The shop is open! I’ve dreamt for a long time of creating tools to help women heal and nourish themselves. So far in the shop – the first in a series of coloring-in wellness pages plus a growing collection of slow stitch patterns with embroidered messages to help us to “thrive” this year, my word of the year turned passion project!
Over the course of the next few months, I’ll be adding more to this series of coloring-in wellness pages. I see coloring in these pages as an attention practice and more and more am finding this to be a valuable addition to my practices, in fact, I’m finding it to be a tool that allows me to STICK WITH me practices more consistently.
Up first is this daisy chain tracker, available as a downloadable, printable PDF in my shop, including a 21 day and a 30 day daisy chain. This was inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s method for consistently sticking with his writing. Whenever he met his goal for the day, he wrote a big red X on a large calendar, and as the days went by, he watched the chain of red X’s form, encouraging him to continue. He said that once the chain begins to form, our only job is to not break the chain. I created this prettier-than-red-X’s version of a practice tracker. Coloring in a daisy each time I show up for my practice is a small reward I look forward to, and once I see three to five colored-in daisies in a row, I am not nearly as willing to compromise on the new habit I am creating!
These inspirational patterns began as my word of the year at the start of 2022. I knew my word “thrive” was big enough that it was going to require lots and lots of reminders. Slow stitching these reminders has become such a nourishing practice.