A reader was feeling challenged by her boom-or-bust schedule. She’s self employed, and so “always working.” She cycles between having overly-packed days filled with social activities and then periods of total isolation and burn-out. Sound familiar? It certainly does to me! She asked: ”This may not be a feng shui question, but how do you manage your time?” Continue Reading…
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!
This week’s very simple feng shui inspired idea is all about giving.
Giving is a not a luxury- it is a necessity. We think of giving as a physical gift, a monetary donation or the like. It doesn’t have to be. Your time is more valuable- and more irreplaceable- than money. Giving a bit of your time is a big gift to give.
You can give in abstract ways: When’s the last time you had your friends over to have dinner & watch a movie? Help a friend de-clutter their home? Help out with a neighbor’s mail when they are on vacation?
How about the last time you volunteered for any cause you believe in? Don’t have a favorite charity? Find one! You know, you don’t really have to look far to find tons of worthy causes that could use your energy. If you volunteer, really show up and commit. I’ve learned tremendous amounts in volunteer situations about problem solving, communication & really caring about much more than myself.
You can give in a zillion different ways. Outflow praise. Outflow money. (You know, its never a bad thing to invest wisely in your own education, business or health! ) Outflow good thoughts to others. (In energy healing, distance healing is purported to work sometimes better than hands-on healing.) Outflow creativity. (Maybe start a blog? Submit your art for publishing consideration?) Outflow ideas. Outflow support. Outflow love.
So, if you feel stuck, stingy, solitary, disconnected or dull, don’t blame it on others or complain about what you lack. Instead: give meaningfully in directions that matter to you. Everything becomes much easier when you do! xoxo Dana
Creative Visualization. Its the basis for the Law of Attraction, The Secret and all sorts of other books and philosophies about the power of your mind to see things and make them happen.
My friend came to my house the other night in tears. ”I’m exhausted by trying to be positive all the time, ” she explained, ” and I didn’t even know I was negative to begin with.” She had seen a psychic who told her she had to train her mind to attract what she wanted. Instead of attracting anything, her whole life was a paranoid and forced and non-genuine effort to have these thoughts.
What was going wrong? Continue Reading…
An expanding vocabulary is so integral to a life that is growing, but so often overlooked in our modern world! Continue Reading…
Bathrooms get a very bad rap in feng shui. They are considered fairly unequivocally bad. They need not be “bad” at all- in fact, your bathroom can be the most empowered space in your home. Here are some big tips to turn your bathroom- any bathroom! – into a fabulous spa-vibey space of rejuvenation.
We set goals and intentions, create vision boards and get into life planning : do they stick? does it work?
Are you on track this year to accomplish what you decided you wanted to accomplish this year? This month? Today?
If you set “New Year Resolutions-Goals-Intentions” now is a good time to whip them out and see where you (& I) are at..! Continue Reading…
A reader asked an awesome question. She was wondering if there were things she could do, feng shui or otherwise, to handle the pressure of a big job interview and make an impression. She asked, “During times when ‘all eyes are on you’, how do people like me (a bit more introverted but no where near shy, but just don’t really like being the center of attention type gal) do well in those instances? ” Continue Reading…