We continue this two-part blog post on the important role that our homes can play in the dual process of differentiation and integration that is so essential to human flourishing.
There is a fundamental tension in human existence between our individual needs and our need for belonging to something beyond ourselves. In this two part blog post we explore this tension and how our homes can be of service to us within our self-development and our deep innate desire to not just live but to thrive.
Life, with its cyclical rhythm, naturally takes us in and out of changing seasons...
In a recent interview, I was asked to state what my prediction for the next big trend in interior décor would be – my reply was individuality. As our possibilities expand and the range of what is acceptable and tolerated grows, so too will our desire to create spaces that reflect this diversity.
Our homes are infused with our cultural values both in the ways they are designed as well as the objects we bring into them. Whether they are filled with seasonal trends or thoughtfully collected pieces, the choices we make impact not only the story we share of our values with others but more importantly the story we reinforce to ourselves.
For over two years we have endured enormous amounts of upheaval and change. As the changes unfolded one after the other without any time to catch our breath, it has been difficult to predict what would emerge out of all of this turmoil...
We have more choices than any humans have ever had before us. While this can be viewed as, and indeed is, a blessing in some sense, in other ways the options available to us are so numerous that making decisions has become time-consuming and overwhelming.
There is a kind of magic hidden within an intentional pause...