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  • This International Women's Day, I would like to honour two ladies who blazed a trail for women in the interior design world; Agnes and Rhoda Garrett. During the height of the Suffrage movement, Agnes Garrett - sister of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett – and her cousin Rhoda, were prominent suffragist campaigners, not to mention great [...]

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  • If you want to know what humans need to survive, take a closer look at our little green friends. Plants thrive in environments where their needs are met: With comfortable conditions, they can grow to their full potential. When they’re feeling weak, water and light bring them back to life. When the pot gets too [...]

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  • A big part of our work at My Sacred Space is about bringing you back to the present moment, and a great way to do this is by engaging your senses. In mindfulness practice, something as simple as lighting a candle can completely change our energy. But taking it one step further, with natural aromas, [...]

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  • As I laid on the couch during my acupuncture session, I was struck with a disconcerting feeling of weightlessness, followed closely by panic. This isn’t unusual when you suffer with dissociative symptoms, but my gut was telling me I just didn’t feel comfortable in the room. Looking up from my position, all I could see [...]

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  • Kudos to Dulux for shining a light on mental health this year. They’ve partnered with the UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George, to bring us a shade that is devoted to our wellbeing. Image credit: Dr Alex George The name gives us a dose of optimism that brighter times are round the corner, [...]

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  • It’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Let’s not forget that our little ones also go through a lot of emotions, especially over the last two years when they have experienced so much change in a short period of time. What could be better than giving them a little Sacred Space of their own, to retreat to [...]

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  • Plants bring an interior to life and inspire healing. But not everyone is green-fingered. While adding real plants to a space cleanses the air and refreshes the energy, combining these with faux alternatives can bulk out your display and give that canopy of protection we so often talk about. So please don’t despair if looking [...]

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  • Timeless, ethereal and pure. White clears space for us; a clean slate, a fresh start, a blank canvas on which to paint our true selves. Reflecting the truest light, pigment-rich whites can envelop a room in the energy of peace and bring us to a place of calm. White is the symbol of TRUTH, illuminating [...]

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  • When you’re finding it hard to feel still, try seeking motion. A motion that moves in waves, mirroring your emotions. As you sit in silence, focus on the flickering flame before you. By way of moving, it immediately brings the rest of the space to stillness. You are distracted, just enough to reach the present [...]

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  • It’s World Mental Health Day, and I want to know “How is everything in YOUR world?” Let’s be honest with each other, sometimes we’re afraid to look within. It’s scary unearthing emotions that we’ve spent so long distracting ourselves away from. But the important thing to know is that all of these troubling “negative” emotions [...]

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  • Plants are a bit of an obsession for me - I never leave the garden centre empty handed! There is something so satisfying about adorning spaces with greenery. BUT there is much more to our little green friends than just how pretty they look... As we move through Mental Health Awareness Week, the theme this [...]

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  • The past year has taught us many lessons, and among those is the need for our homes to promote positive mental health. But the pandemic has forced many of us to convert our sanctuaries into offices, and work/life balance seems even more elusive. But I believe there are things we can do to create a [...]

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  • Sitting inside Wells Cathedral, I pondered the notion of ‘sacred space’ and what it means to different people. The word SACRED is so often associated with religion and worship, but what if it’s really about connecting to the space within yourself, rather than an external deity? Inside the building, time seemed to stand still. People [...]

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  • Standing under a vast expanse of sky can make me feel unsteady. I am drawn upward as if I could float away into the ether. But find me a tree to lie under, and its canopy of leaves is like a gentle hand resting down upon me, rooting me to the Earth. I am SAFE [...]

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  • What brought me to launch MY SACRED SPACE? My personal experience with detachment. Through most of my childhood I lived in my head, thinking deeply about anything and everything. But the result of constantly living “up-top” is that I gradually became disconnected from my body. My brain was wound up in excessive worry about the [...]

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  • Often there is a preconceived idea that Interior Design is all about the perfect image; matching soft furnishings, posh accessories and that expensive coffee table that you’re scared to put a cup on! But the problem with this is that it only serves to improve what is external to us. It’s an outward statement about [...]

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