Mindful Monday

To freely bloom – that is my definition of success. 

Happy Monday!

How do you define success? I’m sure everyone reading this has a different measure for themselves.

I’ve been thinking more about short-term successes – those small wins that give us a little boost of confidence. If this moment is all we have (and it really is), why do most of us delay gratification by waiting for the One Big Thing that will make us feel successful when there are so many little things throughout our days that pass unrecognized?

Said another way, in the past when I made a small mistake (a typo spotted after an email was sent, a blunder in conversation), I’d spend too much time worrying about it. At the same time, I wasn’t celebrating when I got things exactly right. I’m sure I wasn’t alone in this illogical treatment of myself. Why are we so fast to be negative with ourselves and slow to give ourselves a high-five for things done well?

 

Let’s start paying attention to the small successes that lead to the One Big Thing. In this moment, my measure of success is to click Publish on this blog post. I’ll cheer myself on by crossing it off today’s To Do List. When I have all five items crossed off my list, I’ll celebrate some more. Go me!  #winning

I’m not saying it’s wise to let go of your long-term measures of success – we all need goals. Long-term, I want to have a happy marriage that lasts at least 100 years, I want Brush Dance to experience growth as more people hear our messages of love, peace, and inclusion.

The point is, we should look at the zillions of small achievements we make on the way to our bigger goals and give ourselves a hearty pat on the back. Are you in?

Want to read more on this topic?  I found this article.

Leuchtturm Journals at Brush Dance

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

 

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!

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

 

Halloween Special

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2018 Weekly Planner – Strangeling by Jasmine Becket Griffith

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Halloween got its start over 2000 years ago as a Celtic celebration marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.  There are all sorts of regional traditions across the globe for Halloween, and we have our own tradition here at Brush Dance:

SAVE 10% ON EVERYTHING

AND…BE ENTERED TO WIN YOUR ORDER FREE!!

That’s right!  Save 10% on absolutely everything we have in stock, and when you place your order, you will automatically be entered to have the total amount of your order (including shipping!) refunded to you.  The offer goes through the end of October 31. Two winners will be notified by email.

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Strangeling 2018 Wall Calendar

Also, did you know that orders over $25 receive free shipping? It’s the perfect time to fill your cart with Calendars, Planners, Socks, Bags, and Other Fun Things.

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

We hope you win!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Favorite Things – Jimmy

 

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Mindful Living – 2018 Wall Calendar

We’re back with another edition of Favorite Things from the Brush Dance staff.

Today, we’re featuring Jimmy Thames, our Sales Director. In addition to road trips galore, Jimmy also offers his valuable thoughts on a multitude of topics around here. One thing he wouldn’t do, though? Choose a favorite Calendar or Planner from our 2018 line up, saying that he loves them all!

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Field Notes – Campfire Edition

Jimmy uses Field Notes for his on-the-go notes. “I like Field Notes because they are sturdy, thin, and pocket-sized. They also make me feel vaguely engineerish – I’m thinking architectural! The new Campfire Series have color covers and shows your inner rugged outdoorsperson!”

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Blue Q Men’s Socks – Sunday Edition

Jimmy’s Sunday Checklist:

Thank you for sharing your favorite things with us, Jimmy!  Want more?  Click to see favorite things from Shawna, Karma, and Susan!