3 ways to get authentic and grow towards your vision this year


This year has had us talking about clarity. It’s easy to say, 20/20 vision, but what does that really mean? In optometry, 20/20 vision means the clarity or sharpness of what you see at 20 feet is what is normally seen at such a distance. But vision isn’t just about what’s clear to you within … Continue reading 3 ways to get authentic and grow towards your vision this year

Cradled by the arts: 3 ways art and healing converge


Two months remain in the countdown to this year’s international conference on Expressive Arts (EXA) hosted by the Expressive Arts Philippines Network. For a second time, the founders of EXA, Paolo Knill and Margo Fuchs Knill, are flying to the country to facilitate the plenary workshops. The event, aptly named Duyan: Cradling diversity through the … Continue reading Cradled by the arts: 3 ways art and healing converge

3 Ways Art Promotes Inclusivity


Part of the core principles of the expressive arts philosophy is to meet you where you’re at. In the clinical setting, an important part of attunement: “a felt embodied experience that can be individualistic as well as communal, that includes a psychological, emotional, and somatic state of consciousness” (Kossak, 2009). This means that, as someone … Continue reading 3 Ways Art Promotes Inclusivity

The Art of Inclusion


On July 18th, we took to the Museum Of A History Of Ideas in UP Manila to listen to a talk on expressive arts and the kind of impact it has on the Philippine society. The afternoon’s speaker and workshop facilitator, Amos Manlangit, often integrates mandala-making in his talks and workshops, asking participants to collaborate … Continue reading The Art of Inclusion

Musings from Camp Create


“Our campers have shown that joy exists wherever there is learning and improvement.” This summer MAGIS had its third run of our yearly day camp for kids, Camp Create. We welcomed 11 children to classes like drama, hiphop, yoga, painting, taekwondo, and Treasure Trash (a class on environmental awareness and the how to’s of upcycling). … Continue reading Musings from Camp Create

Connect and resonate for your self-care


I was living with so much tension and stress; I didn’t notice that people care for me, people love me. These were the words that captured one participant’s experience in our Aesthetics of Self-Care workshop last month. Perhaps this same realization rings true for many of you as well. Given too many responsibilities, it’s easy … Continue reading Connect and resonate for your self-care