Category: Biophilic Design

Musings on wholebeing@work
A room with a view

A room with a view

I have a beautiful corner bedroom on a second floor in the place I live now. At that corner, right outside is a huge tree. I can't see the trunk of the tree, but the branches wrap around and fill the view of each of the two windows. One window opens to the rising sun, and through the other, I...

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Making dreams real

Making dreams real

On my recent trip to Costa Rica we were driving to the treehouse community where we were to stay for the next three nights. I was happily telling my teenage son about Matt and Amy. Quickly I realized I had fallen into the quicksand of teenage cynicism in my attempt to engage him in conversation....

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Walking is good, hiking is better

Walking is good, hiking is better

Continuing on my study from last week of the G-habits from the book Sitting Kills, Moving Heals, by Joan Vernikos I began to think more about the stories of John Glenn. I didn't know that much about John Glenn before and as I searched story after story illustrated a man of great resilience and...

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forty trees

forty trees

I totally misinterpreted it. The subject line said Balance Awareness Week and I thought wow, a week dedicated to being balanced. Very cool. I thought about how my week last week was out of balance with too much running around and not enough sitting still. I thought about how I had looked ahead for...

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collecting colors

collecting colors

I’ve always been fascinated by colors. On occasion there was that question “What is your favorite color?” I could never quite answer it with any degree of certainly. Sky blue, orange, red, violet, coral? There were just too many that touched me in different ways. Was I limited to one favorite...

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bring summer inside

bring summer inside

This summer I read The Blue Zones: lessons for living longer from the people who lived the longest by Dan Buettner. This book chronicles the search for and summary about the cultures where people live the longest and what it is that they do to live long and happy lives. One of the things they do...

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ready for a hike?

ready for a hike?

Hiking season is upon us. You can hike anywhere--the beach, the woods, up a mountain or through a meadow. There are many benefits to hiking outside. One is increased neurotransmitter levels that help you feel more joyful and alert. Being submerged in the sights and sounds that are the natural...

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living at your desk?

living at your desk?

What if you could put one thing on your desk that just might shift your energy, reduce your stress levels and bring a smile to your face? What if you didn’t even really have to look directly at it? How hard it that? Last week the Delaware Valley Green Building Council sponsored a talk about...

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nature at your desk

nature at your desk

Have you ever really calculated how much time you spend at your desk or at your work environment? What are you staring at beside your computer screen? What’s around you? Clutter, stacks of papers, to do lists? Pictures of your family or a favorite place you love to go? What about nature? Is it...

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