Society has created somewhat of a paradigm, mostly through commercialization, that the holidays are about spending, gluttony, and the like. Society often messages us, that, to be alone means being lonely, yet nothing can be further from the truth. Feeling lonely can occur in the most crowded of places
One of the ways to get a jump on the New Year is begin goal setting in November. By setting goals in November, you’ll find the holidays more relaxing and have the mental space to truly be grateful for all that you currently have in your life. You may even
I love autumn. Growing up in the Midwest with an active, athletic family, I loved, and still love, being in the beauty of autumn: the crunching sound of fallen leaves under my feet, the smell of a burning fire, cashmere sweaters, and football season. Fall is a time for gathering.
In Feng Shui, the health area of any space or room is located in the center. For example, look at your home from a bird’s eye view, the center is most likely defined with a support beam, wall, or closet. Pay attention to this area. Is the closet cluttered? Is
There is nothing like the mood of summer. Time moves at a slower pace, or so it seems. We tend to get closer to the earth by walking barefoot in the freshly cut grass, or lie down in the green grass which allows Mother Nature to absorb the toxic energy
Ah, Springtime! The time of new beginnings, new opportunities. Outdoors everything smells fresh and clean and wonderful bursts of color are arriving. The energy is alive and new. I believe some of the world’s greatest poetry was written in the Spring, and some of the world’s greatest perfumes were created
One of the first places I survey when I begin a new project is the interior and exterior entryway of a location. The energy of the entryway tells me a lot about its occupants; how their space feels (which is often a reflection of how they are feeling). I can sense
THE PROCESS BEFORE TAKING ACTION Many times after I’ve helped a client organize a beautiful, functional space they’ll ask, “ok, now what”? Being organized, knowing where things go, being able to find things, and having a “to do” list of priorities is one thing, but taking action on these priorities
A buddy of my son recently phoned to make a sales pitch for Cutco knives. If you haven’t heard of Cutco the product is right up there with Wusthof cutlery and other world-class brands. What I didn’t know is that Cutco products are made in America and they have a
Lavender is one of the most important herbs and belongs to the family Labitae which includes mints and plants that are native to France and England. Used for more than 2,500 years in aiding digestive problems, anxiety, insomnia and restlessness; lavender can also be used for disinfecting wounds and treating
The Summer Solstice (begins June 21) is almost upon us. Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and heralds in color, play, active and light-filled, summer days. I love the mood of summer.
This month’s article is about what to do after one is organized. Don’t worry if you’re not actually organized because by moving in the direction of visualizing being organized is the first step of actual organization. But remember: being organized gives you the gift of time. The question becomes: what will you do with this time?
THE PROCESS BEFORE TAKING ACTION
Many times after I’ve helped a client organize a beautiful, functional space they’ll ask, “ok, now what”?Being organized, knowing where things go, being able to find things, and having a “to do” list of priorities is one thing, but taking action on these priorities is another challenge altogether. Before taking action comes the very key step of “thinking or processing”.
Here’s how it works:
Step #1: Make your “to do list” then prioritize what needs to be done.
Step #2: Within each priority think about how long it will take you to actually get the priority accomplished and if you need to drive somewhere include drive time. Visualize the process you’ll use for getting your priority done. List any supplies, inventory, or additional resources you’ll need to execute.
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Bethany is available for phone or Skype feng shui consultations. Once you provide a floor plan and furniture placement we can analyze your space and present best options for furniture arrangement and good flow.
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