How to wellness trends and mental health therapy

How to wellness trends and mental health therapy

I will be sharing my top wellness trends

I love wellness healthy communities and I want to bridge the gap between wellness research and practice. Wellness as I defined in one is a dynamic, holistic, multi-dimensional process. There are many areas of our wellness that we need to keep in check.

I really really believe that in order for us to be healthy. Community starts from the individual level and as individuals. As a society as a community if we can all work towards balancing those different areas of our wellness by learning. With these new techniques and really learning purposefully and empowering ourselves and others, we can be in a much better place.

The motto of this channel is what I want to achieve from this channel. I also want to give a quick shout out to a special friend of mine from BC who is my OOTD and set ambassador. She gives me all the tips and tricks I need to pay attention to um with my hair, my outfits and my set So thank you so much, my little friend, uh You are awesome and I love facetiming with you and I love chatting with you.

In this episode, I will be sharing my favorite wellness trends that I think will gain momentum in the years to come. I will share my favorite wellness technologies that are out there. We’ll talk about what exactly a wellness sabbatical is and how can we take it if we’re not traveling. and I will give you one wellness shot at the end of the video.

What do you think are some of the common reasons that people don’t get mental health support? Stigma, time, cost, accessibility, availability? There’s a lot of reasons people don’t want to get mental health support I started dipping my toes into getting mental health care and support in my 20s. I tried it for the very first time in my 20s. I hated it.

It wasn’t something that I enjoyed at all

I did not enjoy the whole idea of it. I think I had my own stigmas about mental health care and support. It wasn’t until later on in my life when I hit rock bottom that I met someone who changed my life. That statement is an understatement if you can believe it because she definitely 100% did.

Fone is the days when you have to go. In the office, sit in a chair and have that conversation with your therapist. Thinking back to my 20s when I first did that it was so uncomfortable. It was really weird. Mental health innovation has completely changed the game on how you can receive therapy and how you can actually embrace therapy.

Which leads me to my very first topic of wellness technologies that are up and coming in 2020. Virtual therapy apps have blown up. I’m sure these ads have popped up on your Instagram page on your Facebook page and other social media. Talkspace BetterHelp and Amwell are apps that you can download on your phone they allow you to connect to a therapist from the comfort of your own home.

Now if therapy is brand new to you I say give it a shot and see what happens. I mean you’re not going to know unless you try it. And if you can do it from the comfort of your own home why not? I personally haven’t used those apps but if I can rewind back to my 20s when I had that very weird and comfortable first meet greet with my therapist from the back.

Then I would have actually quite enjoyed having the opportunity to you know.. connect with somebody over the phone in the comfort of my own home. The other wellness technology that is trending trending trending will be the mindfulness and meditation apps. There are so many mindfulness and meditation apps you guys, I don’t really need to tell you that.

Headspace and Calm have been around for several years now. I’ve downloaded both of them. I used both of them. If you’re a fan of basketball Lebron James partnered up with Calm and he had a “Train Your Mind’ series which was pretty awesome and very lit. And so if you want to learn about mindfulness and meditation from an athlete’s perspective I say get calm and try it out.

And the third one is wearable technology

I’m sure you guys all have your Fitbits and your Apple watches to monitor your step count. Your fitness levels but there’s also a wristband called “Feel”. The technology is out of the world and there are biosensors on the wristband that basically says how you feel and the information gets translated from the wristband. An app and then you can ask to answer a series of questions to identify what emotions you’re feeling.

And it also has the ability to connect you directly to a therapist if you need one immediately. I mean come on! That is unreal. This kind of technology was never available to me and to many of my peers you know 10 15 years ago but the fact that we have it is super cool.

How many of you guys have heard the word wellness sabbatical? I heard it a couple of years ago and when I think about the word sabbatical which I’m sure a lot of you the first thing that comes to your mind is professors and academics taking a year off to do research and travel the world. Sabbatical actually goes back to biblical times and actually relates to agriculture.

Every seven years for a whole year there is no cultivation so fields can recharge and rejuvenate and so can people. How awesome is that? A wellness sabbatical is an opportunity for you to recharge re-energize. And refuel and guess what you can take all of your devices with you.

This isn’t your all-inclusive lay on the beach

Get your wristband, and get your game on kind of a sabbatical. Nope. These wellness sabbatical programs are intended for you to still do your work but in a more beautiful and natural setting. There’s an exercise on the agenda, there are healthy foods on the menu. There’s an opportunity to meditate and much more.

Unfortunately, most of these wellness sabbatical programs are not available easily to us. You need to travel to India Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, and Europe and they’re kind of spread out in those areas. So what can we do today and now with these travel restrictions to still get? A wellness sabbatical but in the comfort of your own home?

