10 Simple Healthy Habits to Design Your Life

    Design your life (every day) with healthy habits for a vibrant and spectacular you. This piece focuses on 10 simple healthy habits you can do every day for a happier and healthier, more vibrant you. Do you think you need a complete and total overhaul to transform your life? Trust me, you don’t. Chances are that there are many good things working in your life so there’s no need for a complete overhaul,…

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3 Ways to be Healthy and Happy By Design

Healthy and Happy By Design – The Blueprint Start designing your healthy and happy life. Remember, it’s about taking small actionable steps. Small steps can have a big impact. Don’t get overwhelmed by thinking about too many things. Stay focused and start small. Your life is about being Healthy and Happy By Design. Just like in interior design, it’s the small tweaks, the small makeovers, the simple pops of colors that can have the biggest…

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3 SUREFIRE WAYS TO DESIGN YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

Think DESIGN when you think about your own happiness and health. What steps do you want to take to design a happy and healthy life? Do you think it’s possible to design your own happiness? A happy and healthy life is about living blissfully, with passion and purpose, and it’s about designing your life. The great news is that you don’t need a complete overhaul. Take simple and small actions every day to design the life…

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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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