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!

go for it

You might need to get all kinds of emotional first. You may feel motivated by anger. You can have a very strong reaction to this moment of this is what I am supposed to be doing… but when it hits… take it and run with it! xoxo Dana


move forward


Lots of people will convince you to stay in a job, a relationship or a living situaltion where you just know you don’t belong.

From the well-meaning in your life you will hear about:  How you have to be cautious. How there aren’t many better things “out there.” How you need to have something better before you leave. How you need to stop being so emotional, so unreasonable, so fickle, so entitled or so ambitious.

Have you been there?

Trust yourself.

Here is some feng shui & holistic help to make a change you feel good about! Continue Reading…


At college, my first roomate and I sat one day in the Quad at Stanford with a mini-recorder making what we called “spontaneous poetry.” We were both super tall, skinny and sort of resembled each other,  and our ability to get into the existential quest for more meaning together at one point  was part alchemy and part the function of living with one’s mirror in many ways.

I was always on the hunt for an expanded reality.

Words, art, parties, adventures… I wanted it all.

I bet you do, too.

I didn’t know how to translate that into a career, however, which led to my very winding path of life to find “meaning” and “purpose.”  I happened upon it for myself by accident, as did most of my friends., kind of following a string of interests.

This weekend my dear friend explained how he was really a Millennial at heart. A 39-year old Millennial. For those of you not up on the Millennial categorization, Generation “Y” is charaterized by a want of a better lifestyle and a need for greater meaning and purpose in life and work. Need is the operative word.  Its a generation of 20 and early 30 somethings driven by purpose.

The question that was raised: “How do you figure out what that purpose is?”

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I think of transitions as rites of passage.  While some feel harder than others, everything from getting married to moving homes, changing jobs or being promoted to making lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, are all transitions.  While they can be thrilling, expansive and full of promise, transitions can also be disorienting, exhausing and even upsetting at the same time. Its the difficult part of the transition, believe it or not, that is the best. Here are some feng shui ways to manage a transition, no matter what type of transition you are in right now.  Continue Reading…

dream big

I have always loved this saying. And for a long time my own dreams were not big enough to be scary. I only had the small, step-by-step things that, after a while, became very annoying.

I lost steam. I quit things. I didn’t have vision.

There’s nothing wrong with simple and step-by-step. But it seems we all do much better and feel more alive with a larger purpose that we are drawn toward.

Someone told me what sounded like a crazy theory when I was in my phase of getting through the day. It wasn’t that I didn’t like my life, I just felt dull. I knew I had to do more but I didn’t know what would take away the dullness.

“If you don’t have something big in the future to pull you, you won’t get your immediate things done. After all, what’s the urgency? And what is the challenge once you are finished?”

That made fireworks of sense to me.  Continue Reading…

live with passion



I love Susanna Halonen‘s approach to positive psychology & life coaching based upon… PASSION.

Are you living passionately? Are you willing to do what it takes to have more of that energy-rush feeling of being super-alive?!

Mind you, I am not an advocate of weirdly displaced happiness. We all have bad days and that’s great, too. It doesn’t all have to be shiny and happy, but with passion even the dark and dismal clouds have golden linings .

Each one of these keys is a whole massive topic in an of themselves, but if you scan the list you can see what piece of the passion puzzle you may be missing. Get that part going for yourself and you are far more passionately living!

4 & 5 really sing to me as I am working to balance my online & offline life & work! What about you?!

xoxo Dana

think positive


I am always looking for new ways to clear space.  Physical space, emotional space, mental space… all of it.

Negativity is a funny kind of clutter.

I may be as optomistic as they come in many regards, but I have been up against lots of my own negative ideas lately. Its funny: when I am in the midst of doing great things, these negative demons of my mind often fly out like papers stuffed in a drawer or junk in a closet.

You can only stuff things away for so long before they demand attention.

For years I have tried to simply “ignore” the negative and fixate on a positive future event. That led to a life of delusion that came crumbling down upon me in a tidal wave of illness and immense debt.

Then, I tried consuming myself in the negative and turned my world into the science project of “Creating Dana.” The problem: the whole driving force of my life was problems, and when I solved the big ones I had to create more of them to continue in this way.

Along the road of countless books, experts, homeopathy and finally, Buddhist wisdom, I learned a few things worth sharing, especially if you are feeling pressure to seem like you have it all together, to be crazy-positive and wildly optimistic all the time.  Continue Reading…

abstract art


There is this pervasive notion that made my life- and maybe yours too- fraught with anxiety, introverted and always ruled by striving:  Negative motivation. It is the idea that you need to focus on all the ways you don’t measure up to a standard or to your peers and make that inadequacy the “motivation” of your life.

Achievement becomes a word poisoned with suffering.

This is actually counter-productive!  This actually hampers your brain function! Continue Reading…