A place where you can re-center, relax, and reflect.

Creating an inner sanctum, somewhere you crave to be when life goes haywire, is a vital part of becoming the best person you can be. Having this place will allow you to find a presence of calming peace and serenity, and if you’re into spirituality – it will even provide a place for you to find reverence and connection with your Devine spirit.

Think of incorporating a spa-like aesthetic, coupled with a little feng shui. Sidenote: feng shui is defined as a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy.

In other words, clutter equals chaos.

Using restful, rejuvenating fractals help to calm your brain waves and promote a state of relaxation. Fractals are defined as curves or geometric figures with each of its parts having the same statistical character as the whole. Think of snowflakes – their internal patterns are repeated throughout their figure. These varying degrees of shapes and sizes come from ethereal elements and other living things, such as plants.

Follow along for some of my favorite spa elements that I like included in my sanctuary.

Healing Crystals

My favorites are Clear Quartz for healing, Rose Quartz for soothing, Citrine for manifesting goals, and Amethyst for therapeutic remedies.


Clean Air Plants

Plants like Bamboo Palm, English Ivy, Dragon Tree, and Peace Lily fight against toxic gases, are relatively easy to care for and promote senses of peace and tranquility.



Using small points of light through appropriately scented candles is the perfect way to relax. Be sure to steer toward scents such as lavender, vanilla, peppermint, and eucalyptus.


Music Therapy

Calming sounds like water running from a waterfall, raindrops, and ocean waves manifest your mind and soothe your soul.


Light Therapy

Use the Colors of the Seven Chakras:

  • Root Chakra – Red
  • Sacral Chakra – Orange
  • Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
  • Heart Chakra – Green
  • Throat Chakra – Blue
  • Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
  • Crown Chakra – Violet


Halo Therapy

Also known as Salt Therapy – it’s all the rage nowadays! It’s a form of alternative medicine which uses salt to provide natural symptom relief for respiratory and skin ailments. There are even spas dedicated solely to using this type of therapy.



The list of benefits for diffusing essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus are never-ending. Reducing anxiety, easing depression, strengthening immunity, boosting energy, the list goes on and on.


Some of my favorite soul-centering resources:


Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients to clear out the clutter – and choose joy. Kondo’s #1 New York Times bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie took tidying to a whole new level, teaching you that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.


Tidy Up Los Angeles

My very good friend, Vivien Lee-Mayhue, provides a professional organizing and decluttering consulting service that utilizes the revolutionary KonMari Method™ to create inspirational and dramatic change in your home. As a Certified KonMarie™ consultant, Vivien is trained to guide you through the process of finding your vision for your ideal home-style by working through tidying categories which work to uncover the joyful pieces of your life.


Kerri Richardson

Kerri is a lifestyle designer, trained coach, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of What Your Clutter is Trying to Tell You who helps people like you dream big and build the foundation underneath. She’ll help you turn your dream into a plan, identify the clutter in your way, and decode the real issue – all while making space for abundance in all its forms to come pouring into your life.

Kerri is also the host of the popular Hay House Radio Show, Transformational Clutter Clearing with Kerri Richardson.


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