About Magic Stream
Welcome to Magic Stream, a multi-faceted literary e-zine, mental health, self-help and wellness resource. The primary focus of Magic Stream is on personal growth and the universal in human emotion. Emotional fitness is approached in much the same way as physical fitness and very frequently in a like manner, since the two are so inextricably related.
Magic Stream provides a wide spectrum of self-help information. There are numerous professional level resources and references to self-help, mental health and wellness resources. It doesn't stop there though, because so much of healing resides in the sharing of the journey. On a literary plane, readers share through poetry, art and story. On a more realistic vein, others share in the nitty-gritty of what it takes to survive in the most trying of circumstances.
The guiding philosophy of Magic Stream is to nurture ourselves both physically and mentally, making the self ever stronger, accepting our self as we are, and seeking help when it is needed.
Among the earliest online self-help resources, Magic Stream was conceived and development began in 1994. The seed came from a fairytale I wrote for a class. That seed sprang to life when I realized the publishing potential in the still young and rapidly growing World Wide Web. After nine months of intense research and development, the site went live in the Spring of 1995.
As a labor of love, Magic Stream has delivered access to well over a million readers, including mental health consumers, professionals, students and other private individuals seeking information on dealing with issues in their own lives.
Since its inception, Magic Stream has been an active member of the online community. As a participant in the 1996 Internet World Exposition, a Special Edition of Magic Stream (as it was then) is included in an historic Internet archive and museum, which is located in Amsterdam. You can view this archived edition online at the 1996 Internet World Expo Pavilion Edition.
Magic Stream has received numerous awards of recognition for everything from graphics, to site design, contributions to the World Wide Web community and online resource development. It has also earned international recognition as an early, pioneering resource utilizing the Internet for the common good. In 1999, Proctor & Gamble recognized this editor for her grass-roots activism in making the world a better place through her online efforts. You can read a copy of that commendation here: Always a Woman.
Despite the one-person web building aspect of the site, Magic Stream is very much about community. It has had many esteemed contributors, including mental health professionals, beginning writers, professional writers, artists and everything in between. It is truly the interconnectedness of the web that makes it such a vital part of our life today. The same is true with Magic Stream, because the site was much more than myself, even in times where I know I was not doing all I could, there were those who saw the need, and for that reason, despite myself and the way life tend to get in the way of the best intentions, Magic Stream has continued with a life of its own, and that was indeed my original intention. Thank you for your continued and ongoing support and thank you for sharing the journey.
Regina Garson, Editor and Publisher