Thriving vs. Surviving

Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive, and Dan Harris’s 10% Happier have created a growing interest in meditation and the way of life it encourages. As a result, the financially obsessed definition of success is changing. Don’t get me wrong, they are not suggesting that there is something wrong with having money, making money or even wanting money, but when your life’s happiness or level of success is solely defined by how much money you have or make, that’s when you could be putting unnecessary pressure on yourself that begets discontent. My older daughter constantly calls herself a “struggling actress.” She lives in the Big Apple, working her butt off in various jobs so she can pay for her ridiculously expensive, but tiny apartment while spending her days...

Feng Shui Can Help Sell Your House

Sometimes I look back on my years of traveling and all I can remember are the months I spent preparing to move, and then the unpacking set-up. Every time we finally got settled, either our lease ended and we had to find a new house, or our assignment ended and we were on our way to a different country! I’m so grateful for our overseas experiences, and have no intention of taking away from the joy that comes from being immersed in fascinating, international cultures, but no matter how you slice it, moving is exhausting!!! My ex-husband and I owned and sold seven different properties while we were married, and rented nine properties in the 17 years that we lived abroad. I can rant for hours about the stress associated with moving – but having to sell before you...

Adding a Splash of Color

I’m getting quite a few requests for quick and easy DIY energy enhancers! I’m so excited you are thinking about improving your chi to better attract opportunities and positive energy. Thank you for your time, your emails and your general interest. As mentioned in previous posts, removing clutter from your home is one of the most effective DIY chi enhancers (read more HERE). However, if you’re looking for something different, Feng Shui offers a plethora of suggestions for attracting luck, prosperity and good health into your life and home. From decorating with plants and crystals to hanging wind chimes and mirrors, there is a wealth of information and remedies to help balance the energy in your home in a way that fits your schedule and budget. For purposes of this...

Deity Stars for May 5 to June 5, 2014

Please forgive me for providing the star locations for this month after May 5th. I have been in San Francisco studying the Qi Men Dun Jia classes, which better define the various energies and am just returning, eager to incorporate this knowledge into the star evaluations. Every month is a precious month and delivers what we need when we need it. This month is all about protecting/developing your wealth and healthy, loving relationships. Whether these relationships are new or long-term, clear your differences and go forward. Harmony this month is paramount. Combine these two powerful stars (Harmony and Earth), and one could assume that the month may suggest that we create a healthy relationship with money. The Chief resides in the South and is as powerful as...

Balance is Key to Happy Chi

In an effort to simplify the process of finding your Tao (or path) to peace and harmony, allow me to explain the very core of FengShui: opposite polarities of negative and positive energies, also known as yin and yang, are a fundamental fact of the universe.  Thus, the practice of FengShui, which can be described as the recreation of balance in the space between Heaven and Earth, is an important tool to help you create ayin and yang balance in your home and in your life. Allow me to break this down further: Yin describes a softer energy known as female energy and yang describes a more aggressive, harder energy known asmale energy. This does NOT mean that all women are yin and that all men are yang, nor should they be! Yin and Yang describe attributes.The duality...

Wishing Upon the Stars

So many of you have asked for the most recent stars for this month, April 5 to May 4, 2014. Unfortunately, my books from Kuala Lumpur (that contain this info) have yet to arrive. Until they do, I offer an outline of the main stars and their directions, and a promise to provide a more thorough analysis of their strengths and weaknesses for this month when I have the charts. Thank you for your understanding! When making your wishes, remember to put your back to the specific direction (use your compass) that provides the energy that can aid in making your specific requests a reality. Close your eyes and visualize your heart-felt wishes coming true to the point that your visualizations are palpable. Imagine how it feels when you accomplish your goals and relish in...