Feel Well Where You Dwell + Dwelling Launch Week Giveaways!

Feel Well Where You Dwell + Dwelling Launch Week Giveaways!

A home should be sacred space. It’s a place where we should feel our best, a safe shelter in the world where we can learn to better care for ourselves and the people inside.

We should be able to turn the key and feel warmly welcomed inside. To create a nurturing space, we must become more mindful of the atmosphere that inspires us to feel our best.

Feel Well Where You Dwell + Dwelling Launch Week Giveaways!

We are the gatekeepers in our own home. In many ways, we get to decide what crosses our threshold.

This really is a powerful responsibility and a tremendous gift we can give to ourselves and the people we love.

Caring deeply for our dwellings, both home and body, matters deeply.

We can’t control everything that comes into our home or life, of course, but I believe there is always something we can do to feel a little better. That’s what Dwelling is all about. The simple things we can do.

Pssst…be sure to enter the HUGE giveaway at the bottom of this post! One lucky winner will win an incredible prize pack!

Feel Well Where You Dwell + Dwelling Launch Week Giveaways!

A home is more than just a structure to hold belongings or shelter us from the elements. It’s where our very life is lived. It’s a place for enriching conversations and celebrations. It’s a setting where memories are made, a place to create moments we want to hold sacred.

A home becomes the atmosphere where we raise a family and love those with whom we share life. Intentionally designing a home that nurtures and inspires the life we want to live is crucial to our well-being.

Melissa Michaels, Dwelling (2019)

The choices we make for ourselves and for our home will not only impact our health and how we feel in profound ways, but they can change the world around us.

Tuesday my brand new book, Dwelling, will arrive in homes around the country (and maybe even the world!). Will it arrive in yours? I hope so!

I’ll admit, book launches make me nervous. It’s a vulnerable feeling to open your door (and heart) to let so many people in.

Feel Well Where You Dwell + Dwelling Launch Week Giveaways!

Learning to take better care of our own dwellings (both home + body) is such a personal journey. Yours won’t look or feel exactly like mine, so I don’t pretend that I have all of the answers for you. I know I don’t.

But I hope as you read this book (as fellow HomeBodies!), you’ll agree there are things we can do and improvements we can make. And if we start sharing our stories with friends and encouraging others to share theirs, I think we will all feel better.

This is what I hope for most of all.

Feel Well Where You Dwell + Dwelling Launch Week Giveaways!

As Dwelling travels to homes this week and in the months to come, I hope it will be used to open more doors, start more conversations and build more connections so we can all learn and grow from each other.

Would you share your stories with me and fellow HomeBodies? I’d love to connect with you and hear how this book impacts your life.

If you find the messages in Dwelling worthy of sharing with friends, or think others would benefit from this book, I’d love for you to share it online or in person and leave a review on Amazon, too!

There are quotes and book images you are welcome to use or pin here. Use #dwellingbook and #feelwellwhereyoudwell and tag me @theinspiredroom when you share on Instagram so I can find your posts.

And please feel free to message me any time! I love to connect with you.

As we cross paths and link arms on this journey, I just know we’ll become good friends!

If you haven’t ordered Dwelling yet, you can get your copy here.


Feel Well Where You Dwell + Dwelling Launch Week Giveaways!

I’ve invited four blog friends to share their stories and thoughts on Dwelling this week! Each day as their posts go live on their own lovely blogs, you’ll be able to hear from them and have another opportunity to enter an incredible giveaway, too!

Monday April 1 – The Inspired Room // Tuesday April 2 – Miss Mustard Seed // Wednesday April 3 – Clean Mama // Thursday April 4 – Thistlewood Farms // Friday April 5 – Reluctant Entertainer

One lucky winner will win ALL of the self-care prizes in the above graphic, including a copy of Dwelling, A Dwell Well Notebook, Glass spray bottle, Vitality tea, Faux olive tree, Glass roller with gold filled with a special essential oil blend, wool dryer balls, jade facial roller, mug, weighted blanket, The Inspired Room Coloring Book, colored pencils, stainless water canteen, and plant mister.

Enter at each of the above blogs on each day this week, and don’t forget to enter today (giveaway details below)!

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4 Ways to Wake Up on The Right Side of the Bed

4 Ways to Wake Up on The Right Side of the Bed

How you design your morning will set a trajectory for your day (and you’re already designing it whether or not you intended to!)

Does your morning routine get you where you want to go every day?

Does your morning mind-set serve you well?

Here are four ways to design a wake-up routine that will inspire you:

1. Embrace your Manifesto.

What is your daily motto? Write a manifesto you strive to live by. (Example: “Choose Joy.”). You could even frame your manifesto for your nightstand so it’s the first thing you see when you wake up. Read it to set the course for your day.

2. Reflect on Your Morning Gratitude List.

What do you especially want to be grateful for in the morning? What starts your day focused on the blessings in front of you? Turn any usual morning complaints into gratitude.

Make a list in your journal of what you’re grateful for.

List everything, such as waking up to enjoy another day, your friends or extended family, having a job that provides for your family, having children to care for (even if they kept you up all night!), or your husband (even if he leaves his socks on the floor!). Read through your list every morning before your feet hit the floor.

3. Discover Daily Wisdom with Morning Devotions.

Keep a devotional-style notebook with short entries, an inspirational list of scriptures or ideas (such as your lovely life list), or motivating quotes to read by your bed or near a place you create for quiet time, such as a chair in a cozy corner of your bedroom.

If you’re accustomed to mindlessly grabbing your phone to catch up on all the latest social media drama before you can even see straight, your attitude will welcome this more grace-filled perspective to begin the day.

4. Plan Positive Intentions.

As you make your bed or take your shower, focus your thoughts on the uplifting impact you can have on the people you’ll see and the places you’ll go today. How can you bring a sense of loveliness to your life, home, and the world around you? Jot down a few insights and intentions in your journal.

This post was excerpted/adapted with permission from the book Dwelling, by Melissa Michaels (Harvest House, 2019).

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