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.

pink flowers

Feeling fresh and wild and free is the way I like to live… but in order to be productive, to expand and grow and bring talent to the world, there’s a certain X Factor of sheer quantity that life brings for us to deal with, you know?  Plus there’s the seeming randomness of so many things happening all-at-the-same-time, too.

Both things considered, it’s not unusual to be overwhelmed, even my good things.  But the overwhelm of a moment can be flipped into far more creative control if you can take a breath and get things in order!

Right now I have three – almost four- big things happening at once.  In fact, if I start counting there may be five or six.  Plus everyday life.  And then actual day-to-day stuff of working.

In the past I’ve had overwhelms both negative and positive… so great in fact that I wanted to quit on my actual dreams and run away.

That’s not a solution.  Hiding, flipping out, avoiding… these’s never work out well.

But there are a few tricks I’ve learned to take an overwhelming situation and make it into something more managable.  Consider them tips for a toolbox, ideas to try and, perhaps, a fresh road into a soution! Continue Reading…

bath crystals

I put crystals in just about every bath I take.

And because I take baths every single day except for when I’m travelling (*and even then, depending on where I am!) I have a real sense of what I love where crystals are concerned.

Not every crystal is bath-friendly.  Some dissolve in water and some are just plain toxic, but the ones that are completely happy and body-friendly are my favories to interact with in the tub.  Whether a placebo effect or not (* placebo effects actually do work!) I can tell you that I LOVE my crystals and they are so gorgeous that they elevate the bath experience 100%.  So, today, my favorite bath crystals for you! Continue Reading…

modular living planter

Nature has incredible healing powers.

Immerse yourself in a forest or a beach and studies have found that the levels of stress hormones in your body significantly decrease. You are more likely to sleep deeper. Your whole demeanor softens.

The Earth itself has a “heartbeat” of sorts, 7.8hz as it’s been measured, and that frequency, the Schumann resonance, is thought to be the natural rhythm that keeps our mind, our body and all of the life on the planet, in healthy synch. Everything from WiFi and cell phones to the frequencies of music and manmade magnetic fields have pulled the modern world further from this natural rhythm.

seashell motif kitchen

Today we’ll explore some innovative ways to bring nature back to your life at home, every day…. and you can find the article-  along with innovating new products like charcoal bags that purify the air and Modular Living planters (pictured above)  that look like art- right HERE on Inspired Home!  

xoxo Dana

apple energy

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There are energy fields around us that have been studied and measured. After all, we are energy.  We are all made up of buzzing charged particles and we are animated by electricity. Our food, all of nature, plants, of course our pets and, really, everything, has an electric pulse.

I mention this because that glow that you feel when you are well rested, peaceful, charged with creative purpose and otherwise full of life… that glow is vital.  It’s your self being expressed in life.

But… if you’ve had people sort of walk into your energy field (literally- like people who get too close for comfort that you don’t know or feel great having that near to you) in a negative way, you’ve experienced the feeling of your personal boundaries collapsing.  Your space gets invaded.

In fact, some energy healers talk of the ways that vampire-type personalities actually find weaknesses in your energy field and sneak their way in… subtly and then very obviously draining you of your radiance, motivation and life force.

Not everyone needs to get into your energy field.

And even those you love need to have their own strong personal vibrant space while you maintain your own.

Boundaries are magical in this way.  They keep invaders out… while letting you thrive and connect when it feels good!  If you have a hard time setting boundaries, these feng shui energy ideas are for you! Continue Reading…

amethyst

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One the most univerally-wonderful crystals is amethyst.  It charges other stones. It purifies.  It is gorgeous. Its color is confounding.

It’s the one crystal I’m missing from my collection, somehow shockingly (!)…  But not for long!

Today, lots of amethyst inspiration will help you to both use the color, and the crystal, in gorgeous ways! Continue Reading…

crystal balls

Crystal balls tucked into the tufting of upholstery got me thinking of even more spectacular ways to upgrade spaces with energy.

Are you so wishing you could upgrade your whole home?

What if I told you that without renovating you could really transform your home?

What if you could do the same with your style, your diet, your job… really your whole life?

In feng shui, what you do to your environment has a ripple effect in your entire life.

Let’s look at ways to do some energy decorating at home that can transform your space in ways you’ve never dreamed about.  Ways that make you feel buzzing and giddy and calm and focused.  Ways that are a makeover… without making-over much but the feelings you have in your space!   Continue Reading…

crystals

Glowing is a big deal. It seperates the happy from the sad, the effective from the weakened and the yes from the no. You can feel the energy bouncing around when you are glowing.

The more radiant you are, the more of a magnet you’ll be for everything you need and want.

More than just being a magnet, naturally, you’ll also be more energized, more creative, more easygoing…

And even more gorgeous.

Feng shui to glow more:

xoxo Dana

 

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altitude oil

I have three trips to take in the next six weeks, and there is no time to be under the weather or stressed out!  My typical flight plan includes frankincense oil on my feet, non-stop layers of lotion on hands, face… lip balm unending… and tons of hot water and lemon (I bring lemons in my purse) with fresh fruit (and only fresh fruit… eating on planes can cause jet lag, I’ve been told).

Today, I’m so excited that celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore has a holistic solution to exhausting flights, packed with powerful aromatherapy!  Continue Reading…