Ethel’s Club Offers Online “Healing and Grieving” Sessions

The social and wellness club responds to recent events and lifelong realities for Black individuals

Naj Austin founded Ethel’s Club, a social and wellness club for Black individuals and POC exclusively, in Brooklyn in November 2019 after an exhaustive search for a Black mental health professional for her own therapy sessions. She was inspired to build a gathering place to collaborate, mingle, and tackle issues beyond the professional sphere. Today, two membership tiers offer various perks in Ethel’s Club’s physical …

Design Heals at Parsley Health’s Reimagined Medical Office

From design to doctors, a new and impressive approach to wellness

Wellness is a journey, not a destination. For some, it’s about living their best life with a chronic illness; for others, it’s simply about optimizing from a place of strength. These two types of people loosely summarize the member base at Parsley Health, a practice applying more holistic points of view to traditional healthcare. Everything from nutrition to compassion, technology, diet and design work in concert …

BJ Miller on What Really Matters at the End of Life

At a recent TED Talk, palliative caregiver BJ Miller took the stage to discuss mortality, healthcare and what it means to prepare for death. In many hospitals, this means throwing every possible medicine or procedure at a patient in order to curb their illness. But Miller argues that that’s just bad design. Instead, healthcare should focus on the person’s inner wellbeing and, in many cases, …