About Finding Home
Each of us longs for home. More than a physical space, we each desire the sense of feeling at home. But where do we find that? Why do some places feel more like home than others? How do we create home when we live far away from what feels familiar?
Finding Home explores all this and more. My writing draws from years of research, my doctorate in mythological studies and depth psychology, and from my own personal experience. (I admit, I’ve moved around a bit.)
Some posts are personal, others are more informational. Spirituality, mythology, psychology, design, landscape, pets, traditions, and travel are all woven together to consider the aching question of where and how we find home… wherever we are.
You will find information and ideas that you aren’t finding elsewhere. Truly, I’ve looked. Other blogs, newsletters, and books on home are limited to design, decorating, cooking, or family life. With Finding Home, you will discover connections to home. Ideas that expand your understanding. Stories that resonate. Meditations that deepen your relationship - all with and regarding home.
More than that, if you become a paid subscriber (please note: you can also subscribe for free), you will join me on a very special journey. An American in Italy During Covid-19, recounts the four months I spent in Italy last year, during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. Would I ever make it back home to the States? (ok, you know I did ;) My hero journey in Italy led me home in ways quite unexpected. And I think, maybe, my journey may help you find home as well.
You can subscribe now for $6 a month or $60 a year.
The paid subscription includes two posts a week, on Wednesday and Saturday. It also allows you to be part of the conversation; to post your comments and ask me questions. I really want to hear from you!
Why $6 a month or $60 for the year? Well, in basic numerology, the number 6 relates to all things domestic: family, home, and aesthetics of space. (And Substack requires a minimum monthly subscription of $5, so might as well go to $6 since the number represents my topic.)
I’ve moved around a bit. Not a rolling stone, not an intrepid traveler, not lost and searching… rather, life unfolds and has called me to various places. The longest I lived in one place was in a small town in Idaho. I loved it. But after I completed my PhD, I knew it was time to leave. (Btw, my dissertation was titled “The Psychology of Home: An Archetypal Study of Relationship to Place”.)
I’ve learned a lot, from my own experiences and from the experiences of others. I understand how people and places become imprinted on us, how they can trigger the “Ah, yes! This feels right” sense of comfort and belonging. And I want to share these insights with you.
I also believe that finding home often requires a hero's journey. We each need to leave home at some point and then find our way back. And that isn’t easy. It is fraught with tests and trials, loneliness, homesickness, and doubts. I’ve been there. And if you have ever experienced this too, well, maybe my musings will help.
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