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Three Things to Protect Right Now!!!

I know this is a crazy and challenging time, on many levels. It looks like all this ‘quiet time’ at home is really starting to flatten the curve, so I am thankful to hear that. If nothing else, this time has taught me that the world is way smaller than we all thought and that our homes can make us or break us. I think we are seeing that firsthand, right?

I wanted to send some thoughts your way to help you through this time. There is a technique I’ve been studying on how to navigate this situation from a business standpoint, but I think it is so relevant for all of us. The concept is how do we “Protect” ourselves?

There are 3 ways we can do this, through our:

  • Mindset
  • Body
  • Environment

Mindset: We need to be aware of what we are feeding our brains. Too much negativity will truly stop us in our tracks, and we don’t want that. Of course, we need to be informed as to what is going on in the world, but I implore you to find a trusted news source and get in, get the information, and get out. Then, feed your mind with lots of good stuff: creativity, a good book, laughter, etc. It will bolster you up to be able to take on all we are going through.

Body: All those snacks and chocolate and wine sounds good at the time, but you need to fuel your body to keep yourself as healthy as possible. You cannot be your best if you do not feel your best. Make sure you are eating well, getting enough sleep and doing something everyday that gets the blood pumping (a walk, gardening, exercise, etc.)

Environment: This is where you home is crucial. Get rid of the stress reducing clutter. Make sure you have adjusted your spaces so they work for you now – i.e. working from home, having extra people around (all the time) and especially a separate place where you can get away and rejuvenate your spirit. Togetherness is great, but only for weeks at a time (LOL), we also need our own quiet time to renew.

I am sure you have noticed a picture of my Italian Greyhound, Dante. Every night, my husband and I take the golf cart out to ride around our neighborhood to wash off all the day’s stress. As soon as Dante hears the words “Golf Cart” his ears perk up and he cannot contain his excitement. It brings us such joy and relaxation to perform this ritual every night. I hope you can incorporate something like this in your daily routine.

All the best, Pam

The Distraction You Didn’t Know You Needed: Spring’s 5 Hottest Home Decor Trends

While being in quarantine is putting a damper on the usual outdoor festivities, you can still appreciate some springtime vibes inside your home. Read the full story and see my quotes regarding trending lighting and serene neutral living rooms. Click on the link from Realtor.com!!

7 Weekend DIY Projects to Make Your Living Room Look Instantly More Expensive

Check out the full article by clicking the link on Realtor.com and see where I am quoted as saying “The trend right now is to layer rugs on top of each other,” says Pamela Durkin, owner of Pamela Durkin Designs. “You can have a larger, more neutral rug in the room and then layer a smaller rug with more color and patterns. This is an easy way to bring a fresh look into the space.”

Project Design Phase II Designer Luncheon benefitting Ronald McDonald House

Naples Florida Weekly featured an article regarding the Kick-Off of the Project Design for the Ronald McDonald House in SWFL. I am honored to be able to design one of the bedroom suites for this project. Click Here ▶ Naples Florida Weekly to read more.

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