Field notes

Wellbeing occurs whenever we realize that we are living well. We all share the desire to live well with our family and friends. This is our preference and we know that we are living well when we feel love, happiness and tranquility.

We participate in an economy of wellbeing whenever our financial transactions create, conserve and expand social and biological wellbeing. It’s simple. Without a biosphere that sustains living, humans cannot exist and the human notion of economy disappears.

Here are some case studies.


Public health professionals address problems in our society. This case study is an inductive, bottoms-up approach that begins with understanding how health and wellbeing are created in spiritual … More


While China has grown as an economic power, it is facing a drinking water crisis. Every year 1.4 million Chinese become ill from their drinking water. Of those … More

Continuous quality improvement

This case study presents a new quality improvement approach to understanding the culture of quality in organizations. Dr. WE Deming, the pioneer of quality improvement, endorsed a book … More

Social support networks

I get by with a little help from my friends. Social care professionals can dramatically improve their care practices by studying and understanding social support. The accomplishments of … More

Social entrepreneurship and large-scale social systems change

This will make little sense to human resource professionals. In my small business, I recruited people being held in back wards of Oregon’s institutions. We prioritized the most … More