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Where is your heart longing to go this year? The power of intention (志: Kokoro-zashi)

2024 Greetings from our Founder, Saori Okada

Mogami 2024 Greetings from Founder, Saori Okada, Intentions Kokoro-zashi

Hello everyone, Saori here 👋🏻


新年明けましておめでとうございます。(English translation: Celebrating the new year that has risen.)


As 2024 begins, I am filled with anticipation and hope. I wanted to start this year by sharing the power of intention over resolution with you. In Japanese culture, the word for intention is "志 kokoro-zashi", which translates to "moving in the direction your heart is longing to go". This approach of starting with the heart is a much deeper alignment with your authentic self than the surface-level resolutions most of us have set in the past.


Alongside "志 kokoro-zashi", there is the Japanese calligraphy tradition of "書き初め kaki-zome", or the "first writing of the year." This practice is not just calligraphy; it's a symbolic act where we write down our intentions for the new year. It's a way of committing our aspirations to paper, making a pact with ourselves to follow our hearts' chosen path.

With these enriching traditions in mind, we at Mogami are excited to unveil our 2024 Wellness Calendar. This calendar is designed to guide your personal journey of intention and reflection. Each month, you'll find themes inspired by Japanese wellness and a personal diary space. Here, in the spirit of "志 kokoro-zashi" and "書き初め kaki-zome", you can inscribe your intentions, action plan, and reflections, tracking your progress as you embrace each theme. Download the 2024 Wellness Calendar for free HERE and start this year with a clear, heart-driven intention. Let's embark on a journey where our actions align with our hearts, creating a positive ripple effect in our communities and beyond.

This year, Mogami is committed to extending our impact. Our mission is clear: to bring the transformative essence of our wellness principles to more people than ever before. Through engaging speaking engagements, interactive group sessions, and meaningful collaborations, we're dedicated to tackling the increasingly complex global well-being challenges across the physical, mental, and spiritual spheres.


We understand the power of community and the magic that happens when individuals unite for a common cause. If you share our vision of a healthier, more harmonious world and believe you can contribute to this movement, we warmly invite you to join us. Together, we can make a real difference. The truth I hold dear is that meaningful change is a collective endeavour, and only with your support, insights, and passion can we make waves.


Reach out to us, join our mission, and be a part of this transformative journey. Every contribution, big or small, brings us closer to a world where we all have the inner wisdom of caring for our holistic and authentic selves.


Here’s to a year of purposeful living and impactful intentions.


With heartfelt wishes for your journey,

-Saori Okada, Mogami Founder & CEO

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