So I understand that taking a month or three months or a year off to go on a wellness sabbatical may not be a luxury that a lot of us can take right now. All of our financial hardships and many other priorities that we have in front of us. So I’ve had to think about these some other creative ways that we can still continue. A wellness sabbatical without having to travel or really invest that time to be out of focus for too too long.

It is important to recognize that even though. We can travel or may have some limitations to take a number of months off to go on a longer sabbatical it is the work-life balance that is the critical point of this whole story. If you can find that work-life balance you’re not just surviving you’re going to be thriving.

And that is what you need in order to keep all of your wellness wheel areas in check. I think in my first video I had emphasized that we need to be practicing what we are preaching. I do that myself and in order for you to really be the high performer that you want to be you really need to take this pretty seriously.

The wellness shot of the week since this is the last episode of my September series I’m actually gonna give you two.. look at that hey? The first one is super duper simple. It’s gonna cost you anything. All you need to do is grab your favorite plant, grab your favorite scent. And make a little corner of your room your bedroom your living room your home office. Wherever you are as your wellness space.

So this can be your little space

Where you can work and relax and enjoy do your homework do your project work for your boss. Whatever that is but it allows you to be in a space that’s more comforting that’s more calming and that it’s just more relaxing. The second tip I want to give you is about getting the right therapist for obtaining mental health therapy.

Now with all these apps and technologies available. It might be really easy but also overwhelming to pick the right therapist. Most of the therapists do have a bio, some of them and therapists now even have Instagram accounts and Facebook accounts so you can check them out.

So do your research to find the right fit. It is literally like a jigsaw puzzle you need to find the right fit so you can both work together to get to the goals. I will help you be the best version of yourself. It important that you find the right fit . Because then you feel more comfortable that the cost of this adventure is actually worthwhile.

Now, most therapists these days have a sliding scale and offer a free maybe five or ten-minute meet and greet. I say take advantage of the meet and greets. It is really important that you find the right fit. And once you do that your therapy will not only be empowering and successful to you but the relationship. You build with your therapist will be an ongoing positive relationship.

Thank you so much for watching. Thank you to everybody who subscribed. I know there’s only a handful of you that have but I really appreciate all of that and I hope to see you in October. There may be a few changes to my set in October so I hope you look forward. Because I definitely will have something new and exciting to share. And more wellness stories and research to give you in October. I’ll see you then.

Bye! Thanks so much for sticking around. Subscribe and comment below and let me know if you’ve enjoyed this. Feel free to ask me questions and share this video with your peers.  Where we will get to talk more about wellness and work towards bridging the gap between wellness research and practice.

Michael Dell, Dell Technologies | Dell Technologies World 2020

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It’s theCUBE with digital coverage of Dell Technologies World Digital Experience. Brought to you by Dell Technologies. And welcome back to theCUBE’s coverage of the Dell Technology World Digital Experience 2020. I’m John Furrier, your host of theCUBE. This is theCUBE Virtual. It’s a virtual event.

We’re not in person this year, obviously, because of the pandemic. Our guest, Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell Technologies. Great to see him back on again remotely. Michael, sorry we couldn’t be there in person, but thank you for coming on virtually. Thanks for coming on. Great to be with you, John. What a year it’s been.

I want to get your take on how you guys are getting through it, and specifically, you guys have had a great business performance. We’ve seen the results of what’s going on with Dell Technologies, VMware, but there’s a crisis. People need more machines, they need more internet access.

There’s a huge demand for modern applications with cloud and on-premises. Not everyone’s going to be there on-premises. So the workplace, the workforce, the workloads are all changing. But you hit all of them, the consumer from having a great machine to internet access.

This kind of digital divide where people are remote schooling is super important. Can you talk about how you guys are doing, how the company’s doing? How you’re doing, and what you guys are doing to help bridge this new cultural environment of this digital divide? Sure.

So, again, great to be with you, and thanks for all your great coverage at Dell Technologies World once again, this time virtually. I think having a resilient supply chain is always important, but these last eight months it’s been incredibly important.

Demand has certainly shifted

And having secure remote work from anywhere has been a high priority for lots of organizations. I think something like 4.5 billion people was asked to go stay in their homes.

So it was work from home, learn from home, entertainment, E-commerce, telemedicine, everything went online, and I think we got a glimpse of the future, and I think a lot of this actually gets carried forward.

And certainly, the priorities that we’ve been focused on, multicolored, app modernization and containers, the tremendous growth at the edge, data management, software defining the networks, AI, 5G, all of these things I think get accelerated.

So amid the tragedy and the challenges, I do think there’s a great acceleration of the fourth industrial revolution. You brought this up last time last year as well, and, again, everything’s kind of going to be before, kind of after the world, but you were kind of teasing this out last year and I want to get your thoughts because now more than ever.

