Designing My Home, Designing My Sanctuary of Wellbeing

For me, home didn’t always feel like a sanctuary. Feeling safe, calm, grounded, creative and connected were experiences that I longed for from a very young age. I imagined it and wanted to build it for myself. I wanted to be able to design sanctuary around me and within me and to carry it with me wherever I go.

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Denise Brown
A Living Manifesto for Life and Work

My definition of a manifesto is a living proclamation that embodies and affirms who you are and what you stand for.

It took writing my own to understand the power of self-proclaiming my purpose, desires and the futures I’m committed to creating. The best way to describe this process is that it’s a reflective, heart-opening meditation on all of the essential experiences that have held meaning over the years, shaping my values but most importantly—shaping me.

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Goodbye Desire Map Planning, Hello Unbound

Four years ago, I didn’t anticipate developing a deep connection with a system designed for integrating my deepest desires into my day-to-day. Discovering Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map Planner changed the way I understood time, set goals, and approached my to-do lists.

It was everything that I needed, for a long time. A dear companion. A diary. A soul-filled planning system.

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Less Brokenness, More Peace

When you’re so used to feeling pain and experiencing loss and heartbreak and trauma, you start to believe you are that pain, loss, heartbreak, and trauma. It’s a toxic relationship that you become attached to, dangerously dependent upon, and it’s scary to think that you may lose the very part of yourself that has been so close, so comforting even with its psychological turmoil and self-destructive patterns.

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