Intention Jars Now Availiable!


For the holidays, I didn’t have much money for presents and wanted to gift something that was creative and personal. I knew how powerful it was to take the time to sit and write down what I wanted in life, and because a new year was just around the corner, I had an idea to make intention jars. They were a hit! Every person I gave one to said I should make and sell them because they enjoyed the process so much.

So, I did and I’ve started a business called INTENTbyDESIGN! These jars make special gifts for those you care about or for yourself as an alternative to a vision board (or in addition to). They are great for Christmas or if you want to give a unique, homemade birthday gift. Each jar contains questions about desires, dreams, release, and cultivation. By answering them, the recipient will know his/herself better: the person they are and the one they want to be.

1 decorated, personalized jar
23 handwritten questions on patterned paper, including at least one personalized question

1 sealed wish

How to use:
Empty the jar of its contents.
Open the papers and answer (write) their questions.
Fold them and fill the jar with your intentions.
Seal it and place it somewhere you’ll see it regularly.
Open the jar on your next birthday (or the end of year) and see what’s shifted.

To order a jar, you may contact me directly at or visit my Etsy site, Each jar is custom made for the recipient; prices are $28 (including delivery) for those in the Los Angeles area or $38 with shipping.

birthday intention jar

birthday intention jar

new year intention jar

new year intention jar


Dream Confessional at Burning Man

Dream Confessional

dream confessional at Burning Man

At Burning Man, I built a Dream Confessional with Nikolai Giefer. In the deep playa, he routed people to come talk to me and I sat with over one hundred people from all over the world. I asked each of them to close their eyes, think of their greatest hope or dream, and when they felt they really had it, to open their eyes and write this hope or dream on a card. Then, we spoke about the things that were in their hearts: fears, joys, weaknesses, aspirations, peace for countries in conflict, all kinds of things. I would ask each person what was in their way of realizing their dream, how they could shift things in their life to make what they wanted possible. Many times, they were the one in their own way. What struck me was that even though each person had something different to say, it was all rooted in humanity, that even though each one of us is so different, we are so much the same.


IMG_8741I took all the cards home with me and they now sit in a jar on my desk (complete with playa dust!) Every now and then, I will read the cards and think of the moments I shared with these people, send each of them a little love and hope that they are closer to these hopes and dreams. This project was a dream for me and exceeded all my expectations. #burningman