MI Journal


The MI JOURNAL is produced by Mindscape Industries clients with some in house support staff to share Mindscape Industries news, applicable information and features along with biographies, updates and just straight out fun stories and articles.

The MI Journal creative team includes: Robert Watson, Shari Anderson, John Micali, Anthony Kulhawik and John Rolfe.


issue 25

 July 2018

“Everything is hard before it is easy” - Geode

Our team behind The Mindscape Journal presents our latest Issue, #25, covering the month of July. We begin with an exciting announcement for two summer clubs underway. We’re confidant you’ll be interested in one, perhaps both, read for the details. Next, as it’s the season of backyard barbecue and grilling we have an entire page dedicated to healthy grilling along with a tasty recipe to try on the grill. Now we have our packed Art, Culture and Community page where we recognize those celebrating birthdays within our team along with a handful of celebrities. Then we offer a look at a couple of big events hitting Connecticut, this you won’t want to miss! Our last page begins with an interview with our own, Dianne S. We then look at some of the cool things going on in the shop, the crew is always busy. Concluding this issue is a sports report from John M. Fans of the New England Patriots, you’re going to want to read this! Once again, a feature rich issue for summer reading and guidance! We hope you enjoy!


issue 24

June 2018

"You can always do more than you think you can!" – John Wooden

We are pleased to bring you our latest Mindscape Journal, Issue 24 for the month of June. The journal opens a special announcement and invitation to join us for a day of free food and entertainment at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT. Then we move to our monthly tip of healthy eating with an article dedicated to summertime nutrition. This is accompanied by a great recipe for a summer squash and basil pasta dish. Then we celebrate the June birthday’s within our team here at Mindscape while recognizing some celebrity birthdays. We have a couple of community events to announce, check these as they are time sensitive! On page three, John M. gives us a little bio on Mindscape’s Justina E. after having interviewed her. A quick welcome is extended to new staff. John R. has written an article highlighting the unique work taking place in the shop. Finally, John M. closes out the journal with a sneak peek at the upcoming NFL season and what makes week one unique this year. A packed issue for you as we head into summer, enjoy!


issue 23

May 2018

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will" - Unknown

Our talented team at The Mindscape Journal is pleased to present Issue 23 for the month of May. Our journalist begin with a very thorough, specific and historical piece discussing Memorial Day. After this, an important article on proper eating to reverse the harm done after years of eating poorly. Not to feel deprived, alongside we share a recipe for a “BLT” dip. Next, we extend birthday wishes to those celebrating theirs in May at Mindscape while recognizing some notable celebrity birthdays. Journal staff writer, John M., gives us an informative interview with one of our gifted artists, Nikki S. Then Shari L. contributes a piece with exciting project news from the shop, something’s about to rumble! Closing out this journal, staff writer and researcher Robert W. highlighting the recent Boston Marathon winner, Desiree Linden. Don’t know why this is worthy of a highlight? Please read. Once again, it’s a feature rich issue we hope you’ll enjoy!


issue 22

April 2018

"Dreams don’t work unless… You Do!" - Unknown

Our writers begin the 22nd issue of The Mindscape Journal with a special announcement. On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at The Pond House Café in West Hartford, CT there will be a fundraiser to benefit The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. There will be live music, hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar. For details, please read the newsletter. Next, some great, tasty dietary suggestions to consider for ocular health and good vision. With Easter still in mind, we offer a unique recipe for a holiday-inspired breakfast casserole. Then a collective tip of the hat to everyone celebrating birthdays in April within our team and a few celebrities too. We would then like to focus your attention on an upcoming community event in Simsbury. Then, ever wonder how coloring eggs for Easter came to be? Will tell you, read within. A short biography shares some fun info on job coach, Tatiana. Another update from our always busy shop and what the team has been working on. Finally, with baseball season here Robert W., one of our staff writers, shares a piece on major league baseball and Chinese media… Big plans! A loaded issue packed with content, enjoy!


issue 21

March 2018

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value" - Albert Einstein

Our team opens the 21st edition of The Mindscape Journal with a welcome look into spring. With that spring mindset, our ceramics department is busy creating a variety of pieces reflect the approaching season and of course with spring comes Easter. Then we bring you another article for eating well targeted towards those with a TBI, but good for all. With Saint Patrick’s Day upon us, well a recipe for corned beef and cabbage of course. We then recognize some March birthdays within our team to a few celebrities as well. A targeted look at a local community event followed up with a slightly different look at the history of Saint Patrick’s Day. Closing out the newsletter on page four; A little biography putting our job coach, Christine, in the spot light. Then an update on our always busy shop crew, you must read what they’re working on. Finally, with baseball season approaching we have a rundown of the new “Pace of Play” rules, what they are and why there in place. Once again, our team published another journal brimming with rich content and fun photos, enjoy!


