July 12th, 2011
This quote inspires me to be a better person:
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
For all the people you can,
As long as you ever can.
July 10th, 2011
Chi enchancers are great outdoors too! Check out my lastest enhancement our yard. What do you have that makes your yard sing?
June 24th, 2011
I had the opportunity to make suggestions to improve the feng shui of a typical office cube. We simply cleared up clutter, added a mirror behind the laptop (because the occupant’s back faced the entrance), and added chi enhancers. Viola, here it is!
May 20th, 2011
What do you do when your get up and go got up and went? For me finding motivation and inspiration to avoid procrastination comes in many forms. Here are some of my favorites:
- Listening to a favorite song
- Visiting a funny website
- Taking a walk with my dog
- Creating something, like making a collage, painting, or baking
- Chatting with a positive friend
- Taking my laptop to a coffee shop to work
- Clearing out a file drawer
- Rehang art, move knick knacks around
What do you do when your mojo disappears?
May 11th, 2011
Feeling stuck, unmotivated or uninspired? Yeah, it happens! What can you do to move energy? Try these simple tips.
- Donate 5 items to a non profit
- Rearrange the art in one room
- Empty out one file drawer
- Add a new plant in one room
- Delete 20 old documents on your hard drive
Feel better now?
April 18th, 2011
You’ve cleared your clutter, added chi enhancers, and created an intention power spot. Great, now it’s time to add elements of nature that support your goals. Bring in:
- Fire – to add more warmth, make yourself more visible, invite recognition, expand a social component to your life.
- Earth – to add more stability, grounding and centering into your life.
- Metal – to add more mental clarity and creative expression.
- Water – to add more introspection, calm and personal reflection.
- Wood- to add strength, assertiveness and drive.
You’ll find details on each element here: Five Element Booklet. Play with different colors, textures, symbols and materials represented in each element. And don’t forget to have fun!
April 11th, 2011
It was a beautiful weekend in Michigan, perfect for getting outside and prepping the flower beds, bringing out the deck furniture and installing the front yard fountain. Those who know me will agree I love my fountains with three inside and three outside. Moving water is a great chi enhancer and brings the sound of nature to your home or business.
Here’s an easy way to make your own:
Use an artist made ceramic bowl (If you use a pot for plants, you’ll need to plug the drainage hole.)
Add a small submersible pump
Cover the pump with rocks and water
March 10th, 2011
Depending on what you’d like to accomplish in your space, it’s a good idea to determine if yin or yang elements are intentionally incorporated to meet your needs. Here’s a quick description:
- Rooms: small, lower levels, back of the home, quiet, private, low ceilings, small amount of open space
- Colors/lighting: dim, dark, muted
- Furnishings/decor: carpet, area rugs, textures, floral patterns, soft/padded furniture, curved/round lines, ornate, low to the floor
- Accessories/collections/art: small scale, many pieces, dense
- Rooms: large, upper levels, front of the home, noisy, busy, high ceilings, grand, large expanses of open spaces
- Colors/lighting: bright, light
- Furnishings/decor: wood/tile/cement/stone floors, smooth/shiny surfaces, geometric patterns, hard/unpadded furniture, straight/angular lines, high off the ground
- Accessories/collections/art: large scale, few pieces, sparse
March 06th, 2011
Here’s a detailed booklet describing sheng chi (the good stuff) to add vitality to any space.
Use chi enhancers to soften sha chi (aggressive energy) or to temporarily balance si chi (stagnant energy).
What is your favorite way to make your space sing?
February 28th, 2011
In feng shui, the quality of chi can be separated into three distinct categories. The good stuff is sheng chi, the bad stuff sha chi and si chi.
Here’s an example of sheng chi: (vibrant)
Sha chi: (aggressive)
Si Chi: (decaying)
In the simplest of terms, the goal is to reduce sha and si chi and add an abundance of sheng chi.
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