Prosperity is thought to be composed of money, success and achievement. A prosperous life is full of health, love, relationships and wisdom as well! A prosperous life is balanced, integrated and fulfilling. Feng Shui tips, modern wisdom and lots of great science can give you some helpful tools to welcome more good fortune into your life!

lucky pumpkins

Fact: my entranceway is about to become a pumpkin patch.

The healthy, wealthy energy of pumpkin is a bit of Fall magic.  Here are just a few ways to use pumpkin to naturally super-charge your Fall field of abundance! Continue Reading…

heart in sand

I was told from a very young age that nice people finish last.  My mother, a saint by all accounts, handing over the last dime she had to help someone in pain, spending all her time lending an ear to the troubled, died young, broke and without the husband she wanted.  In a sense I think that was pre-destined.  She believed that only people without virtue had money and power and marriage.

Were you raised with a similar idea that nice people are victims?  Do you hear about the ways you are “too nice” and you need to change in order to survive?  Is this the reason you hang back from taking big risks, because you fear the corruption of traditional success?

Today… to instantly have more success… challenge your views on what it takes to be successful… and what it means to be successful.
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feelings wheel

There are many ways to tell a story.

Socially, we abbreviate stories and reduce people to good vs. bad, light vs. dark.  We use story shorthand, text each other short messages and leave out the emotion between the lines.

The more we lose touch with the story of our lives, I feel, the more generic and frightfully plain the world becomes.

Words + Stories.  These are the building blocks of reality.  Today, I encourage you to become more of a wordsmith and a storyteller.  A journal-keeper.  A keen observer.  Today is all about using words and stories to design and empower your life!

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crystal pyramid

The once-spooky-to-me crystal pyramid (you know, they have sort of an occult vibe I was never quite sure about) is now a favorite of mine for the way it can really focus a room. Of course, when I had a weird association with these pyramids, I couldn’t bare the sight of them.

That’s the interesting part of focus… it isn’t one-size-fits-all.

The other part of focus that trips up even the most savvy : it can be hard to know what exactly to focus on to get something done.

If you are floundering and waiting for a vacation, overwhelmed and not really clear what to do with your time, here are a few fresh ways to get focused that, when they grab your attention, can be the thing that turns your world from fuzzy to crystal clear! Continue Reading…

andy gilmore art

Habits are a sort of web of energy that create what we know to be normal.  Andy Gilmore’s art is to me a perfect representation of habit at its best- repeating petterns that create something harmonious and beautiful.

Not all habits have the kind of beauty, though.

Recently I started looking at the energetic idea of a “habit field”.  Its the energy patterns that some people claim they can see surrouding people, the “normal” haze that constructs their behavior sort of surrounding people in their electrical aura. I notice that when the habit is gone, I don’t “feel it” around me any more.

Now… I know that’s a big leap of faith to believe that 1. you have an aura and 2. that people can see it!   However, if you can dig into the metaphor of a habit-field of energy around you, even if you don’t believe it is tangible or can be seen by a clairvoyant, you may understand why you keep doing things that you don’t want to do, over and over again.

We all do it. We all have habits that we’d like to break.

Science tends to look at the brain as the key to understanding habits and breaking the bad ones.  The most compelling science looks at behavior rather than presuming that all brains work in exactly the same way.

Today, some simple and cool science breaks down why you may be having a hard time kicking certain habits… and there are a few really great ideas to help you start new habits that stick! Continue Reading…



Everyone wants to somewhat easily get what they want.

The old Law Of Attraction promises that if you get really super vibey and vibrate at the frequency of what you want that it will magically appear.  This “Law” is not that complete to me, not even when people “go deeper” and try to make it  a fool proof way to massively manifest what you want.

You are seeking something and trying to match its “vibe” to get it.  I have to say, its a whole lot easier to just feel good about yourself and go out and do the work than it is to make life into a sort of a magically metaphysical head game. Hope is not as compelling as actually living.

Visualization, meditation, clearing space = all brilliant.  Kinda faking and warping things to try to control the world is not as brilliant.

I am interested in real magnetism.  I bet you are, too.

Today started by comtemplating hunks of the “magnetic” pyrite mineral thought to magnetize money in gemstone lore.  The story I really like about this ore isn’t just the glittery “money magnetic” part.  That seems as fake as putting ducks in your bedroom to find your husband or wife. Its not even how pyrite feels to me when I see it.  What gets my about pyrite is that it feels and looks cool, solid  and magnificent and makes the world multiply in its reflection.

I think that golden greatness like pyrite is a prosperity stone because it inspires an expansive worldview. It motivates me to dream bigger and be cooler and stronger when I see it.  It doesn’t send out special waves to money and then open up your pockets to let it flow in…

Why did we ever want to think that a stone could do that, anyway?

Authentic magnetism— the feeling and knowing that you are an itegral part of life and you can create what you need—  is very different from charisma. If you’ve ever had the wool pulled over your eyes, been fleeced by a “wolf in sheeps clothing” or found yourself in shock over the seemingly-so-nice dynamo people you know who turn out to be not-quite-awesome, the distinction is a big one.  You may know many “charismatic” folks that seem to have such a huge dynamic of charisma about them, until you realize its not as all-good as it seemed.

It’s pretty funny that this mineral known as pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold.

I prefer real gold.  And really magnetic living.

I want all of you to be as magnetic as you should be, as tapped into your greatness as you want to be, and as connected to your world as you can be in ways that feel fantastic.

Today’s feng shui about magnetism is all about authenticity.  Continue Reading…


When you shine a light on that big problem or a big situation or a blow up argument or a confusing drama that just won’t resolve itself, typically you expect to find out why.

Why did my job end, why did I fail that test, why did that relationship blow up, why, why, why…

Sometimes it’s easy to see why.

But often, the “why” seems to elude you.

This little trick can help you to understand why some problems just don’t resolve. And how they can… today. Continue Reading…


Today’s thought is the ultimate souce of stress and pain for so many people, myself included in this batch:

Holding on to the way you think things should be.

We have ideas of how things should be.  Then we look at life and get very upset when things are not the way we think we want them to be.  The panic ensues, along with the heartbreaking energy:

Do you think life should be a certain way that it isn’t right now?

If you are in this boat, thinking that life isn’t matching your “way” it “should be” today’s feng shui is for you!  If you can really wrap your heart around the big concept that things are exactly as they are supposed to be right now, you will find yourself feeling light and free. You might even influence the people around you for the better in the process. You may stumble upon greatness. Opportunity will grow. Who knows, you may even find that life suddenly lines up to match that magical expectation!  Continue Reading…