You know, I think more people are in their “dream life” than they realize. I mean, how lucky are we to be able to read blog posts and have homes and the luxuries that seem small in comparison to what we want but are so enormous its crazy…!!!???
I realized that I am surrounded with people who are living their dreams on a high, or are on the way to doing it, and the apparently Alanon-borne adage, ” You are like the 5 people you spend the most time with,” is a beautiful one.
Are you on the road to living your dreams or…are you living them… and perhaps you don’t realize it?
Today’s expansive design idea is all about what it sems to be like when your dream life is your real life, and how to close the gap if you aren’t there quite yet. Continue Reading…
If you struggle with allowing yourself to feel free and do great things, I promise you that working on your self-worth simply by doing more and more that you enjoy and being more kind to yourself will help you curb the urge to be stingy with yourself or deny yourself what you need and want.
It’s worked for me, for friends, for clients… and I know it can work for you! xoxo Dana
Pink doesn’t have to look like a princess bedroom, as much as I have a secret love of the princess bedroom! In fact, pink is calming, sophisticated and the sweetest dose of heart-warming fire for a space.
Today, some pink-spiration that is strong, solid and totally stylish. Continue Reading…
Are you willing to go for it anyway?
Stay more grounded.
Take great care of yourself.
And just go for it.
Its not that scary once you are in motion!
Don’t you just love stories?
When gifts tell a story, they take on layers of meaning that are unforgettable.
Given that Valentines Day is coming very soon… this is a perfect time to clarify your message and take your gift giving to a truly personal place!
There’s so much beauty in the world, but it can be such a challenge to see it.
After all, there’s a lot to do and no time to watch a sunset, you know?
If you’ve been feeling flat, exhausted, overwhelmed or otherwise less than psyched, you may have sort of energetically filled yourself… even if its not with the energy you want!
Whether its 90 hour workweeks, intense family problems, a tempestuous relationship or anything else that sort of consumes your life, it can be easy to become so “full” of energy that you can’t handle any more.
Getting lost in internet, TV, something to sort of run away from the sizeable mountain of stuff that can overcome your life…All so seductive… But really, all you want to do is check out, stay distracted, cope… keep it together…
If you dream of a life where great things can come in, you need to make space for them. And today’s expansive design idea is all about making that kind of calm, clear space. Continue Reading…
(super herbal foods)
When I am not feeling quite right, the pantry is the first line of defense!
From a glass of hot water and lemon juice to a fantastic turmeric tea, I’m always expanding my list of “from the grocery store” home remedies. Before you dismiss these as “not good enough” and pop some ibuprophin, remember you have nothing to lose with a small ache or upset to try something natural first!
Kitchen magic. Truly! xoxo Dana
The next few months are a parade of design, art, travel, love, friends and innovation. I have much to share with you in the coming few weeks… and so much change is evolving in the first Catalyst Camp life de-clutter that its like a switch was flipped and I am totally in heaven.
And I’ve lost my voice, my jaw hurts (grinding teeth while I sleep) and I am not really excited today.
Or I should say, I wasn’t very excited today.
Until I started taking my own advice today.
This has happened to me much more intensely many times before. There’s no medical reason underlying my absent voice (I saw two doctors and even got a CT scan!)… but I’ve found that these problems really point to much bigger lifestyle imbalances.
In the problem lies the solution. Always.
Today, here are my time-tested 8 ways to stay calm under pressure. I don’t always get to them in time to prevent a small stress explosion, but I always find them helpful to get back to… dynamic balance! Continue Reading…