by Judy Anne Capiral There comes a time in the semester when many of you may feel drained, or just exhausted– mentally, physically, and/or emotionally. The classes you take, may feel like they’re taking a lot out of you, to the extent of checking and re-checking your syllabi for how many absences you’re allotted (I … Continue reading Healing in the Home
by Judy Anne Capiral Where is it? Ronkonkoma, NY. Photo by John Paynter Describe it. Almost in the middle of Long Island, Ronkonkoma is a small town with great character. Its namesake, the large Lake Ronkonkoma which the town surrounds, is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Princess Tuskawanta, a Native American Princess … Continue reading Where Do You Call Home?
by Emma Misiaszek The arrival of winter often reminds us of the holidays, hot cocoa and finally some time off from school. But let’s not forget the not so enjoyable aspects of the season, like getting colds, dry skin, that unwelcomed seasonal depression and the feeling of being forever cold. Now is the time to … Continue reading Winter is Coming: Getting Your Space Ready for the Cold
by Shyana Fisher Now healing during the holiday season may seem like it belongs in the “Health and Wellness” section, but I can tell you with all certainty that it belongs at home, because I will only heal if I am surrounded by the people and places that I love. That, and I’m the home … Continue reading Home is Home is Home
by Jessica Barr Going from one “home” to another is anything but easy, exciting - maybe, nonetheless, it shakes our routines and the comfort we have created in our current spaces. When college students visit or move for break or post graduation, the transition isn’t always as a happy ending to a hopeful outlook. Things … Continue reading Spirit of the Home
by Shyana Fisher Doesn’t everyone love curling up with a cup of hot cocoa and cocooning themselves in blankets? There just might be a word for that. Hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga,” is a Danish term that is all about feeling cozy, content and enjoying the simple things in life. It is a crucial part of the … Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to All Things Hygge
by Yasmine Sayid College is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, full of new people, new information and new experiences. For many, this is the first time we are away from the safe haven of our hometown and the creeping thoughts of homesickness start to creep in. Meeting new people, increasing … Continue reading 4 Ways to Cope with Homesickness
by Pamela Loperena Are you looking for a new way to transform your home into a heartfelt haven? Then cozy minimalism might just be the style for you! Cozy minimalism is a type of interior design which merges functionality with comfort, evoking a simplistic and inviting ambiance. Compared to minimalism, cozy minimalism doesn’t only focus … Continue reading Cozy Minimalism: The Art of Designing a Beautiful Home Sanctuary
by Shyana Fisher I’ve had a teddy bear since I was a baby. I’m pretty sure that he came from my grandparents but I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have him. His name is Cuddles. When I went off to college, I was sure that I could leave Cuddles behind; functioning adults don’t … Continue reading What Are Comfort Objects and Why Are They Relevant?
by Jessica Barr It is no secret that pollutants in our environment harm our health. In fact, the issue is so widespread that we’re seeing cases of respiratory infection and asthma increase year to year, especially in lower-income families, where air purifiers may not be cost efficient. As exposure to chemicals increase in our natural … Continue reading Breathing New Life Into Your Home