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

6 opportunities to trust the process for self-compassion


Self-compassion sounds like an easy enough concept to grasp. Dr. Kristin Neff, self-compassion researcher, describes it like comparing apples to apples: “having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others,” but perhaps most days we find it easier to give compassion to others than to ourselves. Oscar Wilde calls it a lifelong … Continue reading 6 opportunities to trust the process for self-compassion

This year, give yourself the license to explore and create


MAGIS welcomed the last month of 2018 with a workshop for social workers in the service of online sexually exploited children. In partnership with World Hope International, an organization whose work in the country primarily encompasses child sponsorship programs and aid for human trafficking victims, we trained social workers on trauma-informed expressive arts practice. Unlike … Continue reading This year, give yourself the license to explore and create

Seven Ways Wayfinding: How we’re claiming rest and rejuvenation this season


December can a whirlwind of shopping, gift-giving, reunions, and food. These are all joys in many ways, especially when we share our time with dear loved ones. But this year, we at MAGIS HQ reminded each other to give ourselves the gift of self-care too. Here are some of the ways – our Christmas Wayfinding – we’ve resolved to do that, at least for the next twenty days.