Designing outdoor spaces that inspire, rejuvenate, and restore the body, mind, and soul.
Connection to nature seems so much more important when we are in crisis.
Whether it’s a personal crisis, health crisis or national crisis.
On the one-year anniversary of my dad’s death, I created what I call The Inspired Landscape at the hospital where he spent his last days. It is an ongoing benefit to me as a soul-satisfying creation and to them as a landscape that uplifts and inspires.
In part, it was a way for me to honor and celebrate my dad. It was also a way for me to create an outdoor space that provides upliftment to residents, staff, and visitors. I feel deep appreciation when I visit that place and people tell me what a positive impact it has made on them or a loved one.
Therapeutic landscapes have the ability to assist people in finding inspiration. They can be inspired to see the beauty of their lives even though they may be experiencing pain, disease, or a setback of some kind. Nature can be one of the most positive distractions. This positive distraction reduces stress and allows their body and to rejuvenate. Moments of beauty, joy, and appreciation can create a road to transformation.
We are all spending more time at home these days. Many want to improve their landscape and extend their living space. You may want to consider how to create the most nourishing, inspiring, uplifting, and safe environment for yourself, aging loved ones, or loved ones who are experiencing a setback.