I love these reminders that are so very grounded in truth: it doesn’t matter how “positive” you are if you are not living with a standard of values and personal integrity that allows you peace of mind. Make the decisions that help you to sleep well at night! xoxo Dana
This week’s very simple feng shui inspired idea is all about giving.
Giving is a not a luxury- it is a necessity. We think of giving as a physical gift, a monetary donation or the like. It doesn’t have to be. Your time is more valuable- and more irreplaceable- than money. Giving a bit of your time is a big gift to give.
You can give in abstract ways: When’s the last time you had your friends over to have dinner & watch a movie? Help a friend de-clutter their home? Help out with a neighbor’s mail when they are on vacation?
How about the last time you volunteered for any cause you believe in? Don’t have a favorite charity? Find one! You know, you don’t really have to look far to find tons of worthy causes that could use your energy. If you volunteer, really show up and commit. I’ve learned tremendous amounts in volunteer situations about problem solving, communication & really caring about much more than myself.
You can give in a zillion different ways. Outflow praise. Outflow money. (You know, its never a bad thing to invest wisely in your own education, business or health! ) Outflow good thoughts to others. (In energy healing, distance healing is purported to work sometimes better than hands-on healing.) Outflow creativity. (Maybe start a blog? Submit your art for publishing consideration?) Outflow ideas. Outflow support. Outflow love.
So, if you feel stuck, stingy, solitary, disconnected or dull, don’t blame it on others or complain about what you lack. Instead: give meaningfully in directions that matter to you. Everything becomes much easier when you do! xoxo Dana
I’m sure most of you have encountered the idea of a Spring fast or juice cleanse, swilling lots of liquids and juices for optimal health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, however, its eating food- rather than the lack of food- that creates optimal energy, balance and good health. While I’m not a doctor, I can share my acupuncturists’ basic advice: eat seasonal food. In the Spring and Summer, a bit more raw food is typically recommended, yet the idea is a balance of raw and cooked, but all of the season.
Here are some of the freshest Spring into Summer foods that are cropping up, including advice, recipes and philosophy that I love. Hopefully you’ll be able to get to a local Farmer’s Market or local grocer soon to pick the freshest of the season! Continue Reading…
Are you doing the same?! xoxo Dana