Natalie Weinstein, Allied ASID
As we look back at 2015 – on our accomplishments and our intentions, we now get another chance to move ahead. Perhaps in the past few weeks you were able to reflect on friends, family and other special people who have loved and inspired you throughout the year. In your gratitude, perhaps you’ve also been thinking about ways to be a better person to yourself and others in 2016. On a Sunday past this January, we had a gathering at Uniquely Natalie for a seminar in which Roy Franks, my fitness guru, Jennifer Pabon, our knowledgeable nutritionist, master chef and caterer Filomena Lombardi, and I talked about ways to begin anew.
We started with our homes and how it makes us feel and shared thoughts on what we’d change if money was no object. We had a wish list and needs list and discovered that some easy fixes would make us feel a lot better. Then we’d actually be willing to wait for the bigger projects if we put in some “sweat equity” to get our homes in shape.
We also talked about what happens when there are improvements in our home and discovered the real connection between our home and ourselves. When the kitchen is improved, we want to improve our cooking and eat healthier, which is the best way to lose weight, feel fit, and start an exercise program that works for you. The circle of discovery went ‘round and ‘round as folks were really getting the connection – and learning from the experts. (If you missed the seminar and want to access the “take-aways”, please go to www.uniquelynatalie.com.)
While renewing and redoing begins in the New Year with resolutions, remember it is just beginning! And to continue with new beginnings, here are a few tips if 2016 is the year for a home renovating project: