Prosperity

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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Gratitude is a scientifically proven way to thrive. You can see some of the recent studies HERE on gratitude science.

If that’s not motivating enough, gratitude in feng shui has a direct impact on your finances and self-worth.

Personally, I love gratitude lists, like writing down a few things every day that are blessings. Telling people how much I love them is a favorite thing of mine to do.

Its all very life-expanding.

What if gratitude was something on autopilot? What if you didn’t have to actively think about it— what if it just surrounded you everywhere you turn in your life?

Today’s feng shui is all about immersing yourself in spaces that shower your life in gratitude at eevery turn.  When you live with this kind of connection to love and appreciation, sky’s the limit as to what you can create! Continue Reading…

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Having spent another week in a place in Japan where people are not judged by their financial status but, rather, esteemed for how much they are doing to help others (sounds like a fake place, right???!!!), I can say that my appreciation meter is off the charts.

I have been laying a bit low this week because 1. I got a cold and 2. I am still making sense of all the mindblowing things I’ve absorbed in Utopia.

Today, I am spending the morning counting up my appreciation from my couch where I will have te rare thrill of watching movies, drinking soup and getting well.  I appreciate this cold for its ability to slow me down and allow me to creatively- and nutritionally- re-fill myself.

This morning,  I appreciate every challenge I’ve faced in life that springs to mind.  I appreciate the way life has stretched me, sometimes kicked me in the stomach and piled on even the greatness in such vast quantities that its been a challenge to keep up with…  I appreciate the ability to get bigger. To reconcile karma. To be humble. To be able and willing to experience much more.

So, as I swill tea and hug my puppies, I can’t fail to mention how much I appreciate YOU.  Yes, YOU. Massively. Because in the infinite space of the Internet you’ve taken the time to connect with me, and that’s a very big deal to me, I am so grateful. Without you, this is literally just me pitching ideas and images into cyberspace!  With you, its an adventure every day!

Today’s idea: commit to Thanksgiving every day.  Give thanks every day. 365 days = thanks. Whether its little notes to send to people, a hug, a smile and a thank you… Give it.  Its awesome and enlivening to feel grateful. Its alchemical magic to express that gratitude.

xoxo Dana

 

 

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Today’s lifestyle inspiration is a handful of ways to make life more enchanted, no matter where you are.

Every single bit of small luxury you can put into life sparks a groundswell of abundance.

I don’t think the secrets to wealth lie in classrooms or self-help books even if both are helpful. Real wealth in my experience (including, yes, financial wealth!) comes from a life where you give yourself the space and time to have luxuries of art, of nature and even adventure that keep you grounded, curious and always growing!

#1: Get a view.  Whether its a cityscape or a sunset on the beach or the view from your livingroom window, seek out views that inspire you.  There’s a two-fold reason for this.  Not only do you get the majesty of the aesthetics of a great view, you also get out of your head and much larger in space when you gaze out at the grandeur around us all. A view of the stars counts as well… & majorly!

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#2: Take tourist photos, even at home!  While I used to be a snob who cringed at the site of people taking tourist snapshots, truth be told, the best memories I have of my family were the group photos I insisted upon taking at holidays from age 10 to 13 with my Polaroid camera and the random tourist photos I have of both family and friends.  Every tourist photo fixes you in space and time in a way that helps you to see just how big your life can grow…!

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#3:  Keep a travel journal… even if you aren’t going far!  My journals for morning pages of freewriting stay separate. My pages of travel adventures and secrets and discoveries, restaurants, metro maps and all kinds of memorabelia go in a tourist journal with me… even through parts on my city.  Special moments deserve a special space to be crystalized, to collect and to build momentum! By the way, if you do not travel, this is something that will prompt you to more adventure even in your own city.

#4:  Seek  (huge) small luxuries in excellent quality of the things you love the moat in your daily routine.  green tea shop

Tea is my fix of choice, and excellent tea makes a marked difference in the day.  Tea, honey, coffee, a fabulous water filter, awesome eggs from the Farmer’s Market… these small upgrades in things you use daily, whatever they might be, make a profound difference in the wealth of your life.  Every time I drink a fantastic tea or use my most favorite, most pure and powerful essential oil in a bath I feel myself growing more valuable.

