Home Is The Root Of The Soul
Hello everyone, with an open heart I welcome you all to our podcast, Good Vibes Sunday. My name is Astrid Reifer, I am an interior designer and and entrepreneur based out of Riverside California. My co-host and husband, Adam Reifer, is a former professional baseball player of nine year, turned realtor. After facing the death of a loved one, hitting rock bottom financially, and building ourselves back up, we call this part of our lives the reset button, I decided to start this show.
I really hope that you visit this part of the blog each week where you will find new content every Sunday. I believe that happiness is a choice we make each day, that each of us are responsible for who we choose to show up as every single day. We can choose to be victims of our circumstances, or we can choose to rise above them to find a lesson in every experience. I also don’t believe that we attract goodness into our lives, instead I believe we radiate it, and therefore it shows up for us. With this in mind, I wanted to create a place where you could come and fuel up with perspective, knowledge, positivity, gratitude and most of all love.
Let me address the cover photo to our podcast that’s found to the right of this. This photo is both symbolic and literal. Symbolic because it took a lot of courage to take the photo but I wanted to show the vulnerability that is present throughout our podcast both from us and our guest. It takes speaking up and becoming vulnerable to really tell the truth about who we are, and what we stand for. It’s literal because the words that you read on my back,which were written by my husband, stand for the fact that I love myself. Self love is THE place to begin in order to give more of “the best version of yourself” to the world.
I always say that we are contagious to those around us, that we must fill ourselves up with good vibes everyday so we can spread it into our homes. With that in mind I created a place where we can be contagious to you, where we make ourselves completely vulnerable, and where we share ideas of loving yourself so much so that you have more of it to share. We also probe at ideas of determination, emotional intelligence, marriage, family, and so much more. Honestly, I don’t pretend to have all the answers, or claim to have it all together. And I certainly don’t aim to live a trial free life, instead I am here to speak up about the challenges I have faced that have activated latent potential; all in hopes that you can relate those into your life to help you find the answers that you do seek. Along with my own experiences, I will share those of others. Our intention for every guest is to shine light on their stories. The kind of stories that touch the heart, reinforce the principles we live by, and that promote a shift in paradigm.Most would agree that what turns houses into homes are the memories we create, the words we speak, the thoughts we think, the love we share, the interactions we have, the gatherings we hold, and how well we live our lives for ourselves and for those we love. So as a designer, I feel our job is to translate our client’s vision; however the the real designing begins after we leave our clients with a space that’s been laid out for them to begin building on. As a homeowner, you are the true designers of your home, and we the professionals are just here to lay the foundation of what could be the most beautiful expression of your stories. So allow me, through this podcast, to design your home from inside out.
For the most part we’ll be designing the soul of our homes, but don't worry; I’ll also throw in some interior designer tips and fun home hacks into the mix.
Once again, thank you for joining me on this journey of feeding our souls and our homes with good vibes.