Green rooms are where performers wait before going onstage. When giving a speech, we often inhabit an ’emotional green room’ waiting in nervous suspended animation until our name is called to begin.

There’s another kind of green room that refreshes and soothes. Here, I invite you to relax:

Close your eyes.
And have a seat in my green room.
See the forest all around?
Take a deep breath. Fill your lungs with the fresh and sweet.
Relax. You can smile. It’s been a while.

Lie down, reach out and touch the grass.
Feel that leaf there?

Look up and see through branches to the sky.
Open wide and breathe the cool blue down deep.

Did I just launch your imagination?
A relaxing moment of creative contagion?
Feeling ready for some communication?
You’re on …