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People in open-concept homes are realizing the walls were there for a reason from The Boton Globe
Wait, what?!? For decades, Open Concept, and the togetherness-loving, friend-filled lifestyle it was supposed to bring, has been a home buyers’ religion, the one true way to live. Go to Houzz, the home remodeling site, type in “open concept,” and up come 221,569 photos. Over on HGTV, DeRon Jenkins, costar of the popular “Flip or Flop Nashville ,” will tell you, as he recently told the Globe, that an open floor plan “allows the love to flow.”
But now, experts say, people are starting to openly yearn for walls.
Use one of my Solve a Problem Free Printables to bring more peace to your life in the areas of Faith, Homemaking, Homeschooling, Parenting, or Personal.
Who you are is what you have been through from Coffee, Tea, Books and Me
I was thinking recently of the film we used in Organization Development called You Are What You Were When. A catchy title for a film that is to help managers understand the people they work with.
The When is… when you were ten. Studies have shown that your basic character, the real you… is almost set in stone at the age of ten. There are, of course, changes that can occur over the years and two of them are trauma and religious experience.
The reason I was remembering the training film was more personal, I thought about my own experiences and how they shaped the person I am today… for good and not so good. It is interesting that ten is the age they talked about in the film because that was the year of my greatest trauma.
This parenting insight I shared was a game changer for me: Identifying and Understanding the Red Zone with Your Spirited Child.
In praise of introverts from Rural Revolution
The interesting thing is how many people (notably, extroverts) think introverts need “fixing.” Somehow it’s looked upon as a flaw that must be corrected so these poor pathetic souls can function in today’s high-octane world.
But as a confirmed introvert, I beg to differ. Since my earliest days, I’ve liked solitude. In fact I spent a significant portion of my young childhood wanting to be a hermit.
Spend time in the Scriptures, focusing on peace, understanding, and joy with Scripture Themes for Cozy Living – Peace, Understanding, and Joy.
A beautiful video for you to enjoy. I’m guessing this young man will grow up to be a great daddy.
This is too precious 😍
Watch as this little boy bonds with his newborn baby brother. pic.twitter.com/bISltjvZN6
— Live Action (@LiveAction) February 21, 2019