Description : Healing Gardens celebrates renewed interest in nature as a catalyst for healing and renewal by examining the different therapeutic benefits of healing gardens and offering essential design guidance from experts in the field. Generously supplemented with photographs, site plans, anecdotes, and more, Healing Gardens is a practical guide for landscape architects and others involved in creating and maintaining medical facilities, and useful reference for those responsible for patient care.
Description : A guide to planting so that you can unleash the healing properties of your garden. Completely revised and rewritten, Sue Minter's beautiful book on the healing properties of plants shows the layman how to harness the healing potential of his own garden. The text covers both the history of plants that help humans, together with practical advice on creating a garden with healing porperties - from plants for minor ailments, to plants for a macro-biotic diet, to a secret garden as a fantasy, scented gardens, textured gardens, healing sounds, or, perhaps, a special feature such as a white garden. Extremely practical, it offers clear, step-by-step advice for gardeners with easily accessible charts for plant uses, how they should be applied and when and where to grow them. *An indispensable book to all those who want to enjoy the benefits of a garden that can heal. *New exhibit at Eden Project on Plants for Health coming end 2004. *Topical - after 50 years in the wilderness, the medicinal uses of plants are now increasingly acknowledged by mainstream medics and are regularly the subject of news reports. *Current focus at Kew is researching medicinal use of plants.
Description : The authors are recognized as national experts in the design of hospitals and other health care facilities that are 'sustainable.' Both authors are engaged in the development of the Green Guide for Health Care 2.0 Pilot (gghc.org) that launched in late 2004. A new rating system and policy, LEED Application Guide for Healthcare (LEED-HC), using the Green Guide as its foundation, is scheduled for release by USGBC in late 2006 and both authors are active in its development. This book will build upon the authors' combined expertise and will be considered THE guide to learning about sustainable practices for healthcare and LEED-HC. It will include LEED-HC information and guidelines, as well as case studies of the best projects and contributed essays by acknowledged experts on topics related to sustainable design for healthcare. Importantly, an increasing number of hospitals and other health care facility building projects are required to be sustainable in some way, especially if the project is receiving government funding.
Description : The author demonstrates how alternative therapies such as meditation, aromatherapy, feng shui, and color therapy can be put into practice in the home garden for maximum results. 80 color photos.
Description : The fifth in a new series, each one set in a U.S. metropolis, Peaceful Places: Boston leads the reader on an unexpected path to secret delights shared by its insider author. This new title in an unusual guidebook series is for everyone who yearns for a little peace and quiet amidst the urban hubbub. The book entices readers with 120 tranquil oases, in Boston and beyond. There are enchanting walks, historic sites, museums and galleries, outdoor habitats, parks and gardens, quiet tables, spiritual enclaves, inspiring vistas, and urban surprises, all described from the perspective of a local who knows where to find serenity, in both familiar and unexpected places.
Description : The greatest miracle of all is not something that happens to you, it's something that happens within you. This is the story of one such miracle."This is a book for anyone seeking to find meaning in a time of adversity."C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D., author of Koop: Memoirs of America's Family Doctor"The Healing Tree in an inspirational book that lifts up all the important themes of pain, struggle, loss, hope, and renewal. Its life-affirming message of 'Yes You Can' is important for all of us, not just those in the healing professions."James A. Autry, author of Love and Profit and The Servant Leader"The Healing Tree is completely captivating, soul-enriching and beautifullywritten... Out of ALL of the books that I have read in my lifetime (and believeme I've read thousands of books), this is one of THE best books I have ever read. I love it, love it, love it."Peggy McColl, author of Your Destiny Switch and 21 Distinctions of Wealth"If you haven't believed in miracles, you will after reading The Healing Tree.In fact, you may go out and create your own miracles."W Mitchell, author of It's Not What Happens to You, It's What You Do About It"The Healing Tree is an inspiring, touching account that will bring comfort toanyone facing life's most difficult decisions."Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words"A delight to read. The Healing Tree takes you on an enlightening journey of self-discovery. This is a richly human book that will touch both your heart and mind."Roger Crawford, author of How High Can You Bounce?"The Healing Tree is an inspiring story guaranteed to warm the hearts and soulsof those who read it. Carrie Anne's path is indeed healing."Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., Author of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water and Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart