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Simply @Home, The Art of Home Part Two

I worked for a company once that created a product that did not fit into a defined market segment of the time. They were not Product A market segment exactly, nor were they Product B’s market segment either. They had solved the “problem” different and came up with Product C which the industry did not track ~nor like because it did not fit into THEIR box.  One of the corporate goals was to create  a market segment for their product. It took five years but they did. Now, there are many players in that new and competitive market.

I feel that way when I try to explain what the Art of Home really is to people. It’s not just about home interiors, designs and decorating. Not that segment. And it’s not entirely focused on our self-care, inner being and wellness either. Not that segment. So to me it’s that same dilemma of creating a new term, a new something. Thus the art of home. It’s about both the inner and outer world of that place we call home. Read more

Accent with Walls, Expressing the Art of Home: Part One

When I left my career in high tech, I told my tax accountant that I was going to start a business space designing. She asked, “Oh, you mean, like designing spaceships and things?” No, my destination was definitely here on earth getting inspired by the four walls, floor and ceiling that make up a volume of space. When it comes to adding a personal flavor in your space, I am a big believer in making the usual look a little unusual or more interesting. So here are some ideas on how to take the thing in the back drop and make it come alive in your space. Read more

Series: The Art of Home . . . Intentional + Inspired Living

Simply be . . . . yourself . . . . .at home.
Leave the work and worries at the door.
Breath deep. One time . . again . . . and again.
Give heartfelt hellos to loved ones . . . and pets.
Slow down. . . . Relax . . . . take your shoes off.
Turn off your phone. . . Play some music.. . and
You’ve begun your Human Energy Recharge.

Welcome the series on the Art of Home. For my spring break, no travel plans. Just staying at home and popping out a series of articles around all aspects of the Art of Home, intentional and inspired living in YOUR space. Everyone has a space that they call their own no matter how grand or significant it is – it’s yours. Read more

Focus on Flourishing

To flourish through your day, how wonderful does that sound?

Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, recently released his new book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being. He explains that embracing the five pillars for well-being, which he calls PERMA, individuals flourish in their lives.

  1. Opt for Positive Emotions over Negative Ones. Choose people, places and things that create positive feelings and experiences. If you wrestling with dissatisfaction at work, perhaps it’s time to dust off the resume and network. Schedule an end of the day hike with your favorite gal-pal. Read more