Your dream home is waiting
The Calm Course will help you design it.
The Calm Course will help you design it.
If not, you may not be living up to your personal potential.
Whether you realize it or not, your surroundings play a huge role in how productive, healthy and happy you are. Distractions, noise and piles of 'stuff' can block energy from flowing to you and prevent you from living purposefully and thriving.
The Calm Course will help you transform your home and workspace into calm and functional spaces that will help you recharge and be more productive and able to enjoy the good things in life.
You don't have to be stressed, tired, flustered or stagnant any longer. You don't have to be slave to your home.
This course will walk you through easy steps to designing and decorating naturally healthy and simple spaces where you can thrive, and help you build habits that will lead you to a calmer yet more productive way of life.
"I knew I had to declutter my home. It just felt so full and the stuff around me was suffocating. I wanted to be more free from my home so I could spend time with my kids. But I just couldn't get started on my own. I would get bogged down in one drawer and then end up giving up after hours! Plus, I had a hard time letting go of sentimental things. And besides that, I couldn't even concentrate on making things better because my schedule was so packed. Well, I decided to enroll in the course anyway, and made a commitment to just do the first couple of lessons. And wow, it really got me going! I was able to get very clear about my priorities and how I needed to essentialize to reach my goals. Then I was able to find more time to devote to the rest of the lessons, which helped me declutter, simplify and decorate so that now my home gives me comfort, not stress. I couldn't be happier with the time and money I spent on this."
~ Jess R.
“The Calm Course has been fantastic for me to help declutter, organize and provide a simplicity to my everyday. It’s well organized, easy to follow and full of many added resources to help along the way. If you are like me and feel like there's just too much everything….too much going on, too much stuff in your way, too much in your head….this course was great. The time you spend working through the modules will come back to you in droves because life will feel that much easier after you get through it.”
~ Lindsey G.
-44 online written lessons you can work through at your own pace
-original photos to give you ideas and inspiration for your own home and workspace
-detailed yet simple actions steps in each lesson
-an intentional lesson order that helps you plan, essentialize, build new routines, declutter, set up systems, add function, decorate naturally, maintain calm, and gain momentum as you go
-direct access to me for any questions, guidance and accountability
-a private Facebook group full of other simplifiers sharing their wins, struggles, and best ideas for a simple home and a calm life
-a printable 'Weekly Essentials Planner'
-printable natural cleaner formulas & labels
-a printable wardrobe declutter checklist
-printable instructions to perform the 'Relaxation Response'
-shopping sources and DIY instructions
-tons of links to extra resources
“It seemed like my life was going by in a blur without me living it. I was constantly stressed and tired, but organizing and decluttering my home was too overwhelming for me on my own. When I started doing the lessons, it felt like Kelly was with me the whole time urging me to take baby steps and keep making progress. The directions were very simple and I liked having everything laid out for me. The tweaks I made to my house have made such a difference, and it didn't take forever to get there! I now have a daily practice of living that's simple and joyful. It's fantastic!"
Module 1: Become an Essentialist
Create a Personal Calm Corner
Set a Vision, Goals and Intentions
Plan for Essentials
Envision Your Perfect Space
Establish a Morning Routine
Establish an Evening Routine
Module 2: Simplify and Create Function
Make Small Home Hacks
Clear Your Surfaces
Create a Functional Entryway
Set Up a Designated Tech-Charging Station
Simplify Your Kitchen
Set Up a Drink Station
Calm Your Bedroom
Simplify Your Master Bathroom
Reclaim Your Living Room for Living
Declutter the Kids' Rooms
Module 3: Simplify Daily & Weekly Tasks
Menu Plan for Simplicity
Make Cooking and Baking Simpler
Switch to Natural Cleaning
Make Recycling Easier
Store and Label...Everything
Declutter Your Wardrobe
Make Laundry More Fun
Get Ready to Entertain
Simplify Gifts & Cards
Module 4: Increase Clarity & Productivity
Optimize Your Workspace
Create a Simple Family Command Centre
Take Control of Paper
Do a Digital Detox
Declutter Your Mind
Finish Your Projects
Module 5: Design a Naturally Beautiful Home
Apply Simple Feng Shui
Create White Space at Home
Add Layers, Not Clutter
Add Meaning & Joy
Grow Indoor Plants for a Healthy Home
Connect with Nature at Home
Module 6: Maintain Balance & Peace
Keep Clean & Organized in 10 Minutes/Day
Achieve Better Life Balance
Practice Gratitude Daily
Let Go of Guilt & Sentimental Items
Grow, Evolve & Sustain Simplicity
"I really liked this course! I did 2-3 sessions/week and it has been enough to keep me motivated. One of my favourite lessons was the morning ritual - I like the idea of rising earlier than everyone and having at least 20 min of "calm" to start my day. I have also taken your suggestion of starting a journal and this is helping me focus on what's important. Thank you for this course - it really is helping keep me calm!"
