"Of all our topics this issue – fire, play, kindness, a good yarn – awe is the theme that threads everything together: experiencing the world afresh with all the wonder, magic and innocence of a child," says Project Calm editor Lara Watson.
"Ruby Deevoy’s feature about awe on page 60 sums up what mindfulness means to me. Being curious, letting the magnitude of nature overwhelm you (in a good way!), allowing yourself a moment to delight in little things, and being present in the here and now. It’s a way of living that’s available to us all, but ‘mindfulness’ and ‘self-care’ have become somewhat commercialised lately.
"Caitlin Metz and Victoria Emanuela are exploring this in their work as joint venture On Being In Your Body. I’m thrilled that they’ve collaborated with us this issue to make you a workbook zine all about their new take on self-care, self-keeping. Enjoy."
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Enjoy a fresh perspective on self care with this beautiful illustrated guide by Caitlin Metz and Victoria Emanuela.
Random acts of kindness cards
These pocket ‘thank you’s, designed by artist Vanessa Lovegrove, are the right size to carry around and hand out whenever you see a random act of kindness. Spotted someone helping a stranger with a heavy bag? Or someone offering to help lift a baby buggy off the train? Hand over one of these cards to make their day.
Let the messages and bright fires inside these matchboxes spark energy and self belief! The perfect gift for friends facing the heat, they’re beautiful vintage-style favours to treasure, and a reminder of our resolve, resilience and talents. Make them as gifts or stack them on your desk and save for yourself when you need a little pep talk.
Designer and brush-lettering artist Becki Clark shares her top journaling tips and tricks. Make your own gorgeous scrapbooks with her collage papers.
Let fate decide with Esther Curtis’ fortunetellers, one to stir up your creativity, and one to give you a moment of calm.
Cover illustration by Svabhu Kohli.