Is your room balanced? Do you have too much Yang material or too little? Do you even know? Ideally, a balanced room is one you naturally gravitate towards and feel good when you are in it. In the world of Feng Shui, the masculine and female are presented through color, size, texture, and composition. Unknowingly, you might prefer materials that are more Yang than Yin or vice versa. To bring a room together like a fine symphony, you want a representation of both the masculine and feminine, for what would Mozart’s Symphony #29 be like if only played with the bass and oboe but no violins? Read more
To flourish through your day, how wonderful does that sound?
Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, recently released his new book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being. He explains that embracing the five pillars for well-being, which he calls PERMA, individuals flourish in their lives.
- Opt for Positive Emotions over Negative Ones. Choose people, places and things that create positive feelings and experiences. If you wrestling with dissatisfaction at work, perhaps it’s time to dust off the resume and network. Schedule an end of the day hike with your favorite gal-pal. Read more
Have a New Seat in the Old World
A seating vignette is one of my favorite things to play with in a home. Recently, I found myself exploring a quaint artisan Mexican town and resting in a wonderful home called Casa Cino. This house was overflowing with charming and inviting seating areas. The town of San Miguel is called the Santa Fe of Mexico. This artisan community evolved over the last 500 years and at least 10% of the 80,000 people are Americans who live here. Touring Casa Cino, one of the newer built homes, was a spectacular experience of seeing Old World architecture and design replicated by current day craftsman. Read more
Do you ever feel in a rut? Need a little something to ignite some extra energy into you mood? The cure might be as simple as extra focus on a bedroom, a family room or a work cubicle. Here’s how to take one room and use that to recharge your human battery:
- Clean and De-clutter: Spend thirty minutes doing a deep cleaning by vacuuming, dusting, tossing unwanted and unused items, and finding items to donate. Make sure every thing has a home and belongs there. If not, do you need it? Read more
Are you a constant energy-out person? If you are juggling any or all of these: long work days, social commitments, charitable tasks, raising children, education/professional development, home and garden chores, personal finance management, and let’s not forget gym time, then you are likely energy imbalanced. You fall into bed exhausted and the alarm always rings too early. When do you get to truly fill up with energy-in?
We are a multi-tasking generation and culture that is constantly in motion and connected to technological devices. We drain our human battery daily. Just as we desperately seek our cell phone charger to re-juice our mobile device, we need to find our individual and unique sources to Rapidly Recharge our Human Energy.