Resetting the World with Wellness


The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is working to create a better, healthier and less unjust world in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic. This project is the foundation of the GWI’s movement: Resetting the World with Wellness, which establishes a new vision of the world with wellness at the core. As part of this movement, the Institute is publishing a series of white papers proposing how a holistic concept of wellness could transform human life, including our workplaces, our built environment and our mental wellbeing.


GWI White Papers Available Now:

  • A New Vision for a Post COVID-19 Future summarizes the key concepts and practices of wellness and outlines how wellness can provide a roadmap for healing and growth as the world emerges from the pandemic.
  • Healthy Built Environments for Healthy People describes how our unhealthy built environment can cause both chronic and infectious diseases, as well as the roles that communities, businesses and governments can play in building healthier homes and communities for healthier people.
  • Work, Health and Dignity spotlights how the dangerous, unhealthy, inequitable and stressful work conditions that have been exposed by COVID-19 can spark a collective will for radical change that is necessary to bring health and dignity back to our working lives and workplaces.

In the coming weeks, GWI will release five additional white papers on the following topics: mental wellness, social wellness and community, physical movement, food and nourishment, and travel and wonder.

About the Authors

The white paper series was prepared by Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston, senior research fellows at the Global Wellness Institute. Together, they have four decades of experience leading research and strategy development for businesses, universities, research institutions, and multilateral and government organizations under the auspices of SRI International, a Silicon Valley-based technology and innovation company. Since 2008, Ms. Yeung and Ms. Johnston have worked with the team at what has become the Global Wellness Institute to pioneer groundbreaking research on the global wellness economy.

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