Body, Mind, Wallet: Translating Your Values to Your Design

Approach design decisions as an expression of your values by implementing simple, accessible strategies to support health, wellness, and sustainability.

Continuing Education Approval
  • 1 IDCEC CEU HSW | CC-117002 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)


You make multiple design decisions every day, decisions which can reflect your values in a powerful way. Gain a better understanding of what matters to you by seeing how your actions (or inactions) are paramount to the health and well-being of your community and your environment. Walk through a framework to articulate your values and set project goals, and use your expert influence and purchasing power to make decisions that are enriching, not depleting. Through a deliberate approach and research, your values can guide the decisions you make on a personal and professional level to impact health, wellness, and sustainability through design, even on a small scale.

Content developed as part of the ASID Ones to Watch Scholars Leadership Development Program, supported by Steelcase, Benjamin Moore, Wilsonart, and Loloi. Learn more about ASID Ones to Watch.

What You Will Learn
  • Draft a values statement to guide your design process and project goals. 
  • Identify steps you can take to improve your own health and wellness. 
  • Describe how the circular economy impacts your design process and decision-making.
  • Identify ways in which you can build a more sustainable design practice. 
  • Explain the design process of assessment and analysis. 

Access Period: One year after registration.

Marylena Sevigney, Allied ASID, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador


Mindful Making and Design

Not being a fan of labels, Marylena Sevigney has lived on the outskirts, never really fitting into one category. She’s inspired by exploring the unexpected meanderings of the edges, where combinations of life’s variety are most interesting, like where a river winds through farmland, increasing energy and productivity. Permaculture principles, such as “design in the edges,” provide a comfortable framework where Marylena uses her diverse skills to design, draw, make, lead, think and teach. Her roots reside in designing furniture and interiors and creating sculpture at RISD. But she prides herself on managing projects and events and being a leader. With a strong influence from the natural world, her design straddles interior and exterior environments. She is WELL AP certified, as well as a NH Master Gardener, a Permaculture Designer and teacher and a 2019 ASID “One to Watch.” She practices and teaches design and art in Central New Hampshire, while maintaining her business, Mindful Making and Design. 


This CEU is registered with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).

The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing or dealing in any material or product.

Questions related to specific materials, methods and services should be directed to the instructor and provider of the CEU.

This program is registered for 1 CEU | HSW value. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-117002.

Attendees who do not belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and do not have a unique IDCEC number will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after this CEU.


Body, Mind, Wallet Part One
Open to view video.
Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of this 21 minute video to move forward to Part Two.
Body, Mind, Wallet Part Two
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Open to view video. You must watch all of this 8 minute video to move forward to Part Three.
Body, Mind, Wallet Part Three
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Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of this 20 minute video to move forward to take the quiz.
Body, Mind, Wallet Final Quiz
11 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  13/16 points to pass
11 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  13/16 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
Course Feedback Survey
3 Questions
3 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
Course Completion and Credit Certificate
1.0 IDCEC CEU HSW credit  |  Certificate available
1.0 IDCEC CEU HSW credit  |  Certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf.