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Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, where the waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years. The 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia where the waters movement deposited travertine barriers resulting in natural dams, in turn creating a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls; this continues to occur today. The lush forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species. In 1979 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. World famous for its lakes arranged in cascades, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface.  These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. They are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, and bacteria. The particularly sensitive travertine barriers are the result…

The use of sound is well known for its power and influence on our lives as is the power of nature. [pullquote]There is a great luxury in an escape, even a virtual one. Change the days  soundtrack and enjoy the sounds of nature. How you enjoy it can vary, perhaps listen while you take a break or perhaps simply let it play in the background while you work. Either way, the soothing and calming effects offer a respite, delightful feast for the ears and salve for the soul.[/pullquote] Depending on the sound, it can be soothing and relax or motivate us to move faster. Certain sounds like binaural beats can relieve anxiety, relieve pain, and even heal. Relaxing music played while dining can reduce meal consumption speed, increasing satiety and reduce how much you consume at a meal. What about the sounds we hear during our workday? Typically, for those…

The Changing of Seasons is a spectacular sight. There is a great beauty in the Fall – when nature’s paint brush wildly throws bold strokes of color that coat the landscape. Lush greens transformed into a vibrant color box, a bright kaleidoscope of reds, yellows and gold. Breathtaking vistas await, while we witness the natural cycle of ending and beginning. The summer’s burst, a celebration of warmth and sunshine now ebbs and flows, heralding the end of its maturity, then prepares for a long winter’s sleep before the renewal, but before it goes, it brings out a most beautiful performance!