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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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