While looking for good pictures of scary hospital rooms for the last posting, I came across the image above. The caption reads: “View from Ron’s hospital room at Good News Clinic and Hospital in Banaue [Philippines].”
(Hospital) room with a view
January 5, 2009
Happy New Year!
December 31, 2008
The Therapeutic Landscapes Database – International Visitors
November 14, 2008
Stepping out the front door
November 10, 2008
This past weekend my son and I went for a walk on the Sierra Trail [near Beacon, New York]…He wanted to find animal bones and I was looking for inspiration for one of my upcoming children’s workshops on Animals in Winter. Neither of us went home disappointed. He found the skull of a small mammal next to a decayed tree stump…and I was able to spot pine cones, acorns, all sorts of berries and a magnificent array of mushrooms which will provide sustenance to the wildlife in the woods this winter. When we returned I realized we had found a few other things too: We were both calm, content, relaxed, tired and more joyful than we were when we left the house.
Don’t Forget to Vote on Tuesday!
November 3, 2008
Halloween Posting: Scary Stuff
October 31, 2008
Petition to the Surgeon General to Promote Outdoor Time
September 5, 2008
Regardless of age, being in nature helps us lower our stress levels, get exercise and relax our minds. For children, contact with green space and natural settings improves their ability to learn, hones their agility and balance and can significantly calm those with anxiety and mood disorders. And, a childhood connection with the outdoors can lead to a lifelong ethic of respect for a clean and healthy environment.
Today’s kids and families are missing out on nature. Recent research shows that the amount of time U.S. children spend outside has declined by 50 percent in the last two decades alone! Meanwhile, the rate of childhood obesity has skyrocketed, and children now spend 44.5 hours a week in front of some type of electronic screen. We find this trend, which goes by the name, “nature-deficit” alarming. Unfortunately, many Americans are unaware of nature-deficit and the implications for their own health.
From Farm to…Healthcare Center
September 3, 2008
Community gardens, CSAs, and other “locavore” delights
August 27, 2008
Spring Has Sprung (and the blog posts have become few and far between…)
May 7, 2008