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!

get moving

The most humbling part of my trip to New York last week was nothing more than a glance down at my iPhone that revealed an app called Health.  Apple auto-installs this on new phones, I think, since I can tell you with certainty I would not have had the interest to install it myself.   I clicked it, though, unaware that it was tracking my steps already for months and months with a build-in pedometer.  Clever stuff.  Also, shocking stuff.

The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention say that 7-8,000 steps of walking a day are all you need to stay well.  Sedentary people log 1000-3000 steps a day.

Apparently, when you are sedentary as an adult you increase your health risks dramatically.

Your risk of experience anything – from strokes to cancer to depression to heart attacks-  decrease dramatically as your activity increases.

10,000 steps a day is the recommendation.

Apparently I was only 10% of the way to healthy and active in my LA lifestyle lately.

Sedentary.  Me.  Wellness expert.  Advocate of motion and flow.  Sedentary.

Here’s how and why I started walking around more… and why I hope you do, too! Continue Reading…

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I particularly love “eating the frog” first thing in the morning.  When I laeve tough things for later not only am I more off-balance all day, I feel less accomplished…. What do you think? Does this help you as much as it’s giving me sparks of new ideas for more exciting days?!  xoxo Dana

 

gardening

These drama-filled street succulents were found in a porcelain bathtub that was retired to become a city garden space.

Why not?!

You can fill burlap sacks, mason jars, old aluminum cans, wine crates, cardboard boxes… even old shoes!- with plants.  You can create incredible gardens.  You can even grow sprouts and microgreens in your windowsill along with wheatgrass.  My friend has a whole blooming, fruit-filled lime tree in her Manhattan kitchen.

There are spaces for gardens everywhere.

And gardens aren’t just beautiful… they aren’t just “good energy” …. gardens are multi-faceted ecostystems that can dramatically boost your life for the better.  Digging into dirt, pulling weeds, sowing seeds, harvesting veggies, plucking bouquets… Today I wanted to share some of the more dynamic reasons to start a garden of your own today! Continue Reading…

you can change anything

Do you believe you have the power to change anything?

You do. You really do.

I believe in real change, not throw a blanket over things or sweep them under the rug change. Change that is fundamental.  It’s solid. It’s not going away.

That change takes real presence and effort and consistency.

Today’s feng shui is all about troubleshooting your change-making!  If you’ve been trying hard to make a shift in your life and not getting anywhere solid despite trying, today I’m sharing the three things that have tripped me up… and might be tripping you up, too!

These are the three components to change-making that really make a difference.  In feng shui terms, you can see these principles mirrored in your home, too.

1. Presence.  When I’ve been overwhelmed, all I wanted to do is check-out.  Whether its a party to go to or a night of binge-watching Netflix, there are so many ways to leave the planet and disappear into another place.  Staying present will help you to make the kind of changes that matter.

How present have you been?

Are you vanishing into food (or not eating!), sugar, caffiene, drinking, over-working, drama, TV, internet or something else? Can you come back to being more present?

Something as simple as a great meal and a good night’s sleep can turn a streak of bad days around.

If you haven’t been present you can see it in your home as CLUTTER.

2. Clear effort.  It’s easy to get discouraged when you are working hard and not seeing results.  When I’ve seen no progress its often not for lack of energy expended, its because my energy has been scattered.

Can you relate?

If you really focus your energy on finishing each thing in front of you, you’ll see progress.  It may be tiny steps of progress, but it will be actual progress.  That’s what you need.

If you’ve been scattered it often manifests at home as unfinished projects everywhere.

3. Consistency.  I see it all the time… especially with clients who are raring to go in making changes and, instead of building habits, they dive in full force in change-making, burn out, and then quit for a while.

There’s nothing wrong with passion to change things and make them better… but its far more powerful to be like water rather than like fire. Fire has bursts of energy and then flames out.  Water flows consstently.

At home, a lack of consistency often shows in housecleaning that is way overdue. These projects build up until a firey burst of energy forces you to clean up all at once…. though you’ll only get to a fraction of the work before you feel exhausted.

If you’ve been not-quite making progress where you dream to excel, can you change it today?

Can you find a way to show up more for the day, today?

Can you focus your energy more and get rid of distractions?

Can you find small projects that can be done consistently rather than a big wave of stuff to do all at once?

You can do it, I know you can!

And if you want help making a fresh start, the Catalyst Camp is coming to revolutionize your clutter clearing and set your dreams free from where they’ve been stuck!  The FREE intro video series is right HERE to walk you through my favorite simple space clearing, clutter clearing & feng shui magic to help you make your dreams come true! xoxo Dana

  

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Ready to create a more abundant home?

I am too!

Let’s do it today!!!

I was away for a week in New York running around creating what will be the coolest thing I’ve ever done in design… and coming home, its been a whole morning adventure in getting organized on a bigger level.  It may be a whole week of it!

  • A few lightbulbs blew out that are being replaced.
  • Laundry (including pillow cases) is fluffing in a steady stream.
  • Old journals are hitting the trash.
  • And… a leak sprung in the bedroom that is being repaired as we speak.

Why all the commotion?

It’s my experience that each level of expansion requires a new level of energy, organization and empowerment.  There’s a reason I drink more superfood shakes than ever and pay such deep attention to sleep.  And organization.  And cleaning.

The clear space creates more wealth, health, happiness and inspiration.

I created the Catalyst Camp 8-week immersion to help you deeply de-clutter both your home and life… and its about to start soon!  The FREE (and amazing, if I do say so myself!) intro videos will be up for a short while, so I hope you join me HERE. 

Meanwhile, when I saw Carol Olmstead’s latest newsletter full of feng shui to attract wealth, I had to share it!  Abundance is very easy to engineer in your home, and it always looks gorgeous!  Continue Reading…

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If something’s weighing you down, it’s likely mirrored in your environment as a mess that is perpetual. Or, it’s stuck in the air around you, making things around you feel heavy and stifled.

Either way, you have to let it go in order to flourish!!!

If you let go of the things that are making you feel heavy on the outside- junk, clutter and stuff- you open the doors to let go of the things making you feel heavy on the inside.

Let things go. I know you can.

I don’t want to be flippant and say it can solve every problem on its own, but I will say with great certaintly that it will greatly support the solving of any problem you have!

Make sure you sign up for the FREE Catalyst Camp De-cluttering videos series right HERE to learn to clear your clutter with feng shui magic!!! xoxo Dana

let things go

It can be the hardest thing in the world to let go of things, you know?

Even things that are terrible, life-dragging and soul sucking.

The manic boss, the horrible relationship, the old clothes, the piles of bad memories and junk-  all have a tendancy to stick around even after we say- swear- promise- plead, even- that we are are done with them.

Why?

It makes no sense, you know?

I’ve often only figured out why after I’ve forced myself- or have been forced- to let things go.  Continue Reading…

healing crystals

No, silly, I am not going to tell you how to get materially-greedy-obsessed.  But I am going to tell you that I don’t think that material things are spiritually or morally bad.  And I also feel strongly that there’s no reason why we all can’t have more of what we need and want, whatever it may be.

I’m not a fan of the word “manifesting” as it’s gotten entangled with New Age incomplete-feeling ideas,  mixed up with reasons to be self-obsessed, greedy or more…

But today, let’s talk about “manifesting”… in its purest form!

You need something.  It appears somehow.

While I don’t believe any mortal being knows the sure-fire recipie to manifesting anything and everything,  I have seen for myself there are a few ways that “manifestation” tends to happen more easily and predictably.

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