Photo by Ngoc Thuan

Photo by Ngoc Thuan

 
Photo by Ren Ran

Photo by Ren Ran

“A home should have soul,
something metaphorically
akin to an embrace.”

~Ilse Crawford

 

CLEARING. LETTING GO. CULTIVATING.

TENDING THE HEARTH is a unique experience for people who struggle with clutter.
This experience has three parts: clearing physical clutter, releasing overwhelm, and cultivating sacred space.

Together we will clear what keeps you feeling stuck so you can move toward increased clarity and focus on what matters to you most. This process is for folks looking for a holistic experience that goes beyond organization into the realm of deepening your connection to yourself, your environment, and your passion.

Tending the Hearth is about creating nurturing in your home, office, or work space that is aligned with who you are and how you want to feel. It is an opportunity to find beauty and satisfaction in the simplicity of everyday life. A splash of color. A bowl of cool water. A flower picked from the garden.
It is space to feel inspired, uplifted, and connected.

Tending the Hearth consultations are perfect for home, office, or studio spaces.
Small or large projects welcome.

 
 
Photo by Luz Mendoza

Photo by Luz Mendoza

THE HEARTH

The hearth is traditionally the center of the home—the fire that provides heat for warmth and nourishment. It is a gathering of energy, focus, community.

We can also see the hearth as the inner fire. The place we come back to within ourselves—our creativity, inspiration, resiliency, and capacity to heal—our essential being.

 
 

I WILL GUIDE YOU TO:

 

Clear Physical Clutter

I will support you to clear, organize, and let go of objects. We will care for your space and the things in it.
This may involve music, movement, uplifting scents, fresh air, grounding, hydration, and delicious snacks.

 
Photo by Lauren Mancke

Photo by Lauren Mancke

 
 

Release Overwhelm

I believe many folks who struggle with clutter are deeply feeling.
Many of us experience shame around our clutter. It can overwhelm and distract us.
It can keep us separate from our needs and desires. It can keep us endlessly tidying up and going in circles.
We will explore your feelings and beliefs around clutter so you can experience them without being immobilized.

 
 
Photo by Rikki Austin.

Photo by Rikki Austin.

 
 

Cultivate Sacred Space

Sacred space invites us to honor the senses and ground into beauty and inspiration.
It can be created anywhere when we take the time to include meaning, connection, and comfort.
I will guide you to create intention around your space based on what allows you to feel nurtured and alive.
Together we will discover what nourishes you.We will incorporate natural, creative, spiritual, secular, and/or soulful elements
based on our explorations together.

 
 
Photo by H. Newberry

Photo by H. Newberry

 
 

“Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”

~Don Miguel Ruiz

 
 

THE PROCESS


Initial Phone Consultation I Free

Let's make sure we are a good match to work together.
This will give us an opportunity to talk about the process, for you to ask questions, and for us to discuss your unique space and needs.


Initial Consultation in Your Home or Office - 2 hours I $196

We will engage a simple ritual and guided meditation to open our process. We will use this time to explore the physical changes you want to make and the feelings that come up around your environment.

We will co-create a plan to work with your desires, feelings, and needs including a series of action steps to transform your physical space and invite inner transformation.


Single or Multi-Day Consultation in Your Home or Office I $493 - $2500

During this time we will clear and organize, work with feelings and beliefs around clutter, and dream into your sacred space. We will use guided meditation, relaxation, emotional freedom technique, and creative inquiry to explore the emotional and embodied aspects of your experience.

We will talk about what you love and what you don’t. What lights you up. What supports you to feel safe and supported. What is comforting to you.
I will support you to surround yourself with what makes you feel inspired and alive. We will drop into what feels sacred to you and explore new ways of tending your space that nurture you and your natural expression.

This process can be used for a small project that would take a day such as a work area, a desk, a closet, or a quiet nook.
It can also be used for larger projects such as an entire room, a studio, or a section of your home.

Two Follow Up Phone Calls I Included with Consultation

This is an opportunity for us to reflect on our work together and talk about any remaining pieces you could use support or clarity around.

 

You can also call directly me at 510.907.0075 to set up your consultation.

 
 
Photo by Neko Tai

Photo by Neko Tai

 

 

YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

Slow down and get to know yourself a little better.


Tap into your uniqueness.


Bring more intention into your daily life.


Navigate your thoughts and beliefs with more awareness.


Connect (or deepen your connection) to what is sacred to you.


Explore the rhythm that allows you to Tend Your Hearth with ease.

 

 
 
Photo by Caleb George

Photo by Caleb George

Photo by Emma Frances Logan

Photo by Emma Frances Logan

Photo by Roman Kraft

Photo by Roman Kraft

 
 

YOUR GUIDE

 
Chapel of the Chimes. Oakland, CA. Photo by Bryan Medway

Chapel of the Chimes. Oakland, CA. Photo by Bryan Medway

Hi. My name is Carrie.

I am an introverted, creative homebody.

I love the feeling of home and I love to feel at home in my workspace.

I weave creativity and ritual into my life because it nourishes me on a deep level. I love color. I love to daydream.

I love to create. I love to support people to remember their true selves. I am easily inspired.

I also know what it feels like to be overwhelmed by clutter. I have felt shame and self-criticism around my clutter.

Over the last decade, I have worked with my tendency to hold onto things. I’ve learned to face this honestly, work with my feelings, and tend to my space. These days I am more organized and find my center with relative ease. I have a process of sorting, letting go, and sharing on a regular basis. This allows me to stay out of overwhelm and focus on what has meaning and value to me—my relationships, my creativity, and my work in the world.

Folks won’t find a perfect space when they enter my home. But they do feel intention, care, aliveness, creativity, and beauty.

I learned this from my Mom. She filled our home with texture and warmth.

When I was three, my dad, his brothers, my grandpa, and a handful of family friends built the house I grew up in. They literally made our home.
We got to watch.

My dad spent the next two years finishing the house after work and on weekends. During that time, we were surrounded by sawdust, tools, and creativity.
This made a huge impression on me. The home where I grew up is still one of my favorite places to be.

So, from this foundation, it is my honor to join you in your home. It is my pleasure to help you create space that reflects your true nature, allows for deep healing, and supports your life. It is an offering of my heart, soul, and presence.

It is my intention that our work together:

Helps you feel inspired and energized.

Connects you to your passion and creativity.

Creates the opportunity for healing and ease in your life.

Let’s discuss how I may be of service to you.

You can also call directly me at 510.907.0075 to set up your consultation.

 

NOTE: Clutter is not bad nor does it always need to be changed. If having your things out and all around you makes you feel alive and creative, then this offering is not for you. This offering is specifically for folks who experience distress around their clutter.