One Year. One Closet. One Year of Purchases.

By Susan Shehata / February 2, 2020 /

Conscious Consumption.   As you may know by now, I’m a big fan of practicing what I preach. So, for both personal and professional reasons, I decided to challenge myself to a little game in 2019. I tracked ALL of my clothing purchases. For each purchase, I notated what it was, where it was purchased,…

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Are Guns Just Another Possession?

By Susan Shehata / April 13, 2019 /

  With times as they are, I find myself reflecting on gun violence, more than I would like.   Recently, I was reflecting on gun ownership through my “Spacework” lens. After all, an aspect of my work involves the psychology of our possessions—what our stuff represents, how it serves us, and why we are attached…

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Back to School Systems

By Susan Shehata / October 1, 2017 /

“Back to school” can mean back to streamlined routines or back to total chaos—your pick! Here are three zones to implement in your home that will help you create order:   The Drop Zone As soon as the kids walk through that door, they drop whatever they are carrying—backpack, sports equipment, jackets, instruments. Designate a…

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I Am Not the Organization Unicorn

By Susan Shehata / November 29, 2016 /

  Today, I spent an hour reorganizing my email in-box. I say REORGANIZING it, because it was already organized. And then, last night happened. In a fit of deleting madness, I pushed a button and everything went poof. You know how your heart sinks and you stop breathing for a full thirty seconds, because you…

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Ask the Space Guru: Toliet Matters

By Susan Shehata / January 19, 2016 /

  Q: Today both the toilets in my house broke….Coincidence? Any thoughts on this matter? A:  Well, yes, in fact, lots of thoughts.  I believe our home symbolizes our life, so we can look at the space as a metaphor. When something breaks in your home, or your body for that matter, it’s a wake-up…

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Studio Revamp: Stepping it Up

By Susan Shehata / December 17, 2015 /

  I teach that our home is a mirror of our life. Our goals and obstacles are reflected in our environments. So, when I embarked on the revamp of my wellness studio, I knew that I would be taking myself through both an internal and external process. It is a process of letting go, decision…

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5 Ways To Prepare Your Nest For Fall

By Susan Shehata / October 14, 2015 /

1. Get rid of stuff It’s time to ditch the clutter. Ok, technically, I always encourage you to do that, but this time of year is especially important for clearing out the extra weight. Depending on your climate, you are about to spend more time indoors. And don’t you want as much breathing space as…

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The Bedroom That Changed Her Life

By Susan Shehata / August 31, 2015 /

When I first met a client I’ll call Jennifer, she had never thought about the connection between her space and her well-being. We were introduced by a mutual friend, who felt that my work would make an impact on Jennifer’s life. Jennifer was in her early 40’s. She was a successful creative professional, who split…

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The Shop. A Behind the Scenes Peek at How I Spent $100.

By Susan Shehata / June 25, 2015 /

I love a bargain! I have had a retail business for nine years–my own shop for five years, and then I moved my retail into a collective occasional market. Currently, the retail aspect of my business, which focuses on vintage and re-claimed home decor, is very small, and that is a conscious choice. The constant…

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This is Why You Should Let Me In Your House.

By Susan Shehata / March 6, 2015 /

  “Oh, my gosh! I can’t imagine letting you in my house!” As a space consultant, you know how many times I’ve heard that over the years? Too many. I have a secret for you. If you and I walk through your house together, only one person is going to be judging you. And it…

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