Celebrating the Magic You Make 1

Getting to Know the Person You Will Be

Have you ever walked into a hotel where the environment dominates your feelings in a positive or negative way? Does your home happen to be your sanctuary, or for some of you, do you see it as your garden? I want you to take a moment to think about the place that you just love to hang out in, the place that just makes you feel complete. What is it about that place that makes you feel so great? Is it the colors, the scenery or just the way you feel when you are there? Personally, my home is where I have brought in the things that I love that make me feel comfortable. Are you able to make your home or garden your castle in order to portray a message from your heart?

Does your home talk to you? Does it bring you feelings of peace or contentment? If this is something that you are interested in feeling, but haven’t experienced, I’d like to give you some tips to help you feel more complete in your daily life.

First, you need to be in sync with your sense of style. Are you elegant, modern or eclectic? What moves you?

The feeling that I get when I think of my style is a little bit of everything. I look for things that speak to me. When my home is cluttered, it tends to make me anxious and can be overwhelming, making me feel unproductive. If you’re the kind of person who likes everything to match, consider looking at it as a total design; create a plan for each room if you think that will make it easier. Take it from one door to one drawer. Don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to make everything perfect.

My dad is a decorator and he has always suggested to have lights on each side of the bed. Even though this is a simple tool, it is a standard that you see in most hotels and room layouts. I think there are many basic ideas to homes and gardens that we should all abide by. After those first steps, it’s up to you to decide what magic touches you want to add that will bring forth the warmth and special feelings in your home. Some great ideas for easily changing the mood and energy in your home could be adding candles, colorful pillows and plants or flowers.

I hope that my words have encouraged you to look at your castle and come up with some new ideas to add more of your love and joy into it, so that you can really enjoy having it as your happy, calming and passionate place. I truly believe in the saying, “Your home is where you hang your heart.”

Kim Pagano is brought to you by the award-winning talk radio station AM 1590 KVTA. She brings you the Brighter Side of the 805, Saturdays from 6 to 8 a.m., reminding us how important it is to “Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good.” Listen to the Kim Pagano Show at your leisure by subscribing to her podcast: ITunes/The Kim Pagano Show. Kim is a hair therapist in Westlake, a motivational speaker, a mother and so much more.