sensitivity


Why Get Political? A Love Letter.

“Don’t mix business with politics.” If you follow Practical Sanctuary on social media, you know I break that rule. This is why. One of my core values, in life and in business, is inclusiveness. It’s been that way since preschool. My rule, “be kind to the awkward kid,” means […]

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7 Simple Fixes for the Highly Sensitive Person’s Home Office

The amount of natural light we are exposed to, the air quality, ambient noise, textures, visual clutter and smells can help us manage our stress. Taking some time to align our workspaces can have a big payoff in terms of our mental and emotional resilience.

You don’t have to remodel your home, fire your family, or spend a ton of money you don’t have on office furniture in order to radically improve your working and living space in a short time. Most of what you need is already available; it’s just a question of fitting the puzzle pieces together.


The ONE Biggest Mistake

You don’t have to take down a wall to see radical improvement in your interior design. Just start with the simple stuff!

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The Patron from Hell

I am that patron. I am the patron who enters your establishment, inhales a toxic odor, and writes a review about it. I am the patron who asks that the music be turned down, five times, of five different people, including the manager, then takes the party onto the […]


Scream Machines and Big Design

  One of the people I loved most in the world could not recognize his own mother in photos. He invented a system of hacks to disguise his inability to read social cues. His understanding of spatial relationships was so nuanced that he broke every test he took. He […]