You mentioned some people don’t have laptops to even do remote work and remote schooling, and then internet access has been discussed for the generation of having more broadband in areas that are underserved. This is a super important piece.

Can you just share some of the initiatives that you guys are taking because I know you guys have some things going on, you’re doing a lot of philanthropy. Again, the supply chains on the business side are super important, but specifically with society, how are you guys helping? Right.

So just in the United States, you’ve got roughly 15 million kids who don’t have either broadband access or a device, and we’ve got a pilot program running to begin to address this, and it’s part of the broader 2030 moonshot goals that we laid out, actually last year, for the next decade.

But I do think what the pandemic exposed

It exposed the fault lines in our society in access to healthcare, to education, to justice, and certainly, we have a kind of digital inequality, right? If you don’t have a device and you don’t have access, you’re left out of economic opportunity, and that’s something we should all be focused on.

We believe our broader ecosystem can make a big difference there, and it’s one of our priorities. Technology has been a big enabler over the years. We’ve talked many times privately, also on theCUBE, around these inflection points.

You started Dell Technologies in your dorm room and now you got kids doing stuff in the elementary, we’ll get to the thing with cybersecurity and space is a big trend and they’re starting early in elementary school, now you got the boardroom and everywhere in between.

The tech trends are the big opportunity, and I want to dig into it and I want to get your thoughts because with cloud computing, gen one, you say check, scale, it matters. But the big wave right now is everything as a service, and so you got to be nimble, you got to be agile.

But that’s easy to say and hard to do. I want to get your thoughts on how you see everything as a service from platform to SaaS, to the developer as a service, to CUBE as a service, to Dell as a service. Everything is becoming a service. What’s under the covers there, because it’s not easy, obviously, automation machine learning.

What do you see? This is going to get us out of the pandemic as more people are agile. Give me your thoughts. That’s right. So, we’ve actually, as you point out, we’ve been at this for a while and if you look on our balance sheet, you’ll see almost $24 billion deferred revenues, so it’s not a completely new idea to us. And we are aggressively expanding as a service.

So our customers and partners can access our solutions any way they want

And we’re committed to making everything that we provide available as a service. One of the things we’re talking a lot about here at Dell Technologies World is providing a consistent experience no matter where customers run their workloads.

And so we’ve unveiled Project Apex, which is really bringing together all of our as a service and cloud offerings into a consistent unified effort. We’re enhancing the Dell Technologies cloud console, and this is going to give customers the power to manage every aspect of their cloud journey, and as a service journey through a simple unified self-service experience.

We’re going to be talking a lot about storage as a service. Storage is always important to Dell Technologies and providing scalable plastic storage resources that can be deployed, owned, and managed on-premise, but owned by Dell Technologies.

And we’re going to bring some updates to the Dell Technologies cloud platform to make it easier, simpler to consume, lower the barriers to entry, and extending our subscription availability.

In the platform businesses and all the people talk about platforms, and over the years when you have a platform business you have to kind of dog food or kind of do it first before the customers dig into using the service.

You mentioned you guys have been doing Dell as a service across your product lines, and we’ve documented that certainly on SiliconANGLE in theCUBE, but now you got to bring it to customers. Can you tell me how that’s going because with the pandemic, some things are obviously, customers need to double down on building modern apps, having programmable infrastructure, as you guys have everything as a service from the Dell site.

Now the customers have to do their part. They have to turn their offerings into a service. Can you take us through trends you’re seeing in your customer base around the pandemic? Is it permanent? Is it cyclical? What’s the customer impact of everything as a service?

I think this is clearly the demand, trend from customers

And, as I said, we’ve been embracing it for some time. One of the reasons we created this Project Apex is to bring it all together because I’d say we want to go faster, right? We always want to go faster.

What you’ve seen from customers in the last eight months is you kind of expose the digitally enabled and the not so much digitally enabled. And a lot of customers have accelerated their progress on their digital journey quite a bit during these last eight months.

We ourselves over a weekend basically said, okay, everybody works from home now. It’s worked really well. There are lots of benefits to that. There are productivity benefits, environmental benefits. And I think we’re all finding ways that we can be more productive, and I think a lot of this will persist after the pandemic.

Yeah, when we were covering VMworld just recently, they had a virtual event, one claim out of that was the 5G trend, and some of the conversations were 5G is not a consumer app, it’s really a business app. Could you share your thoughts on 5G, because it will enable the intelligent edge? 5G is super important.

What’s your vision on how 5G will roll out? Do you agree with it more as a business app, not so much consumer? Yeah. The first application will be, hey, let’s have 5G phones. Great, but you really can’t talk faster on your 5G phone.

So what is it all about? It’s about making things intelligent and having the things talk to each other. They’re going to be way more things talking to each other than there are people. Imagine every arm processor or embedded processor out there in the world. Now being connected and intelligent, the amount of data that gets created.

