Feel Well Where You Dwell
Our dwellings—both our home and body—are intricately connected. Each has the potential to inspire the other to be its very best!
Your home is where your life happens. Learn how to create a sanctuary that inspires your well-being, so you can experience a greater sense of peace, comfort, and belonging.
Your body, including your mind and soul, needs daily nourishment to help you feel healthy and happy. You’ll discover simple ways to make self-care a priority in your home.
Melissa Michaels wants to show you how meaningful it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body. By making a series of small, intentional choices—from what you bring into your home to how you shape your daily habits and mind-sets—you can create a more rejuvenating environment that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do.
Dwelling will help you
learn to better care for your home environment so it takes care of youmake decisions that simplify your lifecreate more peace in your dayinvest in relationships that make you feel positive, challenged, and supportedlean into faith for strength and renewal
When you discover the connection between your home and body and the action steps you can take to improve both, you’ll be on your way to a more balanced and happy life!
Caring for oneself and one's home go hand-in-hand, writes Michaels (Love the Home You Have), founder of decorating blog The Inspired Room, in her approachable, faith-based guide to home design. Being aware of the correlation between one's spirit and one's surrounding can help one simplify, balance, and find peace, she advises, providing tools for making changes physical as well as mental that can help create a home that is a refuge and haven instead of a source of stress and frustration. Topics include eliminating clutter, slowing down and prioritizing tasks, meditating on scripture for inspiration, and embracing nature. Michaels suggests starting a garden, rearranging furniture to maximize window space in dark rooms, drinking purified water, and homing in on a sensory experience of the home (as opposed to a purely functional one). Committing to happy, healthy choices will make a difference in spiritual and mental health, she suggests, and recommends keeping a written account of the process to track how one begins to think more clearly. Journaling prompts and "Dwelling Well" suggestions appear throughout to help readers stay on track. This is a great resource for Christians looking to rethink their home environment. \n