I always loved everything related to the house. Being at home with family, cooking, cleaning, organizing, entertaining friends…
I started studying House Psychology about 15 years ago. And that was when the opportunity of adding something that gave me pleasure to my professional activity arose.
I immediately realized the importance of our home for our well-being. So, in the following years, I took several courses and read many books: Classic Feng Shui, Contemporary Feng Shui, Dan-Sha-Ri, Marie Kondo Method and Wabi-Sabi.
But let’s go a little further… In 2016, I started studying mindfulness and the following year I moved to Denmark. And something new started to emerge!
MINDFULNESS AND HYGGE
They are two different concepts, with different geographic origins but which are similar in so many things.
Our home is like a second skin of our body and represents us in different ways.
In order to help people achieve greater physical and emotional balance, was born this Service “Artem Mindful Home”.
A beautiful synergy between the Psychological Symbolism of the House and the concepts of Living Mindfully and “Hygge”.
From a symbolic point of view, the house represents our psychic structure, with the various layers of our conscious and unconscious mind. The house is the place by choice to express our individuality and what distinguishes us from the group. The way we organize our home says a lot about how we feel, how we think and how we act at a certain point in our life. At an even deeper level, the house offers an incalculable value of what we carry from our frame of reference: values, beliefs, habits acquired over time, through interaction with our “tribe”.
Living Mindfully presupposes that we live in the present moment, aware of our environment and consciously. It implies a detachment from any expectation or any type of outcome. It involves analyzing the circumstances of our life without emotional filters or resistance to change.
Living mindfully, is not to worry about the most difficult scenarios that can invade our mind. This takes a great deal of patience, effort, and dedication. It’s not something that comes naturally or effortlessly to many of us. It’s rather something that many of us must consciously work on until it becomes a habit.
Hygge is about cosiness and surrounding yourself with the things that make life good, like friendship, laughter and security, as well as more concrete things like warmth, light, seasonal food and drink. Living “Hygge” only requires consciousness, a certain slowness, and the ability to not just be present – but recognize and enjoy the present. That’s why so many people distill ‘hygge’ down to being a ‘feeling’ – because if you don’t feel hygge, you probably aren’t using the word right. Another definition of hygge is “an art of creating intimacy” (either with yourself, friends and your home).