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Today, I wanted to share a handful of  feng shui tips you can use right now to get your energy moving.

These tips are meant to be: customized, experimented with and/or totally ignored when they don’t feel right!

With all that said, let’s look at some easy ways to change your space + shift the energies in your life! Continue Reading…

Spring is here (!!!) and we move from planning to creating.

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Winter has more of a cozy, hibernating, germinating of seeds type vibe… and now… it’s all springing into action!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Morning Routines (mine are so deeply engrained they travel the world with me with very little interruption!) to set the pace of the day every day, and in Spring, my own routines get a little boost of seasonal energy!   Here’s what I do most every morning in Spring, along with ideas to craft and personalize your own  awesome morning self-loving time wherever you can find it!  Continue Reading…

(body unburdened)

After a week in Chicago that was a creative infusion but perhaps not a body detox (oh I love you Chicago!) I wanted to start Spring feeling fresher and in a more plant-filled, vitamin-rich, hydrated state of mind.

Right now, the organic broccoli is steaming.  I had a big banana nut-butter ice cream bowl (two peeled + frozen bananas, a tablespoon of nut butter, a tsp of natural vanilla and a few fresh dates in the vitamix = perfection!) earlier, and I started the day with sliced avocados and herbs.  I’ve been swilling green tea mixed with peppermint and I’m about to boil up hot water for a  cider-vinegar-honey-cayenne tonic before I head out to do a few important errands. I’ve been napping all day and I’m ready for a salt bath tonight with a few drops of rose geranium oil to make it x-tra fancy (though not needed, it’s awesome!)!

This is my kind of detox.  Mostly plants, lots of tonics, big salads and a spectrum of nutrients.

Juice fasts and all kinds of extreme detoxes just don’t work for me.

As Spring moves into Summer, I will likely be getting into more raw salads, more and more melon breakfasts and piles of fresh berries and…

This is how Nature works, so I figured I would start following it.  I feel better than ever.

Lighteing  up a little and eating with the seasons is ancient wisdom.

The chart above has some unique ideas to make Spring even lighter- like watercress, greens, seeds… I can’t eat grains at all… but I’m excited about more fresh turmeric.  Fresh lemons.  Fresh garlic mixed with honey as a wellness tonic.

Spring cleansing for me is very simple—

Loads of fresh plant foods

Lots of easy kitchen tonics (even simple hot water + lemon)

More Sleep

Detox Baths in Salt

More water.

+ No negativity!

Nothing that involves starvation, over-doing it with extremes, deprivation, chemicals or any kind of rigor that feels intense; it doesn’t feel like it’s any kind of relief to be so full of stress on our bodies, you know?!

Here’s to a light, easy, refreshing Spring!

xoxo Dana

P.S.: In time for Spring Cleaning (!) the Catalyst Camp FREE video series is coming to walk you through my feng shui’d de-cluttering methods that have sparked many’s a life revolution! You can sign up HERE to watch them as soon as they arrive!

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feng shui 101And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101.  Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks.  It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do.  Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow.   Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE…   And, as always, please let me know what happens!

In Chicago, I instantly feel taller with all the major architecture rising along the river as I walk for miles in awe of how striking it is.  When I’m in those spaces of tall verticals, like the Dumbo coast in Brooklyn last month as well, I am reminded of how space and energy moves in every direction in a truly visual way.

Today, though, I’m not going to talk about skyscrapers and cities, though the sleek upward energy is so appealing as a change from my usual Los Angeles landscape!

I want to talk about something that I’ve had to learn in the past few years in major ways… something that held me back creatively and in pretty much every way… and something that I’ve come to see is not unique to just me.

When you decide to be deeply happier, lighter, and, to use the terminology being popularized, “live in a higher vibration” in life, it’s a huge and awesome shift.  Studies of millions of people have proven in every measurable way that this more peaceful, joyful and mindful way to live- close to love and far from anger, fear and worry as a set point that is usual- is key to a more prosperous life with greater wellness and greater creative power.

