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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Since we use the world love so interchangably to talk about most everything these days from a pair of shoes to a TV show to great guacamole to the people we most care about… it may be worth it to expand the enchantment and get a bit more lovely with the love language!  How fun is this!? There are never enough ways to express love!  xoxo Dana

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I have a surprising number of friends who are secretly into crystals.  They lay around with them.  They have them tucked in purses.  Some have them splashed out… but its usually a quiet, private love.

Unlike me.  My house is starting to explode with gemstones.  By the year’s end I imagine it will be something to behold.

Bottom line: they feel great.

If you have absolutely no idea what chakras are, this will get you started.

But essentially, in simple language, the energy centers of your body correlate to different energies in your life.

Stones- crystals-  are through to balance these energy centers.

This makes pragmatic sense to me.  After all, we are electric and most of these crystals conduct electricity.

I put them in baths.  I put clear quartz in drinking water.  I sware it is a shift in energy.  It is buzzing, bright, clear, invigorating…

So, why not explore how the gems of nature make you feel?!

xoxo Dana

PS: There’s a very big dazzling lot of crystals everywhere coming to the blog.  Get ready.  Its ultra-sizzling waves of gorgeous!!!

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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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Everyone loves love, and for great reason – love feels amazing!

From loving pets to loving family, friends and romantic partners, many kinds of love have been documented, codified and hotly debated by artists and scientists throughout history. All forms of love involve a surge of wellbeing and a mix of feel-good chemicals that are so potent, we crave them. Love and intimacy have been shown to increase health, longevity and perhaps even wealth!

This Valentine’s Day week I wrote a feng shui piece on magnetizing more of all kinds of lovely love into your life for Inspired Home.  You can read the whole piece HERE!  

Celebrate love this weekend- and every day!!! xoxo Dana

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Uncork a bottle of fizzy water that has been stuck shut and shaken up and what do you get?

An explosion.  Yes.

That’s sort of similar to the  reaction you may have when you pull lots of negative stuff out of your life.

An explosion.

But its a good explosion. All that bottled up energy has to go somewhere before the calm can commence!

That explosion means you are onto something big.

Today is all about detoxing from negativity… its a thrill ride at times, but one that promises great freedom when its over!!!  Continue Reading…

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Love. It’s univeral, broad and all-encompassing.

I tend to think big picture. Its in the big picture that feng shui “cures” tend to take hold more powerfully.

I’m not too fixated on whether or not you’ve found a partner yet. I’m not that sold on rules for communication in love. I’m not stressed over “manifesting” specifics.

Today, I wanted to share some very creative ideas to help you to bring more love to all of your life.

Its the love feng shui that never fails! Continue Reading…

15 ways to get happy

Don’t go another day sulking… waiting… wondering… The smallest amount of energy can move you to the light side of life.  We can’t always live there, but can live there far more often!!!  xoxo Dana

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Today I’m headed to grab a friend in the canyon nearby and sit for a few hours of time & space bending Buddha time.  I can tell you, I don’t technically have the time to do this, especially for hours a day, but when I do it with this kind of intensity… its like the universe cracks open and pours glitter on the world. It’s that good.

Karma is what I am interested in, maybe the only concept we can all stand behind.  You think, speak or do something and you experience the effects of it at some point in the future.

Pretty simple at its core.

Wildly complex if you think about it.

How many times has your anger, indignance and even hatred felt justified?

But in the cosmology of karma, you can’t bring ill will, bad thoughts or anger to others without experiencing the effects of it down the line.

The only way I know to stay on the bright side of karma is to stay as extremely happy as possible.  As light as I can.  As open as I’m able…

Here are 10 ways to get more shiny-happy-loving in your space & life.  Continue Reading…

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Want.  It seems to be the call of life.  Everyone in want.  Everyone wondering what they can get.  Disappointment that the want wasn’t met.  Wondering what other people want.  Waiting to get what you want before you give.

What is wrong with this picture?

If you are sitting and wanting you aren’t going or making or giving.

That’s what’s wrong.

And we’ve all done it. If you are honest with yourself- as honest as possible- you may see you are doing it now, too.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine you don’t give and take within your body to have health, you just flow.  There aren’t walls.  There aren’t artificial rules.  There’s a very basic rhythm to life and things move with that rhythm or they get stuck and things go bad.

When things go bad, that’s stagnation.

Wanting first before giving – wanting the apology, wanting the payday, wanting the proclamation of love, wanting the gifts without caring from who they come- is a form of stagnation.

Today is all about the art of getting what you want in a way that isn’t a no-win battle. Continue Reading…