International Women’s Day

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A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until s he gets into hot water.

This Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD celebrates social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call-to-action to accelerate gender parity.

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A Fearless Woman

At Brush Dance, we celebrate women every day of the year.  The items we publish are (mostly) designed with women in mind. Women make up more than 80% of our customers. Four out of five of our employees are women.

We pay fair wages, offer flexible schedules, and contract with vendors who do the same. We don’t do this because someone is watching us – we do these things because it is the right thing.

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Hellraiser Socks

Whether you’re a hellraiser, a boss lady, or a delicate flower, raise your voice for women.

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Boss Lady Pencil Case
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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

Every person can play a part in driving better outcomes for women. World leaders, business professionals, LGBTQ+, black, white, purple, everyone. And you know what? Better outcomes for around 50% of the population means better outcomes for all of us.

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The best way to behave is to misbehave.

Want to know more about International Women’s Day?  Click here.

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

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Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.

National Breast Cancer Awareness month was founded in 1985. The famous pink ribbon came along in 1993 when the Estee Lauder Company established The Breast Cancer Research Fund. Ever since, pink ribbons and October have served as reminders that all women need to be screened for breast cancer.

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Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

As women, we have a tendency to not take care of ourselves. To put the needs (and even the tiny wants) of others before our own.

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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

Some women may think they won’t get breast cancer because it doesn’t run in their family.

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Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.

Others may feel like there’s just no time to get to the doctor for a screening.

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Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

It’s important that every woman get screened for breast cancer. You’re important. You owe to yourself and to all of the people who love and rely on you to take care of your body.

Please get screened and talk with your provider about any family history and the appropriate schedule of screenings for you.

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True-Blue Bravery

For more information about breast cancer screening, please visit breastcancer.org 

 

Weekly Planners & Date Books

 

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The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

Our busy season is just starting here at Brush Dance.  Those of us who are planner nerds already have chosen our 2017 tools to help us get ready for 2017.

Today, we are featuring a few of our 2017 Weekly Planners and our 2017 Date Books.

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Instant Human – Just Add Coffee
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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

All of our Weekly Planners have the same uncomplicated interior design (in varying colors). We feature one week per spread and handy lined spaces for each day of the week. Brush Dance Weekly Planners also have an elastic band to keep things tidy.

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I love love love that the year runs straight through these books with no stopping. At the front of the Planner, we feature 14 monthly planning pages. I’ll show you my planner and how I use the pages in a future post.

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With hearts established in mindfulness, we are truly present.

Brush Dance Date Books have been a favorite for many years. These hardcover books feature monthly illustrated tabbed dividers, one week per page, a nifty pocket, and (again) an elastic band to keep your stuff together.

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True-Blue Bravery – We’re talking about the every day, every moment kind of bravery of being yourself, your real true-blue self, brilliant and inspired or imperfect and messy. Owning all of it.

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I’ve decided to use a Weekly Planner this year. The harder decision is going to be which one!

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Our Date Books measure 6.5″ x 8.5″ – they would be beautiful for a desk or taken with you in larger bags.

I know I’ll be going with a Weekly Planner for the coming year (I can’t resist the size and simplicity). I just need to figure out which one.