Helping you DESIGN the Life of Your Dreams DeAnnaRadaj...Helping You Design the Life of Your Dreams From the Outside In
From SheKnows.com...5 Ways to Super Scent Your Holidays & from Buildipedia.com Interior Design Trends for
Clutter Workshop: Organizing Your Inner Pack Rat is scheduled in Milwaukee for 1/15/10! Go to program details on The Clutter Counselor for more details & to sign up! http://t.co/cb6C5wy via @weebly
Check out the new updates to the Clutter Counselor site & see which of the 5 Belief Type you are. THEN see how it manifests in your stuff: physical, money, relationships. Belief Types include: love, value, security, reognition &I just added the 5 "types" of beliefs & how they show up in your stuff (physical, money, relationships) http://t.co/cb6C5wy via @weebly
...Worked with an amazing woman in GA who was having problems moving forward in her business & taking ACTION. After some careful questioning it came through that her past w/her father who told her to "sit down & be quiet" as his way of controlling her & her brother. It was HIS voice that she heard every time she tried to move her business forward. Wow.
It's incredible that by just becoming AWARE of how our past can keep us from reaching our true potential & even repeating the same limiting behaviors. (She shared that her paternal grandfather was also controlling of his children-her father-to keep them from "making trouble" in their segregated neighborhood 60+ yrs ago. Think about THAT!
Hi Everyone & Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!
This is the last LIVE show of 2010...Thanks for listening & being a part of the show! We will be running some of our favorite interviews & shows as we take some time off for the holidays.
I will be a guest on The Recipe Box radio show on Friday, 12/10 talking holiday decorating tips, Feng Shui for the Holidays & some de-cluttering advice to start the New Year off right!
Lynn Shrage is a great representative of Kohler! And a great sport...see the videos I took at the Kohler Aging-in-Place suite at the Chicago Merchandise Mart on the Bante Design youtube channel. There are 3 great minis which will help you visualize some of what we were talking about in the show.
Remember: Universal Design is about making a space accessible to EVERYONE regardless of age, ability & circumstance! It's NOT just for the aging...but for anyone with any mental and/or physical disability, those who temporarily are in need of help (crutches/wheelchair after an accident, recovering from surgery...).
Kohler has come up with 20 Design Solutions for helping implement Universal Design retro-fits into their spaces. Some of the highlights include:
DECLUTTER HOME IN TIME FOR HOLIDAYS
Clutter Counselor Provides Tips to Start New Year with a Clean Slate
MILWAUKEE, WIS. – With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching, stress levels can cause what should be a happy time to be less than enjoyable.
One way to take stress out of daily life is to reduce clutter in the home and mind. DeAnna Radaj, owner of Milwaukee-based Bante Design, LLC and a nationally recognized speaker on healthy home design, color therapy/theory, and the psychology of clutter for adults and children, has launched The Clutter Counselor (www.thecluttercounselor.com) to assist people put more order in their lives and homes.
The Clutter Counselor philosophy is that “clutter is the physical manifestation of emotional baggage.” Known for creating spaces that are not only beautiful and comfortable, but also bring out an individual’s personality, Radaj offers tips to help people “take control of their stuff, instead of their stuff taking control of them.”
“Now is the perfect time to deal with all your ‘stuff,’” Radaj said. “Your ‘stuff’ says a lot about you and where you are in your life. As you put up holiday decorations and prepare for family gatherings, do a ‘declutter’ and only pack up what you want to take into the New Year.”
The Clutter Counselor website features tips, suggestions, videos, and testimonials on the affects of clutter and how removing clutter can enhance everyday living.
Radaj says there are many benefits to using this time of year to declutter, including...
• Get a tax deduction for the donation of items
• Less to pack up after the holidays
• Go into the New Year only with items you want
• Make room for gifts that will be received
Another area of clutter that Radaj addresses is how perceived financial issues could create clutter in the mind. “Money clutter manifests in a variety of ways, including not knowing bank balances, constant overdraft fees, no savings account, and not knowing why you’re saving money,” Radaj said.
The Clutter Counselor program allows individuals to determine the story behind their current relationship with money and how to comfortably charge more for products and services, plus find out what it costs for not charging properly.
For a limited time, The Clutter Counselor is offering special holiday pricing of $75 on 30-minute “Clutter Coaching” phone consultations. Call 414-403-8174 for more information or to arrange an appointment.
Bante Design, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., is an integrative lifestyle design company that fuses Eastern and Western design/lifestyle philosophies. Contact Bante Design at 414-403-8174 or visit www.bantedesign.com.
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9406 N. 107th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224
414-354-0200 ext. 108
Happy St Nick's! This show "kicked a**"! Wasn't it great? I loved talking about Mary as a REAL person and more of her personality (ex: her "bugging" Jesus that it was time for his first miracle & it was to make more wine at the wedding in Canaan!).
Ginny shared some wonderful stories from her book, Mary and Me, about some of the interviews she did for the book to see how women viewed Mary. Age range was 20-92 & Ginny found that the themes were basically the same, with the only difference being in some of the traditions & celebrations surrounding Mary. Major theme Ginny found was that many of the women didn't feel they could "relate" to God, but could relate to Mary, & it was Mary they turned to in times of need & crisis.
While attending Catholic school, Ginny told us that she felt a distint connection to Mary, that she was "perfect, pious" but not really "human"...like the perfect statues we see in churches & Catholic schools. And it wasn't until her 20s, when she was honeymooning in France, they made a sidetrip to Lourdes...it was here that Ginny had her "a-ha" moment...Mary had said a "big YES" when she was told she was to be "the mother of God" not knowing what the future would hold (remember, women didn't have a whole lot of rights back in ancient times & she could have been stoned to death)...kind of like the "big YES" of getting married. It was here, that Ginny found a connection to Mary.
One of the things we discussed was that the church, in general, doesn't focus on the courage & strength of Mary. From the time of the conception to Jesus being crucified, Mary survived, showed faith & courage not knowing what the end result would be. Whether you are a Catholic or not, most women can relate to being "a mom", dealing with gossip, fighting to save your reputation and losing a child. THIS is what makes Mary relatable to women across cultures and religious beliefs.
Here's some more info on Ginny:
Ginny Kubitz Moyer is the author of Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God, which received a 2009 Catholic Press Award. She’s also an English teacher, weekend gardener, sporadic exerciser, and proud mother of two young boys. Visit her blog at www.blog.maryandme.org for thoughts on Mary, faith, parenting, and the occasional ode to Jane Austen.
While her focus has been more on Catholicism and Mary, shes now syndicating pieces on broader spirituality - how to balance it with family.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Holidays (and dare I say Happy Festivus?) to all my fabulous listeners!!! Until next year...Stay safe and have a joyous holiday season!!.....DeAnna
I apologize for the technical difficulties we had at the beginning....
Here is link to my TimeDriver if you'd like to take advantage of the holiday pricing for a 30 minute laser coaching call:
Here is link to article I wrote on an eco-friendly holiday for DivaToolbox and a Feng Shui Holiday.
More info on The Clutter Counselor programs & the DIAMOND & PLATINUM programs (great gift bags!).
Until next week....