That’s a great message to send to yourself every day: you are valuable!!!

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#5: Stay near running water.   After spending so much time near creeks, on beaches, near waterfalls and literally having water flow in rushing stone ditches down the streets of my travels this year, I know the difference in my life when I am near running water and when it is far away.  I’ve finally come to the conculsion that I need a fountain in my own home to keep that flow running constantly.  A small, clear-water tabletop fountain is awesome to stir up abundance in any home.  If you can’t keep a fountain at home (& don’t put these in your bedroom, FYI, its too active for sleep) try a cool pet fish (I love beta fish!) to bring more abuldant life force and moving clear water to your life.

And, as always, giving is the ultimate form of creating huge wealth energy everywhere!

What do you do when you need to feel more valuable, prosperous and even wealthy?  Feel free to share. These ideas are infinitely helpful!

xoxo Dana

 

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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!

taisekiji japan

If you want to see where you are at in life, take a look at your space.  It is a reflection of you.

On a very profound level, our environment is nothing more than a reflection of our thoughts, words, actions… an array of intentions all speaking through the health of your houseplants, the way your house is cleaned (or isn’t!) and even the art and color and display of things.

Feng shui in my way elevates environments to make space for the real changes to occur inside of you.

In essence, when you use the tools of feng shui sensibly, you are creating a blueprint for a new level of connection to happen with space, fresher thoughts, more clarity and purity in your thoughts, words and actions.

This can be profound. It’s an ancient concept that has endured because it is so basic a truth that holds up through the ages.

It is Esho Funi. 

That’s the Japanese of the day for all of us. I think you are going to like this concept a lot— especially if you are ready to take a real leap ahead in life!  Continue Reading…

taisekiji japan

I just got back from another trip to Taisekiji, Japan.  Its a Buddhist trip where karma gets pulled out from every corner of life.  The result is spectacular.  The journey is, too, but its not always roses and unicorns. My phone fell in water right before I left, crazy deadines popped up, I forgot things I thought I needed… Things that never happen all happened in a wave.  Crazy fears came up to hijack my mind.  That’s why I new this would be a big trip. It wasn’t all going to be easy.

If you read my blog you know that my motto is “If it feels wrong, it is wrong.”  To refine that a little, its more accurate to say “If it feels wrong it is wrong….but if what you want is sitting on the other side of an obstacle, be willing to go through whatever you have to in order to get over the hurdle to the other side!   Continue Reading…

crystals

These gorgeous, powerful crystals stuffed in tiny boxes are a great example of potential energy that becomes “stuck” in a problem.

If we were to free these guys from their boxes, suddenly they would be useful and far more beautiful.

They are presently confined.  Just like your own potential energy may be confined in problems.

Distractions, worries, ruminations, regrets, upsets, traumas… they all hold us in these boxes.  Sometimes everything looks attractive…. but the boxes are still there, creating limitation, stuck-feelings, big fears, panic and more problems.

Your biggest opportunities can be hidden in your mess of clutter.

HERE’s how.

There’s huge space-clearing, life-widening stuff coming for you in many free video series and giant immersion camps I will be hosting throughout the year to help you live a wider and richer and more awesomely fulfilling life.

Join me HERE & you can get started with your clear-space-creating with my FREE 5-Part Life Detox Course right away!  xoxo Dana

 

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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!

space clearing

Space Clearing in feng shui refers to the things you can do to create a more peaceful environment in a subtle, energetic sense.

There’s a whole lot of confusion about what this is. There’s a lot of mystery, secrets and intrigue.  There’s a sense that some people hold a magic power to clear space in ways that are enchanted.  And that’s not necessary.

Today I want to break down the mystery surrounding Space Clearing in my way and shine a light on the benefits of clearing space in a way that is pragmatic and personal.  These 10 benefits of  clearing space can open your eyes to a world of awesome already waiting for you in your home!  Continue Reading…

make a great prsentation

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These tips are so awesome even for a meeting, an interview, auditions and yes, presentations at work if you do that kind of thing!

Confidence is something we see as well as feel from people, you know?!  xoxo Dana