The Inner Landscape of Beauty–Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Day in America

John O’Donohue was an Irish poet and philosopher. He was interviewed by Krista Tippett on NPR/American Public Media. I heard part of the interview this morning. Listening to him was inspiring so I’ve posted the link to the podcast on my Twitter feed: You can also find it in the right hand sidebar.

Have a beautiful and bountiful day today.



One Minute Holiday

Photo of the Day
November 23, 2011

Tomorrow is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States. Many people will be traveling. Others will be staying put and gathering with family and/or friends for the day. Regardless of where you’ll be, I offer this photograph as an opportunity to have a peaceful minute of beauty and reflection.

Thanksgiving is a day when people often think or discuss what they’re grateful for in life. An article in the The New York Times yesterday offered this on the topic:

Cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life and kinder behavior toward others, including romantic partners.

That’s plenty of reasons to be grateful. I’m grateful you’re reading this post and taking a one minute holiday. Let’s spread the heath benefits of gratitude! Share what you’re grateful for by using the Comment link below.


Architecture Study: Marsh Meditation Room

A High Ceiling and Plenty of Windows

The Marsh in Minnetonka, Minnesota is a wellness center located on the edge of a scenic Minnetonka wetland. Pictured here is the upper portion of the Meditation Room. There is an additional layer of windows under these, along the lower portion of this space. They provide plenty of natural light and beautiful views.

It’s the weekend before our Thanksgiving holiday, a time when people may feel a higher level of stress. Take a moment to breathe, relax, be in gratitude, and enjoy life.

Quiet your mind and body on December 2nd at The Marsh at this event: Spend a meditative evening in the Warm Water Pool where the room will be lit only by candle light.