Blackout Roller Shades | How to Choose Modern Window Treatments – Lifestyle Article

Learn all about the easy customization process for ordering new blackout shades for your windows. These motorized roller shades are modern window treatments that work in a variety of settings and styles. Need new window decor that is simple, clean lined and affordable? This post is for you! In partnership with DIY Blinds.We’ve made some significant improvements to our little lake cottage since buying this home several years ago. You’ll need to check out the full (ongoing) before and after to…

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At Home in Antwerp with Gert Voorjans – Lifestyle Article

Classically trained and yet famously unconventional, Belgian designer Gert Voorjans creates interiors that are exuberant, elegantly eccentric and refreshingly unexpected! Fearlessly blending antiques, bold color and exotic influences, Gert shares his love of history, art and design throughout his work. Please join Susanna and me for a visit to the colorful and creative realm that is Gert’s atelier and home in Antwerp, Belgium.  Rather like Antwerp itself, Gert Voorjans is an authentic amalgam of old and new, of heritage…

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At Home in Wales with Penny Morrison – Lifestyle Article

Just over the British border, in the breathtaking countryside of Wales, Penny Morrison and art dealer husband Guy retreat from their busy lives in London to their beautiful country home. While the house was originally built in 1790 with an addition thirty years later, the Morrisons were thrilled to discover when they purchased the property some 30 years ago, that it hadn’t been touched since 1910.  After a sensitive 18 month renovation, Penny put her own decorative stamp on the interiors,…

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22 Days | Career Attraction – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We met Brad one month ago and… BAM! 22 days later, he accepted an offer for the 6-figure job he loves! And, you are able to SEE and HEAR from him HOW on this FB LIVE. Brad’s background is that he has been in HR after serving our country for more than 20 years in the Coast Guard. Regardless of his particular industry or discipline, in many ways, Brad is just like every one of our clients. When he came…

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Chateau Progress: A Sneak Peek with Timothy Corrigan – Lifestyle Article

Readers rejoice! In response to many requests, Susanna Salk’s and my latest video is a special sneak peek of Timothy Corrigan’s progress in renovating Château de la Chevallerie, his “new” 18th century home in the French countryside. We recently visited Tim in his Los Angeles office where he shared his creative color process and design concepts for the chateau. Join us behind the scenes to learn many of the decisions involved in bringing Timothy’s sleeping beauty back to life! Using…

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At Home in Charleston with Jill Sharp Weeks – Lifestyle Article

Jill Sharp Weeks was clearly destined for a career in design. Growing up surrounded by her great great uncle’s paintings (American impressionist William S. Robinson), a photographer father and impressionable teenage years spent living in Japan, it is not surprising that Jill has developed a unique and distinct aesthetic that has informed everything she touches. Please join Susanna and me for a memorable weekend visiting Jill and husband Ray in Charleston at their remarkable renovated historic home!  Having begun…

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At Home in Los Angeles with Suzanne Rheinstein – Lifestyle Article

Designer Suzanne Rheinstein may love a certain formality but her rooms are anything but stiff. Exuding a relaxed elegance, they are a timeless take on comfort and luxury infused with personality and a fresh and understated flair. And nowhere is her much-admired style more evident than in Suzanne’s own Los Angeles home. Here an effortless mix of antiques, art and decorative objects resonate within subtle palettes and a great attention to detail, proportions and texture. Please join Susanna and me…

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Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit – Spiritual Article

Join Vinita Hampton Wright for an online Advent retreat this December here at IgnatianSpirituality.com. Our retreat theme is “Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit.”Vinita introduces the theme in the video below.There is no need to register for this free retreat. Visit this blog every Monday in December to participate. Or subscribe to dotMagis now so you don’t miss any of the retreat posts.The retreat is inspired by Vinita’s new book Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for…

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At Home in London with Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen – Lifestyle Article

Upon entering the London home of designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen, you would never guess that it was once a dismal five bedroom Victorian flat. But their experienced eyes saw something more and after an extensive gut renovation, the apartment was transformed in a glamorous city residence where the design team spends evenings during their busy work weeks, retiring to their country residence in West Sussex on the weekends. Now a large double sitting room, dark jewel box dining…

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Brené Brown on Letting Go of Blame – Meditation Article

When painful or difficult things happen in life, how do you react? Do you immediately want to know whose fault it is? Blaming is the habit of making other people or things ‘wrong’ or responsible when difficult things happen to us. According to research professor, author and speaker Brené Brown, we mostly blame when we are in pain or angry. “Here’s what we know from the research,” she says, “Blame is simply the discharging of discomfort and pain. It has…

