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Connecting Your Home With Your Inner Growth & Healing

Making changes to align your home environment and your inner growth and healing.

When Your Home Environment No Longer Aligns

If you are on a journey of growth, breaking cycles, and healing, it is important that you are surround by an environment that supports this journey. Since many of us retreat home after a long day or spend most of our day at home, our home environment should be suited to help meet our wellness needs. Living in a home environment that fosters and continues patterns of dysfunction, chaos, unpredictability, stress, and instability will impede your growth and healing. If your current home environment triggers unpleasant memories or feelings, induces stress, negatively impacts your mood, behavior, motivation, and rest, it is no longer supporting your mental health.


Just as you make changes to care for yourself when you become physically ill as well as address and work through emotional wounds to improve your emotional well-being, you need to make sure your home environment serves as a support system to aid in your healing and recovery. If you have started to recognize that your home environment no longer aligns with the goals for your inner growth and healing, then that is a sign that change is needed and it is time to rebuild a new home environment for yourself.

"Our home is part of our self-definition"

Rebuilding a New Home Environment

To rebuild your current home environment to feel safe and supportive, you need to begin by identifying the elements in your home that are keeping you down and holding you back from your growth and healing. Take a moment to reflect on the following questions:

  • What area(s) in your home are creating stress?

  • What systems at home are contributing to emotional distress?

  • What elements in your home are no longer functional?

  • What elements or area(s) in your home no longer make you feel safe?

  • How does your home currently make you feel?

  • How do you wish your home made you feel?

  • How are you contributing to maintaining an unsupportive home environment?

Once you have finished answering these questions, you can begin making changes in your home that will support your well-being. It is important to think about your home as an extension of yourself. Your body, mind, and home are all interconnected! A home is not just a physical space, but also a reflection of our identity, personality, culture, values, and aspirations. A home should also provide a sense of safety, comfort, and security. Since we seek refuge at home from stressors, it should be a place that allows you to relax, unwind, recover, and heal. If there is a disconnection between our home environment and our self, it creates dissatisfaction and stress in our life. Therefore, it is important that you continue to maintain and nourish your home to experience a greater sense of peace, safety, comfort, and belonging in order to continue to heal and thrive.

-Marialejandra Gutierrez


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