The term "mental wellness" was first used in 2001 by Dr. Jane Myers. It includes the ability to reduce stress, be curious, feel joy, and be grateful. It’s the person who finds opportunities for creativity and has a hobby. It’s having knowledge about emotions within oneself and others. It’s figuring out how to have a balanced life, even in a life filled with hurry and stress and anxiety.
Look at art! Make art! Take a class! Start a hobby!
Admire Art Nouveau Design from America, Britain, & Europe
Nourish your soul as you admire the swirls and curves of Art Nouveau! This design era was from about 1890 - 1910. Furniture, wallpaper, silver, glass, jewelry, and more were inspired by nature -- flowers, insects, clouds, and trees. Take a relaxing yet enriching art history meander, via Zoom, to look at Art Nouveau designs from America, Britain, and Europe. The session incorporates a few relaxing activities that build mental wellness, increase a sense of wellbeing, and calm the nervous system. Susan Ward, the instructor, has an MA in museum studies and European decorative arts.