World Laughter Day 2021

When I was little, my mother told me that when a baby first laughs, a fairy is born. I later found out that the notion came from Peter Pan, but I’ve never forgotten the sentiment — laughter is magical. 

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Music & Mental Health

By: Melissa Liu

The joyous, warm feeling when listening to music is often indescribable. It’s a feeling of transcendence from reality and emergence in a different spiritual realm. Through music, people have been able to connect on varying emotional levels — the highs, the lows, and everything in between. From classical to pop to country, music has been shown to have a direct correlation with positive mental health conditions. One way or another, we have all felt this connection with music, whether that is personally or in a time-to-dance way. 

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Spotlight: Abigayle Peterson & The Stories Within Magnify’s Code

Magnify Wellness was coded using a JavaScript library called React, but there is another language embedded into the story that Magnify Wellness’s code portrays. It is a familiar language, which conveys the challenging story of learning how to best use our gifts through the experiences we gain. Abigayle’s story is one that reminds us that we share the language of pain, ache and loneliness, though we may experience it differently. Her story reminds us that we can grow, learn and make profound leaps in a plentiful direction while keeping our experiences in our back pocket. 

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