For all the destructive power of water, as witnessed so powerfully in Houston and along the Gulf Coast, it may be well to remind ourselves of water as a healer.

Our client Lake Austin Spa Resort has designed a menu of water-themed activities around the writings of marine ecologist Wallace J. Nichols, author of the book “Blue Mind,” which trumpets the physical and emotional benefits of water. Nichols, who recently stopped by Lake Austin Spa Resort to reflect and inspire guests, wrote in his book: “All I really want to say is this: Get in the water.” That is something swimmers know, as does anyone sinking into a hot bath at the end of a difficult day. For all the news we have been served of the terrible difficulties of our neighbors post-Harvey nearer the coast, we also join with our client in praise of water. Lake Austin Spa Resort can offer you the experience; we can offer an image.