At Ease with Brushwood Center IT’S A W.I.N. (Art and Wellness in Nature)

GIVING VETERANS A CHANCE TO EXPLORE, CREATE AND RESTORE IN NATURE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Can you think back to a time when nature helped you heal an emotional wound or lightened your mental fatigue? Can you recall a hike in the woods that made you feel whole again? If you are fortunate, you have contact with nature—and its healing effects—every day. Brushwood Center launched an initiative in 2015 to help veterans in the greater Chicago and Lake County communities connect with nature by offering resources and programming that promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. This initiative is called: At Ease.