The Hospital Morale Initiative embraced the idea of a Healing Garden, to provide a retreat from the relentless rigors and stresses of medicine for all members of the hospital family. The design concept for the garden focused on creating a series of separate, restorative spaces that would be spiritually, if not physically, “away” from the stressful hospital environment, by providing a connection to growing plants, moving water and the changing seasons.
To Nicole, arts and education are the keys to fulfilment, understanding and community. As an educator for thirty years, she’s seen first-hand the empowering impact it can have on people’s lives—how it can foster creative thinking, cultural understanding, empathy and awareness in meaningful, lasting ways. I am passionate about teaching; empowering people to realize their...View