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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
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YOU NEED A TREATMENT AS POWERFUL AND STRONG AS YOU WANT TO BE.
by Linda Coin
Gone are the
had the choice of a
desk and chair for
your home office.
Today’s home office
are all but endless.
So, first things first.
As with any deco-
rating project, you
first need to determine what you want to
accomplish in your new home office, and
then match those needs with the right
While many people purchase a
conventional desk, more and more are
requiring extra space. If you fall into this
category, you might consider a worksta-
tion. With an L-shaped configuration, you
should find that it provides approximately
twice the work space of a traditional
desk. Plus, the storage options are virtu-
ally endless – cubbyholes, drawers and
cabinets are all designed to store office
Another popular workstation option
is the office armoire: two tall doors open
to reveal a drop-down work surface and
plenty of storage space. Available in a
multitude of design styles and furniture
finishes, these popular pieces can easily
fit into any design style.
Chairs, too, have vastly improved in
terms of aesthetics as well as comfort.
This is one place you can really put a
personal stamp on your home office.
Who says you can’t work from a tra-
ditional wing chair? Or even a country
style Adirondack chair? Once you’ve
determined you style preference, you
next need to give careful consideration to
the ergonomics. If you spend a majority
of your time working at a computer, you
may want to opt for a chair with separate
adjustments for lumbar and lower back
support, arm width and height, seat back
angle and seat height.
Another extremely important con-
sideration in creating the home office
of your dreams is storage. Books, files,
mail, magazines and a plethora of other
paperwork are essential to any full-fledged
office – and as we all know – every piece
of paper deserves its own home. Take
stock of how many linear feet of open
and closed storage you need right now,
then multiply that figure by 25 to 50
percent to allow for future growth. Once
you’ve come to a comfortable conclu-
sion, consider various storage options:
everything from conventional steel files to
traditional wood cabinetry.
Finally, don’t forget those furnishings
that will put the “home” in “home of-
fice.” Decorative lighting, an ottoman for
put-your-feet-up comfort, even a home
entertainment unit can add up to an
office ready for any job. And, of course,
those finishing touches – custom window
treatments, area rugs, artwork and col-
lectibles – will all help to say, “This is my
Given the right decorative approach,
you’ll find it hard to leave work when 5
o’clock rolls around.
Linda Coin is an Interior Designer
for Sanibel/Captiva Islands and can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got A Problem?
Dr. Connie Is In
Q: How can
I learn to receive
love? I am good
at giving, but I
don’t know how to
A: There is a
beautiful saying that
giving and receiv-
ing are the same.
Most of us have so much love inside that
we want to give to others, yet we seem
to have more difficulty receiving. If we
stop and think about it, love is all around
and comes to us in many ways. It may
be through spreading and receiving daily
acts of kindness, such as giving someone
directions, bringing others flowers, taking
someone you care about to a show or
concert, donating to those in need, rescu-
ing an animal or being a listening ear.
Thirteenth century poet Rumi writes:
“Your task is not to seek love, but merely
to seek and find all the barriers within
yourself that you have built against it.”
Once we can learn to receive all forms
of love that come to us from all walks of
life in small ways, there lies an incredible
awakening. It is not just about looking
for a romantic kind of love, although that
can be an expansion in one’s life, it’s also
about the ability to give and receive love
on all levels and truly mean it from the
depths of your soul.
In our culture, we get so caught up in
rejection that we forget to see that beauti-
ful love that surrounds us if we just open
our eyes. If rejection occurs, send that
person love and an act of love and kind-
ness will come to you and you can feel
worthy of receiving. Remember that if
someone is rejecting you, they are reject-
ing a part of themselves and they are
If we can learn to be loved and give
love in an unconditional way with no
expectation of anything in return, then
we are letting go of all the conditions on
how we receive love and can learn to
accept love into our lives, there is a natu-
ral order and love and life happens in our
highest good for all.
Constance Clancy-Fisher, EdD is
a licensed mental health therapist,
hypnotherapist, author and holistic
stress management instructor. She can
be reached at constanceclancyfisher@
Award Winning Author And Sleep
Specialist Gives Free Presentation
As part of the Healthy Lee initia-
tive, Lee Memorial Health System
is pleased to announce that author
and sleep specialist, Jose Colon, M.D., will
discuss the effect of sleep disorders on neu-
rocognitive function, weight management
and occupational safety.
The free talks are open to the public
and will be held at the following locations
on Thursday, August 6:
• Noon to 1 p.m. at Lee Memorial
Hospital Auditorium, 2776 Cleveland
Avenue, Fort Myers
• 6 to 7 p.m. at Cape Coral Hospital
Auxiliary Conference Room, 636 Del
Prado Blvd., Cape Coral
Dr. Colon is dual board certified in
sleep medicine and neurology with special
qualifications in child neurology. He earned
his medical degree and completed his resi-
dency at the University of South Florida in
Tampa. Dr. Colon also completed a neu-
rology fellowship at Vanderbilt University
Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
He is a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and is a mem-
ber of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Dr. Colon is the author of The Sleep Diet, A Novel Approach to Insomnia, The
Magic Ice Cream Palace (a children’s book) and Sometimes I Dream (a book for
infant sleep). Dr. Colon is the founder of Paradise Sleep, an organization dedicated
to sleep health education. Dr. Colon also received a Florida Authors and Publishers
Association (FAPA) President Book Award for Education.
Seating is limited and registration is required. RSVP with your desired location by
Dr. Jose Colon
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