DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR EMERGENCY KIT

Design and build your emergency kit to include household items that you may need in case of an emergency. There are different types of emergencies, from medical emergencies to chemical emergencies to natural disasters etc. It’s easy to design and build your own emergency kit so you can prepare for the unexpected. This can help reduce stress in case an emergency occurs. Natural disasters range from hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tornados to blizzards, windstorms and…

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DESIGN YOUR DIET WITH FOODS FOR BEAUTIFUL AND GLOWING SKIN

Design your healthy diet with foods for beautiful and glowing skin. It’s no surprise that beauty starts on the inside, so why not design your diet for beautiful and glowing skin? Who doesn’t want healthy, beautiful and glowing skin? No one I know. Most likely, you have designed your beauty routine. You know exactly what products you love and you use them daily. You give your skin the TLC it needs and your beauty products…

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HEALTHY DESIGN | WHERE DO YOU UNWIND TO REDUCE STRESS?

    Where do you go to unwind to reduce stress?  Do you take time just for you? Do you have a place in your home where you go to unwind, relax and reduce stress? A place that brings you harmony, balance and happiness? A special sweet spot in your home where you can go to #take15minutes to focus on you?  I love this Tweet from Elle Décor Magazine, “A Colorful Look At The Home…

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WHY IS THE COLOR BLUE A GOOD CHOICE IN HEALTHY DESIGN?

Healthy Design Element: The Color Blue The Color Blue – It can spark happiness, bring calmness or ignite boldness and energy. I love the color blue. It reminds me of the beauty in nature, a clear blue sky, the ocean, flowers, birds, and butterflies. (It also brings back great memories. My dad had beautiful blue eyes.) One of my favorite places to travel is the Caribbean. The tranquil turquoise waters are truly spectacular. Blue is…

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Declutter Your Home And Life

Declutter your home and life, but first you need to ask yourself one very important question. Organization is the Achilles heel of so many rooms. The golden rule: There must be a place for everything. Imagine having just the right space for it all. Using space in the right way can bring harmony and balance to your life. You can be organized in the smallest of places. Just take a look at these New York…

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Keep Calm And De-Stress

  The way harmony in your home creates balance and brings alignment to your space; harmony and balance brings alignment to your life. Balance and harmony ground us and help keep us strong and stress-free. One of the simplest things you can do each day to bring you harmony and balance is to put the focus on you. Every day take time for yourself. Even if it’s just fifteen minutes, take it. We all lead…

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Swoon Over These Healthy Design Mini Makeovers

    Who doesn’t love a quick makeover? Sometimes, all it takes is new throw pillows or a bold new wall paint color to completely refresh the look of a room. Similarly, there are quick “projects” you can do starting right now to change how you feel, and even look, every day. Small change can create big impact! Just like grouping family photos on a wall or placing all the things on your coffee in…

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Design Your Healthy Life

  Make it happen. It’s time to passionately and purposefully engage in your life and start designing a healthy and spectacular you. By defining and unwrapping your personal style, living a happier and healthier life begins to unfold. A healthy life is about living blissfully, with passion and purpose, not just about the absence of disease. The great news is that we can design our own healthy lifestyle plan just like interior designers create beautiful…

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You By Design: Welcome

Barbara Ficarra - Health Designer

  Hi, I’m Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, and HEALTH DESIGNER™. Welcome to BarbaraFicarra.com, the place to find inspiration and guidance to DESIGN YOUR HEALTHY LIFE™. I am thrilled to write my first post for BarbaraFicarra.com, the lifestyle destination site to help you live a happier, bolder, healthier and a more stylish life. BarbaraFicarra.com explores the intersection between interior design, health, tech and art. Caring for your health isn’t just what happens between you and your…

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