issue 20

February 2018

"Practice like you've never won, perform like you've never lost" - Unknown

This issue begins with a concise yet rich narrative on Thurgood Marshall as we recognize this great African-American to celebrate black history month. The strong opening page is followed with a new installment of Eat Right, Eat Healthy. This issue we recognize Valentine’s Day with some encouraging virtues of consuming chocolate. For balance, a tasty recipe for a garlic salmon dish. With our list of ingredients and easy to follow steps, anyone can enjoy this. Next, our fun peek at some February birthdays from our community to some notable celebrities. Always of interest is our look community events and some fun trivia applicable to Valentine’s Day. Our last page brings us a brief biography showcasing our very own Howard M. Then an enthusiastic discussing the myriad of projects underway in the shop. A nod to some new staff and final; A look back and opinion on Superbowl LII. Another packed journal that we hope you’ll enjoy!


issue 19

January 2018

"Difficult Roads Often Lead To Beautiful Destinations" - Anthony Robbins

We start this issue with a quick look back at the Mindscape Industries Christmas party at our Thomaston, CT center. Some photos and recap to be shared. Then our next installment of our full page feature, Eat Right, Eat Healthy, discusses the latest data trending in diabetes along with some helpful, simple tips aimed at bettering your health and thwarting diabetes. To support the article, we have a delicious recipe for a vegetable pesto soup.  Next we share and recognize the birthdays of a few of our own in addition to several celebrity birthdays this month. Then we offer a look at one unique community event followed by an interesting look at the new year and why it's recognized in January. We close with an insightful profile on Paul G. This is followed with an encouraging reveal of what our shop is now working on. A nod to our new staff and finally, a piece on an NFL coaching deal that makes history. This month's journal has a lot to take in, we hope you enjoy it.


issue 18

December 2017

"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin" - Anthony Robbins

This issue of the Mindscape Journal begins with a holiday greeting and  peek at what we've been doing in our studio. The holidays are bright and festive at Mindscape. In keeping with our journal's structure, the next section has an article discussing holiday eating and how to enjoy without overdoing it thus leading to weight gain tough to lose. Now, as it is the holiday season, why not try a recipe for some snowflake cookies that make fun ornaments too. Then a list recognizing the birthdays of those at Mindscape as well as celebrity birthdays this month. A fun history of the candy cane that leads into a look at one unique holiday themed activity in Connecticut in particular that must be experienced to be appreciated. Finally, a quick profile piece on our own Jessica A. A welcoming tip of the hat to our new staff and update on what's happening in our always busy shop. Lastly, a sports article written by our own John M. discussing the newly hired Yankee manager, Aaron Boone.


issue 17

November 2017

"The most important things in life aren't things." - Unkbown

Our team has returned once again to put their talents to work in order to publish Issue 17 of the Mindscape Journal. Our writers have compiled four pages which include some exciting special announcements involving our artists and an art show. Then in keeping with our theme of good health and diet, our researchers put together a thorough review of "Clean Eating" and how to achieve this along with an overview of clean eating and how it benefits one's health. Of course this is accompanied by a healthy recipe which is also great on a cold day. Then we have our look at the calendar, who's having a birthday and local events. An interesting piece on the history of Thanksgiving, with some facts you may be surprised with, follows. Finally, a packed page four closes out the issue by interviewing one our experienced and gifted job coaches, a synopsis of what's happening in the shop and then a quick look at college basketball schedules. As with all, this is another packed issue.


issue 16

October 2017

"The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you're the pilot" - Michael Altshuler

Our staff of resourceful writers, researchers and publishers have a new edition of the Mindscape Journal online and ready to be enjoyed. This issue is four pages deep, rich with content. Have an inside look at our latest and inspired project, custom built, painted and detailed electric guitars built from some very unique materials (this you must read about). Next up, a thorough review of a low carb diet along with the facts, tips and a great low carb recipe. Our monthly look at some birthdays, holidays and traditions along with a community calendar for events around the state. Finally this edition closes with a packed back page. On page four you'll find some staff photos, an interview with one of our artists, Jean F, an update on the work happening in the shop and finally a look at football great, Tom Brady. Enjoy!


issue 15

September 2017

"Believing in yourself is the first step to success" - Unknown

Our team brings you another edition of the Mindscape Journal with 4 pages of useful and engaging content. First being discussed is a look at two of our talented and driven job coaches. Then a discussion and theory on school and healthy foods. This is followed up with a recipe for a healthy dish.From there we celebrate some birthdays and look at our community calendar. A brief history of labor day leads to the last page which has a job coach spotlight, a look at what we're doing in the shop and finally, an interesting perspective on grass. Enjoy!


issue 14

August 2017

"Difficulties in your life don't come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential" -Unknown

This issue of the Mindscape Journal begins with a straight forward discussion on the emotional stages of TBI recovery. It's honest and blunt, but best to face such issues straight on. Our monthly feature examine diet and recipes with a look ahead to ideas for back to school nutrition. Then, a tasty, healthy dessert, yogurt parfait, and how to make one. Our list of Mindscape and celebrity birthdays this month. Fair season being here, we now look at festivals and fairs happening around the area. A profile on Mindscape artist, Eric N. Finally, thinking of school and school sports, a look at lacrosse.


