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!

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(yago hortal on artsy)

I am not a staunch Law Of Attraction person.

I’m a karma person.

Thought, words and actions create my karma and my life.

What do you think about the Law Of Attraction?

The Law Of Attaction idea is that your very emotional thoughts attract to themselves that which is harmonious with them.

The thing is, the Law Of Atraction gets deep into one piece of the equation: thoughts.  Particularly, highly-charged emotional thoughts and how they create a reality around us.

While I take the good and leave the rest (I am not a fan of all of it) where The Law Of Attraction, the classic self-help book reportedly channeled by angels (or is it a single angel?), is concerned, there is a deep emphasis on thoughts that got me interested again… and it is quite exciting!  Continue Reading…

spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning today at my Buddhist temple left me feeling confident and peaceful.

I forgot it was happening (it’s a twice yearly event) so I was wearing a long silk dress with my hair everywhere…

So, in that dress, with my hair in a self-knotted bun, I set out to make the bathrooms sparkle. There’s a reason I head straight to the bathrooms to clean (*more to come on this) and there’s a reason I didn’t care about clothes, hair or anything else…

Cleaning this building was a chance to change my karma. Its a great “cause” to make… and that leads to great “effects” in the future. Cause and effect.  That’s karma in action.

In the process of scrubbing, polishing and taking out bags of trash, I realized from a totally fresh vantage point how many times the simple act of housecleaning had transformed lives around me.  Continue Reading…


When you are faced with immense beauty you feel beauty.

When you are faced with darkness… it’s hard to feel beauty. I don’t care how spiritually advanced or anything that you are, it’s really hard to feel awesome in the face of someone who has harmed you, in the face of something that terifies you or in a space where you are up against one of your own demons.

The awful truth is that its very hard- perhaps impossible- to overcome something you can’t confront.

And the other truth I see is that you certainly don’t need to put yourself in danger to be rid of a demon.

So, today’s feng shui is all about facing your demons even if it feels like you would rather hide.  Continue Reading…


Bob is very set in his ways… but that doesn’t mean he can’t be trained…a little!

I failed to train him as a puppy in a real way early on because I was pretty unconscious.  He arrived to save me from a whole lot of bad stuff that was happening at the time.  While his wellbeing was always on my mind, the idea of him being able to sit and roll over and do the things that trained dogs do sort of fell by the wayside.

When I got better, he got more trained.  Still not perfect… but he’s trainable. And the more awake I am in life, the more he is able to feel my energy consistently paying attention to something that needs an adjustment…  and he will ultimately do what I hope for him!

Sometimes you have to do a whole lot to challenge what you are used to experiencing.

I mean, a whole lot.

If you are used to missing oppotunities, thinking you’ll come up short, worrying about the same things, having a story on “repeat” in your life… that requires challenge.  More than that… it requires showing up for the day and being persistent in what you need.

While I’m not an advocate of stressing out, there are times when you have to summon the extra energy of whatever forces can make a big change.  It doesn’t have to be stressful, but it does require some real commitment.  And if you are ready to commit… you shouldn’t waste another second!  Continue Reading…

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(soulmakes has amazing crystal goodies!!!)

We talk to ourselves all day.

And,  according to both science and new wave healer folks, we typically run through most of the day listening to the impulses and recorded truths of our subconscious mind.

The estimates I’ve seen range from 95-97%.  That’s the percentage of time that we spend in a space of unconsciousness, on average, operating from ideas we’ve picked up as kids, ideas we’ve assimilated as adults (especially in hypnotic states like crazy TV watching and more) and other stuck ideas that silently play on repeat in our mind.

There’s an awesome Buddhist principle that is fundamental, stated by Nichiren Diashonin hundreds of years ago:  “Be the master of your mind, don’t let your mind be your master.”

Today’s feng shui is all about ways to tip the sales in favor of being conscious more than 3-5% of the time during the day!!!  By being conscious you can re-write the present, take more positive actions right now… and, most importantly, experience more of you in every day and less of other people’s stuff you didn’t ever want to inherit!   Continue Reading…

think and grow rich


Napoleon Hill wrote the classis success self-help book Think And Grow Rich in the 30’s in America (*you can read my take on it… and download a FREE copy… right HERE) … and since then, everyone from troupes of angels to inspired gurus has not so subtly been moved by the studied fundamentals of the mind and a guide to living a prosperous life.

I’ve always been attracted to the wisdom in this book because it’s all encompassing: mind, body and soul contribute to prosperity.

I encourage you to make each step your own.  Meaning… do your version of planning and “massive” action… Use all your desires and all your energy- sex included- to fuel your greatest good… Find your own ways to reinvent your beliefs with art or science or self-help…

Moreover: make your environment sing with prosperity!!!

There’s a whole section of the blog dedicated to prosperity HERE. 

And… there’s a huge 8-week immersion camp coming this Summer to get you swimming in the mindset of abundance in ways that are gorgeous and artful.

But for now… THIS classic is a great place to start.  Think rich & grow rich.  xoxo Dana



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!

respect yourself


Are you wlling to let go of the things that are dragging you down?

Are you ready to embrace the idea that something better is waiting for you?

Yesterday a friend called and explained, ” If I thought, with certainty, that the love of my life was waiting for me to meet him tomorrow, I would leave the terrible relationship I’m in today and get ready to meet him!”

But, she doesn’t think with certainty that there is a guy at the grocery store- or another guy in general- who will, for sure, say he loves her… so she stays and sinks.

Today’s feng shui is all about letting go of what sinks you… a phase shift for many of us, and risks well worth taking! Continue Reading…

raise the bar


The idiom of “raising the bar” is all about setting a higher standard and expecting more from life.

No matter what you are doing or where you are in life, if the bar isn’t rising a little higher exponentially, you stop growing.

In an academic setting, a competitive corporate environment or as an athlete, this idea of raising the bar is easier to assimilate. For all of us who want to grow and have no structure that pushes us in certain ways by its nature, we have to actively choose to raise the bar.

A higher bar isn’t about standards that are unrealistic or damning or wanting for perfection.  Raising the bar is all about incrementally expanding and getting better and better every day, even in small ways.  In fact, small ways work much better than enormous leaps most of the time.

Let’s get into ways to set your own bar higher for your space… and your life, too!  Continue Reading…