Seo Hye Lee, Sound Artist: Navigating Her Unique Sonic Identity, Owning Sound and Illustration to Experiment With New Forms of Narrative, and Hearing Loss

Name: Seo Hye Lee
Based in: Berlin

In your opinion, is the artist community in Berlin structured to support conversations within the community about wellness and inclusivity?

“As I am still relatively new to Berlin, I am still getting to know the artist community in Berlin but from what I can tell it is an art scene that is very experimental and inclusive in terms of diversity, wellness and gender. I certainly feel that I would have the freedom to pursue my art practice and what I hope to achieve in such an open setting. Talking with people in the creative industry has always been a great way of motivating myself to do things by learning and to find out new interests. Recently I took part in a studio visit with students at School of the Arts Institute Chicago (SAIC) and this was a great opportunity to be inspired by the variety of work the students are creating – this certainly pushes me to keep creating my own work too.”

Winning Respect and Influence Through the Strategy Preeminence

I’m discovering an utterly fascinating dynamic. As I return to the business world from my 2+ year global odyssey of self-transformation, I’m finding that the success lessons taught by many eminent business leaders are the very same principles I’ve learned my spiritual journey simply distilled into a different language and …

Chanel Tyler, Estée Lauder Director of Local & Cultural Relevancy, on Her Wellness Regimen, Inclusion & Diversity, Fighting Tokenism, and the Power of Communal Empowerment

“I focus specifically on the North America market and for me it’s important that women of color not just feel included but to also feel a part of, feel a sense of belonging, feel truly seen. Everything I do is led with that being the priority. I want to continue to see beauty brands move far beyond tokenism, I want to see women of color also be known and seen as the standard of beauty, I want to see representation across ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, body shape, all of it. I want to see women of all backgrounds celebrated, their differences and cultural nuances understood, their beauty put at the forefront.”

Master Your Mind: Affirmations

My experiences with the shamans of South America, the mystics of India, and my continuing meditative practices have shown quite clearly that thought patterns function in a very similar way to our physical muscles. Just as muscle groups used in certain ways consistently over time build strength and memory, the same holds true in our mental structure with our consistent thoughts. The science of neuroplasticity aligns with this understanding as does research on affirmations from leading institutions.

Sadé Jones, Advertiser and Wellness Blogger on Navigating Adulthood, Investing Time To Get To Know Oneself, & Wellness

Mental Health, How Comfortable?: “It’s something I feel comfortable talking about to a certain extent. I still feel the judgment when I openly talk about mental health with others and that part makes me feel uncomfortable. However, I know how imperative wellness is, so I push through and embrace difficult conversations. I enjoy making my writing vulnerable.”

Jeremy Gardner, Millennial Serial Investor & Founder, on His Personal Wellness, Living with Radical Transparency, and Ikigai

Jeremy Gardner became a self-made multi-millionare before the age of 25 by investing in cryptoassets and co-founding Augur, a blockchain-based prediction market platform. Before Augur, he founded the Blockchain Education Network, a global educational nonprofit, and afterwards founded Distributed magazine, SAAVHA, an enterprise security startup, and most recently MadeMan, a men’s skincare startup. He continues to advise and invest in startups in the blockchain industry as the co-founder of Ausum Ventures, a hybrid venture-hedge fund comprised of startups and crypto-assets for social good.

Renée Simone, Model: Grounded in Liberian & US Roots and Pursuing Her Now & Future In South Korea

“Living in South Korea as a foreigner has been a journey in self-love. I was interested in South Korea before I came to live here so it made me eager to keep learning about Korean language and culture. This curiosity, openness, and desire to culturally assimilate makes certain things easier in adjustment as a foreigner. But it’s not always easy. There are times I feel like I have to have my teacher hat on– needing to politely correct racially/ethnically ignorant comments, looks, or gestures, but I understand that comes with the territory of being and looking different in a country that has been a reflection of homogeneity for decades.”

Wellness Leadership: Finding Balance When We’re Obsessively Passionate.

We dream of building a paradigm-shifting product, satisfying millions of gleeful customers, and ultimately leaving a legacy of positive change on the world. But, it’s important to understand that the source and foundation of our success or failure is essentially within ourselves.

Distilling the balance between passion, obsession, anxiety, focus, and wellbeing.

Struggling with Culture Shock & Life Transitions: Notes From a Student On the Little Things That Helped Her with Feelings of Depression & Anxiety

During all of my five years in college, I had experienced severe depression and anxiety disorders. When I first came abroad to the US, I had to adjust to a completely different culture, language and people. Like many of my international friends, some people might have seen this opportunity as …

Why Wellbeing is the Priority #1 of the Wise

Whether we’re entrepreneurs or we’re simply ambitious in our career, the mantra most of us have absorbed from western culture is “If I work harder, then I’ll be successful. And if I become more successful, then I’ll be happier.” Consciously or subconsciously we believe that somewhere in the future after x, y, and z happens this magical time will exist where we will finally feel secure and fulfilled with our life.

However, upon closer examination, this formula of “deferred wellbeing” is a complete illusion. In fact, it is the formula for a fulfilled life set completely backward.