The Hospital Morale Initiative embraced the idea of a Healing Garden, to provide a retreat from the relentless rigors and stresses of medicine for all members of the hospital family. The design concept for the garden focused on creating a series of separate, restorative spaces that would be spiritually, if not physically, “away” from the stressful hospital environment, by providing a connection to growing plants, moving water and the changing seasons.
It was research that inspired Briana Walsh to become a Firesoul—the growing body of evidence underscoring how nature heals. Specifically, how natural surroundings can help people heal and strengthen—and find hope in difficult times. As a manager at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Briana draws daily inspiration from observing the ways patients, families and staff...View