Tag: home

When You Lose Your Father

Nothing else compares to losing your father because the role of Father is very unique.

1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy

In my last post about 1-euro homes, I mentioned how Lorraine Bracco purchased a home for 1-euro and, after starting with a renovation budget of $145,000, the project ended up costing her more like $250,000. That’s a huge difference from budget to reality. Even… Continue Reading “1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy”

Rethinking Mother’s Day

You think Mother’s Day is just a celebration of women who birthed babies or raised kids? Think again. The origins of this special day may surprise you.

Love Your Mother

This year and moving forward, what are you doing to show our Mother that you love her?

Spring Cleaning & A Happy Home

Push past the winter blahs with these ideas for enjoying the little things and creating a home that makes you happy.

1-Euro Homes, Building a Dream

Initially, I loved the idea of buying a 1-euro home in Italy and renovating it. Then I did more research and the charm wore off. Perhaps there is a better option for fulfilling my dream.

Cleaning House

Whether you’re a power cleaner, a compulsive cleaner, or a daily tidy-upper, cleaning house doesn’t have to be so complicated. But the best cleaning starts with two simple steps.

Letting Go… Again

I discovered mold in my home last week, at first forcing me to let go of some things. But then I had a choice of what to keep and what to release. And choice is hard.

When Your Face Feels Like Home

I spent most of my life not feeling comfortable with how I look. The currently popular #10YearChallenge is helping me appreciate my face and find a sense of home in it.

Home is Inside You

Over the years, when I talk about my work researching the psychology of home, inevitably someone will say, “Home is inside you.” Yes, I smile. This is true. It took many years for me to experience this truth. One can know something intellectually but… Continue Reading “Home is Inside You”

When A Gift Brings Us Home

The best gifts are those that transcend a holiday. These are the ones that make us feel seen, heard, known, and celebrated.

When Faith Brings Us Home

A few days before my mom died, she told me, “I’m dying. It’s okay, I’ve seen that it is all okay.” My mother was going home.

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