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Dear friends,

Sometimes it’s the simplest design element in a space that can create the biggest healing impact in someone’s life.

Andy, an elderly man living on Long Island, New York, found himself in the ICU at his local hospital.

As he lay in the hospital bed dying, he noticed a painting of Long Island Sound on the wall in front of him.

It looked something like this:

(Painting by Nadine Kelly.)

Amidst Andy’s emotional and physical pain during this difficult time, he recognized the place in the painting as one of his old favorite spots to fish.

He shared this memory with his daughter who was there at his bedside.

This brought a huge wave of comfort to both.

By placing himself in the image, Andy was able to relax, surrender and move into a place of deep peace.

And his peaceful passing helped his daughter in her grieving process.

This is a great example of the power of a healing environment.

My big message to you today?

By consciously adding design elements that consider your patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs to your healthcare practice or wellness business, you help make the world a better place.

Not only does your healing space affect your patients, it also touches the families of your patients, your staff and community who hear about these stories.

News of acts of kindness and compassion spread fast.

Another benefit of creating a nurturing wellness space?

You lead by example, and show other docs, practitioners and wellness businesses in your community how to do the same.

You also stay ahead of the curve and keep your practice on the leading edge of modern healthcare.

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