Be Your Own Life Coach

3 Ways to create an independent lifestyle while quarantined at home

During these trying times, it feels as though we have traded freedom for quarantine. Yet we can still take back our power. For many, home can be a place of peace. Let’s find solutions for this global problem of feeling trapped. We can think outside the box within our houses.

Last night, my family received a kit on our doorstep of pork chops, vegetables and other ingredients. My son, Aron, cooked for us. He is 13 years old and only asked for my help here and there. Rather than play on his laptop, he took the initiative to provide a nourishing meal. What could have been a monotonous activity turned into a wonderful family night.

Aron is cookin!

We, too, can get creative and get active. I’m grateful that before the coronavirus, I was in a good mindset, my energy levels were high and I was eating healthy food. As soon as this news came, I knew I had to take extra precautions to maintain that lifestyle. So every morning, I meditate. This raises my vibration and extends positive energy throughout my day.

With the virus at hand, this is exactly when we need our immune systems to be at their best. Nothing helps the immune system more than a healthy mental state. We are not trapped. We are free to be.

Here are 3 ways to create an independent lifestyle while quarantined at home:

  1. Think positive. Shift your mindset from the past to the present. Focus on yourself more, on the news — less. Welcome positive energy. Life is full of luck and chance, some for us, some against us. Some factors are out of our control. Yet all the good possibilities are within our grasp. As a global society, we have been gifted the opportunity to stay present with ourselves and one another. Let’s take it day by day.

  2. Live your best life. While in seclusion, we are not in a prison surrounded by dark cement walls. We live freely, able to open up our space to fresh air, add color, light and music to our lives. Music can be a game-changer. The right music makes all the difference when accompanying a meditation, a walk, a workout. If the gym was an important part of your routine, be your own trainer. Motivate yourself. Go outside and when you return, create spaces in your home where you can see everything clearly and maneuver easily. This will send the message to your brain: “I can move forward.”

  3. Raise your energy level. I usually do a 20-minute meditation, but because I couldn’t go to the gym, I meditated for one hour this morning. I felt a release of negativity and welcomed positive energy. Meditation opens the mind. Continue on with your day, feed the birds, plant flowers, play with your kids, read a book. Be your own life coach. We are battling both the virus and laziness. It takes a strong will to combat the latter. Keep in mind that relaxation and getting active are not necessarily opposites. Actively enjoy Netflix and then begin the next task, even if it’s small. Nourish your soul. Dance. Find joy in the moment and celebrate what you have.

    If you have questions on how to create a safe, healthy home environment, I’m here to help. Feel free to call 604-929-6696 to schedule a consultation over the phone.

    Wishing you all the best,


Aging in Place: Prepare your home for Adult Life

A guide on how to upgrade your home to aging in place or when you want to live independently in your golden age!

We love to live in our comfort zone. It’s hard to accept the changes that come with age. When mobility becomes an issue, the body doesn’t respond the way it used to. As a home designer, my goal is to extend your middle-age — design around your lifestyle to encourage freedom and happiness.

Making your home, your friend

A joyous life starts in the home. The same way we save money for our retirement, we should also prepare our homes to enjoy our golden years in fullest. Perhaps you want to live there forever, and that’s quite possible. Change is inevitable and necessary; while reaching for stability, remember that our residences don’t have to be static. There’s more to life than waking up, eating, and going to bed. Getting into motion keeps you in motion, so you can enjoy the activities that bring you fulfillment. Energy flowing through space sets up an equally invigorating dynamic of energy flowing within you.

Perhaps the home you love so much is not friendly to your age anymore, though. The sooner you realize it, the sooner you can make the proper upgrades — because when you get into your 70s, your house can feel like your enemy. Then you could be left without confidence, emotionally drained, your loved ones worried, and feeling powerless. So the sooner you conquer this fear, the sooner you can take action. The good news is: You don’t have to move.

Aging in Place: Prepare For the Changes Ahead

Peace of mind is possible through preparation. While some supplements can delay or reduce the chances of injuries, the best way of preventing them is to make sure the environment around us is as safe as possible. Handles and other details to your appliances can take the weight off.

When we get older our immune system weakens, too, which lends itself to both physical issues and depression. Partial to total loss of hearing or eyesight make everyday tasks much harder, or impossible without assistance or supervision. Through design, you can mentally prepare for your body changing.

Think of it as second adolescence. For teenagers, hormones act fast. When you’re a teenager, it’s new, you don’t know how to deal with it. In the latter years, hormone changes have a dramatic effect on the body, too. They affect relationships with your partner, friends, family, and community. However, this time you are equipped with life experience.

You can seek the resources needed to wield power over your emotions. You’ll be able to deal with it a lot better if you arm yourself with the right knowledge and the right people to help you. As a home designer, I’ve learned a lot from nurses and doctors specializing in hormone therapy and who help patients with dementia. I’ve learned a lot from these healthcare professionals. My place is to extend healthy livelihood so you don’t need this assistance until later years, or perhaps ever. Aging in place means thriving in a home that thrives with you.

Welcoming solutions to your environment

Your stamina can be enhanced by the environment designed around your lifestyle. The indoor atmosphere is one of the prime influences on mental health. A home designer who specializes in aging
in place can implement solutions: air ventilation, temperature control, energizing and calming colors, natural light, expansive views, and proper access to the front door and the shower. 

Remember, when a young family has a newborn baby, they modify their home to make it baby-proof, so should we. We need to make our home age-friendly so we can live better with more comfortable mobility. All the while, your home can benefit your emotional well-being. 

When you are ready to accelerate rather than brake, here are three ways we can help:

1- Download my Project Planing Plan click here
2- Book a one on one chat to get your questions answered click here
3-Get to investigate  your options for your property click here

or call us to book an appointment at: 604-929-6696.