There is Power in Your Text

Have you ever had a day when your story sounds tattered and trivial? A time when messages sound hollow and repetitive? How can we light a spark in someone else if ….? I might not want the cookie but I’ll crack it open to read the fortune. There might be surprise, delight or imagination inside. And, it might be momentary relief from the numbing blizzard … Continue reading There is Power in Your Text

Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

“First we shape our buildings, then they shape us” [Winston Churchill, 1943] Churchill’s words foretold our growing awareness of neuroplasticity, current innovations in medical facility design, Evidence Based Design (EBD), our appreciation of the Art of Placement (Feng Shui) and, perhaps the puzzle of the State of Illinois Governor’s offices and the criminal convictions of five elected governors…! Could there be a historical design flaw … Continue reading Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

Being Balanced in a Tyranny of “To Do” – Part I

The ray I am talking about isn’t the gently warming, comforting, delicious feeling of sunshine on my shoulders it is a blast of bright that painfully reveals our human frailty. It can come in the form of loss, disease, accidents, upsets, reversals, etc. Continue reading Being Balanced in a Tyranny of “To Do” – Part I