Organization: 30 Days Abundance – Day 7

Welcome to 30 days of Abundance, Day 7. I’m delighted that you are here. My topic for the day is organizational systems and creating good habits. Please watch the video below.

A Strong Foundation for Success…

It’s fun to journal and organize your dreams and goals.

This is a great way to keep track of things and build good habits.

Here is an example of a Habit Tracker. I make my own weekly habit tracker in my bullet journal. At the end of two weeks, I check for the high scores. If I have any, then I celebrate my success.

I made a quick video for you. Watch me make a collage journal.

I loved sharing with you how I handle my personal organization systems. Can you share a notebook system that works well for you… or even your favorite pens or journals?

Some of My Favorite Supplies:

  • Simple Small Notebook or Journal: I like these ones with dots inside but you’ll see they are available with lines or grid paper as well. You can also find all different types of covers. Choose whatever appeals to you!
  • Posca Pens: Acrylic paint pens that create a nice opaque layer of color.
  • Gel Medium/Glue: This is my favorite glue for doing collage work. It is easy to work with and leaves a soft matte finish.

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Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance (Day 6)

Welcome to 30 days of Abundance, Day 6. I’m delighted that you are here. Today I’m thinking about how the choices we make can have such a big effect on the world that we create around us. Please watch my video to learn more.

Small Business

Please support your local small businesses whenever possible.

Think about considerate and personal they are. They might even remember the name of your dog or ask about your family.

Many of these business owners are in it for the joy. They’ve reached their goal for the day when they see that customers leave with a happy smile on their faces.

If you’re a small business owner like me, you can probably relate to what I’m saying. You appreciate the difference that your small business makes in creating wins for employees, customers, and the community.

Remember the cute bunny that I pinned to my computer screen?

Here she is. I made her out of a brown grocery bag. What a transformation huh?

She’s my buddy who gives me support and encouragement as I shoot my videos. Isn’t she sweet?

Is there something inspiring that you can post somewhere that you’ll see it every day? Sometimes all it takes is a small visual reminder to snap us out of a negative train of thought. Try it with a photo of a happy memory or a little card or piece of art!

Share Your Thoughts.

Please post your comments and ideas below in the comments section below. When you share thoughts and ideas, you help everyone to grow. Yes, we can grow together!

Share The Abundance – Tell a Friend!

It feels good to share uplifting messages! Invite your friends to join us on this abundant journey. Please forward this link to friends: NEW SIGN-UPS, CLICK HERE TO JOIN THIS FREE JOURNEY OF ABUNDANCE. This series of daily inspirational emails are designed to lift you up and bring joy to every day.  Thank you!

Change: 30 Days of Abundance (Day 5)

Welcome to 30 Days of Abundance, Day 5! I’m delighted that you are here. Today I want to probe into how life-long learning and building skills are necessary to keep your self-esteem intact. Sheer Determination, Swimming Upstream in a Downstream World: Chapter 9 – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall – the story of Joy and lack of self-esteem

If you are seeking change, first create change within yourself, instead of trying to change others.

Ask yourself this question, “What kind of change can I create so that goodness will spill out into the world?

Your AHA! Moment

You realize that you are taking steps to create a better world by reinventing yourself each day.

Reading this chapter out of my book brought back memories of Joy and her breathtaking beauty. I can’t help thinking what a role-model for women she could have been, only if she kept learning and developed the skills to match with her beauty. Here is my handpainted picture of Joy.

A Bonus Worksheet for You

I think doing personal inventory exercises are a powerful tool for personal growth. I’m sharing the form that I designed for myself. By filling in my answers on this form from time to time, I get so much clarity about who I am, my skills and what other things I want to learn. I hope that you’ll make your own Personal Inventory of your skills. Keep in mind, your answers can be very simple things that you do every day… Examples: I am good at making a banana cream pie, I am good at writing newsletters, etc. Be sure to give yourself credit for these things, not everyone can do them and certainly not as well as you!

Personal Skills Inventory worksheet

Download HERE

Share Your Thoughts

I’m curious, what did you get out of my video, the story from Chapter 9 of Sheer Determination? Do you work to change yourself instead of trying to change others? How do you practice the art of life-long learning? As always, please post your comments and ideas below in the comments section below. When you share thoughts and ideas, you help everyone to grow. Yes, we can grow together!

