisse Gelula is co-founder and chief content officer of Well + Good, a two-time Webby Award winning site. Melisse and Sophia Ruan Gushée discuss why she and her co-founder Alexia Brue founded Well + Good, how the wellness landscape has evolved, and the most cutting-edge wellness trends.


Greg Gushée of the Related Companies

Founded in 1972 by Stephen Ross, Related Companies is the nation’s preeminent real estate development firm with a portfolio of $50 billion in assets. Fast Company just named Related one of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world for "creating a new model for urban revival.” This puts Related in the company of other innovative companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Uber. Related has continually emerged from the status quo by being the first to do various things: the first to use celebrated architects on residential properties, the first national developer to go smoke-free, leading in groundbreaking sustainability initiatives (Related was one of the first developers of green buildings), and they were the first to include best-in-class, hospitality-inspired services in their projects.


What they wish they knew sooner...

Sophia Ruan Gushée asks her guest speakers what they wish they knew sooner. Hear responses by Dr. Frank Lipman, Melisse Gelula, Melanie Whelan, and Greg Gushee. Enjoy their heart-warming and reflective answers.

Even more...

The event's conversation was so rich and interesting that Sophia didn't have time to share her closing remarks. Click below to read the key inspirations she hoped everyone would leave with.

Also, click below to view images from the gorgeous event. And be sure to be subscribed to our email newsletter!

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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.

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Radiant Human Aura Photography

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

 

Deborah Hanekamp of Mama Medicine

Deborah Hanekamp, founder of Mama Medicine, leads opening and closing ceremonies at Sophia Ruan Gushée's first Innovators of Wellness event. Hanekamp is a sought-after seeress among the most cutting edge wellness seekers.


Radiant Human by Christina Lonsdale

Sophia Ruan Gushée talks to Christina Lonsdale, founder of Radiant Human, about Christina's roving aura photography laboratory. The work of Radiant Human has been displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.

Agenda of Innovators of Wellness

Five trailblazers answer questions at Sophia Ruan Gushée's first Innovators of Wellness event May 2017 in Zaha Hadid's 520 W28th Street building in NYC. Special speakers included: Melanie Whelan of SoulCycle, Dr. Frank Lipman, an internationally-recognized expert in integrative medicine; Melisse Gelula, Co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Well + Good; Abby Levy, President of Thrive Global; and Greg Gushée, EVP at Related Companies. The group discussed "good medicine," diet, sleep, stress, burnout, personal transformation, wellness trends, and healthy real estate.


Even More...

The event's conversation was so rich and interesting that Sophia didn't have time to share her closing remarks. Click below to read the key inspirations she hoped everyone would leave with.

Also, click below to view images from the gorgeous event. And be sure to be subscribed to our email newsletter!

View Pictures Opening Remarks Closing Remarks Join Sophia's D-Tox Community