Author: Julie Martella

  • Spending Time In Nature

    Spending Time In Nature

    Do you struggle with managing our mental health in your life after loss? The research is solid: spending time in nature is an excellent way to boost your mood!

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  • You Weren’t Meant To Stay Stuck

    You and I are meant to be like a dynamic body of water; moving, alive, full of potential.

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  • Learning To Practice Radical Acceptance

    Learning To Practice Radical Acceptance

    I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about acceptance as part of the grief process; it’s one of the stages of grief. Did you know that there is something beyond acceptance? It’s called radical acceptance, and learning to practice radical acceptance will transform your grief experience for the better. Promise! Acceptance is the act of acknowledging…

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  • The Secret Sauce to Surviving the Holidays

    The Secret Sauce to Surviving the Holidays

    Practicing good self care is the secret sauce to surviving the holidays. It’s the secret sauce to creating an intentional, amazing life after loss!

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  • Inspired Spaces: A Client Story

    Inspired Spaces: A Client Story

    This is the essence of what I do. I help people organize and design and intentional life. In Annie’s case, it started in the bedroom.

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  • Surviving the Holidays

    Surviving the Holidays

    It’s that time of year again.  It’s time for surviving the holidays.  In our life after loss, they can be filled with triggers!  I’ve compiled some of my favorite strategies for not just managing the trigger times, but life in general!  Get your notebook out, you’ll want to write these down. Harness the Power of…

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  • Learning To Breathe Again

    Learning To Breathe Again

    Give yourself the gift of grace and time.  You have suffered a life changing loss.  You’ve had the wind knocked out of you.  Stop berating yourself because you are not immediately running the race again. 

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  • The Lessons in the Leaves

    The Lessons in the Leaves

    If you’ve given it you all, celebrate and REST. Shed the things that are draining you. Simplify. Cut back. Fuel yourself with nourishing foods. And finally, honor that time instead of beating yourself up for taking it. Remember, springtime will makes it’s appearance soon enough.

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  • Allow Form to Follow Function

    Allow Form to Follow Function

    I know that in our life after loss things are chaotic! The days can be overly busy OR strangely empty and lacking. Incorporating intentionality into the planning of your day will allow the form to follow the function, and you will end up with a masterpiece, not a train wreck!

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  • The Different Styles of Grieving

    The Different Styles of Grieving

    It is my wish that you read this today and feel a sigh of relief. There is no wrong or right way to grieve. There is just the messy process, and a light at the end of the tunnel if you keep taking the baby steps forward.

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