The opposite of darkness is laughter
AMA – NO – UZUME – NO – MIKOTO is the goddess of joy, dawn and good health in the Shinto tradition.
When the sun goddess had petulantly hidden herself away in a cave, plunging the land into darkness and infertility (such a diva!), Uzume cleverly coaxed her out with a dance so joyous that the sun goddess couldn’t help but exit the cave to see the fun, and day was finally restored. Also known as ‘The Formidable Female,’ Uzume represents strength, creativity, fearlessness and all things joyful. She is our muse.
What is Uzume?
Uzume is about finding your personal joy – identifying and committing to the things that matter to you most. With a simple values clarification and goal-setting framework, an app that makes keeping track of your goals, progress, and tasks simple and fun, and a community here to support you on your journey, Uzume fosters growth and success.
I have always loved organizing, but I became genuinely obsessed after I had the good fortune early in my career to train with Kathryn Allen in the David Allen ‘Get Things Done’ system. In fact, my entire small office team had gone through the training, and observing how each of my colleagues used or avoided different elements of the system taught me a lot about organization and how to keep it effective. I have taken these core insights and designed a simple interface to enable people to take the learnings of career organizational gurus and apply it to the space where I believe we have the potential to discover real joy – our personal growth.