One of the Valentine’s feng shui suggestions I have is to love yourself enough to focus on your finances this year. A favorite wealth guru of mine is The Millionaire Mommy Next Door blog written by Jen Smith. Read this fairytale:
Monthly Archives: February 2011
Color is a very personal preference. Some of us spend so much time surrounded by vibrant colors at work that we prefer a more subdued and neutral environment at home. Can a moody grey living room like the one shown here have good feng shui? Absolutely! It’s especially auspicious if the room is located in areas of the bagua where greys and blacks are naturally welcome (Travel & Helpful People and Career areas are exceptional placement for greys and blacks).
Click this link to jump to the lennox.com website article to see more:
In addition to color there are other elements to the design that enhance the feng shui in this room. For example, check out the use of yin-yang shapes in the art work in the photo below. Round yin on top (where we belong, hehe!) and square masculine yang below. No color, but very powerful. The orchids and the rounded vase are also nice compliments to the overall feng shui qi.
This article at Slate Magazine raises a really good question:
Pets can get us through many a rough patch in life. They make great companions and it’s even been proven that having access to a pet can extend your lifespan (that’s why many nursing homes and hospitals have visiting pet programs). But what if your love for your dog gets in the way of having a human love relationship? It happens. Especially if your heart’s been broken. A pet will give you unconditional love and it won’t talk back or express negative feelings. Loving a person means you’re going to get feedback, and not all of it will be what you want to hear. Thank you, Jon Katz for bringing this common situation to our attention in your fun article! Do you have a story of loving your pet too much to tell? Did a pet get you through a difficult divorce or heartache? ‘Fess up and comment below!
From time to time I reintroduce prior blog posts I’ve written that I can’t really improve on. Letting Go of Clutter–it’s really holding you back!
is one of my most popular posts at SelfGrowth.com. If you want to discover the psychological reasons you might be holding on to junk, read that post.
Another good one is about Letting Go of Your Ex. We often hold on to toxic relationships long past there due date.
These doctors in the article below claim that hanging on to negative experiences in your brain can be detrimental to your health as well. A recommended read:
I’m a big advocate of improving the feng shui of your space using what you’ve already got and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to do it. I call that “frugal feng shui”. But you have to be willing to tackle the job with some elbow grease and ingenuity. This super cheap kitchen redo is an excellent case in point.
Click this link to jump to one of our favorite design sites, Apartment Therapy, to see the full story and find out how the transformation was done:
Gorgeous pictorial of a city in ruins, check out the art photography of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre at their website. The photos are hauntingly beautiful as my friend and colleague Tracy’s AstroSalon said (be sure to read her post as to what this all means astrologically). They are of abandoned buildings in Detroit (there is another portfolio of abandoned theatres that is a work-in-progress as well). How do all these abandoned buildings—many abandoned not so long ago—affect the feng shui of the entire city of Detroit and of the entire USA? Detroit is pretty much the heart of America. The automobile industry represented the best of American ingenuity and gumption. It’s now in ruins. We need to clear out the clutter of abandoned buildings and start rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, planning our growth more wisely, investing in forward-thinking industries and creating jobs for the new millenium. What do you think should be done and how do you think we should do it?
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1) Make your own Valentine cards. Nothing says “I Love You” more than something you made yourself. This stimulates your Creativity feng shui sector.
2) Dip some strawberries in chocolate. This stimulates your Family & Health area because it’s been proven that fruit and chocolate are both good for your health.
3) Read up on the kama sutra. Increasing your Wisdom & Knowledge feng shui will benefit your Love & Relationship area as well.
4) Update your resume. Loving yourself and making yourself a priority is good for your Career sector.
5) Go see your mom. Or your grandmom or favorite aunt, etc. so that your Travel & Helpful People area will get a nice feng shui boost.
6) Declare your love to the world. Be famous for letting people know how much you love them! Your Fame & Reputation sector will love it.
7) Love your money. Make 2011 the year you get serious about your finances. Get out of debt, start investing, pay attention to your money so it will grow into Wealth.
8) Love, love, love. Love is the foundation from which all other goodness flows. Love-based decisions are better feng shui than fear-based ones.