What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. 

- Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Welcome to 'Illuminate': The monthly newsletter filled with bliss and radiance

I hope your May has been blissful and radiant so far, <<First Name>>! 

Here in the North-East of the US - after much anticipation - Spring has truly sprung, and this Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of Summer.  With the long winter now behind us, the sun truly warms the air each day (for more than a few days in a row!), and hours of sunlight are getting longer day by day.  This is the time of year I have been anticipating for months!

I'm enjoying the season by filling my weeks with new experiences and planning more of the same over the summer months.  A bunch of deep pink peonies, my all time favorite flower, fill a vase on my dining table and the intoxicating scent is my definition of Spring.  It reminds me of my childhood! Bringing beautiful and meaningful elements of the season into my home makes the season even more enjoyable.  For those of you in reading in the southern hemisphere, I hope all this talk of sunshine and the outdoors brings you some virtual warmth!

Continuing the occasional series on the theme of home as sanctuary, I hope you enjoy the latest highlight from included below.  If you haven't already, please do click over and join the closed Facebook group where the a conversation about inner bliss and outer radiance is getting started.   

Sending you much gratitude and love for the remainder of the month of May,

Renu xo

P.S. If you'd like to catch up on previous newsletters, please click over to the Illuminate Newsletter archive.

This month I'm honored to feature a short interview with Dana Claudat, founder of The Tao of Dana website where she writes about feng shui on her beautiful website.  Dana shares her perspective On Home