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The Key Ways to Reinvent Your Space and Create a Happy Home

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Sometimes a book enters your life at just the right moment. I recently moved into the second floor of a beautiful Victorian home and I was surprised to find that I had more space to work with than ever before—and every room had crown molding! I started brainstorming the most efficient ways that I could fill our space with functional pieces while still maintaining a sense of aesthetic balance. The Mindful Home: The Secrets to Making Your Home a Place of Harmony, Beauty, Wisdom and True Happiness by Dr. Craig and Deirdre Hassed (Exisle Publishing; November 1, 2015) is my go-to guide for learning the importance of objects being beautiful while also being useful. The book opens with a golden…

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Spiritual Mentor Barb Schmidt Can Help You Achieve Mindfulness

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We’re told that mindfulness means living in the moment and truly taking in every experience—but how do we achieve mindfulness? Barb Schmidt, spiritual mentor, philanthropist and author of the bestselling book, The Practice (HCI, 2014), knows what it means to be happy. For many years, Schmidt fell into the trap that “happiness” meant having money, power and possessions. It wasn’t until she dealt with her eating disorder and learned to live mindfully that she found true happiness in life. For more on how she achieved this and tips on practicing mindfulness, read her story at NextAvenue.

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