Is local artwork the best choice for healthcare? Here are some things to consider, as well as tips on how to get the best art for your medical space.
Suffering is physical sure, but psychological too. Learn about the categories of suffering of patients in hospitals, and how nature imagery can reduce it.
One of my favorite places in the world, a gem of the Pacific Northwest, is in flames.
What happens when you give dental patients virtual reality nature imagery? What about urban imagery?
Why is water imagery such a great subject for use in healthcare settings? Find out about recommended elements in waterscapes for promoting healing.
Spring imagery doesn't just lift our spirits, it helps us heal. Take a look at some great spring nature imagery to add to your hospital, office, or home!
Art and healthcare used to be second nature in Renaissance Italy. Hundreds of years later, this country too is rediscovering art's true scientific benefits.
Imagine if art could take away the fear of a CT scan. Turns out, it can. Learn about a particular muralist in New York helping bone transplant patients with nature imagery.
An ugly room isn't as good a beautiful room. The average room however, is actually more like the ugly room than you'd think. Learn how in hospitals, average isn't enough.
Learn more about the National Organization for Arts in Health - their mission, their first conference, and why they support art in healthcare.
Your choice: pain or less pain? Take a look at the many studies showing that nature imagery helps with pain management in hospitals.
Why is nature imagery so powerful for healing? Why not abstract art? It has to do with emotions and the brain. Find out why patients react better to naturescapes.
What is Type A personality and what does it have to do with health? A lot surprisingly. Learn the discovery of Type A and Type B, and how nature imagery can help.
Healing Spaces, by Esther M. Sternberg, M.D., explores the science of how nature promotes healing, from the hospital to the everyday.
We used to think that stress didn't affect our health. The accidental tragedy that lead scientists to realize that stress directly affects our body chemistry...
Who tested the idea that your body loves beautiful imagery, is calmed by it, and your stress levels drop as a result? What is the science exactly?
Did you know there’s a reason fast food restaurants are purposefully designed to be obnoxiously colored? It's so patrons won't hang around. I bet people would pay...
Over the last 8 months, I've had the chance to work with two groups of amazing children living with cancer through the Pablove Shutterbugs program. I'm excited to announce
As many of you know, I've been working for more than a year on a program that will allow long-term hospital patients to choose the art for their own hospital rooms.
No, this isn't a "your mom" joke, and my blog has not been hacked and taken over by teenage pranksters. I chose the title because these things are inevitable. Aging, illness, injury
When choosing art for a healthcare setting, it is important to choose art that will have a positive impact on the experience of patients, visitors, and staff members.
When you achieve the heights that you once only dreamed of, new heights become visible that had never before occurred. Your absolute best becomes
The road to success is long, especially when you've tied your own shoelaces together.
There is something steadfast about this mountain, making me feel as though I could gain a world of wisdom just by looking at it long enough.
When choosing art for a healthcare setting, it's best to choose imagery that aligns with Evidence-Based Art research. One of the elements known to improve medical outcomes by reducing stress is water.<a href=""> Read More...
At the beginning of 2014 I set myself a goal to get up 52 times to see the sunrise. I failed. Badly. I attribute this mostly to some
I am happy to finally announce something I've been pondering for some time: Beginning in 2015 I will be rolling out a "1% For The World" campaign, meaning that
Wealth is not measured in dollars, but in gratitude. Think on that for a moment.