The Mandala Journal

Bhupi's Musings

Living Room Mandala Art

I wanted to do something different in my living room. I drew this henna-style mandala while doing all of my favourite things - listening to Bollywood, dancing, and singing (not very well) but it makes me happy and it releases those fabulous endorphins we all need. When I move out, I hope the new...

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Feeling Stressed? Try Meditation! A Rookie Starter Guide

I use meditation every day to help me focus on my work, to relieve stress, and find inner peace, and I really find that these internal progressions reflect in my actions, particularly when a situation is tense or uncomfortable. Some days meditation will be easy and on others it will be...

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​How To Reduce Stress and Have More Fun This Holiday Season

While some very organized people start planning for the holidays in June or July, most of us are not thinking about it until we see every commercial and window sign reminding us that it’s time to start spending. We make our lists and check them twice while we rush around to find the perfect gift...

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​Being Mindful Of That Empty-Nest Feeling

When we suffer a sudden loss from our daily routine it is generally job loss, moving, the end of a friendship, or the death of a loved one. Those all come with a prescribed grieving period. But when you have an empty nest? Society has depicted parents as throwing a party and renovating the...

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Reconnect With Mandalas!

Life has been weird with this pandemic and, while we are not out of the woods yet, I am happy we have all been able to level out from the chaos and regain control. We are settling into our new normal, getting more comfortable with uncertainty, and starting to make more time to reconnect with...

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Incorporating Art Into Your Life Is Vital To Good Health – The Medical Community Agrees!

A medical revolution has begun worldwide: doctors are being granted the ability to prescribe art as treatment. This is beyond exciting, and it’s should be celebrated as a breakthrough in modern medicine. As a henna artist I have seen firsthand how art can benefit health. Yes, we specifically...

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The Versatility of Art Therapy

Dedicated art therapy involves art as a medium and a therapist as a leader of the activity. It can be as simple as colouring computer printouts, creating collages or inspiration boards using images and words cut out from magazines, all the way to intricate oil paintings, pottery, and more. In...

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