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.

rose quartz

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Every single day is Earth Day.  Every day you should be celebrating, respecting and reveling in the planet and its many wonders.  Every day is a great day to feel your feet more firmly planted on the ground, breathe deep and know that you have your life in order.  Stability. Power. Beauty.  Today’s feng shui for Earth Day is feng shui essential for every day.   Continue Reading…

rest

I’ve been beating a proverbial drum for more breaks, more rest and more relaxation for years now, really ramping up my sharing of the science that supports all of these “downtime” activities as crucial for wellbeing on every level in the past 6 months.

In the past 6 months I’ve also had about… zero… start to finish full days completely off from doing any work at all.

I consider myself blessed to be creating so much… but after a trip to New York that helped land me a week-long obnoxious cold, I had a few days to re-evaluate what it meant to have real downtime.

My personal conclusion: the more productive I am, the more downtime I need.

Beach time, spa time, Buddhist time, fun time, art time, vacation time…

Do you let yourself have real downtime?  Continue Reading…

puppy buddhist

Gordon sitting with me during Buddhist time is always a day-changer. He loves to feel good.  He loves to be relaxed.  He loves to get attention.  When he was first adopted her was a loner, about 20 pounds overweight and not into being touched.  Now… he’s learned to lean into everything he loves… and as a fringe benefit, he makes every day brighter for me.

If you are having a down day, a sick day, an upset day or just a “meh” day, that energy of leaning into feel-good stuff can really bring you into a new realm of well.

Today’s feng shui’d ideas are all about living lighter & lifting up your mood! Continue Reading…

lifestyle habits for wellness

Even when I wake up late or feel like I’ve fallen way off track, these lifestyle habits can get everythng flowing fantastically!  Plus, they are easy enough to start right now! 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!

gorgeous door

This door in Brooklyn sings to me. Its sunshine on a rainy day.  Its care to beautify what could just be simplistic. Rhythmic patterns create a feeling of blooming.

And when I saw this door, I was supposed to be happy… but I wasn’t. I was barely even present.

Today, instead of just the shiny and happy side of things, I think it’s time to get more real about the days when beautiful art and music and magical sites and all the good juju in the world just don’t work.

When you are struggling, everything falls flat.

The chorus is lost on you. The superfoods are just OK, not quite super.

It’s not a bad thing to have a time of uninspired- even truly sad and sapped and burned out and otherwise not excited- life.  Its a bad thing when you don’t know how to shake yourself free.  When the supplements, potions, parties and even wonderful happenings leave you feeling empty inside, that’s when it’s time to do something new.

Its time to triumph over struggles.   Continue Reading…

michelle armas

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Your home can majorly contribute to- or detract from- your happiness!

In fact, your environment is one of the more powerful mood-boosters there is!

If you are having a hard time in life lately, keeping a sparkling home may be an intensive challenge.

But… if you do it, you’ll pull out of your down mood so much faster. There’s lots of science to prove this in so many ways!

xoxo Dana

mushroom d

When I learned that you can sit mushrooms outside in the sun for an hour before cooking them to dramatically increase their Vitamin D levels, I was thrilled. Most of us have less Vitamin D than we should, and it is essential for your immune system, your bones, your organs, your mood… everything.  You can even cook the mushrooms and you won’t lose the Vitamin D!  This little discovery also kicked off a series of wellness upgrades in my life that I am so excited to share.   Continue Reading…

low light houseplants

 

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Not only are these 6 air-purifying houseplants amazing for your Spring home in dark corners and less sunshining rooms, THIS blog, Warm Hot Chocolate, is a new favorite, teeming with inspiration to get growing!

FYI: If you are looking for a reason to get houseplants, THIS will get you started.  xoxo Dana