That said, if you’ve gone on this path to higher vibrational lightness- as I bet many of you have or you wouldn’t be reading this!- you might find that it can be disorienting at first.   It may seem crazy to stop worrying and stay relaxed and creative… it might be wobbly to turn attention away from anger and toward the exploration of solutions that are still unknown… and yes, it may actually be a little lonely to get space from the usual gang of folks who want to stay in fear and anger and worry and all sorts of stuff that feels like it’s perpetually spiralling you down…

Today, let’s look at a few ways to actually stay higher and lighter and acclimate to that higher, lighter way of life without being tempted to slide back into the habits and ways that were/are not serving us well…!  Continue Reading…

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I’m about to head over to the International Housewares Association  Home + Housewares show in Chicago that takes over a good part of the city for the weekend. It’s one of my favorite trips each year and this one- packed with a fresh focus to find the best innovations for all of you along with the most conscious brands that are making an impact upon the world- had me up early daydreaming and grabbing tea at sunrise on the lake with a buzzing mind.

My most exciting part of this particular afternoon is the Give Back series I am creating for Inspired Home, interviewing brands that have a very strong philanthropic initiative.

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This, I have realized quite quickly in the last 10 years, is such a huge tidal wave of momentum toward abundance.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe to have business success that lasts you have to be selling something good (or have a great service you offer), and you need to organize and stay focused… but… really, when the idea is that you are creating to give back to the community, to the people in your locality, to your clients, to the people around you… this is supercharging.

(blessing basket provides a prosperity wage to it’s female basket weaving artists in Africa)

Give with your heart.  If you’re giving for the sake of a photo opportunity or a tax write off, that’s all well and good, but that’s not the kind of energy that will help you to soar.  Both are fine… but make sure you also engage your emotions to feel the true transformation of giving.

I have a friend who likes to tithe a percentage of her income to her temple. When she told me (reluctantly, it’s something she never shares publicly)  how much she gives- a whopping 20% of her income- I was impressed and intrigued. She told me that until she started giving back to the places that matter most and help her the most, her income was level… and now… it’s always rising.

Another friend dove in and started an animal rescue and watched every other part of her life rise to a new level.

There are many ways to give back, and as I type this I’m reminding myself of many of them.

There is this great big billionaire initiative called The Giving Pledge.  You can read some of the pledges here, with billionaires giving all of their wealth to charity over a lifetime or a few.

It is so motivating to see the billions being focused toward the responsibility of changing the world in powerfully good ways.

You may not have a ton of cash to donate or a big cause to rally behind this very moment… but you likely have friends that could use help with things, a community that could use a volunteer, a charity that needs manpower, animals that need love and so much more.

I know, you don’t have the time, you don’t have the energy and maybe you just have to work so much that you can’t imagine doing one more thing.

This is what stopped me for years from ever moving beyond myself and my insular world that was deep on fixing and deep in my own things… too much need, too many problems, too busy, too tired…

Dare to clear that clutter of excuses to carve out an hour to volunteer or a single give-back action a week.

Just one.

If you do it… you might find that the action itself brings you more energy and power.

It also expands your sphere of influence and engagement energetically.

Imagine that glowing aura of yours expanding outward to include more love, compassion and empathy in action.

That is the energy that brings in the radiance of money and all kinds of prosperity… and it’s the energy that is unlimited and available to all of us, right this minute!

If you want more, you may want to give more in whatever way you can…and let that momentum carry you forward in so many incredible ways!

xoxo Dana

P.S.: If you need to make more room in your life for abundance (!) The Catalyst Camp FREE video series is coming to walk you through my feng shui’d de-cluttering methods that have sparked many’s a life revolution! You can sign up HERE to watch them NOW! 

 

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feng shui 101And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101.  Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks.  It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do.  Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow.   Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE…   And, as always, please let me know what happens!

Your life. Your way. That’s the goal and the dream, right?

If any of your dreams and goals feels really far away even though it shouldn’t be very out of reach… like… super-far from where you are… you might need to open up to more infinite possibility.

Infinite possibility is the truth of our lives.  It’s the energetic truth of all Nature.  It’s the actual “reality” rather than the pessibistic “reality” that cynical people tell you that you need to pay attention to when you are dreaming too big.

Infinite possibility is everywhere… but almost all of us (me for sure!) need to clear away the stuff in the path toward that possibility in order to experience more and more of it every day…!!! Continue Reading…

(mokkasin)

Where do you envision the day every day?

Best to start with: do you envision the day every day?

I am a very big fan of quiet moments of visualization.

In fact, after I write this, my fur baby Bob and I will go about 15 minutes of creative reverie, seeing all kinds of fun unfolding together, before we get into the next part of that day.

Why visualization?