Share The Abundance – Tell a Friend!

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Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

Welcome to 30 days of Abundance, Day 4. I’m delighted that you are here. Today, I want to share a special message that came to me from my friend, Helen. She practices simplicity and calmness in her life. First, watch my video.

Less is Best

Keep it simple Doing with less is usually the best way to go.

Become a minimalist by reducing the clutter in your life and taking a simplistic approach in everything you do.

Your AHA Moment

You are amazed at how freely you can move about when your head is clear.


Helen’s Message:

I find that thinking and living with uplifting thoughts and things are important to me during these unsettling times.  I find comfort in seeing the primroses planted outside my door….they greet me when I come home and say goodbye to me when I leave for my walks.  

I planted a little Christmas tree that the hospice brought to Shuzo during the holidays. It reminds me of the inner strength he had facing his last days with grace and courage. Hopefully, the tree will flourish in his memory.

I planted the daffodil bulbs that Coldwell Banker hands out in a planter just outside one of my sliding glass doors.  They serve as a reminder to me that things that are nourished and cared for will prosper and bloom.

Lastly, I was able to bring one of my orchids to a second blooming.  This is something I have not had much success in doing. Just looking at this orchid makes me smile and for some reason, it makes me feel good about myself.

All of these simple things add to the quality of my daily life.  While they are not earth-shattering, they are enough to lighten my spirit and helps me cope with the distressing news that bombards us daily.

Helen and Kay

Share Your Thoughts

What did you learn from Helen’s message? What does Less is Best mean to you? As always, please post comments and ideas below in the comments section below. We all grow by sharing thoughts and ideas with each other.

Tomorrow is Sunday

I won’t be posting tomorrow. I need preparation time to come up with good content for you for next week. See you on Monday.

Sleep in everyone!


Share The Abundance – Tell a Friend!

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Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

Welcome to 30 days of Abundance, Day 3. I’m delighted that you are here. Today, I will share some ideas how to transform your “self-love” tags (from Self-Love: Day 2) into whimsical pieces of art that you will enjoy seeing every day!

Scared

If you aren’t scared from time to time, you are playing it too safe and aren’t growing.

Ask yourself, “Should I remain safe in my comfort zone or get out and grow?”

You will be surprised at how your energy level substantially increases when you accomplish something you’ve never done before.

If you would like to have your own set of Magical Mindshift Cards, they can be purchased here, in my Artful Giving Shop.

A Fun Project

All right, it’s time to go and find the envelope that contains your “self-love” tags (if you haven’t already done this, go back to Day 2 and do the quick exercise). I know you’ve given some thought about those opinions you wrote about yourself. Now it’s time to put them together in an artful way and the truth is, there is not a wrong way to do this. No matter how you wrote them, it was RIGHT! And now, no matter how you arrange them, it will be just right for you!

The important thing is that you need to arrange them into some form of a creative piece so that it can be visible to your eyes every day so you can begin your day loving yourself first. Here are some ideas:

  • Make a personal vision board and make these tags part of it.
  • Place these tags in your favorite journal or notebook that you use every day.
  • Paste the tags onto a 8×11″ piece of copy paper and pin it on a wall (preferably in your sacred space if you have one.

Here are some photos of the visual pieces I made with my “self-love” tags plus a few folding notebooks I made for future use.

Share Your Thoughts

What did you make with your tags? I’d love to see your finished projects. Can you send them to me at kh@studio904.com? As always, please post comments and ideas below in the comments section below. We all grow by sharing thoughts and ideas with each other.


Share The Abundance – Tell a Friend!

It feels good to share uplifting messages! Invite your friends to join us on this abundant journey. Please forward this link to friends: NEW SIGN-UPS, CLICK HERE TO JOIN THIS FREE JOURNEY OF ABUNDANCE. This series of daily inspirational emails is designed to lift you up and bring joy to every day.  Thank you!

Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

Welcome to 30 days of Abundance! I’m delighted that you are here. As many of you already know, abundance isn’t about things, it’s a state of mind. Please watch my video to learn more about this series and our first Abundance Activity.


search your soul magical mindshift card

An honest self-evaluation is helpful from time to time. Whenever you want a new start, go to the top of the hill in your mind. Think about the experiences and skills you’ve acquired throughout your life’s journey. 

