What is your Ikigai?

Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being”. Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigaiThe term ikigai is composed of two Japanese words: iki (生き), referring to life, and kai (甲斐), which roughly means “the realization of what one expects and hopes for”. In the culture of Okinawa Japan, ikigai is thought of as “a reason to get up in the morning”; that is, a reason to enjoy life.

Fun project; First try filling these circles with words, next try fill with images and drawings. You’ll find that your visual version will bring out your imagination.

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Spring Fling Open House, May 1st 1 pm to 6 pm

Although I’m away, I cannot stop myself from sharing how excited I am for the Spring Fling Open House coming up May 1st from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Lenawee County Visual Arts Studio 1 at 2300 N. Main Street in Adrian. Tons of free art projects for the family with many artist residents in house. Come visit me in Studio #5, learn more about the parenting programs and art therapy.