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Honor, Inspire and Advocate for Women…Everyday

The bonds of women can be empowering at any age. Only in my early 20s did I learn the global importance of International Women’s Day with streets full of women around the world coming together in solidarity. This day is about empowerment and equal rights. The 2012 theme is “connecting […]

Couples Therapy: Doing What You Love Builds Healthy Relationships

Looking for a little couples therapy? Find out why sacrificing everything to do what you love is key to healthy relationships. Leave your job, drop everything and move to the country. Start a farm. Build a house from recycled materials. Travel the world. Decide to become a winemaker. These days, there […]

DIY: One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure

A DIY project that gives you two presents in one. This little DIY tale starts off with a little suitcase found at a garage sale. I picked out the suitcase because of its tattered appearance and would have bought it empty. To my surprise, it was filled with someone’s old […]

An Almost Secular Approach to Worship & Design in Finland

A solemn structure makes the case for a post-secular kind of design, and worship. Several months back, The New York Times reported on a man named Tony Carnes who has taken on the Herculean task of mapping out all of New York City’s houses of worship. “Mr. Carnes is in […]

Fantasy Hour: Grassy Knolls & Hidden Abodes

Looking for something to daydream about? These woodland hideaways blend scenery with inspired whimsy. Some call them Hobbit homes, but let’s try on permaculture-minded, fairy-tale inspired woodland hideaways. Dug into a hillside or camouflaging with their natural environment, they could even be called latter-day Smurf dwellings. What’s so appealing about […]

11 Quote Art Prints to Fill Your Walls With Quotivation

These quote art prints belong in your home because, as a wise man once said, “quotes are the absolute tippy tops.” Okay, it was me. But hear me out. These artifacts of human truth and experience often enter our lives at exactly the time we need them, and breed motivation, […]

Nature is Balance

Travel journal: No matter where we live, we need nature. Where are we without nature? This question has struck me over the last week, spending time in the Canadian Rockies, far from city life and away from the usual distractions that keep life busy. It’s cold. There are mountains all […]

5 Inspirational Books for 2014

It’s already close to the middle of 2014 and you’re in need of some mid-year inspiration. Here are 5 inspirational books that will give you the extra nudge you need to boost your mood and your outlook. Enjoy!

Windows to the Soul

The art of a window is that it is both useful for living and metaphorical for life. A consistent complaint that my husband, born and raised in England, has about his homeland is window-gazing. His claim is that the English spend an inordinate amount of time standing at and staring […]

12 DIY-Able Wall Stencils

Wall stencils are all the rage right now, and why not? They’re 99.9% dummy proof.   If you’ve ever tried to DIY and failed miserably, applying a wall stencil is a sure fire way to give your crafty self an ego boost. Look at this woman, care of Cutting Edge […]

On the Home Front: Military Chic

Sustainable design inspired by an unsustainable war. EcoSalon writer Stephanie Rogers outlined the myriad public works a month of war funding could pay for, including wind energy, high-speed rail, Superfund cleanup and an end to hunger in the United States. Earlier this week, the New York Times released a poll with […]

25 Wicked Halloween Mantles

Your mantle is calling for your decorating prowess. If you’re in proud ownership of a mantle this holiday season, Halloween is the perfect time to kick off your decorating prowess. A well-plumed mantle can set the holiday tone for the entire house. Get your mantle right and you might not […]

21 Apps for Inspiring & Optimizing Your Home

From home renovations to inspiration, here are twenty apps for beautifying your shelter. The Apple app library’s treasure trove of design and interior related offerings is endless. It’s rather like delving into Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders, except it will cost you $.99 on up. Before your device’s memory becomes a […]

The Green Appointed House: 15 Ways to Decorate With Plants

Decorate your home with plants and invite the green to clean and add outdoorsy charm to your indoors. Plants are wondrous creatures, especially for our homes, after all, they remove indoor air pollutants and they smell nice. A spider plant can make all the difference in the world, insomuch that […]

11 Tips to Kickstart Your Creativity

Creativity isn’t something that just happens – it needs fostering. In fact, everyone has a well of creativity, it’s just about doing the things that help that creative side really develop. Even the most creative people will tell you that they have moments when they freeze up, and when they […]

14 Reasons Running is Going to Be Your New Favorite Sport

You’ll have better sex and you can eat as much as you want.  Living a conscious lifestyle also means living an active lifestyle, and today we’re celebrating National Running Day. Running often gets a bad name, so if you’re already thinking to yourself, “but I just hate running,” keep reading. […]

Give Up Hope. (It’s a Good Thing to Do)

When you’re at the end of your rope, maybe it’s because of hope. Hope: noun, verb. • the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. • a person or thing in which expectations are centered. • a four letter word […]

Visual Poetry: Lindbergh

“How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?” – Charles Lindbergh Editor’s note: […]

An Ode to the Father Daughter Bond

A look at what it means to be a father’s daughter.  I recently spent a few days on a road trip with my father. Dad and daughter road trips aren’t really common when you’re in your late twenties. In fact, to my knowledge, they’re not really that common at all. […]

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7 Alternative New Year’s Resolutions Because YOLO!

Make New Year’s resolutions that matter because you only live once. With the new year approaching, you may be tempted to give into making lame New Year’s resolutions. Don’t do it. Losing weight, becoming more organized, and saving more money are just overrated. These are the kind of resolutions that […]

11 Quote Art Prints to Fill Your Walls With Quotivation

These quote art prints belong in your home because, as a wise man once said, “quotes are the absolute tippy tops.” Okay, it was me. But hear me out. These artifacts of human truth and experience often enter our lives at exactly the time we need them, and breed motivation, […]

5 Inspirational Books for 2014

It’s already close to the middle of 2014 and you’re in need of some mid-year inspiration. Here are 5 inspirational books that will give you the extra nudge you need to boost your mood and your outlook. Enjoy!

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