Sacredness of Open Spaces
You may have noticed that I love trees. One of my favorite things is walking down a winding path through the woods. Add a lovely babbling brook and I’m in heaven. I naturally enjoyed being in the outdoors as a child, but as an adult I’ve become convinced about the importance of spending time in nature for body and soul. Going for a walk is a wonderful way to improve fitness, strengthen your immune system and manage stress. Its benefits are amplified when you are outdoors, especially away from urban elements like traffic and noise. I more fully appreciated the need for open spaces in urban settings during my time as an urban planning student and intern. My involvement in labyrinth walking also created a new understanding for the benefits of sacred spaces.
Two of the organizations whose updates I enjoy in my social media streams are the Therapeutic Landscapes Network and Open Spaces Sacred Places (formerly the TKF Foundation). Yesterday I attended the webinar for the OSSP National Awards Initiative for Integrated Design and Research. I haven’t had a chance to visit any of the current OSSP garden locations, but I’m excited about the idea of them coming to us here in the Southeast.
Wondering if there are others in Gville area interested in @OpenSacred OSSP grant http://bit.ly/m2OlhT
@WellSoul Thanks for the mention of @healinggarden on your recent blog post! (http://t.co/hZA0CQZ)
I love open spaces!
Happy blogoversary 🙂
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