It’s a real Deepak Chopra week for me, likely because I’m re-reading his brilliant book with Rudy Tanzi, Superbrain!
This is a powerful concept because in the era of the Law Of Attraction people can get very mystical about vibrations and how we create life by thinking… but… its actually a neurological (very tangible) process. In this way, the idea of the Law Of Attraction becoms something meaningful and possible to work with, as your brain can be rewired simply by changing your habits and… yes… your environment!
(I love everything about Olatz Schabel’s design. Linen masterpieces. Check out her house HERE!)
Have you ever used feng shui in your life before? If it seems mystical or weird, this is the “starter guide” for you.
Feng shui is the art and science of creating environments that are balanced and optimal for flourishing. Some people feng shui their spaces for more money, love, health or happiness. Some feng shui is complicated and twisty and full of arcane rules. My methods are thoroughly modern while respecting the past, and my emphasis is on making your life wider and brighter.
Great design elevates my life. In fact, great design is what is shaping our lives. Even digital space needs great design for us to want to engage with it, you know?
In my mind, if your home looks blah or feels like a stranger lives there, no matter how “nice” the stuff in the space may be, no matter how “perfect” the feng shui, it will fall flat. Bringing it to dazzling life can be as basic as bringing more of your personality and style to the space!
Here are three ways to start using modern, stylish, Expansive Design today to create a home & life you love! Continue Reading…
Do you do kitchen beauty at home?
From brewing herbs to creating face masques with spices, I’ve experimented at length with kitchen beauty because my body, my hair and my skin do not like strong, lab-synthesized chemicals. These chemicals are absorbed by your scalp and your skin, resulting in toxins that seep into your body.
Read a label of the typical drugstore hand lotion and that will be plenty of words to show you the massive amount of chemicals that you certainly can’t eat… so why should your skin be eating them?!
The only issue with kitchen beauty is that it can underperform, or sort of do nothing. Who wants to have oily skin or yucky hair for the sake of being natural? Let’s just say its not preferred, even if you’d be willing to do it! That’s why I’ve been rounding up these recipes for so long: they work!
Today I have assembled my Top 7 posts filled with toners, scrubs, masques, hair tonics and body moisturizers. All are easy to make, inexpensive and well worth the experiment to find your perfect natural beauty routine! Continue Reading…
Can we choose to evolve as a species?
I’m sure that this question is not something even the wisest sages can answer with certainty.
That said, if you believe in evolution I suppose we all can’t help but evolve, right? I mean the climate is changing, the food supply is changing, medicine is changing, technology is changing… so, ostensibly, we do evolve to keep up with these changes in order to survive…right?
I’m most interested to see the kind of changes we can make as a world when empathy and compassion are prized as much as charisma and power. I’m fascinated to know what will happen if- or better yet, when- the power of love outshines the darkness still looming on the planet. I am waiting to see if we can choose more community or more me-culture.
I suppose it all comes down to that wise Gandhi saying: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
I’m pretty sure you can choose to grow and evolve yourself. Deepak Chopra thinks so. But I guess it comes down to whether or not you believe it is possible….right? Do you think its possible to consciously evolve? xoxo Dana
When you see art so dreamy that it looks transparent yet solid at once there is a special effect of optical illusion happening so profound that it is chilling. In the case of Gabriel Dawe‘s sculptures made from string- yes, all string!- the spectrum of color and the planes of geometry that emerge in space are like a real, fleeting rainbow in the sky.
This is art that puts an exclamation point on how space can transform with color and light. If you wonder why I am so emphatic about living in and with and in the exploration of art, this is the perfect example. His art creates new possibilities, fashioning something grand from something as simple as colored thread. And it is massive. And it is brilliant. Continue Reading…
I used to get deeply frustrated by people who took something as magical as love and reduced it to a series of chemicals and neurological reactions. Now, after having loved people so un-magical that it’s hard to fathom (!) I find this science to be wildly enlightening. There definitely is a chemical component to love, and this chart breaks it down in a fascinating way.
Does this help you to find “the one”? Nope. But it explains more of the layered, nuanced and deeply fascinating ways we bond together as beings… and it also sheds some light on how, despite your Law of Attraction lists and seminars and teaching you managed to fall in love with someone (or someones) totally unexpectedly.
What do you think? Do you buy the science behind love or do you think its mainly energy or spirit that brings people together?
I’m feeling very cheerleader-y today. When I’m in that mood, something that can be annoying to unhappy people, I usually put this video on my Tumblr and call it a day. Today, I am putting it up on the blog because its really fun!
Have a super-gorgeous day!
And, 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!