Wellness Digest #13: UV Lights, Ayurveda, Food Industry Changes

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Welcome to this week’s digest. I’ve heard from many of you this week and it seems like we’re all doing a mixture of watching, reading, listening, maybe even marching. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but don’t forget that we all have an inner resilience that will move us forward. Happy Father’s Day! Sending love to all the fathers and father-figures out there. Here’s this week’s list:


Cities are starting to open up and people are slowly returning to offices. Could UV light be the future of keeping our spaces clean and virus-free? Here are the pros and cons.

Are you making summer vacation plans? Is it safer to fly or drive? Top health experts share their thoughts.

And we can always put more tools into our anti-inflammatory toolkit. Here’s why turmeric might be right for you — and important dosage information.


Here’s an easy summer recipe packed with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants! Chia Seed Fried Rice. Total cook + prep time: 20 minutes!

From expanded outdoor dining, meal kits, and other trends, here’s how the food industry is pivoting to survive the pandemic and beyond.


If you’re looking for a meditation app that has endless flexibility (plus 45,000 free guided meditations), Insight Timer is your app. Personally, I love the ambient background sessions, but there are also courses, breathing exercises, and never a shortage of excellent teachers.

When you feel like you’ve become one with your screen, try these 6 Ayurvedic practices to rejuvenate your eyes. One involves a coconut oil foot massage. Yes, please!

File this under “non-essential but might be nice.” The Well’s Clean Hands Hand Sanitizer: Pink Peppercorn + Grapefruit (80% alcohol-based spray) smells great and isn’t drying. (WHO and FDA-approved.)


  1. Watch: My father was a huge fan of the Dance Theater of Harlem and I have many happy childhood memories of seeing this phenomenal dance troupe with him. And now you can too with DTH’s Dance on Demand!
  2. Listen: 99% Invisible: Articles of Interest: Perfume podcast does a deep dive into the world of luxury scent. From powerhouse names to the natural scent movement. Fascinating!
  3. Virtual Visit: The Art Institute Chicago‘s Essentials Tour will share insights from experts on some of the museum’s most iconic works.

Photo Credit: John Pawson, Merano, Italy