It’s actively creative, it’s a great way to focus on now and look forward, it’s so much fun, and in the quantum world, it’s already creating the future.

In the Catalyst Camp Home & Life De-clutter I added a Visioning Webinar that I may create into a workshop because so many have such big success from creative imagining… and it can become the cornerstone of a more enchanted, artful lifestyle!  My idea of visioning is not designed to simply “give you what you want” which, in essence, can be awesome yet very methodical and even a little stressful. It’s created to see more of the magic in every day and to make, create and manifest the end results within this space of creating and visioning.

You don’t need to have any special technique to kick back and see wonderful things unfolding, but here are some ideas to make space to elevate this charmed, powerful, actively manifesting part of your life at home! Continue Reading…

imperfection is inspiration

The above sentiment is something I believe in strongly, even if I find myself trapped in deep-seeded perfectionism from time to time….

And I don’t expect you to actually be inspired by this story, though it may help to liberate you a bit if you, like me, has a perfectionist bent…

Recently, it was a blow up that cost me a week. Luckily I learned from it!

It all unfolded seamlessly in a well-meaning progression of creative expansion.  And, then the trouble started brewing.

I started moving the online Camps to a new system where they will all be so streamlined, even more user-friendly, gorgeous… and they’ll have tons of flow… which is super-feng shui, you know?!

And I’ve been bouncing off the walls in excitement as I shoot photos, load videos and polish up the most gorgeous designs I have ever been able to do within this context for all of my Camp members…

So… yes…it was…all… great!  And it is all great!

Somewhere in this flurry of gorgeousness and newness a switch went off in my brain that said… “maybe it’s time to re-shoot everything for this new gorgeous system so it’s really new…”

I decided to start re-vamping the core de-cluttering video series.

I figured… “Well, if the Camp is going to have a new home it should have new videos and…”

I started to set that up.

  • First, it was how to make them more valuable and useable.  Mind you, these videos have been the core of a huge and super-successful program, but you know, it’s always great to do more, right?  Truly, it’s not great to always do more… but I was on this train and it waas not going to stop…So I sat to pull together ideas and review successes and I came up blank so I decided to try a new approach.
  • Then, it was how to add more data to the videos and I pulled together more data and it felt like it was too much for the videos because it’s out of context and boring… and… then….
  • I decided to shop for sage and palo santo and resins and all kinds of fun things for the videos like candles and crystals… This was fun (!)  but, again, not really useful to the video-making.
  • Finally, I decided to really sit down and watch the videos with fresh eyes after a long walk.
  • There was nothing to change.  
  • And then, life took a turn and pulled me away from a shoot day to do other vital things…
  • So, with more time, I decided to ask the Camp members (since it’s for all of you who join the Camp!) if they wanted the videos made over for any reason.
  • It was a resounding NO. Unanimous. No, no need, no re-do… not wanted…
  • A NO!

And one Camper told me what I have said in the context of feng shui: “If it’s not broken, you don’t need to mess with it.”

I love it when my own work comes back to teach me.

Essentially, I swallowed up a better part of a week in the process of re-doing videos that I didn’t need to re-do.  Luckily,  instead, I’ve already started adding so much additional material to the Camp itself that feels even more glittery and exciting and space-making and all that stuff that’s coming easily.

I was trying to be a perfectionist…

…and in the process I would have lost the joy, magic and love in those videos that I almost re-shot.  There may have been a few extra tips added in… but there would be a whole lot lost in the translation because the more I approached this project the more blank my mind became.

perfect moments

The moral of the story for me (and perhaps helpful to you): 

It can feel like a good thing to always want to improve things, and, generally speaking, wanting to make improvements is awesome. But, before I launch into upgrades I am asking myself—

Is it a needed improvement or a way to try to tip scales toward perfection? 

Is it creating more value in your life and/or the lives of others to improve this thing? 

Am I coming up blank with creative ideas and strugging to intellectualize the changes I’m thinking of making? 

Does it feel forced instead of flowing to make these changes?!?!

In homes, I am very big on doing what’s needed and not layering on top of that a whole lot of extra, unnecessary stuff.  And today, I just got my lesson returned to me.

xoxo Dana

(PS:  You can watch these classically awesome (!!!)  feng shui de-cluttering videos HERE starting Friday.)

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feng shui 101And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101.  Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks.  It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do.  Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow.   Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE…   And, as always, please let me know what happens!