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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chakras

(This chart by Harmoney Life is AWESOME) 

I’ll tell you right now, even if life is crazy, you can keep it together!  I’ve been in a non-stop production marathon (which happens on rare occasions, maybe twice a year) because the Cash Camp just opened for registration today (!) and, yet, despite the non-stop action (and two hours of sleep, a very rare one for me)  I’m totally in energetic harmony because I took the time to do a few things….

  1. a glowing bath for my energy (HERE you can find it)
  2. my spiritual practice (Buddhism, it balances my body and life)
  3. and, yes, I pay attention to the chakras!!!
  4. also, I’ll be in bed by like 9pm today, so it’s not too imbalanced for too long!

If you’ve never heard of chakras before and want to find out how you can bring more balance to imbalances you see on this chart from Harmony Life that resonate with your life right now, HERE is feng shui for each & every chakra!

Enjoy!!!

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!

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10 Holistic Ways To Energize Your Day!

When I need extra energy, it can’t come from caffeine. For me, that’s a recipe for spaced-out disaster. Instead of getting more done, I can’t sit still or focus. It’s set me on a supernatural quest to find ways to get my mind firing fast while my body feels grounded and calm. Here are 10 of my favorites of the moment to get the good vibes flowing! Continue Reading…

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pretty water

When I found out I had crazy tendon injury the I’m officially done talking about with this post (!)  in my arm, I was advised to take add 3 Advil every 8 hours around-the-clock.  The thing about Advil is that I can’t take it. It makes me feel sick. Plus, if you read the common side effects on the bottle, it’s quite scary to take that many!

Advil is thought to help with inflammation. Considering the fact that my whole body has been sore since my tendon got injured, it stands to reason that I have more inflammation in my body that I should have right now. I decided to be a little (OK, a lot!) more comprehensive!

The wild thing is, as I’ve been using all of these natural remedies for inflammation, my sleep is better, my skin is better and I feel fantastic. Perhaps this injury bit of a wake up call for me to better handle inflammation and even positive stress in my life? Whatever it is… it sure is working!

I use all of these remedies daily, one at a time, but I’ve piled them all into this time of healing…and it’s amazing.  Each of these is a stress reliver for me in and of itself. Continue Reading…

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tumeric tea

I’m sitting here dictating into my iPhone. Apparently this is my new way, since  I found out a few days ago, much to my surprise, that I had developed tendonitis in my right arm.

What was most eye-opening: this condition is caused by repetitive stress.

Apparently all of my one-handed typing, one-handed tracking on my iBook, and other one-handed activities that should have involved two hands led to this over time and intensity. It didn’t seem like stress…just seemed like annoyances…Things to deal with later…I’ve been busy…Not home a lot…

And the excuses to ignore things grow and grow… until this happens!

This is not a pity-me- please post, but, rather, it’s what could easily have prevented my month of an am in a scarf sling (!) and perhaps six other minor incidents of really-not-fun neck and back aches.

In fact, the turmeric-rich coconut tea that I’ve drinking in quarts is making me feel spectacular. I’m having big doses of turmeric and ginger with black pepper instead of the round-the-clock Advil thst was suggested.  My skin is luminous from so much water and sleep.

Today’s stress cure isn’t about a sweeping revolution caused by a crisis…I’ll do that one for all of us!…but, rather, it’s about asking for help, balancing life in a new way, and, most importantly, taking care of small things before they become big problems.
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healng colors

(found it HERE along with more!)

This chart to healing color- albeit a bit wonky of an image- was too good not to share!   The super-fun recommendations really capture the “vibe” of color in life.

Hugging orange cushions, breathing in plant green energy, collaging water scenes, wrapping up in magenta towels… all fresh and interactive and truly blanketing yourself in energy and working in true connection with the energies of color.

It appears my bright yellow Strala sweatshirt today is just what I needed to stay centered.

Such a fun resource with so many easy experiments to try!  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!

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orange trees

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While I crave the summer heat, the bright light and the sunshine, what I don’t look forward to is the summer slump.  It’s a time where I become far more unfocused and have less inspiration somewhat naturally.  Is the the heat? The tons of light? The extra-special vacations and party moods everywhere I look?  It’s almost as if the beach is the best option for every day, and too much of any good thing becomes, well, it’s opposite!

Today let’s look at a few ways to pop out of the “summer slump” (or an anytime slump, in fact)  with some amazing aromatherapy from my own feng shui mentor, Dr. Gabriele Van ZonContinue Reading…

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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?!

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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

 

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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!