Wellness requires that, to some degree, we remain connected to the natural world. In fact, the health of our internal processes regulating sleep cycles (circadian rhythms) is entirely dependent upon a visceral understanding of the movement of the sun over a 24 hour period. This aspect of human health can be facilitated by creating generous daylight penetrations in the building envelope including skylights and views to the outdoors. Accommodations for indoor and outdoor plant life also contributes to this vital connection.