Eight Wellness Trends to Watch in 2024 (And Beyond!)

I get tons of press releases. Most don’t get close to the topics I bring you every week. I do have some trusty sources who provide valuable information on a regular basis. The Global Wellness Institute is one of them. Here are eight trends their special interest groups identified for 2024. These can enhance your health, your home, your home search or your home’s value. Check out the insights in my latest Forbes.com article. You might be surprised by some of the findings… Sleep divorce, anyone?

young man and woman in bed. She grips her head while he snores.

“Sleep divorces” are a potential wellness trend for 2024. Would your relationship benefit?
(Photo by Kampus Production / Pexels) 



Are you hosting a 4th of July party at home tomorrow? There’s still time to take advantage of some of the tips I shared on Saturday with Forbes.com readersHave a safe, happy holiday!



If you have a copy of my award-winning 2020 Wellness by Design book from Simon & Schuster, you’re also able to access a FREE copy of my new Bonus Chapter, chock full of timely new information about making your home safer, healthier, more resilient and updated for how we live now! (This week’s Bonus Nugget on flex rooms was inspired by the Bonus Chapter too.)

Here’s an excerpt on resilience that published recently in the San Diego Union-Tribune.




I enjoyed hosting conversations about wellness design topics with experts in a wide range of fields. You can listen to recordings of those conversations at these links.

  • 2023 Interviews – Allergies, Music Spaces, Dementia, Outdoor Kitchens, Man Caves and More!
  • 2022 Interviews – Noise Reduction, Work from Home, Garages, Back to School, Pets and More!
  • 2021 Interviews – Fitness Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Outdoor Living, Smart Home Technology, Self Care Spaces and More!



Tips for avoiding kitchen fires(Credit: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers)



Here are a few links from around the web to enhance your home, health, safety and life:



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young man and woman in bed. She grips her head while he snores. Eight Wellness Trends to Watch in 2024 (And Beyond!) - Here are eight trends their special interest groups identified for 2024. These can enhance your health, your home, your home search or your home's value. Continue Reading
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Laundry room with bench, hooks, hangers and LG WashTower combo washer/dryer. Will New Fed Cyber Security Program Rival Energy Star In Popularity? - When I'm shopping for appliances, I always look for the Energy Star label.  It's right up there in importance with price, durability, brand, size and style. The next time I need a new home product, appliance, electronic or connected fitness gear, I'm also going to be looking for its U.S. Cyber Trust Mark label. Continue Reading
Dramatic storm surge for homes along waterfront. Hurricane Season is Now Upon Us: Is Your Home Fortified Against Damage? - I learned in the process that not only does FORTIFIED dramatically improve a home's chances of withstanding storm damage, it also reduces owners' insurance costs and increases the resale value of their asset! That's a triple win! Continue Reading
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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