That Place We Call H.O.M.E.

September 16th, 2011

H.O.M.E.Part I

We all deserve a peaceful place to be ourselves…

Our place called H.O.M.E.

What does H.O.M.E mean? It’s an acronym consisting of 4 parts. Over  the next few weeks, we’re going to explore each of them. These parts,  working in harmony, are truly what makes a house into a home filled  with joy, beauty, and contentment.

This is what I do when I’m coaching a client. Yes, I am an interior  designer, but sometimes I meet a woman who needs more than new window  dressings. She needs clarity in understanding and discovering what all  her possibilities are to have an exciting and fulfilling life, just  through how she designs and sets up her home.

I’m going to give you a taste as I talk about the different parts of  H.O.M.E., of what it means to literally create a field, a space, a  place that invites in your dreams, goals, and intentions to take root  and become reality.

A house consists of 6 walls (floor, ceiling, and sidewalls) and a  roof. This is merely the shell, and it’s inside the protective  covering that the real magic can happen!


H represents health and wellbeing. A sense of mental, physical,  creative, and spiritual wellness. Does this sound like your home? If  not, let yourself daydream and think in terms of what you want to give  yourself a fully supportive home. For example: If you love to cook,  does your kitchen allow you to do this easily and joyfully? Is it set  up exactly right for you and not a frustrating experience? Or, perhaps  you’ve just made do.

Maybe you’ve decided to start a business and work from home. Do you  have a space that gives you all you need in order to have the mindset  to be your most productive? Or is the kitchen counter your makeshift  office, and you haul your computer, papers, and supplies each time you  sit down to work.

You may wish to have an area where you can excerise at home. Going to  the gym hasn’t worked, no matter your best intentions.

Or, you feel the time has come to clean the fridge and cabinets of  unhealthy foods and replace them with those that really affect you  physically,mentally, and emotionally in a very positive way.

These are just a few examples of how your home can affect your  wellbeing. It doesn’t have to require a big budget. It doesn’t require  big changes either. Sometimes, one small thing can make a hugh difference in how well your  home supports you. It does require mindfullness and making a list of  what’s important to you, all of the possibilities that you have and  making a plan.

The really cool thing is when we feel good in our home, we carry that  positive energy with us out into the world. That definately makes it a  good day!

Let me know on my Facebook page what you think and if you’ve made  changes in your home that have given you a better sense of wellbeing.

Until next time…



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