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.
Some of you may have been directed here from our April 2018 newsletter. There was an error in the newsletter’s linking, so if you are looking for Art and Play for Resilience, click here. Some of you may already know how important it is to look inward, read into you, and discover something new about your story. This … Continue reading On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses
What’s your story? You might feel the weight of such a casual yet dauntingly rhetorical question. Or maybe, in the age of social media, you’ve learned the shorthand: either something short and poetic, or a neat string of definitive one-worded sentences: Root fact. Current Fact. Aspiration/Raison d’être. Mostly, though, maybe the real feeling is: where do I start? The … Continue reading Your Book of Life: considering imagination and the personal narrative
When was the last time you stepped into an art gallery? Or marvelled at the drawing of a 2-year-old? Or drew or made something yourself, and didn’t have dismissive thoughts for lack of artistic aptitude? If you can’t remember the last time you appreciated art, or can’t remember the last time you were proud of … Continue reading Art for empathy
It’s the third week into the new year. Perhaps you are utterly inspired, and on track with resolutions; perhaps to you it is just another day and week in a long line of days and weeks. Whatever your disposition toward the New Year, a good leveller we can never have too much of is gratitude. The … Continue reading Gratitude: see with new eyes