Cozy at Home
So many of us are at home at this time, staying safe by working and teaching our children remotely. But, being at home for long periods of time can result in feelings of cabin fever or even anxiety. Perhaps you’ve invested in updates or improvement projects for your home that you’ve long wished to tackle, or perhaps you’ve created a new cozy nook for your workspace, your children’s learning area, or your reading area.

We’re now entering the season of winter here in the Midwest (as is the norm with our Minnesota seasons, we seemed to have switched from comfortable and beautiful autumn into a six-inch snowfall with little warning). Many of us here in the Midwest spend so much time indoors during this time of year due to the dark, the cold, and the snow (pandemic or no pandemic), and we wanted to share some books, articles, and more to help you make your home the coziest, most wonderful place to spend time, whether alone or with your immediate family and friends (safely, of course! We do ask that you follow all guidelines from the CDC and your state regarding proper mask wearing and social distancing for indoor gatherings).

The Simplicity of Cozy, by Melissa Alvarez  

Make cozy your way of life with this inspiring guide on connecting to the positive energy of simple, everyday moments. Known around the world as hygge (hoo-ga), lagom (lay-go-m), and other similar terms, cozy and balanced living helps you improve your health, happiness, and spirituality by understanding and feeling the frequency of people, animals, places, and situations.

The Simplicity of Cozy is a beginner’s guide to self-care that presents a variety of topics relating to and supporting cozy living, including mindfulness, simple ritual, home environment, relationship connections, and being in nature. Easy exercises and practical techniques are featured throughout, helping you make more soulful connections and find appreciation in all you are and all you experience.

Bonus: Check out 5 Ways to Connect with the Simplicity of Cozy to get started!

Sanctuary of Your Own, by Caroline Dow Create a Haven Anywhere for Relaxation & Self-Renewal

Bring a sense of harmony and balance to your environment so that no matter where you are, you can connect with spirit. This book shares insightful techniques for transforming any space into a haven designed to help you achieve serenity and joy.

By engaging your five senses and working with the power of intention, you can create a sacred space anywhere, no matter what your spiritual background is. Sanctuary of Your Own shows how to carve out your own personal refuge at work, in your car, or even in a hotel room. Author Caroline Dow also shares tips for designing your own altar, getting rid of clutter, and establishing spaces to share with family and friends.

Whether you want to facilitate a meditation practice or express your personal interests and cultural background, this accessible guide shows how to take small steps that get big results. With examples from cultures around the world and practical ideas for incorporating colors, fragrances, botanicals, gemstones, textiles, and even special numbers, Sanctuary of Your Own helps you fashion a perfect space where you can feel safe, relax, and rejuvenate.

Bonus: Check out Create Your Own Personal Haven—Anywhere to get started.

Magical Housekeeping, by Tess Whitehurst Simple Charms and Practical Tips for Creating a Harmonious Home

Let your home nourish your soul and uplift your spirits. Swirl magical botanicals into your cleaning supplies, call fairies into your garden, ask a spider for advice. Clear clutter for clarity, perform the oatmeal cookie ritual for abundance, or make a sweet dreams charm for a good night’s sleep.

In this delightful book, intuitive counselor Tess Whitehurst reveals how your home can be a powerful catalyst for personal transformation and manifestation. She offers a variety of simple, whimsical ways to create a harmonious home while enhancing your own happiness, intuition, and magical power.

Bonus: Watch Tess Whitehurst’s presentation from our 2020 LlewellynCon, where she discusses living magically in and being appreciative of the home that you have now.

Clutter Intervention, by Tisha Morris Get to the Heart of Why It’s So Hard to Let Go of Your Stuff

What’s your clutter actually covering up? Once you’re aware of the real issue, letting go is simple and decluttering can happen immediately. Using step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand explanations, Tisha Morris shows you how to move into a new phase of life by ridding yourself of all that’s holding you back. Everything in your home is an extension of your identity, and when you keep old stuff for too long, you get stuck in the past.

Clutter Intervention teaches you about the psychological, emotional, and energetic components underlying your possessions, making it easier for you to let go and live authentically. Discover ways to clear out items associated with your past relationships, jobs, and unhealed grief. Learn how to handle blind spots, common excuses, and overcompensation. This book isn’t about living with less. It’s about living in alignment with the life you want.

Bonus: Discover 5 Ways to Embrace Your Home as an Archetype of the Divine Feminine.

The Book of Sacred Baths, by Paulette Sherman Immerse Yourself in Healing Waters for Relaxation, Clarity, and Wholeness

Gain inspiration and rejuvenation through the sacred act of bathing. With fifty-two bath recipes, one for every week of the year, The Book of Sacred Baths shows you how to use this relaxing practice to improve your love life, succeed in your career, strengthen your health, and transform your spirit.

Each recipe is tailored to a specific emotional or spiritual need, from stress relief to divine assistance to self-connection for overall well-being. Using essential oils, candles, and color therapy along with visualization and ritual practice, you’ll raise your vibration and release negative energy down the drain.

Bonus: Get started with The Bath of Self-Care.

Clearing Clutter Clearing All Your Clutter: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual

Discover how to clear clutter in every aspect of your life: physical, mental, and spiritual. Remove junk from your living space with feng shui techniques. Rid yourself of mental clutter and restore balance with meditation exercises. Organize spiritual untidiness and find deeper meaning with tips and guidance from psychic professional Alexandra Chauran.

Clearing Clutter is your perfect guide to letting go of unnecessary attachments and living in peace and tranquility. With simple steps, you can create change and achieve balance in your life. Through easy yet powerful exercises and techniques, clutter can be permanently cleared, making you happier and more productive in all that you do.

Bonus: Discover if your accumulation of clutter is caused by a need for more spirituality.

Finding Home within the Heart of the Earth Creating a Harmonious Space with the Energy of the Earth

Create a deep sense of security, peace, and comfort for yourself and your loved ones by making the energy of your home more harmonious with nature. Featuring simple techniques presented through the lens of a shaman and tradition keeper, this lovely book teaches you how to live gently upon the planet and improve your physical and spiritual wellness.

Discover universal spiritual principles and how to use them to plan, create, and maintain your harmonious space. Explore energetic techniques for finding your center, getting in touch with yourself and your loved ones, attracting benevolent spirits, and connecting to the elements. With this book’s accessible exercises and instructions, you can build a living space that makes you happier, healthier, and more productive.

Of course, these are just a sampling of the number of books and articles that we have available! Browse through our complete selection of feng shui books here, find more articles here, and discover spells and rituals for your home and family.

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Written by Anna
Anna is the Senior Consumer & Online Marketing Specialist, responsible for Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, Llewellyn's monthly email newsletters, and more. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading an absurd number of books; doing crossword puzzles; watching ...