Design Principles
  • Leverage technology for a global reach
  • Based on universal attributes of both emotional and spiritual intelligence
  • Engages the whole brain through both images and words
  • Multi-faceted, online, and interactive
  • Nonlinear (via links) or linear (via table of contents)
  • Brings nature and technology together as complementary
  • All 22 lenses structured in exactly the same way
  • All include some combination of stories, poetry, photo essays, contemplations, quotes, reflection, concepts and models, and additional resources
  • Each of the almost 500 pages stands alone, is complete in itself
  • Every page has a photo taken by Barbara; most are of nature and have been taken within the Minneapolis city limits
  • Every page has a quote – inspiring words of wisdom – from others
  • All have a fun addition called ‘One More Thing’ which ranges from Led Zepplin to TED talks to a GoPro commercial
Structure
  • Cover – overview, quote, and links to sections
  • Welcome – context and contents (2 pages)
  • About – concepts and models to satisfy the left-brain (4 pages)
  • Everyday Beauty – a wabi-sabi desktop and a photo ‘field trip’ (2 pages)
  • Contemplations – Nature, Animal, Earth (3 pages)
  • Stories – from my life experiences to trigger yours from your life experiences (5 pages)
  • Bring It Home – practical application through questions for reflection and dialogue as well as suggestions for practice and exploration (2 pages)
  • Further Resources – primarily books linked to Amazon (1 page)
  • One More Thing – a surprise ranging from a Ram commercial to a nature video (1 page)
  • Unmistakable Beauty in Presence – meaning of ‘kaleidoscope’ and our beliefs (1 page)gratitude-cover
The 22 Lenses
  • Acceptance
  • Awareness
  • Awe
  • Compassion
  • Congruence
  • Connection
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Flow
  • Gratitude
  • Harmony
  • Hope
  • Humility
  • Kindness
  • Openness
  • Patience
  • Perspective
  • Presence
  • Resilience
  • Simplicity
  • Trust