I think of myself as the little girl Renoir painted with the watering can. I loved the garden colors.
When I was little, I got to pick my hair ribbon from my mother's collection that hung over her dressing-table mirror. I have an entire room of ribbons in my New York apartment.
I want to inspire through example. I hope my books motivate others to open doors and windows that will help them to embrace their own truth, light and joy.
We can raise our sights high when we're willing to break free from being conformists who live a conventional life simply because we are too afraid to express our uniqueness.
My grandfather was a Methodist preacher, and my father was an unsuccessful businessman. We didn't have status or wealth.
When I'm the happiest, my desk is not neat. It has lots of pens and the books I love. It gets messy when I'm in the flow. So many houses are so neat.
I urge readers to experience things that they love and give up things that are not working.
Make your physical surroundings as beautiful as possible.
Style really comes down to what makes you feel good.
My message is that happiness is the first principle of life. But you must choose it. We all have pain, but suffering is a choice. You can be happier if you make some changes in your life.
Unused rooms are such bad feng shui, really bad energy.
We can live closer to our dreams if we are willing to dream them. And we can create a life as we want it to be.
We have to establish time boundaries and learn how to say no.
Feeling at home with ourselves and being able to create a spirit of place that nourishes us physically, emotionally and spiritually is a goal worthy of our highest priority.
I find it soothing to take something wrinkled and make it smooth. It feels anticipatory. It's what I do before a celebration. And nobody bothers me when I'm ironing.
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