If you are stressed… or just swamped… even with great things… it’s very easy to lose sight of self in the mess of stuff.
Very rarely do I stay up all night (*never) but last night I was up testing and tuning the life-decluttering Catalyst Camp (it’s open today & you can sign up here!) and as a result of just a few hours of sleep starting at 6am I am putting the spotlight squarely on self-love today.
Everyone’s got a whole lot going on these days. Being sweapt away by the current of “busy” though can lead to lots of stress.
It’s not practical to stop in the middle of a storm of things to get a massage, a facial, visit a spa or even do a yoga class, right?
I’ve learned that when the dial gets turned up in terms of being busy, I need to expand rather than complain or resist the wave of energy. And, the best way to expand that I’ve found is absolutely brilliant self-care.
So, yes, it is practical to stop and do great things for yourself in the midst of a wild time. In fact, I say that its totally necessary!
Here are 7 things I do to feel fantastic when the volume gets cranked to super-high!
In fact, I’m doing each and every one of them today. Continue Reading…
If you need extra supprt weathering difficult emotions, homeopathy is incredible.
Aromatherapy is the most luscious form of homeopathy because you can wear it, smell it, fill the air with it, blend it and sometimes even cook with it! Its sensory greatness that envelopes your life and lifts you higher.
This is a fantastic starter chart. The way I use charts like this is to jot down the oils I think would be most useful for me and the people around me and take that cheat sheet to the store to sniff some tester oils and see where I feel drawn to start. This method never fails me. There are times I crave the scent of roses, or cedarwood, or oranges… and its usually what I need!
Have fun! xoxo Dana
Napping is genius stuff. There are lots of conflicting studies. Lots of people correlating naps to good and to bad things.
I love naps. And they make me more productive.
I figured, given the fact that I love naps as much as I do, that I would pull together some great tips to nap brilliantly! Continue Reading…
I am constantly making changes to my space. After 6 months, I am still finding so many ways to realign the energy, organize and, yes, add feng shui magic.
For years I have been telling clients to get upward-facing lights for various feng shui design challenges… and in this space I realized I needed my own up-lighting. On a local hunt, I came up empty handed in Los Angeles of all places. What was I hoping my clients would find? I remember when these lights (even if unattractive) were everywhere!
Serendipitously, Lamps.com reached out and asked if I’d like to review a lamp. A quick search of their floor lamps revealed a treasure trove of upward facing light…and the idea for my home (and this post!) was born! Continue Reading…
I’ve wondered and often ask people I meet how they find their balance, if they seem to have balance.
It’s something elusive to so many of us.
I’ve come to see that balance isn’t always sitting calmly and contemplating a lake. Sometimes it’s dynamic. Sometimes it’s solitary, and other times it’s in a crowd or in front of a crowd.
So, today I wonder: how do you find your balance? Continue Reading…
While I deeply miss the green tea on trays served country-style in Japan, I am most certain that caffiene is not a total solution for energy. I am sure if by today you are dragging yourself through the week, you know caffiene is not the answer to real energy. Today I pulled together my latest top 7 tips to get te energy going in a real way- not a fake, forced or otherwise band-aid type-solution way!
Fact: You need energy to make your dreams come true! Continue Reading…