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It’s the Fall holiday season and if you aren’t feeling it yet, get on it!

It’s such a great time to stretch your imagination, celebrate the year, see friends and make magic happen… Plus, the food and the leaves and the chill in the air… !

Here are 6 ways to design your way into a more unique holiday spirit this Fall.  Continue Reading…

giant trees at home

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One soaring tree can be all it takes to set a room to Level 10.

Usually, just one single addition (or subtraction, or swap) in a room creates instant wow.

Today I’ve rounded up some of the simplest and most profound ways to arrive at wow… and they all involve adding simple  yet great things!  Continue Reading…

flowers

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I’m not talking about being a billionaire (though some of you might want that, and there’s that aspect of this too!) but I am talking about how much different your life would look and feel if in some ways you were free from ideas that there just isn’t enough of certain things to go around.

Do you believe you have a limited number of opportunities? Limited amount of money that will ever come to you? Limited relationship prospects? Limited ideas?

Its something I have seen everyone I know struggle with in some way- even billionaires!- and so, today, its time some expansive design ideas about  overcoming scarcity.

Imagine how much more energy and time and resources you could have to both enjoy your life and help others less fortunate if, indeed, there really was enough good stuff to go around?!

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!

let people change Do you believe that people can change?

Do you see evolution in yourself?

Do the people around you still treat you like the person that you used to be?

I have been having lots of conversations about this lately.  Perception is really important.

I mean, there are blind studies that show that when teachers expect that students are gifted, these students will rise to the top of the class even if they were behind their peers academically.  These teachers treat these students differently and as a product of this expectation these students find the freedom and confidence to exceed all their previous limitations.

Given this, imagine you made a big life change and the people around you expect you to fail.  Or treat you like you are a failure already, because of the mistakes of your past.

Do you think that will help you to succeed?

Or will this make it monumentally harder to maintain your gains?

 

What about people around you who have quit an addiction or made a big life change in some way that is monumental for them, a real shift?   Do you treat them like they are still stuck and destined to fail, or do you acknowledge that they can- and have- made a change?

This is big stuff.  It’s a big way to support greatness in the world, especially since we all are very imperfectly perfect and I feel like we all want others to believe in our best selves.

xoxo Dana

gerry barry artwork

I love a great ring of stones, a field turned into sculpture, even sand carved with shapes.  The thing about land-based, Earth-borne art is that it is just like Nature itself- fleeting, not meant for forever, yet enduring in such a magnificent way long after the stones are washed away, the grass grows and the delicate installation has been churned back into Nature.

Gerry Barry doesn’t just make brilliant land art, he captures it in ways that feel vintage and timeless yet modern and fresh.  This is such raw inspiration and true beauty.  Continue Reading…

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The amazing thing about the Retro Modern, Mid Century and everything in the realm of vintage is that you can, with an eye toward simplicity, use key pieces to totally transform spaces.

Key words here to make the vintage feel and look fresh and alive to be feng shui-friendly: natural light, minimalism, geometric shelves, fresh plants & happy color.   Continue Reading…

biscotti

Today I took a snapshot of my morning snack. I eat a whole lot when I write a lot (mental energy burns calories!) and I wasn’t intending this to be on the blog, but I had to share it.

Almond Biscotti are something I haven’t had for over 10 years.  Longer.  I’ve had to- long before it was trendy- give up all grain and gluten and even sugar and most sugar substitutes except honey- to spare myself a life of living on steriods and other scary medications to treat an autoimmune digestive disorder.   No flour and grain seemed a small price to pay for awesome health, but man, there are times when you just want something crunchy with coffee and tea.

I am thorougly addicted to these almond biscotti.  Even if you eat tons of gluten they are ridiculously satisfying and rich.  There is a trick to making them which I will share, as my first batch became a giant pancake in the oven that later got salvaged into brilliant, crunchy biscotti.   I hope you love them as much as I do! Continue Reading…

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This is a big question: are you in a flowing state of life?

Are you?

In feng shui, flow is what happens when you have no obstacles in your space.  When you feel connected to life, things sort of fall into place.  We sometimes see it as an accident or a bit of luck.  Some people never get there, always sort of pushing their way through everything, every day.

I’ve been reading a ton about the trillions of complex and elastic computations that the brain can make.  Did you know hat we can generate new brain cells, new “flexibility” in our thinking and new habit patterns for our entire life?

This is neuroscience.  It gives me chills in a great way.

This means that even on a physical level, you can flow much more. On a cellular level you can flow much more.  This is wildly cool.

Here are a few ways to know if you could use a bit (or a lot) more flow in your life…. along with a few ideas to get you flowing today.  Continue Reading…