Posts in category "Inspiration"

The Edge of Zen Living

Blue water. Warm air. Seamless design. Taking the concept of Zen Living to it’s natural extreme. Taking it to the edge. On a recent trip to Naples, Florida, I found a lifestyle that carries extraordinary energy in honoring the simple pleasure in water. Water is transformed into the vessel or body that contains it, and... Read more »

Temple of Truth

Letting go. Finally. Closure is not easy. Not at all. In fact, I find it to be one of the biggest challenges for living a life of consciousness. A life that although chosen only by me, for some reason I bring constant pieces into my so called mosaic that imprint deep wounds. Lessons, learned. I... Read more »

Snow Day. Think Moss.

The winter storm is upon us… fast and furious with winds now creating drifts that topple over all of us. Spending some time outside in the freshly fallen snow does wonders for the spirit. A pure canvas, a photographer’s dream, a child’s wish and a dog’s joy.  The tree branches hold the fresh powder with... Read more »
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I Knew Him Well, Ernie Banks a Life of Giving

It is another sad morning as we loose another great soul, Ernie Banks, of the Chicago Cubs.  I had become friends with Mr. Ernie Banks while I worked at Oak Brook Hills Hotel as a Concierge in the 80′s.  Ernie Banks, who always insisted I call him Ernie,  was the kindest man I knew, with... Read more »

Where the Light Lives

As I find myself far away from home during this holiday season, it is in the awareness of the light that I find is the greatest gift of all. As my family and friends continue their individual traditions, whether it be a midnight mass at a Catholic Church, or lighting another candle on the Menora…... Read more »

Buddha Living in The Netherlands

I find a deep sense of sacredness when I return to The Netherlands. As this is my second journey this year, it is in a deep sense of mystery and curiousity that I find never ending Buddha Living here. Is it the people or is it the symbolism itself that in such a small country,... Read more »
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Here and Now. A Sunrise in Ireland

It took a brilliant sunrise. It was a new light – one that I have never seen with such rich, deep colors. It was a new sunrise for me, and to be witness to this sunrise at it’s own level of light… from 37,000 feet high on an Aer Lingus wing… I felt the morning... Read more »

Light Within A Japanese Garden Lives Through All Seasons

The snow is falling and winter has placed it’s gentle hands upon the Midwest.  As inspiring as it is… with new snow glistening on our landscape,  I quietly work on new Japanese Garden designs for 2015… and  wonder where did our brilliant autumn go? I’m still working on editing photos and publications from the North... Read more »

Koi & Japanese Gardens Flourish into an International Design Center

  The realm of mind and spirit is the undiscovered land. – M Malinowski In healing, one sees it’s own soul.  Even when healing others a metamorphosis occurs within yourself. The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary & Japanese Gardens has developments underway to continue to enlighten Koi Keepers throughout the world while embracing the Japanese Garden design... Read more »
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Osaka in Chicago: NAJGA Members Reveal the Light

The light has been revealed once more and in a depth of knowledge that is brought to the surface by the North American Japanese Garden Association and it’s distinguished members, partners and affiliations to honor and to educate. Internationally renown Japanese Gardens live here in Chicago, and they bowed in honor to serve the NAJGA... Read more »