About My Mindful Year, The Pliary and Mindfulness Stationery

Hi, I'm Kara! Head Mindfulness Master And Lover Of All Things Mindfulness Stationery...

My Mindful Year, founded in 2016 after Kara Vaina, founder was struggling through life with mental health challenges and an emotional breakdown.

Kara, an experienced business woman is passionate about inspiring to achieve, organization, stationery and helping others through mental health challenges. Kara used mindfulness to get her through her darks, writing notes of positivity in a diary, meditating, colouring and a number of other mindfulness strategies but was also overwhelmed with all of the mindfulness techniques and how she would implement them into her life.

Enter The Pliary!

She could not find that one diary or planner that had everything she needed. Diaries were either boring in black and white, no note space, didn’t keep her inspired and most of all as a wife, mother and business woman she failed to keep her life organized and on track whilst implementing mindfulness into her life #overwhelmed. 

It became more and more apparent to her that mindfulness was an important strategy to implement into daily life and the easiest was to do this was through small steps, daily reminders and constant reassurance so she didn’t become overwhelmed. So, she created her own diary on A4 paper that she would use, that peaked interest of a number of people who were like minded or struggling with the same thing.

It was a place to plan appointments, achieve goals, be inspired, set intentions, a gratitude journal, positive thoughts and inspirational quotes, to do lists, colouring in, mindfulness activities and strategies and so much more that would make life in general as easy as possible. So came the creation of My Mindful Year with the introduction of mindfulness stationery and the Pliary.

“So began the creation of My Mindful Year….”

We carry our whole lives in our diary and constantly juggle life, social life, work, business, motherhood, being a wife, partner and much more, but we also forget to put ourselves first or make time for ourselves. So we got you covered. It’s got everything you need to ensure you stay organized, have some time for you YOU and keeps you happy while implementing mindfulness into your world. A fabulous tool for those who value their own mental health. A Mindful Movement for Doing Life!

“So began the creation of My Mindful Year. Mindfulness Stationery for doing life.”


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