We make our environment and it makes us right back.
There are dozens of good books with different approaches to help you tame your space and take back your life. But what if you try and try but simply can’t lift the words off the page and into your actual life? What if their methods works at first but then you find yourself completely stuck again? What if you slay stacks of mail and old newspapers with ease but want to run and hide when it comes to financial matters or the stacks of art your kids made?
I want to talk about the rest of the story, the energy blocks and barriers that bring even your best intentions to a screeching halt. I want to talk about why the old ways are so hard to release. I want you to recognize them so you can heal your heart by letting go of yesterday. I’m talking about that wedding dress, the clothes in your closet that don’t fit, the gifts that just don’t feel true for you, the arts/craft supplies that are (still) just supplies because they haven’t yet become art or craft. I’m talking about dead people’s things and remnants of life already left behind. I’m talking about unrealized dreams and unfulfilled promises. I’m talking about the big stuff that you’ve been avoiding.
Your home needs to be a place for living your life, not just storing your stuff. This book is about digging into the heart of the matter.
“Is Home Your Happy Place? is wise, funny, irreverent and helpful if we want to take a look at our lives and find more freedom. Christy uses the task of decluttering our homes to help us let go of all the inner and outer “stuff” we carry that no longer serves us in living a full and loving life.”
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation
“When real estate pros talk to clients about decluttering their homes, they might not realize what they’re getting into. In fact, getting rid of stuff can be painful, even for those who aren’t hoarders or recent widows. It’s the normal, everyday resistance to purging our belongings that attracts Christy Diane Farr to the world of self-help writing and life coaching.”
Meg White, “Recognizing Clutter for What It Is“,
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Relationships. Relationships. Relationships.
It doesn’t matter what my clients bring to the table, our work together always seems to come back to relationships. It may be our relationships with others that need to be tended — partners and old flames, children and parents, bosses and clients. More often, buried below those relationships, we find an even more important one to tend; our relationship with self. It is most often revealed in our dance with money, food, creativity, and spirit, but that song plays out in a million different ways between the first day and the last day of every single one of our lives.
Naturally, all of these relationships manifest in our physical space, in the places we call home. The relationship between each of us and our space is a profoundly reciprocal one. We make our environment and it makes us right back. We cultivate around us a life that reflects what lives within us, and then our environment perpetuates much, much more of the same.
This is, of course, the good news… and the bad.