Mindful Monday – Yoga Anyone?

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Yoga Silhouettes

Do you practice yoga? We’d love to hear your tips for beginners!

I’m not sure what took me so long to realize it, but I’m not nearly as bendy as I was a few years ago.  This has me thinking about adding yoga to my daily routine.

Beyond increasing flexibility and building strength, regular yoga practice can be the foundation of a more healthy lifestyle. It can:

  • improve your posture and balance
  • reduce blood pressure
  • help you sleep better
  • relieve stress
  • boost your mood

Other great things about yoga?

  • you don’t need any fancy equipment to get started
  • all body types and ages are welcome – big, small, different abilities – it’s always possible to modify a pose
  • there are a zillion videos available online FREE

Here are some resources to get us started slowly. Most of these take fewer than 20 minutes – just enough to see if yoga is something you want to pursue.

Before you know it, we’ll be doing some insane yoga poses. (Well, maybe not, but we will be more flexible, healthier, and happier.)

People have been doing yoga for thousands of years, but you should consult your healthcare professionals before beginning any new-to-you exercise programs.

Namaste.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 New Year Resolutions and Calendars On Sale

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2018 Mindful Eating Wall Calendar

Did you make New Year’s Resolutions for 2018?

Shown above is our new and popular Mindful Eating 2018 Wall Calendar. Perfect if you’re resolving to eat more healthy this year.

Need a gentle introduction to becoming more physically fit? We suggest yoga.

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2018 Yoga Silhouettes Wall Calendar

And if your goal is to check in on the spiritual part of your life in 2018, we have you covered:

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2018 Scriptures Wall Calendar

 

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 2018 Timeless Buddha Wall Calendar

We hope everyone is resolving to be just a little kinder, a bit more gentle, and loving with themselves in 2018. This calendar full of affirmations is just the reminder!

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2018 I’m Perfect (IMPERFECT!) Wall Calendar

And sipping tea is the perfect act of quiet kindness for yourself:

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2018 Cup of Tea Wall Calendar

Brush Dance Wall Calendars are perfect not only for planning events and keeping track of appointments, they also serve as beautiful pieces of art and encouragement for your home or office. We’re also having a sale right now. Quantities of some titles are especially limited. Order today to save big.

Welcome 2018

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Embrace the Chaos Journal

 

Hello 2018!!!

Are you glad to say goodbye to 2017? Sorry to see it go?  Feeling hopeful for 2018?

The world was a busy place in 2017 – and I’m sure it will be this year, too. I’ve decided to Embrace the Chaos.

Last year, I learned lessons in patience (always a favorite…ha) and discovered that there’s no such thing as perfect (and even if there was, I wouldn’t want it).  I re-learned that if we don’t have health, we have nothing. And I remembered that family and good friends is where happiness lives.

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Field Notes Expedition

Have you made resolutions for 2018? Is that a thing people still do? Rather than resolutions (no more junk food – ever!), I prefer to set intentions (I will do my best to limit junk food). It just feels a little more gentle, yes?

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Leuchtturm Lined Notebook

For all of you resolution setters, list makers, and organizers, Brush Dance has a wide assortment of Notebooks and Journals.  Some of my favorites are shown above, and I’m also into this one, this one with a dot grid, and this one featuring the work of artist Renee Locks.

Let’s all do our best in 2018.

P.S. All of our 2018 Calendars and Planners are on sale right now – quantities may be limited and we won’t have them for sale much longer.

 

Planners Make Perfect Gifts

 

For 2018, Brush Dance has three different styles of Planners.  Planners make perfect holiday gifts for busy people who need to keep track of appointments, lists, and more. Right now, all Planners (and everything else) are on sale – save 30%.

Let’s take a look at the three formats we offer . . .