Your Aha Moment!
You realize that you have much to contribute to this world.

If you would like to have your own set of Magical Mindshift Cards, you can purchase them in my Artful Giving Shop.

Day 1: Self-Love Abundance Activity

Here is how you can get started, with this fun activity, to begin the process of learning to love yourself. 
  • Find a special tiny box, glass jar, or a hand-made container. This container will become a sacred space where your answers will be deposited.
  • Find bits of scrap paper. You can use anything. I use all kinds of things: brown paper bags, colored construction paper, or even copy papers will do.
  • Cut them into small strips.
  • Go to a quiet space where you can relax and let your guard down. (Oh, don’t forget to bring a steaming cup of your favorite tea to sip while you are writing your thoughts).
  • Ask yourself, Who am I? Then go in front of a mirror and tell yourself, “You are unique and the world is a better place because you are in it.”
  • Pull out ten strips from your jar and write 10 statements about who you are and why you love yourself.
  • Place those ten (or more) tags in an envelope, and label it: Reasons Why I Love Myself. Put it in a safe place.
  • Save the rest of the tags for your next exercise. You will use them again in the near future.

Share Your Thoughts

I love hearing from you! I hope you will use the comments section below to share your wisdom and ideas on the topic of self-love. Everyone benefits when members share.

Share The Abundance – Tell a Friend!

It feels good to share uplifting messages! Invite your friends to join us on this abundant journey. Please forward this link to friends: NEW SIGN-UPS, CLICK HERE TO JOIN THIS FREE JOURNEY OF ABUNDANCE. This series of daily inspirational emails is designed to lift you up and bring joy to every day.  Thank you!

30 Days of Abundance

As most of you know, my life passions have always been centered around running a small business, authoring my books, and making beautiful, joyful, and inspirational things. I have always wanted to share these passions and the wisdom that I have learned along the way. Starting tomorrow morning, I’ll send you an inspirational message, along with one of my creative art pieces, every day, for the next 30 days! 

Please watch this introductory video for my “30 Days of Abundance” campaign:

What to Expect from 30 Days of Abundance

Here are some of the things you can expect to receive from 30 Days of Abundance:

  • Inspirational messages from someone who has experienced, survived and thrived in crisis situations.
  • Recommendations for powering through what seem like no-win situations.
  • A selection of encouraging words from my card deck entitled: “Magical Mindshifts – Ignite Your Inner Power and Transform Your Life.”
  • Ideas for finding both a sense of calm and peace of mind by using affirmations and implementing creative exercises.
  • Suggestions for practicing the art of giving, so that you can show gratitude and love to your family, friends, and the community.

Please Tell Me How You’re Doing

I love hearing from you! I hope you’ll use the comments section below to share your experiences along the way.

Grow & Glow in 2020

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It wasn’t until recently that I had a taste of massage and reflexology and now I’m sold on taking better care of myself inside and out! Have you noticed that when you’re operating on your highest level and being your best self, you find that the people around you are inspired and uplifted by your energy?

It’s easy for all of us to start the new year with lofty intentions of taking better care of ourselves but we often let those goals slip when the demands of work and family responsibilities take priority. 

This is why we created a special GROW AND GLOW event at my salon, Studio 904, on Mercer Island. You’re invited to come TREAT YOURSELF to a day of pampering!

Join us for Studio 904’s
Self-Care Grow and Glow Event!

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Studio 904
3041 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA

Your $10 registration includes:
Skin Care
Reflexology
Chair Massage
Mindful Body Movements
Travel Opportunities
Snacks and light refreshments
Handmade artwork and gifts


$10 registration fee & all proceeds from this event will be donated to our philanthropic program, Angels for the Animals

Take time to focus on self-care & get your glow back!

  • Bring a friend! The $10 per person registration fee covers everything, just come in and prepare to be pampered! 
  • Find your passion, discover something new that makes your heart sing, take time to have some fun and treat yourself.
  • Make taking care of yourself a priority in 2020 – it will benefit you, everyone around you & the $10 registration fee will be donated to our philanthropic program, Angels for the Animals. 

Come explore new ideas to transform your lifestyle & join me for a day of fun, growth, and little bit of luxury. I hope to see you there!