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Published on July 19th, 2012 | by Shanley Knox

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FeelGood Quickie: Is Your House Making You Happy?

Feelgood Quickie
making a happy home for yourself - martha beck
Places have power. Have you thought about that? They, in fact, have the emotional power to alter our moods.

Perhaps this is why you feel so overjoyed when you walk into a clean, airy room at a bed and breakfast – or your heart sinks to your toes when you walk into your second cousin’s very cluttered kitchen.

What if you could bridle that emotional power? What if you could create an environment around you that gives you positive vibes all the live long day?

According to Martha Beck, you can. She writes,

We have power over places. If we don’t take advantage of that fact, we’re squandering a major opportunity to bring positive energy into our lives. What luck, then, that you happen to know the world’s leading authority on creating an environment that nurtures your most contented self: you. By tapping your instincts and noting your reactions, you can begin to create a home that will make you happier—right now.

Use her online worksheet to rate each room and space in your home – and find the reasons you do, or don’t, feel like your happiest self.

How did you do? Are there things you’re planning on changing? Were there things you loved already?


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About the Author

Founder/owner of the Nakate Project, an initiative bringing third world female artisans to high fashion. I am passionate about all things that are truly sustainable, and truly making a positive difference in the world around us.



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