Author Archives: David Week

Schools Hurt Your Home Life – but They Don’t Have to

Schools play a big part of our lives. Not only do they shape our development as children, but they continue to impact us when—as adults—we have children of our own. We choose our homes to be near good schools; we … Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Folding Socks: Three Lessons from Marie Kondo

“Life-changing magic” is a big claim. Life-changing magic may come from a powerful love, the birth of a child, a spiritual experience, or, according to one woman… throwing away socks. Marie Kondo’s Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a blockbuster … Continue reading

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Experiment of the Month: Go Stress Hunting

Between work and all the day-to-day tasks that pile up, it can be hard to find the time for the things we want to do. We are stressed, bamboozled and bombarded with advice to try mindfulness or improve our time management, but is that the answer? … Continue reading

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“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Theaster Gates: Reimagining Home

The home is not just the four walls where we sleep – the idea of “home” is a cultural and mental construct. Who better to re-imagine the home than the creative, dissenting voices; the dangerous minds that traverse the traditional paradigms. … Continue reading

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“One never reaches home,’ she said. ‘But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.” ― Hermann Hesse, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend ♦

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Experiment of the Month: Nudge your Fridge

As a person with bad habits – and aren’t we all – I’m always looking for ways to improve. Articles on the subject tell me two things: Willpower is overrated: it’s very difficult to change by pure force of will Your environment … Continue reading

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Home Liberation: Change Starts at Home

Welcome to Home Liberation! It’s like therapy, for your home.

We’ll be sharing tools, tips and inspiration for liberating your own home, and a bit of the theory behind why – and how – the home has such a pervasive impact on our lives and societies.

After all, how can we expect to create a peaceful, equal, sustainable world until we’ve achieved peace, equality and sustainability in our own homes? Continue reading

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