A Dose Of High-Energy Feng Shui For Building Your Creative Genius

Detox From Negativity & Totally Transform Your Life!

Are You Immersed In Creating The Life Of Your Dreams?

Change Your Space To Unblock Your Life In Huge Ways!

Or… maybe it’s a pattern. Up, up, up… then down.

If your bubble doesn’t burst on it’s own, you may find a way to burst it in burnout or overwhelm.

Sound familiar?

When the conditions of my life used to swing wildly up and down- meaning I would be on a creative roll then totally blocked, on a financial upswing then totally bust, on a love high and then flame out- I knew something was very wrong.  I just didn’t know how to name it.

Today, some balancing feng shui can help you to break free of the boom and bust cycle and really embrace the steady growth of a life that’s free of that rollercoaster.  Continue Reading…

Jasmine essential oil is having a popularity peak in beauty these days.  Jasmine masks, beauty oils and infused blends of body lotion and face mists are everywhere I look.  Given all the rage- and the brilliant results I have seen in my own skin health- today we are exploring the very potent and beautifying and potentially healing powers of jasmine essential oil!  Continue Reading…

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Why I am so deeply enmeshed in pushing the boundaries of holistic and artistic and scientific home design is this: your home is a creative catalyst for all kinds of magic.

It truly is.

For more than ten years I have taken baths in crystals, used homeopathy, kitchen beauty, jungles of plants and the tools of feng shui on deeper and deeper levels to shape and then uplevel everything around me.  I’ve found solace and healing in art for a lifetime. I have seen how much a shift in attitude and self-love can heal the incurable.

This is the power of lifestyle and environment. It may start with a sage wand, but it goes far beyond sage.  Far beyond money and love corners and far beyond the confines of the walls of your home.

It’s also everyday magic, and an ingredient indispensible to big changes in life! Continue Reading…

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Feeling pulled in too many directions and hoping to find your way through it all?

The gift of being muti-talented, in demand in some way that makes it immensely difficult to keep up with yourself or finding yourself so full of stuff handle that you don’t know where to begin…

Yes, it’s a gift.

Especially when you are being pulled toward lots of problems to handle at once.  It’s a temporary gift (no one would want this as a lifestyle!) but, granted, a great one because it means that you are on the verge of a big breathrough once you get through…!

Same with the multi-talented, multi-passion-fueled life.  You are in a space of so much opportunity!

I know that being confused, overwhelmed or immersed in so many things to handle at once does not appear to be a “gift.”

It usually appears at first as chaos, a creative block or a totally robotic push through the day.

On the other side of all that heaviness, though, is tremendous lightness and opportunity.  Today’s feng shui is all about making the most of the times you feel you are being pulled in lots of directions at once. Continue Reading…

I used to think success breeds more inspiration unequivocally. As a small child I would look at the greatest artists and think about how their monumental work must – it just must!- fuel them forward. It must be that every great work sets the stage for the next. I saw it in my mind like a great big snowball of greatness.

But, then, as I grew up a bit and started to actually know lots of artists and live more closely to the art world itself I noticed that many artists on the rise poured so much passion and motivation into making their mark and getting their work to the world and becoming recognized and financially established that once that acclaim came, that big payday and the huge recognition, they sort of flamed out.

The art stopped flowing, the breakthroughs stopped breaking through…

???

I didn’t get why or how this happened until, years later, I started to witness the same phenemonon in so many ways in so many different areas of life.

Part of that “loss of motivation” I’ve heard from many who’ve been there is that they were no longer as hungry and no longer trying to prove themselves, so the game of breaking through was over. Now… what would be the reason to challenge yourself so rigorously?

Of course, that’s one exceptional scenario of how motivation can flow out of life.

Considering that not all of us are famous artists affected by fame and huge success, yet many of us still have blank-minded days or weeks of no motivation… there is a bigger picture.

But the same scenario still applies.

That artist who lost motivation lacked a reason to create that was compelling enough to keep the momentum going after the success arrived.

Do you have a compelling reason- a why- a mission- to keep on creating?

That’s the first question as we kick off some deep motivation that has nothing to do with whipping yourself into a frenzy and everything to do with creating a life that is grounded in peace and power! Continue Reading…

I need a lot of rest, maybe more than I realized until I allowed myself to sleep more and saw my entire body, mind and spirit change dramatically for the better.

Lately, that rest has been slightly shortchanged for a long enough time that it started to become a viscious cycle. Slower mornings, longer afternoon naps, tons of energy way too late at night and then… It continues.

This is my subtle burnout pattern.  I know if I let it go for even one more week I will stop wanting to create things and start feeling like I want to hide all day because everything becomes too intense.

I found flowers, naps, coconut ice cream and time with my dogs and friends and love, and now I’m off for a long walk and back in my swing of flow.  Bed early sets it all back on the right path.

The signs of  burnout are subtle then loud.  At best, you just feel tired.  At worst, you feel a kind of tired that tons of sleep won’t even cure.

Have you been overdoing it lately?!

There are some facets of life that are easy to adjust and simple concepts that are worth looking at to help stay out of the zone of burnout and feel truly fantastic even when you’re plate is extremely full. Continue Reading…

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As a kid I’d find the junk drawer full of my mom’s mini notepads full of pen-doodled cubes, flowers, scrolling lines and squiggles.  Hours she spent on the phone talking were mapped out in deeply indented paper full of this pen iconagraphy.  It was almost like she couldn’t talk without drawing.  These pages were an extension of her, something I realized I somehow related to who she was and how her mind- which often I couldn’t completely understand in reason- worked and related and processed things.

I revolted with clean lines, minimalism and a sense of order so strict that I would often find myself dissapointed if my papers didn’t look pristine.

Flash forward to now, and I do the same thing.  I doodle with colored pencils and paint. I make my own patterns.  And I find myself sketching into my notes with my pen from time to time, too.   It helps me to think, it helps me solve space-related problems for clients and it’s totally unconscious. But, consciously I knew there was a reason I did it.

Doodling is actualy a form of thinking, like an open-eyed art meditaton.  According to the latest research, doodling is actually amazing for your memory, for problem-solving and for your creative nature!  Continue Reading…

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Mother Nature knows it all, and it’s our job to stay connected.  For some of us that connection is easier than for others.  Even if you live in a lush area of Nature, a job that finds you in an office building for a large part of the day and the year creates a disconnect.  And for city-dwellers, that basic connection to Nature sometimes requires a little more effort to make it to a park, beach or lakeside.

But it’s not just the Earth itself that’s the magic of Nature.  It’s all it’s geometric patterns, it’s blooms, and the powers of botanicals and flowers to heal, to clear energy and to provide inspiration, stories, love and wonder that make Nature a wildly prolific superpower.

Today, let’s look at spaces themselves, and how they can benefit from botanical infusions! Continue Reading…