~ Isabella P.
Then can I suggest...this is when you need to simplify the most?
The 'right time' to gain more control over your life and live calmer and happier is right now. No matter how busy you are. No matter how overwhelmed you feel. Because as soon as you begin editing and simplifying your life and your environments, you'll gain back time and energy for the best things in life.
The beauty of taking an online course is that you can work at your own pace on lessons that will gently prod you to take action and achieve small wins. As you get going, you'll find that momentum will build and you'll have more time to do even more simplifying. It has a compounding effect.
You'll be hooked on the results. I sure was.
I've always been an organized person, but when I started intentionally building daily habits that gave me more clarity and calm, I experienced a definite shift in what I could accomplish without feeling overwhelmed or anxious. I learned that I could set up my spaces to support my goals and make them easier to achieve. I was able to move my life in a much more intentional direction that aligned with my values and the vision I had for my life. I made health gains, both physically and mentally. And I was so much happier!
By the way, I'm Kelly Anderson, a space and lifestyle design coach and the creator of Refreshed Designs and The Calm Course. I provide personal online design coaching to clients who want to make their spaces simply beautiful and functional, and who want to design a more peaceful, natural lifestyle.
the Calm Course will open up a world of light and positive energy for you. By the end of the course you'll be living more simply in a way that aligns with your dreams and goals, and you'll be experiencing calm contentment most days. Now is the time.
“Since working with Kelly at first to simplify my home, and now to simplify my workspace and daily lifestyle habits, I’ve seen a tremendous difference in how I feel and project myself to others. I have a calmer demeanour, and feel like I accomplish more in a day, while also experiencing more peace. My workspace now makes me feel good every day, whereas I used to dread sitting down at my desk. And when I come home it’s like I’m sinking into a little piece of heaven. It’s very calming and restful for both me and my family. It’s made a huge difference in our everyday lives.”
~ Sue M.
-You feel like you spend way more time cleaning and organizing your home than making memories in it.
-You're so busy that you can't find time to do what you want and love, with the people you love.
-Your home is cluttered and far from calm, but you just don't know where or how to begin simplifying it.
-You have an organized-ish home but you'd like to be walked through a a step-by-step process of simplifying it further and tackling specific problem areas like your wardrobe, kitchen, closets and workspace.
-Your home just doesn't feel "finished" and like "home".
-You want to entertain but feel too embarrassed to have people in your home.
-You're restless for change but can't seem to get started simplifying your lifestyle so you can live more intentionally.
-You want to become an extreme minimalist. While I believe in the practice of owning less stuff to gain more freedom, I practice and teach Essentialism, which is a more moderate way of simpifying to have only those things that will help you live a comfortable, joyful and abundant life. It's not solely about minimizing, although that may be part of it if that's what you need. It's about creating an environment that helps you thrive.
This is a self-paced course where you can immediately access all of the materials, including written instructions, action steps, photos, checklists, links and resources, as well as a private Facebook group for questions, feedback and sharing your work.
Yes, once you've purchased the course you'll receive an email from me with your password and instructions to get started. You'll have immediate and lifetime access to the full course online.
Everyone works at a different pace, so it's hard to say how long it might take you, but if you tackle 3-5 lessons - with their actions steps - each week, you can expect to finish the course in 10-12 weeks. However, you might want to tackle one or two full modules on a weekend, and if so you could complete the course in as little as 4 weeks. There may also be some lessons that take you longer than others, depending on where you already are on your simplifying journey.
I am very active in the private Facebook group where I provide ongoing and timely support, prompts and feedback. You'll also be able to email me at any time. Plus, you can opt to purchase a one-hour private video call with me so that I can see your home, provide ideas, and answer any questions you may have about its design, function or about anything else in the course.
There are many wonderful online courses about simplifying and decluttering, and each has their own unique approach. This course gives you simple instructions for decluttering, but goes way beyond that. You'll get detailed but simple action steps for designing a functional home, adding beauty and comfort and creating systems that will lead to good habits. You'll also get my personal design support. I really want to share the benefits that a simple life can bring, and I'm so enthusiastic about helping you get there.
Have a look at my portfolio and profile page to get a feel for my design style, my background and what my clients are saying. And take a look at the latest blog posts. These will give you a good idea of what to expect in my course. My teaching style is relaxed and supportive, but I also always try and keep you moving so you reach your goal. Small steps=big results.