Creating a home that feeds your soul

To me, my home is a true sanctuary. It is a respite from the world – the place where I can be myself completely and completely at ease.

My home is the place where the most meaningful moments of my life take place. I see it as a state of being – a place of being – rather than just a physical space because my home is where the people I love most reside. In order for it to generate and support the kind of living that I like, I seek to make it a place where I enjoy existing on every level. It is no one else’s dream home by any measure, but it is most definitely the space that feeds my soul. It is what I put into it.

To create this version of home where I currently reside, I thought about the things that matter the most to me. What makes a big difference in my daily life is atmosphere, ambiance and aroma – not living in a space too full of ‘stuff’ that distracts from the actual living that needs to take place. So, I put pen to paper and made a list of spaced-related things I needed most for daily happiness:


There were several other elements that support the life I want to live with my family, and support their  endeavors, as well – but the above needs stood out.

Heart and soul

Next, I thought about what I need to live in a place that feeds my soul. This consideration helped me visualize how my home can be a place that allows for many things.


Essential oils throughout my home tie it all together. They set a calm and groovy kind of vibe that I like to thrive in every single day. I have a diffuser for most rooms of my home and frequently set the aromatic tone depending on the needs of my family.

How does your home feed your soul?  And if it doesn’t, do you think you can create a space that can do that for you?

Charlynn Avery
Contributor & Founding Member

An avid aroma enthusiast, I have devoted my career to understanding the connection between mind, body and spirit. I come from a diverse background in education, health and wellness and have practiced and taught in the arenas of bodywork, holistic therapies, yoga and plant medicine. I've been teaching about essential oil usage for 14 years with the last six years at Frontier Co-op educating about essential oils on behalf of the Aura Cacia brand. My passions are my family, reading, writing, gardening, natural healing, yoga, hiking, & travel. I believe the world is made a better place by small acts of kindness.

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October 29, 2018 - 4:39am

Thanks for this, and I’m going to share this with Facebook and Pinterest

Michelle S 437081935

October 29, 2018 - 5:38am

Thank you so much for sharing! I love the spaces in your home. Very calm and relaxing. I also love the picture you have above your mantle. My I ask where you found that?

Charlynn Avery

November 5, 2018 - 1:01pm

I got it in an Etsy shop that looks to not exist anymore :-(  I tried to find the link to share, but it doesn’t work anymore.  It’s a Yoga tree of life.

Mary L 1743928812

March 25, 2018 - 3:35pm

Its just me iam a widow in my home but ia made my home comfortable soothing peaceful relaxing ihave candlles in every room essenials oils and dreamcatchers in the living room bedroom kicken ihave lots of meditation and bohemian articles from pillows windchimes to lava lamps whuch incudes music posters from lengeary rock n roll legends and little bit of indian culture too because iam part indian and some vintage items because iam free spirit earthly fun interesting because i do things ar spur of rhe minute . I enjoy being active from doing zumba yoga walking long walks riding my mountain bike and music and dancing i like going to concerts beach fun and exciting interesting activites wilder the better

Charlynn Avery

March 26, 2018 - 9:43am

Sounds lovely!


March 25, 2018 - 1:44pm

What is that picture on the wall in that picture!

Charlynn Avery

March 26, 2018 - 10:28am

It’s a picture of the tree of yoga that illustrates the many different elements of yoga from the eight limbs to the modern evolution of yoga and some of its deeper, esoteric concepts.  It’s one of my treasures!

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