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Life’s Little Luxuries

Sometimes, I like to jot down a list of simple pleasures—things that make me grateful to be alive, and deep-down happy. Here is my latest list. I would love to hear about yours. A four-poster bed. …

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Pedal On: Bicycles as Decor

We know that our bikes provide a responsible (and not to mention healthy!) way to get around, but who knew they could also lend our abodes a does of lively style? Whether it may simply parking a two w…

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5 Humane Ways to Get Rid of Mice

It’s the time of year when my house starts to fill up with unwanted guests. Because I live on the edge of a big open space, the field mice naturally gravitate to my nice warm walls as the weather gets…

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If You Can’t Meditate, Chop Vegetables

...Or wash the dishes, or knit, or run the vacuum cleaner. Surprise, surprise, these simple activities feel as wonderful as a session of meditation: I can feel my pulse rate slow down, my blood pressu…

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Uses for Rolling Pins

The humble rolling pin is much more than a device for turning out pastry. It can do so much more! I thought I'd roll out the red carpet for this powerful tool. The Pin As Physio Labor coaches …

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A Trick for Controlling Clutter

"He who knows he has enough is rich."– Lao-tzu In my book, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House, I explore the ancient Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which suggests that homes are more …

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For a Peaceful Home, Clear the Clutter

The other day my son picked up a glass Buddha statue and fiddled with it, then set it down on the shelf with all my old photographs. When I pointed out that he'd misplaced it, he laughed. "Mom, even y…

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7 Ways to Make Life Easier

Ease Up Your Inbox Set three 15-minute slots in the day to answer your emails. Piled up mail adds to stress, so keep clear the backlog and free your mind! Clear the Kitchen Counter Remove all…

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How to Use the Power of Color

By Erica Sofrina, Founder - West Coast Academy of Feng Shui and  author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World What is it about color that is so powerful? …

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7 Helpful Household Hints

Use leftover soap shards Slice a sea sponge. Insert slivers of soap and lather up. Every last bubble will soak into the sponge, yet stay in place as it shrinks, adhering to the fibres of the sponge…

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Peppermint and cinnamon are good, but the best way is to stay off the road during rush hour.

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