New Year, New Start

새해를 맞이하여 심플스텝스 뉴스레터도 새 단장을 하였습니다. 2020년에는 더욱 유익한 프로그램으로 여러분들과 함께 성장하겠습니다. 새해 복 많이 받으세요!

It’s the start of the decade! As a New Year’s Resolution, Simple Steps’ goal is to be more accessible and approachable. So don’t be shy, come visit us during office hours or drop us a line via email. We are excited to welcome new team members who will lead and build our vision together. Please give a moment to acknowledge and give a warm welcome to the below members who are working together to build a better vision and accomplish our mission. We will feature member interviews in our future newsletters, stay tuned!

Featured Events

Personal Planning for 2020

If you are a planning junkie or just don’t know where to start planning, this workshop is for you. Hisun Kim from CoDo App is the master of planning and she is delighted to share her unique and effective strategies on how to set up a New Year’s resolution that works for you. Look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

✔️ 매년 비슷한 계획을 세우고 실패하고, 세우고 실패하고를 반복하고 계세요?

✔️ 하루 하루 빈틈없이 바쁘지만 내가 어디로 가고 있는지 방향을 잘 모르겠다고요?

✔️ 올해는 목표도 잘 세워보고, 나를 위한 계획도 가져보고 싶지만 어디서 시작해야 할 지 어려우세요??

심플스텝스의 밋업에 오세요!
Planning 과 Management 의 달인, 김희선님께서 <어떻게 내 자신을 돌아보고, 진짜 원하는 모습을 위해 목표을 세울 수 있는지> 그 방법을 나누어 주실 거예요. 실리콘밸리의 스타트어퍼이자 엄마, 그리고 마라토너이신 희선님이 어떻게 삶을 가꾸어 가는지, 12년 간의 personal planning 여정에 대한 이야기가 준비되어 있어요. 따뜻한 커피와 함께 목표를 나누고, 미래를 같이 응원해 줄 심플스텝스와 2020년을 같이 준비해요! 희선님에 대한 자세한 프로필은 심플스텝스 이벤트 페이지에서 보실 수 있어요.

– When: Thursday, January 16th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
– Where: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Road #150, Santa Clara, CA 95054
– Contact: bokyung.kim@simplestepscc.org
– Cost: $10 Get tickets here in advance >
*Note this workshop will be presented in Korean.

Seattle Meetup: How I started

The first meetup in Seattle will include two magnificent immigrant women who successfully returned to work in the US. Join us for a real-life story that will touch your heart and boost self-esteem.

시애틀에서의 2020년 첫 밋업! 이번 모임에서는 미국 이주 이후 재취업에 성공하고 커리어를 이어가고 있는 두 분을 초대하여 그분들의 경험담을 들어볼 예정입니다.  더 멋진 나로 발돋움하는 2020 준비, 심플스텝스와 함께 하세요. 시애틀에 계신 많은 분들의 참여를 기대합니다.

# Mini Talks
결혼 후 시애틀로 이주하여 현재 두 살 된 아이를 키우며 소프웨어 개발자로 일하고 있는 워킹맘과 대학교에서 행정업무를 맡고 계신 분, 두 분이 “How I started”를 주제로 경험담을 공유합니다.

# Club Updates
현재 진행중인 Coding Study, Business English Group, Arts & Crafts, and Food & Cook 소모임 홍보 및 향후 워크샵에 대한 이야기를 나눕니다.

– When: Saturday, January 18th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
– Where: Capital One Cafe, 2nd Floor, Room 4. (333 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)
– Contact: seattle@simplestepscc.org
– RSVP for existing members here >
– RSVP for new members here > 

Upcoming Events

South Bay Coffee Chat:
Bring a Friend Day

Do you have a friend who still doesn’t know about Simple Steps? Simple Steps invites you and your friends to the first Coffee Chat of 2020, an opportunity to meet people and share ideas. Come and learn about Simple Steps’ new programs for the new year. Oh, don’t forget to bring your friend. The more the merrier!

2020년 커피챗이 South Bay에서 시작됩니다. 심플스텝스는 올해 멋진 계획을 많이 세우고 있습니다. 새로운 프로그램들이 어떻게 여러분이 성장하는 것을 도와드릴지 커피챗에서 소개해 드릴 예정입니다.

아직 심플스텝스에 대해 잘 모르는 친구가 주변에 있으신가요? 이번 모임은 “Bring a Friend Day” 입니다. 심플스텝스에 초대하고 싶은 친구가 있다면 꼭 함께 오세요. 친구와 같이 커피도 마시고, 2020년에 함께 성장할 기회를 나누며 새로운 친구도 만들 수 있는 좋은 기회입니다.

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Hacker Dojo, 3305 Thomas Road #150, Santa Clara, CA 95054

RSVP Here >

Save the Dates

We have exciting events coming up in this quarter. Kicking off with Coffee Chats in the Bay Area and a very informative seminar for parents of school-aged children. Make sure to subscribe and join our Facebook page for up-to-date events.

February (TBA): Berkeley Coffee Chat
March 6: Tri-Valley Coffee Chat
March 14: Ready for School Seminar

Food for Thought

Malaka Gharib/NPR
1월의 추천 기사: 손과 머리를 쓰는 창의적인 활동은 몸과 마음을 조금씩 긍정적으로 변화시키는데 중요하답니다. 손재주가 없다거나 시간이 없다는 이유로 부담 갖지 마시고 주위에 흔하게 접할 수 있는 것들로 소소한 자신만의 작품을 만들며 힐링해보세요.Whether it’s woodworking, sewing or sculpting teeny cupcakes out of bright purple clay, making art is good for your mind and body. This month’s featured article is NPR’s Life Kit, 6 Ways To Make Creativity Part Of Your Everyday Life.


Making Art Is Good For Your Health. Here’s How To Start A Habit

The act of creation can reduce stress and anxiety and improve your mood, says Girija Kaimal, a professor at Drexel University and a leading researcher in art therapy. And flexing our creative side can give us a stronger sense of agency — the ability to solve problems by imagining possible solutions.

Making art can also feel pretty awesome, she says. Engaging in any act of visual expression activates the reward pathway in your brain, “which is perceived as a pleasurable experience.”

Artists say they often feel those positive vibes when they work. Trinidad Escobar, a Filipino American graphic novelist and poet based in Oakland, Calif., says that drawing “feels like a superpower.” And Liana Finck, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, says sharing her art with an audience is “the most cathartic thing in the world.”

But you don’t have to be a full-time artist to get in on those health benefits, says Kaimal. All you need to do is just make art. And the more you do it, the better. Here are six things you need to know to kick-start your creative art habit.


So what are the 6 ways to make creativity part of your everyday life? Click below for the full story.

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