2019 Calendars Ready To Ship

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2019 Mindful Living Wall Calendar

It’s an exciting time of year here!  Our 2019 Calendars have arrived at our warehouse and are ready to ship!

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2019 Live With Intention Wall Calendar by Renée Locks

I’ve always said that the most challenging part of working at Brush Dance is getting one’s mind around the production schedule. Our 2019 Calendars have been in production since 2016.

Ours is a labor of love – and when new items finally, finally make their way to the warehouse, everyone here is excited beyond belief. Finally, we get to have, hold (and use!!) the items we have envisioned.

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Thich Nhat Hanh Wall Calendar for 2019

I’m showing just a few of our most popular Large Wall Calendars today. They measure 12 x 12″ when closed, and open to 12″ x 24″. We print on FSC-certified paper, the quality is top-notch, and we couldn’t be more proud of our line.

Below are links to our other products. I’ll be back soon with more specifics!

Mini Wall Calendars

Karma Planners

Monthly Planners

Weekly Planners

 

Mindful Monday – People Pleasing

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Everyday Bravery Pin

You don’t want to disappoint anybody, but you know, you lose your voice by trying to please everyone. -Diego Luna

Are you a people pleaser? (We all are to some degree!) Do you have trouble saying no? Do you need the people around you to be happy? Even if it comes at your own expense?

We all enjoy feeling appreciated and that feeling of being needed. It’s easy to see how we can fall into the trap of putting the wants of others before our own wants and needs. That external validation feels so good.

How are you going to reach your own goals if you’re so busy pleasing other people? 

Start Small – a chatty friend asks you to lunch, you know this could turn into a multi-hour session of her telling you all about the trouble with her kids, husband, in-laws, and dog. “I can’t meet for lunch, but I could do a quick coffee at 2:00.”

Delay Tactics – stop yourself from immediately agreeing to whatever is being asked of you by replying with some version of, “I’ll get back with you on that.”  Do you want to make 100 cupcakes for Little League this week? Pausing before answering gives you the opportunity to think things through completely before giving a definite answer.

Set Priorities – decide what is important to you, make it a priority. You’re worth it. “I’m working on my novel this weekend and can’t help you start your garden.”

People pleasing is a habit that we get into because we win the adoration of those we are pleasing. Unfortunately, it’s also a trap that can keep us from getting what we want.

The following articles may be helpful. And, of course, if you’re finding that you are pleasing others so much that you’ve lost yourself, talking with a professional can help you sort through everything and set boundaries.

Mindful Eating and Save 25%

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Mindful Eating 2018 Wall Calendar

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and even when we are doing our best to live a more mindful life, time can still seem to fly right on by, yes?

During this busy time of year, it becomes even more important to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. Becoming too busy and stressed can lead to a lack of sleep, and illness. While it seems counter-intuitive to some of us (calling all Type-A personalities!), slowing down when we’re the busiest may just be the best thing.

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Part of living a slower and more mindful life is making sure we are paying attention to the food we eat. For many, this means more fresh fruits and vegetables and less packaged and processed foods.  It means preparing foods at home rather than hitting the drive-thru.

The 2018 12″ Mindful Eating Wall Calendar is twelve months of gentle, healthful reminders through beautiful photography and encouraging words.

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Mindful Eating – 2018 Monthly Planner

And the Mindful Eating Monthly Planner is perfect for smaller bags or your purse. Here’s a great video of the Monthly Planner – they are new for 2018 and we’re loving them already.

 

Now through November 8, 2017,

Save 25% on all Brush Dance Wall Calendars

 

Memorial Day

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Inspired Living – 2018 Wall Calendar

Today is Memorial Day in the US. We are grateful to all of the men and women who have given their lives for our beautiful country.

Brush Dance offices are closed today, though our website is always open.

This is also a good time to let you know that our 2018 Calendars and Planners are expected into the warehouse any day now.

Finally, we are active on Instagram and will be posting there over the long weekend. I hope you’ll follow us there for more daily inspiration.

Introducing: Table Topics

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Table Topics: Couples Edition

 

We’ve talked forever about having Table Topics available on our website and now they’re here!

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Table Topics: Not Your Mom’s Dinner Party

 

Perfect for hostess gifts, dinner parties, family dinners, or a quiet evening with your special person.

 

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Table Topics: Dinner Party

 

Each beautiful acrylic box contains 135 questions.

 

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Table Topics: Family Edition

 

We like Table Topics because the thought-provoking questions encourage conversation and closeness. Available now at Brush Dance.

 

 

 

 

Let’s Travel

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Summer is officially over. Many of us are getting settled into a different daily routine. Kiddos are back in school, leaves need raking, holidays need planning, and here I am –  fantasizing about travel.

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. 

Where shall we go?  Paris with photographer Geogianna Lane? Or maybe to the Dreamer’s Realm with artist Catrin Welz-Stein?

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

We could visit the simplicity of Japanese Gardens for a bit of quiet meditation.

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Or maybe take a quiet stroll with Ginger Kelly’s fairies in the land of fairytales.

All from the comfort of our homes.