Sensory Goodness

Life is experienced through our physical senses. Sensory information affects our body’s energy centers- the chakras. Adding layers of sensory goodness to a space (aromatherapy, music, plushness, texture, warmth, color) promotes richer, deeper, more peaceful and blissful lives. One of the easiest ways to increase the “chi” or energy of a home or any space is to add sensory goodness to the space. Something as simple as music or as commonplace as a coat of paint in the right color can make a major shift in the energy in your life.

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Blue is a color that comes in so many forms that I love to play with: mineral shades, deeply saturated nearly ink black blues and even powder blue that’s nearly white.   In every way and in every shade, blue is a color that’s so worth exploring.  Wait till you hear what blue can do!  Continue Reading…

life detox

Bowls of sea salt can clear bad juju out of your house. I have four pounds of it scattered everywhere.

I’m about to do dishes, take out the trash and clean the refrigerator.

This is just part of my own toolkit of detox stuff… the things that work to clear space when life has gotten TOXIC.

Whether its a build-up of overwhelm, negativity, clutter… its all signs of the toxic stuff that seems to make us magnets for more negative, dramatic, toxic stuff.   The only way I’ve found to fix it is to break the toxic cycle.

A Life Detox.

Life being toxic sounds very vague.

I’m breaking it down so it becomes real.

Is this you: struggling through a web of negativity and chaos?

Here are many ways to know if you have become toxic, and how to unravel the toxic in your life right now…. including my FREE 5-Part Life Detox Course that you can start right HERE.

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!

dead sea(the dead sea is full of life cleansing natural salt)

If you found yourself into a space where suddenly it seems that its you against the world-  a place where it feel like there’s no support, no one to take your side, and no encouragement anywhere you turn- it feels like everyone is just not right in the world.

Have you been there?

You know, some big upset happens at work and, in your upset, you can see only whispering and imagining that everyone blames you for something you didn’t do… And you carry that to the gym where the trainer is suddenly so rude and so you head home and your neighbors are complaining…

The noise is everywhere. Things go wrong.  Defenses go up.

You wonder why there are so many angry, uncompassionate and even selfish people in the world.

I have lived this day for many years in the past.  Have you?

If you’ve found yourself in a place where it seems like it’s “you against the world”, it may be easier to unwind this than you think.  Today’s expansive design is all about  pulling yourself out of the darkness and drama to become lighter and happier again.   Continue Reading…

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I am a champion of your being amazing to yourself.  When I wasn’t amazing to myself I kicked off an illness so severe it nearly devestated my life.  All I needed were more breaks, better food, some time alone, a great de-clutter and some sleep to prevent what was nearly a catastrophy.  So, I have promoted this idea of you have to take care of you with fervor.

That’s not enough, just to share ideas.   Science is usually the thing that switches people on.  It’s what switched me on.

I know that kale is healthy, but when I learned from doctors that it was a powerful antidepressant, I paid much more attention.  We all know sleep is great, but when you realize that sleep affects your genetics… well, its a bit of a push into bed earlier!

I’m collecting more and more facts to help you “switch on” to more self-care.  These facts help me switch on more, too… so consider it a way that we can all become more glowy and dynamic together!

That said, if you haven’t started the free Life Detox Jump Start Course yet, its a great way to switch on to much more self care right now! It’s weeks worth of facts, exercises and inspiration to get you going!  If you have not done it yet, HERE is where you can get started!  xoxo Dana

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(I love andy gilmore’s art soooo much)

This is a modern day conundrum.  Likely you work on the Internet or use it as a major source of information…or both.   There’s no escaping the online culture.

And the typical internet hangover starts with a binge of something…

A Facebook binge that can be prompted by anything from boredome to a social upset (modern day Internet-stalking) to a big news story…

A desire to solve a problem that prompts you dive deep into a black hole of information that sucks you into a vortex of links and more links and more Googling… and moer articles and links…

A simple want to see a You Tube video that slides into a parade of You Tube…

The emails that are relentless and keep you checking and checking and checking…

And suddenly, you feel weird.

Internet hangovers are : Blurry,  restless, headachey, possibly preoccupied, not very present, a little floaty and decidedly not great.  It can perpetuate itself with more work, more research, more Googling and more email madness…

…or you can break the cycle and feel far more connected to the day!

Here are some feng shui’d holistic ideas to get over an Internet hangover. Continue Reading…

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I am all about small ways to make life flow better.  And when like gets stuck, your body tends to follow.  If you have a headache, it may seem intuitive to reach for a bottle of  pills.  Having worked in a high stress office where people swallowed handfulls of these pills nearly every day, I saw the flip side of over-medicating the symptoms rather than treating the cause.  The office was dark, cluttered, filled with tension, the set-up was constricted and even the art on the walls was alienating.

Holistic remedies are a first-line of defense as well as a way to treat underlying causes.  If a headache- or any other ailment- is severe or continues, a medcal doctor is in order.  But simple adjustments  to your space & flow of energy can be a starting point in treating the everyday headache causes! Continue Reading…

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It’s the Fall holiday season and if you aren’t feeling it yet, get on it!

It’s such a great time to stretch your imagination, celebrate the year, see friends and make magic happen… Plus, the food and the leaves and the chill in the air… !

Here are 6 ways to design your way into a more unique holiday spirit this Fall.  Continue Reading…

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Orange, orange, orange…. This is the source of so many second chakra creative, sexy, prosperous feng shui tips (you can read them here) that make expand in ways that shift life in amazing ways.  Orange is the color of Fall leaves, pumpkin….

Orange is a little used color that should have a surge in popularity: it has so much power to create change, it is amazing!

Today, some feng shui of orange to help you use citrus tones in ways that light up your intentions!  Continue Reading…