KARMA PLANNERS

Brush Dance Karma Planners are new for 2018 and they really have it all:

  • More than 200 Pages of Planning Power
  • Dated Through February 2019
  • Super-Sturdy Cover with an Elastic Band and Wire-O Binding
  • One Week Per Spread – Includes Checklists, Notes, and Inspiring Quotes
  • Yearly and Monthly Planning Pages
  • Numbered Pages and Index (Handy!!)
  • Both Lined and Dot Grid Pages – Use for journaling, note taking, project management, lists, and more
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Just Add Coffee

This is a serious and easy-to-use, intuitive planner. It’s also the one that most of us at Brush Dance are using.  See All Karma Planners

WEEKLY PLANNERS

2018 Weekly Planners from Brush Dance measure 5″ x 7″ and are the perfect size to fit into most backpacks and handbags.  As with all Brush Dance products, the paper quality is top-notch.  These Planners have yearly and monthly reference pages and each 2-page spread features one week. As with the Karma Planner above, Weekly Planners have wire-o binding and an elastic band closure. You can see them all right here.

 

MONTHLY PLANNERS

Finally, for those who need a planner for reference or just a few notes and appointments, we present the Brush Dance 2018 Monthly Planner.

Our Monthly Planners are super-handy and ready to be stashed in bags of nearly any size. Keep one on your desktop for easy planning. At just 32 pages, these books will take you through the beginning of 2020.  Each 2-page spread represents one month.

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Life is Beautiful Monthly Planner

 

Planners from Brush Dance are perfect holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. 

Save 30% Right Now

 

Stocking Stuffers

In addition to all of our wonderful Calendars and Planners, we also have a huge assortment of Stocking Stuffers that are perfectly priced for your holiday shopping budget.  Let’s explore . . .

 

We love this collection of Everyday Bravery enamel pins from Emily McDowell Studios. Finally, recognition for the things in our daily lives that require courage.  Maybe we should all get one of these as a reminder that we don’t have to please everyone?

 

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Table Topics

 

 

 

Think you know your friends and family members?  Avoid those awkward silent moments by bringing out a box of 135 questions to keep the conversation going. There’s a Family Edition for all ages, and a Do It Yourself Therapy set for the brave among us. See all Table Topics (we’ve listed some sample questions – making it easier to choose the perfect set for you).

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Coffee!

We have a small assortment of really fun keytags.  Here’s one for the mom in your life.

We are absolutely wild about these reusable bags from LOQI.  Artful, fun, practical, and handy! This one is my favorite – or maybe it’s this one?

 

Thank you for shopping with Brush Dance – we appreciate you and your business.

Mindful Living During the Holidays

With the holiday season in full motion, we’re thinking we all need a reminder to take care of ourselves.

How do you stay mindful during the holidays? Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Spend some quiet time each morning – meditate, journal, just breathe before the busy-ness of the day sets in
  • Manage expectations – yours and theirs
  • Eat mindfully – find a quiet spot, sit down, no take-out containers
  • Remain grateful – notice the joy
  • Get extra sleep

Wishing you a joyous holiday season.

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Brush Dance Journals

P.S. Our biggest sale of the year has been extended – it ends today.

 

 

 

Save Up To 75% + Free Shipping

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Our Biggest Sale of The Year Starts Right Now!

Such a rare event for us – everything on our website is on sale.  Save between 20-75% on every item. Everything.

Here are some of your favorite and most discounted items.

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Live with Intention 2018 Wall Calendar
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Field Notes Campfire
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Scriptures – 2018 Wall Calendar
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Aquiesse Candles

Quantities on some items are very limited and may sell out quickly.

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Blackwing Luxury Pencils
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Leuchtturm Notebooks and Bullet Journals
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Mindful Eating – 2018 Wall Calendar
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Work Hard Weekly Planner – 2018

Shop now for the best selection

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Lihit Lab Notebook Pouches
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Totes and Shopping Bags

 

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Inspired Living – 2018 Wall Calendar from Brush Dance

 

 

It’s a great time to shop at Brush Dance and save up to 75% on all of your favorite items!

Happy Holidays from Everyone at Brush Dance!