Which came first the clutter or the depression? The clutter-depression cycle can be hard to break. Studies show that depression can contribute to an disinterest in your surroundings which can lead to a cluttered home. But the studies have also shown that excessive clutter and items that have negative memories attached can increase depression. Let … Continue reading Which Came First?
A time of transition in life is a time of opportunity for all. Families with school-aged kids can benefit from a few simple back-to-school feng shui tips to improve your and build the path for success for the rest of the school year. A Desk with a View Desks should face the door whenever possible, … Continue reading The Essential Back-to-School Feng Shui
Please join me for another terrific workshop with Karen Rauch Carter, best selling author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life, and Make a Shift, Change your Life When: Thursday, October 4th, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Where: Perry House, 128 Broad St, Stratford, CT 06615 Who: Open to the Public Karen will be available before her presentation for a short … Continue reading Save the Date: Karen Rauch Carter
Now is the time to take advantage of being stuck inside! With the cold and winds, what a great opportunity to put away your holiday decor. Let's make it even better! What is best way to pack up Christmas to reduce your stress next year? Blending your holiday decor with your every day When putting up … Continue reading Packing up holidays the Feng Shui Way
It is a vicious cycle: anxiety or depression can lead to a cluttered home. And a cluttered home can also lead to depression and more anxiety. When we are caught up in this cycle of clutter and depression, we tend to do less about the house, which makes it even worse. thither But which came first … Continue reading Which Comes First: Clutter or Depression?
Feng Shui - Gift Giving Tip The collection trap Don't assume a collector wants more of the same If you are giving a gift to add to someones collection, make very sure that it will be a welcome addition. The thrill of the hunt is what many collectors enjoy. And did you know that often … Continue reading Holiday Gift Giving Tip – The Collection Trap
Being a caregiver is one of the toughest jobs, and the most rewarding. To make it even more rewarding (and more effective), try to remember the old saying: you can't take care of anyone if you don't take care of yourself first.
Have you met anyone who hasn't wanted a less-stressful holiday season? Me either! Having a stress-free holidays seems impossible! What with the shopping lists, the parties, the work gift exchanges and the fun holiday invites from every direction. I've assembled my short list of ways to de-stress the holiday and reduce clutter -- both physical and … Continue reading It’s Not too Early to Start Planning for a Clutter-Free Christmas
Recently a client of mine shared a story with me about how decluttering helped to save a marriage. My client, Orna, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stratford, Connecticut. Orna has been helping couples for decades. Recently we worked together, and Orna shared how caring and making decisions about the home impacts marriages... … Continue reading Decluttering marriage: a story
If you are like me and fortunate enough to live in a part of the country that is not currently in the path of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma or a wild fire (or experiencing an earthquake), now is a great time to think about how prepared you are for an emergency. I find myself … Continue reading Don’t Wait. Be Prepared.