My world is very much about making things beautiful, but when I say “design” I am not only referring to external aesthetics—one might argue design is also how we internalize all that surrounds us and how that makes us feel. Last month, I was reminded of this when my dear friend Cleo Wade released her newest book, Heart Talk: The Journal. I cracked it open to a random page, trusting that I’d find what I needed that day, and the passage I read was this, “The best thing about your life is that it is constantly in a state of design. This means you have, at all times, the power to redesign it.” I mean, boom!
So, how do we do that? How do we shift our experiences in the body, heart, and home? Soothing music to unwind after a long day. A morning meditation or yoga practice to calm energy. An indulgent meal to mark a celebrated moment. A familiar scent that carries you to a time and a place or lifts you forward.