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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(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…

crystals

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…

crystal healing

I may have spend an inordinant amount of time this Summer in crystal shopping: the local markets, the more museum-quality stores, trips to Boulder literally immersed in gemstone stores everywhere, and then there were the crystals in homes, crystals for clients…

I am pretty much non-woo-woo.  But I happen to find myself naturally drawn to these minerals and gems, and other people do, too!

Here’s my little 101 crash-course in crystal shopping, crystal using and even crystal healing.   Continue Reading…

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I am so impressed as well as perplexed by the now hundreds- many even thousands- of ways to “manifest” a dream or “magnetize” what you need.  It’s The Law Of Attraction. It’s The Secret.  

And it can be so helpful… if you don’t lean to heavily on it!

Think about it: if you are even slightly versed in the New Age world of  “manifestation”  there’s a vast array of homeopathy, meditation, visualization, healing modalities that span a spectrum from acupuncture to neural therapy, EFT, aromatherapy, kundalini… Nutrition, herbs, vitamins, breathing exercises, energy medicine, magnetic therapy… I can list about a hundred off the top of my head of these very wild cures for everything that range from healing crystals to actual magic spells.

You may not even know what half the things are that I mentioned.  You may have tried each and every one of them and still come up empty-handed.

Why is it that sometimes you can try so many things and nothing happens to “manifest” what you are looking for?

That’s the question of the day… And it’s a big one! Continue Reading…

yoga spray

My new routine of hot yoga has come with many challenges: how to keep up with laundry (*this spray comes in handy), how to stay hydrated (drink moreall day BEFORE class rather than during)  and the big one: how to clean my yoga mat!?

I’ve always been baffled by cleaning my yoga mat, and fall back on dumping it in water with castile soap.  This is a mess and a pain!  Finally I found a solution that is doable daily!  This little 3-ingredient spray will both stock your holistic cabinet with killer essential oils and will brighten your yoga routine all at once.  Continue Reading…

life detox

These 1o basics to detoxing the static from your life can help you create more flow… and flow is what creates health, happiness, creativity, love, prosperity and LIFE itself!!!

I just re-designed the FREE  5-Part Life Detox Jump Start Course. If you have not done it yet, HERE is where you can get started!

It’s wildly important to have less stress and less negativity.  For each one of us who can detox a bit more, the world becomes lighter.  It is an honor and a thrill to share all the methods, ideas and tools I can to help all of you  to live brighter, with so much more freedom and joy!

xoxo Dana