Feng Shui

Family Relationships Can Be Healthy: Use Some Feng Shui

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Do the members of your household uplift you? Or bring you down? How do you feel about your ancestry and heritage? Focusing on the Family center of your home can help you appreciate the positive qualities of your relatives. Use Feng Shui to facilitate harmonious relationships and encourage feelings of respect and love.  Your tribe can have a huge impact […]

Love + Relationships Attracted via Feng Shui

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Romance is in the air and relationships are on our minds. Time to use a little Feng Shui magic to enhance the love you’ve got or attract some to your life! Your home should always be an inviting retreat where you feel secure and happy. Create a little love nest of your own in the rear right section of your […]

Fame + Reputation: Make an Impact w. Feng Shui

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No matter what you do for a living, first impressions are always important.  A first impression gets your foot in the door, but a good reputation earns repeat business.  Use Feng Shui to help you be more mindful of the impact you have on other people.  Building a good reputation earns respect from adults and children alike. Referral-Based Business Need to build […]

Fireplace Feng Shui to Warm Your Home

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Now that Santa has done his thing, time to stoke the fire back up! This has certainly been a cold winter season so far (speaking on behalf of all freezing Southern Californians). As the stockings start to come down, your fireplace can still pretty up. Keep things cozy the rest of the season. Quick Feng Shui Tips Fire is an […]

Attract Prosperity + Wealth via Feng Shui

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One of the principle ideas in Feng Shui is circulation.  Money is a very fluid form of prosperity and should circulate in and out of your life in a positive way.  Prosperity is more of a mindset than a financial standing. My brother always says, “billionaires just have billion-dollar bills”.  Enhancing this area of your home should be an encouragement […]

Creativity + Children: Think Pastels + Feng Shui

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Looking to embark on a new creative project or want to express more creativity?  Focusing on improving relationships with your children?  Considering adding children to your family? Pay attention to this area of the bagua and allow children to play a more meaningful role in your life. Use creativity in business situations to shape ideas or projects in unique ways. Everyone has […]

Health + Well-Being: Get Centered w. Feng Shui

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Anyone on a health kick? You can use the decor in your home and a few basic principles from Feng Shui to enhance this part of your life.  Your health affects the way you view what’s currently happening in your life.  It can effect whether a positive flow of events are able to reach you. Equally as important, eating healthy and getting enough rest […]

Helpful People: Attract Besties w. Feng Shui

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You’ve heard the phrase, “it’s not what you do, it’s who you know”.  Bringing helpful people into your life (and keeping them there) is vital to your livelihood and mental well-being alike!  Think of the friends you have who make you laugh and keep you going.  Or the acquaintance who connected you with your last job.  If you need a hand […]

Feng Shui 4th: Knowledge + Wisdom

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In Feng Shui, the Knowledge and Wisdom area deals with higher education as well as inner study and growth.  If you are a student or are wanting to broaden your perspective through learning, this is a living area you should consider focusing on. Likewise, this may be an important area for you to enhance in your children’s rooms.  Help those kids […]

Bagua 101: Your Space Mirrors Your Life

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In my first Feng Shui overview article, I showed you the bagua.  The bagua is basically like a blueprint of the nine energy centers in your home.  Our living spaces are reflections of our day-to-day living – when our lives are cluttered, our homes are too.  Any time you need some mental focus, clean up your area!  Just like we […]

Feng Shui and Self-Fulfilled Prophesies

Feng Shui basics to enhance your life | Girlfriend is Better

Practicing Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is like turning your home into a living, breathing inspiration board. Not sure how to decorate, or where to put things? Feng Shui is like a handy-dandy guide to get you moving in the right direction.  In my early 20’s, I moved into my first home and felt the need for some interior decorating.  I […]