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Modern life is so busy and fast-paced. For most of us, it feels nearly impossible to slow things down and create the sense of calm we may be craving. And the constant busyness can result in a build-up of clutter – mental as much as physical – in our lives and homes. To make matters […]

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Amidst the complexities of life, the idea of home holds a deeper significance than mere bricks and mortar. It represents a sanctuary where our souls find solace, a haven away from life’s storms. In this blog post we will delve into the art of crafting your personal sanctuary right within the walls of your home […]

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Photo by Cristian Escobar on Unsplash I relish the energy of renewal that lingers in the air this time of year and the sense of opportunity between one year ending and another beginning. I typically embrace the new year with optimism and usually have in mind some things I would like to improve in my […]

Despite its gloominess, I love January. It is a long, slow month. And it’s a time when we naturally feel more inclined to hibernate than get out there and make things happen. Many people resent how it seems to drag out and can’t wait until February arrives and life restarts. What I’ve noticed in recent […]

January 2, 2022

It seems counter-intuitive, I know. The first of January comes with all the ‘new year, new you’ hype and it’s easy to get carried along with the tide of that energy. But within a week 25% of people have given up, and by the end of the month only 64% are still sticking by their new year […]

December 30, 2021

In astrology, the Spring Equinox is the actual ‘new year,’ which makes complete sense to me. I, for one, always feel much more inclined to shake things up in my life in springtime than in the darkest depths of winter when we’re traditionally encouraged to consider developing new habits. In January, I reflect. In February, […]

March 21, 2021

Man plans. God laughs. ~ Yiddish proverb 2020 was a rollercoaster year, chocabloc with life lessons. And top of the list for many of us was the truth of this proverb. Our life can be turned upside down in a heartbeat, without warning. And it’s hard enough to stick to new year resolutions when we […]

January 3, 2021

Self-care and self-improvement can be easily confused. There’s some cross-over for sure. And yet, there is an important difference between them. Self-care has, at its core, the intention of nurturing our wellbeing so that we can function to the best of our abilities. Self-improvement frequently comes from a place of not feeling good enough. When […]

December 30, 2020

At the beginning of January, the world is awash with new year intentions and resolutions—and before the month is out, most of them have fallen by the wayside. There are many reasons for this, and often they stem from the place where we set them (e.g. self-loathing instead of self-love). However, one I rarely see discussed—and […]

February 2, 2019
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We’re in that precious space between Christmas and the New Year, where many of us feel drawn to review, reflect and plan.  There’s generally a lot of focus on how we’re going to make our lives better in the the coming year by making ourselves better. I have done this so often myself, but over the last couple […]

December 28, 2017
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