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.

sunrise (via)

When I made a promise to a friend that I’d get my sleep schedule back on track to do 6am walks, I did it with a bit of a pause inside.  You know that feeling of speaking in aspiration.  I mean, I want to get up at 5am again every day… but given the fact that three cross country trips in a row have me up until 12:30 or 1am, the idea of 5:00… well… it’s a very great idea.

Determined to make it work- these 6 or 7 mile morning walks are miraculus for my whole world- I decided to find a way to make this work.

What I found is the life-hack that I am going to say isn’t as much a hack as it is a great idea.  Even Traditional Chinee Medicine loves this idea.

Ready to get up earlier, avoid serious jetlag and possibly create habits that support more rejuvenation?!

Continue Reading…

essential oils

HERE you can find even more specifics on using each of these oils. If you are already comfortable with using oils, this is an incredible cheat sheet.

I seriously can not get enough aromatherapy these days… Essential Oils are in my skincare, bath, shower, linens, cleaning products, diffused in the air… in my hair… in my car…in my travel bags…  Everywhere I go, I have a delicious and natural way to create more balance.  It makes an incredible difference.   xoxo Dana

 

********************

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!

plants bath

(magic dream life) 

I’m taking a very deep dive into sanctuary-making in an extremely dreamy way for a new project coming soon that is packed with everything-everything-everything that’s delightful in DIY samctuary-making!  That said, my home is filling with an ultra-abundance of greenery, stones, crystals, soft fabrics… Oh I am just so obsessed!

Having a space to truly relax and rejuvenate is the fastest way I know to make a major life change! Continue Reading…

honey

My favorite stop in the magical town of Asheville, NC – a place I want to call my home one day soon- was at the Asheville Bee Charmer.  Backlit honey greets you on all sides, sparkling and warm.  It’s quite a spectacle watching them glow like amber lamps.  Of the glowing jars there were carrot, berry, cinnamon (you can order many of their honey varieties HERE) and even eucalyptus honey… creamed, clear, raw…and honey harvested around the world from as near as Asheville and as far as Italy.

Ready to get charmed by honey?!  Continue Reading…

IMG_2614

Sleeping is one of the most vital things you can do to promote living.  Sleeping is part of a lifestyle, since the sleep cycle literally runs 24 hours a day, in phases, as your internal clock syncs with the cycles of the Earth when you are really in the groove of being connected to life.

The image above is of something I have never seen live before yesterday: asian pear trees.  The fruit is very supportive to liver function, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (and all of common knowledge), your liver is vital to both sleep and to your overall wellbeing.  In fact, if you wake up frequently at night, you might be eating too late or stressing out your body with too many toxins during the day.

I’ve got so much to share today, some of which I learned for the first time on a giant farm in the middle of a North Carolina Utopian paradise.

Let’s get into the how-to’s of sleeping better today.  I’ve got tips, teas, herbs and even a non-alcoholic herbal cocktail for you today!   Continue Reading…

crystals plants

(tumblr)

Some people dream of Ferraris and diamonds.  I dream of gardens like this filled with massive crystals.

Crystals and plants are the inspiration of the day! Continue Reading…

succulents

The start of the year was the start of my travel season. Now, I look forward to feeling at home… and being at home… wherever I am.  While I’ve already done a post on my favorite travelling healthy tips, today, my own feng shui mentor and teacher, Dr. Gabriele Van Zon, shares her ideas for treasures to pack with you to bring feng shui magic on planes, trains, cars, boats and anywhere your heart desires to adventure! Continue Reading…

using essential oils

(young living)

I love essential oils.  I use them from first thing in the morning till night, travel with them, everything… I am about to drp some in my shower.  My body oil is filled with rosemary.  My hair gets treated with citrus and lavender.  My baths in sandalwood.  Showers in mint.

So when I saw this Young Living chart, I immediately HAD to share it!  Young Living makes some of the best essential oils I’ve ever used.  They are super-potent in my experience.  They really “feel” alive, more so than any other oils I’ve tried.   I don’t sell ’em.  But I love ’em.

If you’ve never tried aromatherapy, even something small like a tiny bottle of high grade lavender essential oil can be game-changing if you are willing to take the gamble!

 

********************

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!