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At Home in Tangier with Nicolo Castellini Baldissera – Lifestyle Article

Born into an Italian family distinguished in the world of art and architecture, it is hardly surprising that Nicolo Castellini Baldissera has chosen a career in design.  With a successful interior design firm, fueled by the knowledge and tools he was both born into and acquired, he has worked on projects around the world. But nowhere is he more at home than at Casa Tosca, his beloved house in Tangier. Please join Susanna and me for a special visit to…

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Wellness in the Workplace, Turn Your Desk into a Sacred Space – Spiritual Article

As wellness permeates more and more aspects of our lives, it’s time to turn to the office and make the workplace more supportive of our overall health and well-being. For those times when your busy, stressful professional life is taking a toll on your mental or physical health, or the negative energy from a coworker is draining you, your desk can be your sacred space where you can seek refuge from the hardships of your job. Not to mention the…

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Surviving Mercury Retrograde with Healing Crystals + Gemstones – Spiritual Article

Mercury Retrograde is defined as a three week period in which the planet Mercury appears to be moving in a backwards motion. During this time, many people experience a range of adverse effects, such as memory loss, loss of time, loss of items, and loss of common sense. As for technology, you can usually count on unexpected glitches to throw a wrench in your plans. Software crashes and lost emails are just some of the familiar frustrations to pop up during…

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At Home in Colonial Williamsburg with Anthony Baratta – Lifestyle Article

It was a childhood trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia that started it all for designer Anthony Baratta. Inspired by the history, architecture and beauty of this 18th century living museum, Baratta developed his passion for history and design. Known for his bold, colorful, pattern-loving take on American style, it was not surprising that Williamsburg chose him to become their first Designer in Residence, inviting Baratta to live in the historic Palmer House and reimagine the circa 1750 residence as…

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Tom Hanks And The Afternoon Crash – Meditation Article

The Event: The David Lynch Foundation’s (DLF) annual benefit dinner and gala honored General (ret.) Stephen Rippe and Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest Retreat, with the DLF 2017 Resilient Warrior Awards. The evening featured musical entertainment from Grammy-Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and a conversation with Tom Hanks and Mary-Louise Parker on the benefits and impact of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Proceeds from the event helped support the David Lynch Foundation’s Resilient Warrior Program which brings the TM technique to…

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At Home in Santa Barbara with Madeline Stuart – Lifestyle Article

Madeline Stuart may have come to her current career in design via a somewhat circuitous route, yet it is clear her stylish intellectual parents (designer mother and film director father) instilled in her all the tools she needed to create the meticulous, artistic interiors she is known for today. And while Madeline works on many large and impressive projects for her clients, nowhere are her abilities more evident than in the charming one bedroom Santa Barbara bungalow she renovated for…

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At Home in San Patrignano – Lifestyle Article

It’s not often that a casual conversation on social media leads to discovering a remarkable community where the art of fine craftsmanship has been saving lives for more than 40 years. But San Patrignano is an exceptional place where addiction recovery meets the best of sustainable luxury. Last year, I received a message on Instagram from @wallpaper_sanpatrignano (one of the accounts for the design lab division of San Patrignano) relaying how they followed my blog and loved Susanna’s and my videos.…

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Mother Teresa’s Natal Chart Analysis – What It Reveals About Her Character and Life – Self Improvement Article

Here is a revised transcript of the video above: In this article I thought I would analyze the natal chart of Mother Teresa. I checked whether her birth time is exact, and actually her birth time listed in astrology websites is not absolutely certain. Here it is shown that her Ascendant is in Sagittarius and that might be correct, because we know that she had been living a great part of her life in India, and we can see that…

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True Creativity Lies Beyond the Surface Mind – Self Improvement Article

I have already shared how A New Earth book was written by Eckhart Tolle. The book came into existence effortlessly, because it was already written in the spiritual form. So since Eckhart Tolle dwelt in the now, the book was able to easily come through him. This is the true creativity. The surface mind is not creative. It can only contribute to the chaos and noise of the world with its “creations”. It just forms and reforms that which is; but…

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At Home in Locust Valley with Jeffrey Bilhuber – Lifestyle Article

Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber‘s greatest talent may be informing the past with a bold confidence that feels just right for today. And nowhere is this more palpably personal than in his own country house in Locust Valley, New York. Here in Hay Fever, his 17th century farmhouse, Jeffrey has melded the best of American design history with his own family furniture and heirlooms for his distinctive and informed take on decor. Tag along with Susanna Salk and me for a behind…

