Are you in alignment with your true purpose? Are you doing what you are meant to do? When you wake up and go to work, are you doing something you would do anyway, even if you were not getting paid? Does it feel easy, as if it were meant to be? Or are you chasing something you think you are meant to have, stressing over all the things that you must do so you can have Read more […]
Category: about Mary Ann Benoit
What is Your Life’s Purpose?
Several years ago I was listening to Tony Robbins online inspiring people to discover their “life’s purpose”. I decided at the time that mine was to create beautiful things (whether it is a home interior, piece of jewelry or stained glass, a piece of music or a dance) and share it with others to give them (and me) joy. That was my inspiration in starting Northern Lights Home Staging and Design i 2014. For those of you who do not know me, I am also an artist (stained glass, jewelry, alcohol Read more […]
Are you Living Your Dharma?
In the last 3 weeks, I have been thinking of my dharma quite a bit. Interestingly, I did not know what this term meant before that. But it keeps coming up and jumping out in front of me. “Hey, you, I’m your dharma…are you paying attention”? Well OK, now I am. Who are you and what do you want?“I am your purpose in life. Your true calling – what you were put here to do”. OK, well, you are a little fuzzy and nebulous. Could you make yourself a little clearer? “Yeah, but you Read more […]
Interview with Mary Ann Benoit-Seward Public Radio
Mary Ann Benoit was honored to be asked to do an interview on Seward Public Radio last night with host Beck Dunn. She was the first guest on the “Knot so Fast” radio show. They talked about a wide range of topics including bats, wildlife, home staging and design, using home staging to increase your bed and breakfast income and bookings, dance, art and more! Mary Ann has been a wildlife biologist for over 25 years, as well as an artist, dancer, musician, performance artist and teacher. She owns Read more […]
Free Home Staging Workshop-Sell Your House in any Market Fast and For More with Home Staging
Join us for a free home staging workshop on March 12, 5:45-6:45 pm at 12*100 Cpffee and Communitas in Anchorage located at 12100 Old Seward Highway. Thinking of selling your house? Stop by for coffee and learn how to sell quickly and for top dollar in any market with home staging. Potentially increase your selling price up to 20% and sell 79% faster. Learn what you can do yourself, and how a home stager can help you. Learn how and why home staging works and how to find a great home stager. Find Read more […]
Biography of Mary Ann Benoit, President of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Mary Ann Benoit, provides an award winning, versatile, and unique one-stop shop for premiere Interior Design, Edesign, Color Consulting, Home Staging, Virtual Staging and Vacation Rental Staging for homes and vacation rental properties in south-central Alaska and online nationwide. Customers and colleagues describe her in reviews as “the best at what she does” and her work as “stellar,” “fantastic,”” amazing,” “innovative,” “prompt and professional.” She is known for giving Read more […]
Inspiration- What gets you going! Why I am a Home Stager and Designer.
In 2016, I was thinking about inspiration and wrote this post. It’s now 2020, and I looked back to see if I am still moved by the same things, and what inspires me now. What gets you going in the morning? What makes you who you are? What inspired me to create a home staging and design business, and why does it matter? Some people call this your “brand”. Why should your customers pick you over someone else? What is it about you they “connect” with? It is probably that invisible Read more […]
Mary Ann Benoit with Northern Lights Home Staging & Design – Not The Usual Success Story
We hope you enjoy this article and podcast on Anchorage Advice Givers about Mary Ann Benoit and Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Learn about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and to start your own home staging and design business. Mary Ann, the foremost home stager in south-central Alaska, provides an award winning, versatile, and unique one-stop shop for home staging, Interior Design, Edesign and color consulting for homes and vacation rental properties. Learn more Read more […]
Are you doing what you love?
Are you doing what you love?My home staging mentor, Debra Gould, mentioned once that if you were meant to be a home stager, there were probably indicators as a child. “Have you always walked into a room and noticed what was wrong and thought about how you might change it? That is not something everyone does. You may have thought this is normal but it isn’t. That is your talent and not everyone has it”.That idea that what you were meant to be was apparent early in life fascinated me. Do you Read more […]