It's been awhile since I created a blog post - mainly due to writer's block! However, I started going through past live streams for content ideas and found this gem:3 Tips for a Happier Home
The very first tip is 'Start with Gratitude' - appreciating what you already have in your home rather than what you don't have. Unfortunately, the latter thought, what we're lacking in our homes tends to dominate because it's so easy to look around our homes and fixate on what we don't like.
"I'd love my kitchen more if the counters didn't get so cluttered with stuff!" OR "My entry could be such a pretty space but I never have time to do anything with it!"
Repeating these phrases over and over about our home creates a thought pattern: "If this _____________ was _____________ then I'd feel happier about my home."
When in actuality it's this very thought pattern that blocks us from feeling happy about our homes by associating our home with more negative feelings than positive ones.
One way to shift away from that is thought pattern is to pay more attention to the areas of your home that you love. Take time to observe some FAVORITE areas of your home. Reflect on what you appreciate about those and how you can enhance them even more.
For example, if it's a favorite window maybe you can add a nice chair or decorative pillow by the window to draw your attention even more to it. Start with gratitude and see where it leads you!
For the other 2 tips for a Happier Home watch the full video. For those of you living in the United States, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Lots of love,
***Guest blog post!! Written by Brand Strategist, Daniela of The Humanista Co.***
PERSONAL BRANDING CAN SEEM LIKE A FUZZY CLOUD IN THE SKY—AMBIGUOUS, HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS, AND BEYOND YOUR REACH. IT’S NOT EXACTLY A PHYSICAL PRODUCT THAT YOU CAN EASILY TOUCH, DESCRIBE, OR GIVE TO SOMEONE.
Instead, it is something much deeper. It is an entire experience—a journey that you create for your audience—that represents what you are all about.
To begin building a personal brand, or to refine the one you have already created for yourself, it is important to understand the building blocks that create a clear, consistent, and visually appealing brand.
Most of all, it is critical that, as you evolve (because you’re a human being and growth is natural in your human journey), you develop a brand that can evolve right along with you and still communicate to others what you are all about at this point in your life.
Let’s talk about the 4 V’s, the main building blocks of a clear personal brand, to help you get started.
1. VOICE: The words you use to talk about your brand....continue reading.
Above is a photo of what I think my plants will look like, in my head, every time I buy one....then what happens often is that they don't last nearly as long as I hoped. Nothing quite like a plant to beautify a home as long as they're HEALTHY. Healthy plants look amazing! Wilted, sick or dying....not so much.
If this is a real struggle for you as well, you'll love this FB LIVE interview below on exactly this topic.! I asked the person with the greenest thumb that I know, Jennifer Moltzau, to share her secrets. She confessed much to my surprise, killing quite a few plants in the learning process. Something you would not be able to tell when looking around her apartment. The interview is filmed in her place and you can see all the plants she recommends.
For the first time ever, I'm hosting a guest blogger!! Daniela, the founder of The Humanista Co., whose mission is to help conscious entrepreneurs stand out in their industry by building powerful brands with purpose that create a deeper, more human connection with their audience.
I'm SUPER excited because in addition to Daniela being a personal brand strategist, she's also an excellent writer! Her articles are packed with great insight into building a brand around your story. #epiccollaboration
Personal branding is quite the buzz word these days and I want to address what it is exactly, why it has never been more important, and how I can help you dig deeper to clarify your own. I have made it part of my mission to help you uncover your unique story, fully embrace it, and clearly express it to the world in the most compelling way. I am a firm believer that everything we say and do matters to somebody, and our personal brand is no exception. Because when you know who you are and what you stand for, you become a much more confident, self-assured, and powerful human being. And no one can take that away from you.
So, what is a personal brand? .....continue reading
Want to know one of the easiest ways to be more environmentally friendly this Christmas? Use less gift wrapping paper. Or if you’re up for a challenge, you can try not using any wrapping paper ;)
Fortunately, wrapping with less doesn't have to mean less beautiful or less fun. Here are our favorite eco-friendly ideas to keep the garbage at minimum and still be thoughtful and festive.
Here are some tips for gift wrapping alternatives this holiday:
Think beyond paper. Its good for the environment but it's also a fun way to personalize your gifts and save money.
It’s kind of crazy to think we spend billions each year on something that is forgotten in minutes and needs to be cleaned up after it is tossed everywhere around your living room.
If you’re curious, and want to know more about wrapping paper and the environment you can visit www.use-less-stuff.com.
Visit the website and use the checklist to reduce your waste this holiday season!
Written by Orjana Hysenaj
Yun-A (rhymes with 'fun' 'Ah') creator of Your Aesthetic Style.
A GIFT: up level your home!
A GIFT: up level your brand!
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