So it’s really about connecting all the things

And that is an incredibly exciting possibility. Organizations have to reimagine themselves given that future, and 5G will be the digital fabric that allows this new future to be created.

When you look at Dell Technologies out 10 years to 2030, what does it look like? Obviously, you illuminate the internet things and the edge. What’s the vision for Dell 2030? So first I think you’re going to have the autonomous infrastructure. It’s going to be highly distributed on the intelligent edge, and that’s going to enable enormous advances in really all human endeavors.

And Dell Technologies is going to be the essential infrastructure company to power all of this. And our moonshot goals point the way in another sense, where we talk about advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives, and upholding ethics and data privacy.

We didn’t create those priorities for the last eight months, but certainly. The last eight months put a real magnifying glass and exclamation point on their importance. We continue to be super optimistic about the role technology has in the world and the role that we can play in helping customers achieve that.

And the role of cloud, is cloud going to be abstracted away? Is that cloud going to continue to be a big part of it? Cloud on-premise? As these environments look more cloud-like operationally and autonomous, does that kind of go away in 10 years? Do you see that becoming just part of the resource pool? How do you view that?

Well, clouds are infrastructure, right? So you can have a public cloud, you can have an edge cloud, a private cloud. Telco cloud, a hybrid cloud, a multicolored, here a cloud, there a cloud, everywhere a cloud. Yes, they’ll all be there, but it’s basically infrastructure, and how do you make that as easy to consume and create the flexibility that enables everything.

Yeah, and we saw that at VMworld, they had talked about the telco cloud as a trend

We see that everything’s going to be a cloud. Everything will be a service. That’s our view. I want to get your thoughts on entrepreneurial thinking. You’ve always been an entrepreneur, even as you’ve got this massively billions of dollars in companies out there. You’re still innovating.

Right now entrepreneurial thinking is needed more than ever. And can you share your advice to people out there who want to be more digitally enabled, who have to think about the next 10 years?

What entrepreneurial thinking can they apply now? What needs to be worked on and what should not be worked on. So there’s clearly a digital push there. What entrepreneurial tactics. What would you share with the folks out there who really want to be on the wave here and be the digitally enabled position for the future?

And while there’s certainly one trend in consolidation in parts of our industry, there are always new and interesting things happening in the world of technology. And that’s where you see a lot of these new companies being created, and that always excites me.

I don’t see too much of a shortage of entrepreneurial thinking out there, but we can always use more of it because that’s how the world pushes forward when you have people with new ideas. Willing to take risks, capital available to support that risk-taking, that’s where you get new innovation. Yeah, could see the opportunities executed on them.
I want to get your thoughts on AI.

Obviously, as we’ve seen huge backlash on some of the elections here going on, and you got all the tech for good on one side, tech for bad on the other, and everything in between, technology is an enabler and it does have some consequences, but there are some great things going on with technology.

I know you’ve been an advocate for the past two years specifically hardcore technology for good

As AI becomes more prominent, as machine learning and data comes into the picture, can you give your thoughts on where we are with technology for good? What are some of the highlights? What areas do we need to work more on? and how does the role of data and AI play in it? A long time ago, the fire was technology, right?

Somebody came to the village we got this new thing called fire. And it can warm a home or it could burn down the whole village. But overwhelmingly technology innovations have advanced human progress, and I only think it’s accelerating from here.

And as everything becomes intelligent and connected, AI is the only way to be able to reason over all that data. Especially the streaming data in real-time and all of that is going to accrue positively to great human outcomes.
And every business has to reimagine itself, to create better products and services. To create better outcomes for the students, the patients, for manufacturing to create success and competitive advantage. AI machine learning.

These are just tools. There are always going to be challenges, but we as humans have to make sure that the tools are used overwhelmingly for good. Again, I tend to be optimistic. I think the vast majority of people do want to do good things in the world and prevent the kind of worst-case scenarios, but I remain optimistic.

Fire, the wheel, tools. It’s all about the humans running them, and that’s a big impact. Michael, thanks for coming on. Really appreciate you coming on virtually with theCUBE, and thanks for allowing us to be part of your virtual digital experience.

For the final word, just share for a minute what people should walk away with this year

But for the people watching, what should they walk away with this year from the Technology World Digital Experience? What’s the main message? So Dell Technologies wants as ever to be your best partner in the digital transformation.

And we’re investing heavily in multicolored, in the edge, in data management, software defining the networks. Providing the compute to deal with all these enormous workloads with AI, 5G World. Continuing to create this secure work from anywhere environment.

So, again, thanks to our customers and partners for the tremendous trust they place in us. And we’re looking forward to a great year ahead. Well, thanks for everything that you do. I know you supplied a lot of equipment for our kids in school and for businesses and continue to innovate. You’re doing your part with the supply chain World.