These awesome Hawaiian Healing Oracle Cards from Sacred Lomi would totally help you with setting great intentions for each and every day.

Donna Jason of Sacred Lomi – a Made Better Studio WordPress Coaching client since August 2012 – recently designed this beautiful, intention-setting Hawaiian Healing Oracle Card Deck after being inspired during her own writing and research in regards to her professional passion – Hawaiian Lomi Lomi healing massage.

Donna has been dreaming about creating this intention-setting deck ever since she noticed that – even while Lomi Lomi massage focuses on healing with intention – many of her students and clients weren’t really intentional about the intentions they were bringing into their massage session or training.

Donna’s inspiration has led her to design these Hawaiian-healing, intention-setting cards to help you change your thoughts, shift your perspective and cultivate new and positive experiences.

To see her vision come to life, Donna took the plunge and recently launched her Kickstarter fundraising campaign for her product idea. Depending on your crowd-funder support level – you too can own one of the first sets to come off the production line. I am a proud backer and I can’t wait for my set to come in the mail! At the time of posting this blog post, Donna’s Kickstarter campaign has 29 hours left to go, and her lovely, supportive community has already pledged $12,110 of her initial $8,000 goal. However, Donna actually needs to DOUBLE the campaign goal ($16,000) to cover all the costs of a limited print run.

So, if you would like to help Donna make this dream a reality while scoring your own set of these inspirational cards to assist in your own personal intention-setting, donate to the Hawaiian Healing Oracle Cards campaign within the next 29 hours!

Earlier this month, I gave a two hour presentation at Gangplank Chandler in regards to online community building for non-profits, here’s the slideshow presentation from that talk.

Here are the infographic links that I used within the presentation:

Also some requested links:

  • Crowdrise – A website dedicated to helping non-profits raise project-specific funding

If you’d like to talk more about online community building for your non-profit, feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to discuss!

I love how this 2010 Volkswagen commercial uses play to remind it’s customers about the rush of driving in the fast lane.

I particularly like this commercial due to the fact that they’re using real interaction in a public place. I believe this lends itself to saying “we’re a regular man’s car” but what they do next breaks the mold…

Showing the anticipation, unique beauty that comes from living life in the moment, trying something new, curiosity of the human nature and our innate play nature.

Also, notice how VW has kinda said “it’s ok if we’re not for everyone, we’re still having fun” in this ad, by showing some of the faces of lookers on who scoff in disbelief of the fun being had.

Having these strong emotional connections and ties to fun, being playful and yet in ordinary life lends itself to a very strong emotional connection with the VW brand itself.

Would love to hear what you have to say about this clip – how does it make you feel, do you feel a connection of fun and play in this ad?

It’s been over a year and half since Made Better Studio was re-birthed in March 2010. During this time, I’ve focused on helping my clients make their communications better and have been very fortunate to have earned a great deal of referral business based on the work ethics and quality I try to provide through the services that Made Better Studio offers to it’s clients.

I fell off the good marketing bandwagon and started down the stale marketing trail.

But you see, while I was making all this great work for everyone else, I had abandoned the Made Better Studio communication channels. I fell off the good marketing bandwagon and started down the stale marketing trail. 🙁 Yep, even I can use a little tender loving care when it comes to my business marketing.

What’s a good marketing company if you don’t focus on your own marketing every once in a while? So, I decided to take on the task of treating Made Better Studio not as my own business, but as my own client. Read more