De-cluttering Grief

Every day the sun rises and shines inviting us to propel forward. We can pinch off this movement by staying stuck to our past. I discovered this for myself recently when I opened a couple of boxes that I had stored for over 17 years that held items from the weekend in which the tragic and sudden death of my childhood friend. Inside were special items I had been preserving the memories of a dear friend. At least that is what I had told myself, instead I found what I was really doing was staying s...

Stuck? Get your energy by flinging 27 things away.

Ever awoke up in the morning feeling a bit heavy and stuck. This happens to all of us because as we sleep, we lose momentum. Delving deeper into de-cluttering from the inside–out, the importance of new daily de-cluttering habits is readily apparent. One of the de-cluttering habits that can get stuck in energy moving is the Feng Shui cure of moving 27 things in 27 days (or any variation of that). Flinging away 27 things in 27 minutes in the garbage each and every morning is a variation of that...

Your Front Door is Your Home

Your front door is your home’s first impression, but more importantly it is the gateway through which you bring vitality and energy into your life. Make your entrance grand and well-defined. Make sure it reflects a happy, joyful and prosperous household. Nate Berkus says, “Your home should rise up to greet you,” and at the end of the day, it should ground you in a sense of peace.” In the world of Feng Shui, this is also true. Make sure that your home’s entrance feels inviting,...

Summer Time Harmony Tips!

There is power in being in the “Now”. Summertime allows us to be and experience this power. Being more present can take many forms, from the lively carpe diem (seize the day), the enjoyment of life to the quieter moments. Remember to spend time in nature, whether you are gardening, taking a walk or meeting friends for lunch and sitting with them at an outdoor table, all of our senses become more alive when we are outdoors. Here are some additional Summertime tips and suggestions for finding...

Creating a Home for the Soul-Wabi Sabi Style

Recently I came across another point of view from around that world that can help each of us create a more harmonious living environment from the inside out.  It is called Wabi Sabi.  The architect Tadao Ando says this about Wabi Sabi “It is in the Japanese view of life that embraces a simple aesthetic that grows stronger as inessentials are eliminated and trimmed away.” Wabi Sabi is a perfect idea to embrace for our summer decorating as summertime allows us to pare down and take life a...

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