3 Healthy Design Tips for Stress Free Holidays

  Stay happy, healthy and stress-free with these three simple healthy design tips to help you glide through the holidays stress free and keep you on track for a fun and festive holiday season. 3 Healthy Design Tips for Stress Free Holidays Shine Bright This Holiday 1. Design your bedroom for a good night’s sleep. Don’t skimp on sleep. Let’s face it; if you’re not getting the right amount of sleep each night, it can wreak…

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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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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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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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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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