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Dear Peeps,

Saturday morning I was up in arms over the Muslim travel ban imposed by DT.

And then after seeing images of thousands of compassionate New Yorkers protesting the new ban at JFK Airport, and the thousands of lawyers volunteering their time to help those innocent people who had been detained, my heart was filled with hope.

The good news is that “a federal judge in Brooklyn issued an emergency stay Saturday night against against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from certain predominantly Muslim countries, temporarily allowing people who have landed in the United States with a valid visa to remain.” Source:: New York Times

Can you feel the stress levels rising these days?

Yeah, me too.

And so can your patients.

Your job right now just became more important than ever.

As stress levels rise, your patients and clients are depending on their sessions and treatments with you and time spent at your patient-centered medical office, healthcare clinic or wellness business to lower their stress and increase their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well being.

You and your intelligently designed wellness space are making it possible for your patients and clients to find solace and comfort in their otherwise manic days.

An article written in the Huffington Post a few days ago [about the rise in people needing nature] cites research from Andy McGeeney’s book With Nature in Mind that supports the idea that “nature can help someone recover from the pressures of modern life.”

In it he says, “The day to day looking at screens for long periods of time is a complex way of thinking and over time we become extremely tired. McGeeney goes on to explain that our attention can be refreshed and revitalized in nature as we effortlessly and involuntarily notice other lighter things in nature like bird or a tree.”

We also know from the research that having medium to large images of nature displayed on the walls of your treatment, exam and waiting rooms promote calm, reduce patient anxiety, and increase the feeling that everything is going to be okay.

If you’re having trouble finding evidence-based art for your wellness space I have a great recommendation for you.

Portland, Oregon based nature photographer Peter Blanchard is someone whose work I’m obsessed with.

Why? Because I’ve seen his work in person and the images instantly transport me to my favorite places in nature.

Take a look at his work here:

You can buy one image or ten. Mention that you are a list member here and receive 10% off your entire order.

With love and an open heart,