The World of Wellness and the Wellness of the World
Bill Hettler, MD
Presented at the Symposium on Adolescent Health
Best Western Bridgewood Resort
Neenah, Wisconsin 2-5-2010
World of Wellness
Bill Hettler's Definition of Wellness
Wellness is an active process through which
become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.
(Click on any triangle below for a short definition of that wellness dimension.)
|History of Wellness by Bill Hettler||Meaning of Life||FREE Assessments|
What do You Believe?
How Do You Behave?
|Wellness Bibliography||Shift Happens! (over 2,000,000 views)|
|Social Dimension||Occupational Dimension||Spiritual Dimension|
|Physical Dimension||Intellectual Dimension||Emotional Dimension|
Worksite Wellness Resources
|American Institute of Preventive Medicine||American Journal of Health Promotion||WELCOA|
|National Wellness Institute||American College of Sports Medicine||CDC|
Wellness of the World
OK, What about the Wellness of the World?
And What about the Stars and Space?
Carl Sagan has a short message for us!
|EPA proposes stricter limits on smog pollutants||EPA to Overhaul Air Pollution Standards|
|Groups Challenge Weak Air Pollution||WHO challenges world to improve air quality|
|Ground Water and Drinking Water||Water Quality Standards|
|U.S. States Face Water Shortage||Water Shortages in Southeast United States|
|Sustainable Agriculture SARE||Sustainable Table|
|National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)||Central Rivers Farmshed|
|Project NatureConnect||Ecotherapy and Nature|
|Children & Nature Network (C&NN)||Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D|
|Northeast Sustainable Energy Association||California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)|
|Institute for Sustainable Energy||Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)|
TOXIC MATERIAL DISPOSAL
|Handling Wastes||The Story of Stuff|
|George Carlin on Stuff||EPA Information Resources|
But, You already know this stuff!
SO, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
|Shift Happens! (over 2,000,000 views)||Digital Generation CBS||Brian's Links|
|How Cuba Survived Peak Oil||Growing Up Online Transcript||Buy the Video Growing up Online|
|Brian Luke Seaward||Net Addiction||INTERNET ADDICTION GUIDE|
|If You Run A Summer Camp||Camping||YMCA|
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of of its recipients.
Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
Herbert SimonScientific American, September 1995, Page 201
From a Poem by Edgar A. Guest: Sermons We See
I'd rather see a sermon than hear
one any day;
I'd rather one should walk with me than merely show the way.
The eye's a better pupil, And more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, But example's always clear.
I soon can learn to do it, If you'll let me see it done;
I can see your hands in action, But your tongue too fast may run;
And the lectures you deliver, May be very fine and true;
But I'd rather get my lesson, By observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you, And the high advice you give,
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
Poem by Edgar A. Guest