What gift or knowledge do you share with others?
Architecture, space planning and interior design has always been a passion of mine and came naturally to me. I’ve always known that the layout and design of a home is an integral part of how family and friends feel in the space. From that intention, I get to use my gifts to guide my clients through the process of dreaming and creating a space that they are proud to live everyday life in!
What does interior design and being a Mom have to do with taking care of your mental health?
I enjoyed 7 years as a stay-at-home mom while we grew our family by 3 little ones. I cherished the days of nap times, toddler gym and park days, but always knew that the creative expression I enjoyed through interior design was growing and evolving and that when it was time to prioritize it, I would know. After our youngest was around a year old and our girls were in school, I started to feel that nudge and decided that it was time for me to really explore my options. Since launching Marian Louise Designs in January, I am having so much fun developing the brand and indulging my creative passion, but I have also learned a lot about balancing my different roles as mom, wife, designer, friend, sister, etc.. I love that my kids are able to witness me working hard and making things work! Now, my life feels more balanced between mom life, work life and me time, which brings joy, anticipation and fulfillment along with it.
What is one thing in your wellness toolbox that you wish more people did?
I prioritize sleep because without my 8 hours, there would be no way I could tackle my daily to-do’s! I have a pretty regular bedtime ritual that nourishes and relaxes me to get ready for the night. After the kids are in bed, I take a hot bath with lavender epsom salts, then my face routine, and lastly a cup of chamomile tea in bed with a book, which I usually never get through 2 pages before passing out. 😉