Spring Clean Your Life With 4 Simple Healthy Design Makeovers

Design Your Life and Spring Clean Your Life with 4 Simple Healthy Design Makeovers Spring is a perfect time to spruce up and clear out the clutter, not only in your home, but also in your life with simple healthy design makeovers. So design your days and step into spring with these simple healthy makeovers. Spring is a perfect time to renew, revitalize, and reboot your body. It’s a perfect time to clear out the…

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How to Design a Happy and Healthy Home and Life

How to design a happy and healthy home and life Designing a happy and healthy home is synonymous with designing a happy and healthy life. It’s about taking action to achieve your health and happiness. A happy and healthy life is about living blissfully, with passion and purpose, and it’s about designing a life you love. It’s about being happy where you are in your life. It’s about relishing your surroundings and feeling happy in your…

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How to Design a Happy and Healthy Kitchen

    Fill your kitchen with style, love, laughter and healthy foods How do you design your happy and healthy kitchen? Does your kitchen reflect your style? Is it filled with love, laughter and healthy foods? Designing your happy and healthy kitchen is part of designing your healthy life. When you’re in your kitchen, how do you feel? Is it a space that makes you feel happy? Is there harmony and balance? Does it bring…

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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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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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