Conscious Home

Always Overestimate the Power of Gratitude

If there were only two practices to adopt to create a conscious home for a life you love they would be to live with what you love and be grateful. Love your home and everything in it and then be grateful for all of it… As we go about creating our ideal homes always...

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How to Create a Visual Affirmation

In many of our blogs, including Designing Your Life and Feng Shui and Visual Affirmations, we talk about the power of visual affirmations. In this video, Laura shows you how to create one! What is a visual affirmation? It's your clear intentions and heartfelt purpose...

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Space Clearing – Cleansing the Energy in Your Home

Even though you can't see the energy in a room, many of us feel it. In fact, one of our most popular blog posts is Simple Steps to Clear the Energy in Your Home. That's why we decided to create the below "how-to" video. Rooms can hold the energy of all the events,...

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A Slow Home: The Key to a Peaceful Life

In case you missed it, we posted a new article on one of our favorite websites Positively Positive... check it out! Our homes should be a refuge—separate from the often overwhelming, fast-paced and demanding lives we lead outside of our homes. But too often the hectic...

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Anchor Your New Year’s Resolutions in Your Home

Your home can be the key to successfully manifesting your New Year’s resolutions… The beginning of the New Year is an excellent time to take inventory of your life. It is an opportunity to reflect on where you have been and get clear about where you want to go. Often...

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How to Manifest Your Dreams

Our friends often call Laura the “manifestor.”  Whether it is finding a dream home, getting a book published or a physical healing, her intentions often become reality. She has been asked how she does it many times, so we thought it would be great to share her...

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Homemaking Our Way to Happiness…

Often in a search for happiness we seek things that are "out there." It's easy to imagine that happiness will come from realizing material and external goals. But we believe that true and enduring happiness lies right at your fingertips, in your very own home through...

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New Year, Fresh Start!

Start Fresh! Many people start the New Year by making resolutions, but it can be challenging to make a change when we’re surrounded by reminders of the past. Sometimes our homes are arranged or decorated in a way that keeps old habits, ideas, patterns, and feelings in...

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Ten Ways to Celebrate Everyday Living

So often our attention is drawn to the big events in life---such as birthdays, promotions, graduations---those that have  happened and those we anticipate. Our friend, Dane Findley, likes to call them the "Oscar moments." Yet, it is the little everyday moments—such as...

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Peaceful Homes, Peaceful Lives

We believe that change and peace begin within your Self, at home. When we make our homes sanctuaries that are sources of healing, joy, and inspiration, we then carry that energy with us out into the world and into everything we do including working, raising our...

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You Can’t Do it ALL

I have recently accepted that I can’t do it all... at least not well... at least not sanely, nor simply… and at least not at one time. And this is not a bad thing! As it has come to really matter to me how I feel as I get things done, not just if I can get them done....

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Clearing the Distractions To Be In the Moment

When I used to think of the word "distraction," I would think of my phone ringing while I was in the middle of a conversation with a friend or a loud noise coming from a construction site in my neighborhood when trying to write… basically things that were "outside"...

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Enjoying the Space

More and more I find my efforts in my home are less about decorating and more about editing, streamlining, and simplifying both my home and life so I am more present for what is. Unfettered by things, I am more available---free to go with the flow, join the dance, or...

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Happiness, Flow, and Cleaning

In part five of our spring clutter-clearing series, we're focusing on cleaning. Now that you have removed the clutter, it's time to create a fresh, clean space. Now some people may find this surprising, but cleaning makes us happy---and no we don't mean just the end...

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Wellness Festival – Mark Your Calendar!

We're speaking at the Sun Valley Wellness Festival on May 28th and we hope you can join us! The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of speakers and practitioners of mind-body-spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness...

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Feng Shui FAQs

If you read this blog regularly, you know that Feng Shui is one of the many tools we use when making positive changes to our homes to create positive change in our lives. A few months ago, we read a blog by author and clutter-clearing expert Lorie Marerro titled "What...

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On Fire with Danielle LaPorte

We broke with tradition by using a picture of a person, rather than a home, as our lead photo. But what image can better capture the dynamic essence of Danielle LaPorte, other than Danielle herself? This month in our series of interviews with people who exemplify...

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Love at First Sight…

How are dating and looking for a new home alike? Let me count the ways... Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone for the first time and they already seem familiar, or you just know you're going to become close, or perhaps you experience that instant,...

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Self-Acceptance is the Ultimate Simplicity

I've come to realize that when I am in a place of self-acceptance, I am naturally simplified. For years so many of my actions and choices were motivated by a feeling that I need to be more or do more—that somehow I, or my life, was not enough. On the surface this may...

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Replace Your Wish List with a Gratitude List

This holiday, replace your wish-list with a gratitude-list. It’s easy to focus on all the things you would like to have, or think about how you would like to change yourself or your life, but instead consider what you have now and celebrate who you are now. As Dr....

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Staying in the Mountains

  IEL NEWS: Wishing you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving and happiness as the holiday season begins... Now I know… at least for now… You may recall from my blog Embracing the Unknown, that a few months ago my husband and I had a strong sense that we should sell our...

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