Monthly Archives: March 2009

PATRIOTIC RETIREMENT

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force; pay them $1 million apiece severance with three stipulations if they are citizens:
1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.

2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.

3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage- Housing Crisis fixed.

(This post was sent to me via email from a friend who got it off the internet.)

All National financial problems fixed!!!

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YOU DECIDE: Should the Obamas Pay for White House Re-do?

Check out CNN which reported today that the Obamas plan to use their own money to redecorate the White House. Call me old fashioned, but although I admire the Obamas deeply for their intentions here, I believe they should not have to use out of pocket funds on America’s national treasure aka the White House (that just happens to be where they live). Take my poll and leave comments what you think and why!

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GIVEAWAY WINNER

Marni has won the Feng Shui By Fishgirl Master Bedroom Makeover Advice to Enhance Romance mini-consultation that was part of the Ultimate Blog Party 2009. Thanks to all of the 81 people who entered the drawing. I will be publishing Marni’s bedroom photos and my suggestions for enhancing her feng shui in a future post so please subscribe to the blog or keep checking back.

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WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA NEEDS TO REDECORATE HIS OFFICE NOW! (The feng shui of the country depends on it!)

Photo courtesy of Pal2pal.com

Photo courtesy of Pal2pal.com

According to The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum and Michael A. Fletcher, as of this past Saturday March 27 President Obama “has held himself up as an example, saying that he had not yet renovated the Oval Office and was still using George W. Bush’s furniture, even noting the stains on the carpet. He urged the banks to show comparable “constraint and responsibility,” adding that the nation had undergone a cultural shift.”

As a feng shui consultant, and a Democrat, this makes me very nervous! The residual Qi (energy, pronounced “ch’i”) left behind by 43 and his administrative cronies is still lingering in the Oval Office. Ever hear the term “the air was so thick you could cut it with a knife”? That’s what happens when heavy potentially negative Qi builds up in a space. Eight years of the heaviest vibes—think 9/11, Iraq, Katrina, the worst financial crisis since 1929— have built up in the Oval Office and need to be cleared out so the president can feel at ease and really focus on his job without any negative influence. The air in there is probably so thick, he’d need a machete to cut it. I’m not suggesting there is a magic wand. But letting in some fresh air so he can think clearly without the ghosts of the past administration tainting the atmosphere should be a feng shui priority, and feng shui is a bipartisan issue.

From a visual standpoint alone, the symbolic nature of a stained carpet in the office of the most powerful person on earth does not enhance the image of the presidency. While it’s a laudable intention behind holding back on a spending spree, it really is necessary for the good of the country to freshen up the Oval Office. How to get the good vibes back? President Obama needs to claim this space as his own. And just for the record, an Oval Office facelift doesn’t require a lot of taxpayer’s money:

*Repaint the walls. This is the simplest way to change the feel of the room.

*Replace the carpet. Stains represent blemishes from the previous administration.

*Seat yourself. If you can, replace the entire office suite. If not, start with a fresh chair.

*Choose personal symbols. Bring in art and personal objects that inspire you.

*Clean all fabrics. If the curtains and upholstery is not being replaced, give it a good steam cleaning at the very least.

*Clear the air. Space-clearing with a sage smudge stick has become very mainstream in many of the most successful urban corporate offices from Donald Trump to Donna Karan. If Oprah can’t refer you to someone, give me a call.

And remember, Mr. President: you’re representing We the People. You deserve a clean slate and a decent space to work in. Enhancing your feng shui can’t hurt, it can only help!

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GIVEAWAY WINNER to be announced Monday

The lucky winner for the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 Giveaway will be posted on Monday! Check back to see who won the Feng Shui By Fishgirl Master Bedroom Makeover Advice to Enhance Romance Giveaway consultation.

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HEALTH = WEALTH

Painting by Katy Allgeyer (c) 2008

Painting by Katy Allgeyer (c) 2008

Where do you place your health and fitness on your list of priorities? Seriously, make a list. Examine your list closely. Is working late hours a higher priority than working out? Does scoring the next raise and promotion rate higher with you than raising your heartbeat? If so, you’re not practicing feng shui.

The feng shui bagua map positions the “Family & Health” sector immediately below the Wealth sector. This signifies the importance of maintaining good health in order to create abundant prosperity. It also is symbolic of the idea that a strong family, a strong body and mind, are essential to building a strong foundation for attracting and accumulating wealth.

The art of feng shui is about achieving balance in our lives so that chi (energy) can circulate freely without blockage. I often think of feng shui as yoga for the environments where we live and work because yoga teaches our bodies to breathe. Ever get winded going up a flight of stairs? Well, if your home or office has stagnant energy in it, it’s like the room or building itself is in a constant state of being winded. Not having enough energy to do the job. And in this case, the job I’m referring to is having enough positive chi to support a balanced life, a life filled with opportunities for success.

Spring is a time of renewal. I recommend that in order to create more wealth and prosperity in our lives, we must pay more attention to our health and our family relationships.

*Routine maintenance. Get a complete physical to make sure you catch any problems early.

*Get moving! Fit exercise into your busy schedule, even if it’s simply walking more.

*Eat healthy. It’s really true that we are what we eat. A good rule of thumb is to eat a wide range of colors in fruits and veggies so you know you’re getting your vitamins naturally.

*Make amends. If you have some discord with family members, take the first step towards reconciliation.

Remember, maintaining good health and healing those family rifts directly impacts your wealth sector. Reason enough to do it!

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IS THIS RUG 420 FRIENDLY?

Beach Stones Rug By Katy Allgeyer

I was inspired directly by the environment for these rug designs that are hand made in Kathmandu, Nepal. Shown here is “Beach Stones” made from Hemp and Banana Silk. You can buy this and other of my rug designs through Spacify. Or, I can design a custom rug just for you. BTW, this rug is made of “industrial grade hemp”. Just don’t try to smoke it, okay?

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