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At Home with John Derian in New York City – Lifestyle Article

Just as John Derian‘s stores represent his endless curiosity and quixotic vision of the intersection of nature and art, so his East Village home is a testament to his love of the past, the handmade and the natural world. Here found objects are imbued with as much visual meaning as his collections of porcelain and ceramics. And the art of craft and the handmade express a distinct human presence with charm, wit and warmth. Please join me and Susanna as…

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Versatile Pasta Salad Dressing – Lifestyle Article

Learn how to make your own versatile pasta salad dressing in just a couple minutes. You can mix up this easily adaptable recipe with your favorite oils, vinegars, and spices and herbs! School is out and the unofficial start of summer is here! I am so excited. I have dreams of afternoons by the pool, trips to the lake house, and visiting attractions around St. Louis. One thing I love about summer is all of the gatherings! Enjoying time with family…

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At Home in Paris with Timothy Corrigan – Lifestyle Article

Every since designer Timothy Corrigan lived in Paris as an advertising executive in the late 1980s, he has been a devoted francophile, in love not only with the beauty of France but also the country’s respect for its own culture and history. So it is no surprise that he maintains a residence in Paris as well as an office to service his many international clients. With a vast knowledge of antiques and the French decorative arts, Timothy’s signature style is…

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Am I Against Mind-Altering Substances – Self Improvement Article

This is in response to a few questions that I received as a result of my previous video and article on regaining the Kingdom of God. I was asked if I recommend using mind-altering substances, such as psychedelic mushrooms or LSD, in order to achieve a no-mind, oneness state. I was asked similar questions before, so I decided to write an article about it as my response. I have never used such mind-altering substances nor did I ever want to.…

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How To Make “F*ck You” Money (Aspire for Higher) – Self Improvement Article

From the desk of Victor PrideSub: Motivation for the Gentleman Wolf— Lifestyle design. It’s a cool, hip marketing term to describe people who make money without a job. But everybody designs their own lifestyle. The cubicle nerd, the QC manager, the HR assistant, the IT guy. All of them made their choice. They were at A and decided to go to B. The idea being that they can go from A-B, from B-C, from C-D. Step by step all the…

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Occult Significance of Pluto – Self Improvement Article

Go to: Sun – Moon – Mercury – Venus – Mars – Jupiter – Saturn – Uranus – Neptune Pluto is the most recently discovered planet. It was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, an American astronomer, in 1930. It’s a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, which is a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, and this can be proven by looking at the ptolemaic system of the universe: Since this is the most recently…

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How To Think And Grow Rich – Self Improvement Article

“How to Think and Grow Rich” Quick on my thoughts of “how to grow and think rich” article… Victor mentioned that he read the Napoleon Hill Book on grow and think rich… well if you buy a book that is worth $9.99 or even $19.99 and you read that book and you found one golden nuggets of valuable information from the said 200 or 300 pages of book … then that was worth it and the investment of the cost…

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Suppressed Information on How Women Can Save Christ Seed and Transmute Their Vital Essence – Self Improvement Article

If you studied Hinduism in depth as a female, you probably came to find that there are almost no explanations of how a woman transforms her essence into the Christ seed – only the male perspective is given. The same applies to other Eastern cultures. For example, in China we find female spiritual transformation information suppressed too, though it is believed this wasn’t always the case, and that only gradually women started being treated as second-class citizens, leading to the…

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Conscious Growth Club Private Portal Walkthrough Video

Here’s a short walkthrough video showing what the Conscious Growth Club member portal and forums look like on the inside. Enjoy! Enrollment is only open till midnight Pacific time today (May 1st). So this is your last call! Update May 4, 2019: This year’s enrollment window is closed. We intend to open again for new members in April 2020. So if you didn’t join this time, you may want to mark your calendar to check in with us then. Or…

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Occult Meaning of Venus – This Planet in Ancient and Occult Writings – Self Improvement Article

In this post I have gathered important occult and astrological writings about Venus for easier personal reference and hopefully this will be useful for some of my readers as well. You can read about the occult Sun, Moon, Mercury and Jupiter on this blog also. General occult and astrological information about Venus Venus, like Mercury, is close to the Sun and by ancients it was called Cytherea, Aphrodite, Phosphorus, the Morning Star, the Evening Star, Innana, Vesperugo, Exapolis, Amathusia, Coliada, Urania, Queen…

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