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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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?
Empty walls devoid of art –or any decoration– are depressing, aren’t they?
The only thing less uplifting than bare walls is ugly walls that have
stains and peeling paint where the art should be. Feng shui is about creating
harmonious, peaceful, and inspiring spaces that improve one’s quality of life
at home and at work. If your work environment is depressing, chances
are your workers are going to be depressed and not as creative and productive
as they should be.
Art need not be expensive to be effective at lifting ch’i (energy). To paraphrase
Mae West, art just needs to be good looking and well hung. If your budget does
not allow you to buy Andy Warhol originals–or even limited edition prints–you
might consider purchasing original art from some local fine artists instead. Attend
local art fairs and small galleries to get a feel for what is available. Another
inexpensive alternative is framed poster art.
For the work place, art also needs to send the appropriate message. Thought
should be given as to what the corporate message actually is. Paintings of
naked ladies in the classical style could work beautifully as part of a wellness spa’s
decor but may not be right for a labor union office, for example. Art in the work
place can simply be used to beautify a space, or, it can motivate workers.
Several poster companies even specialize in motivational sayings designed to promote leadership qualities for managers. Health care professionals tend to have
their walls plastered with care related images.
Many professional offices prefer to hang diplomas, awards, and credentials in their office spaces. To enhance feng shui, these items should ideally be located in the
“Fame & Reputation” area of the office. But these can be depressing, too, if they are
poorly framed and displayed, and if they are the only wall art in the room. It’s
important to have a balance with art for art’s sake. Maps, mirrors, tools of your trade and other common objects…all of these can be artfully hung on a wall to create
an uplifting ambiance. Use your imagination!
PS: Click on the painting to jump to Bare Naked Ladies music video. 🙂
Feng Shui By Fishgirl is participating in the MY DIY HOME Blog Carnival. For those of you who don’t know what a Blog Carnival is, I’ll tell you. Blog hosts (any blogger can be one) decide to put out a call to bloggers and usually have categories that the bloggers can then submit article posts to. Upon acceptance, the carnival host posts all of the accepted entries on their blog in the format of one long post with links to the individual bloggers. Visiting all the links and reading all the posts–or just the ones that interest you—is sort of like browsing through a magazine. Instead of a hard copy, you’ve got a virtual link to your magazine online. Click on the photo of balloons to jump to the MY DIY HOME Blog Carnival.
Extremely high ceiling (I'd put some art over the fireplace).
Too much chi (energy) can be overwhelming if it takes the form of an empty space with nothing to rest the eyes on. It’s a wonderful feeling to be out in the wide open spaces of nature, but not so comforting if you don’t have a snug cozy home to retreat to. We are originally cave dwellers, after all! Jump here to the comments section of Apartment Therapy to see what I advised someone to do about her too-high ceilings today. I’m too tired to repost my comments as my significant other is unexpectedly in the hospital the past couple of days.