issue 13

July 2017

"It's okay to not know, but it's not okay to not try" -Unknown

Within this issue of the Mindscape Journal, we have a great look at pet therapy for those with traumatic brain injuries and a few reasons one should be considered. We then discuss healthy dessert ideas for summer time consideration accompanied by a recipe for a cold, crunchy macaroni salad. Our familiar nod to those celebrating birthdays this month. Then a look at all the festivities and fireworks happening on the 4th of July. The newsletter would be incomplete without a discussion and some history pertaining to July 4th.  An interview with a new member of our Mindscape staff, Jen J. Closing the newsletter is a fun peek at our UCONN women's basketball team. Enjoy!


issue 12

June 2017

"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." -Unknown

This issue of the Mindscape Journal we look at our involvement and membership with BIAC. Then we take a look at some fun, unique and useful facts on food. Speaking of food, we also have a sweet recipe for some tasty little snacks. A tip of the hat to those celebrating birthdays in June. A look at various events and activities on our community calendar. An insight and interview with talented Mindscape artist, Rob J who discusses his work. Finally, a discussion analyzing one of our favorite major league baseball teams. We hope you enjoy this issue.


issue 11

May 2017

"The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell" - Unknown

This issue of the Mindscape Journal is focused on Memorial Day. Some great tips and advice on how to enjoy the holiday without over doing it and staying safe. A great recipe for some outdoor, summer picnic style salads that are healthy and delicious.. Then we recognize the months birthdays and some events to consider from the community calendar. An interview with one of our new employees, Anthony, shares his story and how rewarding he finds his work.  Then we close with a look at one of major league baseball's greatest rivalries. We hope you enjoy.


issue 10

April 2017

"Never stop learning because life never stops teaching"

This issue of the Mindscape Journal covers a rich collection of material. First we share a little insight into our teams WAR program and guerrilla marketing. Some great tips and recipes coordinated with the upcoming Easter holiday. A look at the months birthdays and some events to consider from the community calendar. We interview the very talented artist, Michael W. Showcase the unique work of Rob R. Then closeout with an important article on sports injuries. A packed issue we hope you'll enjoy.


issue 9

March 2017

"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you missed when you don't even try" - Jack Canfield

This issue highlights some of the new and unique items our artists have created. Banks and bird houses with a very clever design can be read about along with purchase information. Another healthy recipe just in time for St. Patrick's Day. We also have a look at the area events for this month, Birthday's in March and some Mindscape news and an interview.


issue 8

February 2017

"Enjoy the little things in life for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things" - Kurt Vonnegut

This issue opens with a heartfelt remembrance and tribute to a dear friend and fellow artist we lost in January, Howard Small. We hope you will take a moment to read about this very gentle, kind man.  Of course we have more health tips and recopies for unique, tasty dishes. A look at Mindscape news and events with our birthdays this month. Enjoy!  


issue 7

January 2017

"The future depends on what we do in the present" - Mahatma Gandhi

Read within to learn about some healthy food to support mind, bones and skin. Perhaps try a recipe we've put together for a healthy meal. Read our community calendar and learn what's happening in the area and with Mindscape. We have some notable birthday's to celebrate and news from within our studio.  We hope you enjoy!



December 2016

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" - Vincent Van Gogh

Read the latest recap of what we've been up to including a few tips on healthy eating and dietary suggestions, a look at our Holiday 2016 activities and art. We have an insightful interview with one of our artists and introspection of life with a TBI from one of our own.



November 2015

"Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success" - Henry Ford

In this issue you will learn a little about one of our gifted artists as she paints and sketches her interpretive work along with original pieces. Learn of our Creative Program Manager, and Creative Director. Read a few tips on healthy eating and recipes and take a look at how our artists are firing up clay into art.


august 2015

Read some heartfelt insight and inspirational stories and a feature interview with Jordan Haas.


December 2014

Within this issue, you'll find wise words from one of our clients on how to embrace winter. Some healthy living tips specifically suggested for those with a TBI along with a recipe and then an update on the latest projects underway in our diverse studio.


September 2014

"Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again" - W. Clement Stone

This issue shares some fun events our clients enjoyed and participated in. A warm look at one of our clients with a giant heart and just as much talent. A recap of some healthy foods and recipes, a look at "20 Minutes" and a recap of birthdays.


August 2014

This very full issue of the MI Journal covers a variety of topis; How to make your own paper, a strong editorial on personal drones and a tasty recipe for tortilla pizza. Also covered are a number of events we took part in or recommend.


July 2014

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

Our premiere edition begins with a welcome from our editor. Following this, the first of many unique recipes to come... and try. Then some TBI specific announcements in addition to upcoming events.