Dr. Miller is particularly interested in how a nature-enhancing, built environment may affect social, cultural, and consciousness development. Her research explores the role of aesthetic, green-sustainable structural design harmonized with the natural landscape/ecosystems in creating a societal structure (sustainable culture) that is also synchronized with the natural environment, cycles, and frequencies. This synchronization has the potential to engage and aligned the community in caring reciprocal relationship that directly and indirectly enhances the wellbeing of the residents and co-existing ecosystems as well as reduce land and water geopathic stress.

Unsustainable Living

The state of our health and metabolism reflects our mind-body’s ability to conserve, access, and efficiently utilize food and other personal resources.

Multiple types of stressors impact us in our daily lives. Ongoing or excessive socio-economic, work-life, trauma, and environmental/geopathic stress creates vulnerable to stress-related emotional, mental, and physical ailments. The inundation of life stressors plays a significant role in mind-body systemic entropy: inefficient metabolism/low energy, and the prevalence of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke throughout the U.S. population. Stress-related conditions also include immune disorders as well as emotional and mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc).

Geopathic stress may further weaken the immune system leading to increased vulnerability to viruses, bacteria, parasites, environmental pollution, degenerative disease, and a wide range of health problems. In addition, amplitude and frequency changes in the ELF (extremely low frequency)/VLF (very low frequency), radio, microwave, visible, and ultraviolet spectrum (and beyond) can change the characteristics of hormone, antibody, neurotransmitter, and cancer-promoting molecules at the cell level. The prevalence of stress-related conditions throughout the U.S. population and the aging demographics have made it critical to include our internal environment in our efforts to obtain a sustainable culture.

Relationship with Nature

There is an inherent relationship between the human bioenergetic field (relating to efficient metabolic health), brain wave states, and the Earth’s geomagnetic fields.

For thousands of year, many cultures have cultivated a synchronistic relationship with Nature and the natural cycles (i.e., Farmer’s Almanac, seasonal and holiday celebrations, etc.). Schumann waves (7.83 Hz), similar to the human alpha brainwave state (i.e., meditation), are essential to our health and wellbeing. The human body mirrors the planet’s systems, elements, polarity, and electromagnetic fields in synergistic relationship evidenced by the pioneering research of physicist W.O. Schumann. In addition, studies have shown that regular engagement in nature lowers rates of diabetes, heart disease, and psychological disorders. Healthy natural areas (greenspace) also help to reduce mortality and to regulate the spread of vector borne disease.

Balanced relationship with the internal and external aspects of our natural environment facilitates good health, efficient metabolism, vitality, and a sense of fulfillment and wellbeing. From a revitalized and thriving state of being, we can design sustainable lives in which our thoughts, behaviors, social interactions, and relationships conserve, restore, and maximize our personal and collective resources improving our resiliency and quality of life. Conservation and sustainability begin within!