Feng Shui 101

Feng Shui in my way is about designing your dream life.
These feng shui basics and tips will help you to personalize your environment and make it feel fantastic while ithey bring your intentions to life!
Here we break down feng shui terms like the bagua, yin and yang, the five elements and other “technical” feng shui lingo so that you can understand and assimilate these big concepts in your life with grace and style.

feng shui for a balanced life

I don’t know about you, but I have an easier time staying on my bike while I’m riding it, rather than when it’s stationary and I’m sitting there. In fact, its impossible for me to balance on a bike without moving.

I feel the same way about everything. Its way easier to find a way that works while you are busy doing things, you know?!

And balance… while never perfect… is very dynamic.

There are so many cool tools to use to create more balance where you feel it is lacking.  Color, motion, temperature, scent… and a ton of feng shui tools that are specific to the practice, but still easy to use…

Just a little more equilibrium can help you feel more stable, happy, secure and, yes, attractive, too!

Want more balance?

Lift up your space!

  Your Guide To DIY Feng Shui is here!!!, and you can start today!

Get started on your own de-cluttered, feng shui’d home and life now… and watch the magic happen!!! xoxo Dana

PS: the 30% off flash sale on Your Guide To DIY Feng Shui is only on for a few days so if you are ready to go, start now!  (xoxo!)

change your life I used to delight in “testing” psychics and tarot readers.  Go in sitting quietly, saying nothing, expressing as poker-faced a reaction to the news being told to me so that I wouldn’t “lead on” the oracle.  Have you ever done this? I used this method to determine that some people just “know things” and – for whatever reason-  just a rare one person I met in many years of my past chasing predictions seemed to actually know the unknowable.   I no longer chase predictions- it’s pretty exhausting and disempowering- but I do know that there are people who can articulate things that are unseen to my eyes. Its as though their cards are a mirror into life that is unseen.

I like to look at the seen.  The tangible. The artful.

People often think I am a psychic of some sort.  I can usually see a home, take a walk through, and explain lots of themes and issues that affect the people in the space… without hearing a word from the people who live there.

It’s not because I’m a gifted intuitive.  I just know that very deeply and clearly we are all mirrored by our space, and each home tells a story.

You can either live with the reflection as it is, or you can polish the reflection so that your best self can emerge.  Chances are, if you are here reading this, you are looking for something more shiny and new to see in that mirror.

Today let’s look at the mirror effect of space and how to polish that mirror of life otherwise known as your home! Continue Reading…

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(enjoy the kiss)

You can change your space to change you life.

That’s why you are here, right? A more stylish home, a better feeling space… More inspiration, motivation, confidence, creative freedom….happiness, wellness…

For the most part, everyone wants to make the easiest changes possible to life, ones that aren’t disruptive in a negative way, the kinds of changes that make you more glowy and excited and less stuck and dragging. I include myself in this group.  I rarely seek out ways to overturn my own life, even if it promises something great.

Small shifts make a big difference.

And in the world of feng shui, you can see gradual change grow into total transformation if you take the actions to make it happen.

Here’s a bit of what you can expect when you start to use feng shui magic on your own…and, of course, a few steps to get you started!!!  Continue Reading…

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Today I am up way before sunrise so excited to share with you a dream come true!

Changing space has totally changed my life. Over the last decade of helping other people change their space I’ve seen many outlooks on life change totally, many wishes come true and many personal breakthroughs…

It’s such a trip to see that I’ve shared nearly 3000 posts on the blog alone (!) in the last few years… and even from simple tips I’ve heard amazing things from you about the shifts in prosperity, love, freedom and creativity you’ve designed into your life.

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But… I had a vision….

I wanted this feng shui process to be more complete from start to finish for you. I wanted you to be able to see and hear and experience it all in a way that you could use immediately. I wanted it to be beautiful. I wanted it to be affordable. I wanted you to have the video instruction manual that I wish I had a decade ago when I first learned about feng shui and tried to do it for myself for the first time.

So… I made one!

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I teamed up with my dear friends at Mind Body Green to create a video guide to Do It Yourself feng shui that you can do… right now!

Your Guide To DIY Feng Shui has all the information, inspiration and steps to take to create a feng shui’d home starting today!

And yes, as it is a dream-come-true (!) I can tell you its gorgeous, affordable, easy-to-do and packed with all the inspiration and resources I envisioned.

If you want to…

- harness the power of your space to make a big change in life
- eliminate the life blocking energy blocks from your space
- kick-start your creativity
- feel more peace and intuitive clarity
- have a sense that you are deeply connected to life
- create your own sanctuary
- and… totally makeover your home without redecorating

Now you can!

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You don’t have to be a designer, a wellness expert or any type of specially gifted artist to do this. You don’t need to make a hefty investment in trinkets, amulets and lucky charms.

You just need to have: the desire to experience change, wishes that you want to see come to life and the willingness to watch and do. There’s no time pressure to finish since it’s all for you to do at your own pace. And…it’s all yours to refer to over and over again.

Start where you are, use what you have & transform it into a more energetic, magnetic, prosperous, love-filled and dynamic home… and life!

Your Guide To DIY Feng Shui just launched on Mind Body Green … and it’s starting with a great big flash sale discounted price for just a few days!

Grab your guide HERE!

Double the design magic karma & gift it to friend who needs an fresh start!

I really can’t wait to hear what you create- and what wishes come true…

xoxoxo Dana

P.S. : While you can do this feng shui whenever you want to, you can also ask me questions as you go!!! I always love to hear from you! Make sure you grab it while its on sale! (xoxo!)

wood sheep

(love this wood sheep from Etsy)

I am always interested in the energies of a year, and in the case of Chinese New Year, the year commonly called the Wood Sheep, these energies totally fit my love of the laid back and beautiful.  In fact, this year is destined to be more gorgeous than ever… and very much about recieving greatness if you are open to receiving!

More on that to come in the next few days…

But for now, I wantedto share the wisdom of my personal feng shui mentor & teacher- Dr. Gabriele Van Zon- regarding feng shui energies for the Chinese New Year along with a ton of tips to help you to make the most of this Lunar Year! Continue Reading…

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(marie claire maison)

I get a lot of calls and questions about feng shui.  Like a hundred a week when its busy.

Can you help me get my husband back?

Can you fix my bad luck?

Can you manifest a new job for me?

And on and on.

I love these questions. I am the biggest advocate of reaching out for help when you need it, so I answer each one, or try my best to do it, as soon as I can.

Some of these questions, though, raise a red flag as to the expectations people have from the process of changing your home in and of itself.

I thought today would be a good day to talk about what feng shui can’t do… as well as what it can.  This is all of my decade of experiments, clients and research distilled into two lists.  If you’ve been thinking of getting feng shui’d, I think this can demystify some of the benefits and powers of this awesome process! Continue Reading…

go with the flow

Go with the flow and stick close to insipration…!  xoxo Dana

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Today, a quick tip to pull a very layered, very textured or patterened room together, with a deep sense of abundance on hand: shining metallic focal points! Continue Reading…