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New year Feng Shui Tips for Health, Wealth, Success and Happiness!

picture-9 Image of total luxury! Bring in health, wealth, success and happiness with these 9 tips:

1- Now is the perfect time to define your objectives and goals for the New Year. A great way to do that is by using a VISION BOARD. On it, you can list the things you want to attract to your life with images, photos and words, plus reset your goals and involve the universe.

2- De- clutter and reorganize your home and office. You will feel better and that will help your focus. By emptying your closets and cabinets you will enable fresh new energy and opportunities to flow to you.

Donate and give away to thrift shops, charities and neighborhood organizations. Or sell your old things on Ebay or Craigslist and donate the money.

3- Get your health checked. It is a great time to go visit your family doctor to start the year healthy and full of energy. Toss out old medicines and renew prescriptions.

4- Shop with abandon. Ensure your refrigerator, pantry, canisters, shakers are all full for this New Year. This represents abundance for the year ahead.

5- Review your contact list and ensure it is updated for professional and personal matters, with current phone numbers and addresses. Reach out to people you love to wish them a good New Year.

6- Respect the money in your wallet... and your wallet. Make sure it is not worn out or tattered. By keeping it full, It symbolizes having enough money all year long.

7- Get a new green plant or blooming flowers. They represent rebirth and growth for the New Year. They also symbolize health  for you and your family.

8- Make time to dream big. Prepare where you want to go this year, your travels, your vacations, your career changes, even new classes you want to take.

Live Well, Be Well, Work Well.

Marie Burgos

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3 Important Feng Shui Tips To Bring In More Money

picture-5 Tips 1 Money is something everyone needs and wants. Besides using hard work, here are some feng shui tips to remember to generate more money. The first thing to remember is that there are financial power spots in your office, living room, bedroom and kitchen. These spots are found in the corner of the back left hand side of the room, when facing in from the doorway. Once you know the financial power spots of the office, you have to keep these areas clutter free. This is because clutter always symbolizes stagnant energy. And this clutter in your power spots will only clog your cash flow. On clearing these spots, you shift these power spots to a higher spot.

According to feng shui things that are broken have to be fixed as things that don’t work indicate that something is wrong in your life. So look for things like switches that don’t work, file drawers that don’t repair or clocks that don’t give the right time. Either remove these things, or repair them so that they work. In place of these non-working things, place symbols of prosperity in your power spots like bowl of coins or a lucky bamboo plant for more prosperity in life. Even pictures of your dream house or car can be placed here as these are effective money symbols that have some special meaning for you.

Tips 2 Color is an important part of feng shui, and in making more money through feng shui. This is why it is advised to accent all money areas in your house with the colors green and purple. Green is the color for vitality and growth while purple is the color for wealth. One feng shui suggestion for this is to place purple and green grapes in a bowl in the wealth area of the kitchen. These grapes can be real or artificial; however if you use real ones and eat them, make sure you replenish the grapes and that the bowl is always more than half full.

Handling money with care is an important part of feng shui. Many people are of the habit of jamming money in wallets or money dips or to keep them crumpled in the pocket. This is not at all a sign of showing respect to money; instead clear your purse and wallet of its clutter and start saving money in them with care. This is because feng shui says that if you start neglecting money, money slowly starts neglecting you. Make it a point to balance your checkbooks and to pay bills punctually and to store your checkbook in attractive purple, black, blue, red or green covers. Place this cover in the back left corner of your desk, its wealth area or in the wealth area of your office.

Tips 3 Feng shui does not mean only the right placement of things for prosperity, but it also means the development of the right attitude in life. According to feng shui, you can make more wealth once you learn to live generously. This is because money is a type of energy that has to be made to not only into your life, but also to flow through your life. If you don’t have money to share, you can always give your time, appreciation and compassion to others for greater abundance in life.

Remember that little drops make a great ocean. So everyday, you have to spend a few minutes in the evenings, thinking of all the good things in life and thus show your gratitude for being lucky to receive all these things. It is not always getting or having something right that is important; it is learning to focus on the positive side of things in life that is important. The more you learn to notice, appreciate and show gratitude for whatever you receive, the more good things and money, you can expect to come your way. This is because prosperity in life is not always determined by the amount of money you have with yourself. It is also dependant on how you learn to enjoy whatever you have in life.

If you realize how rich you are with so many friends and your family, how fortunate that you can laugh, how fortunate you are to breathe in fresh and free air and realize the richness of your spiritual life; you will pretty soon receive material blessings and prosperity in your life.

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5 Feng Shui Tips That Will Help Get Your Home Sold Quickly

picture-8 Feng Shui is particularly useful in presenting effective and practical ways of making home-for-sales irresistible and marketable. Not only did it make helped many realty agents make the properties on their list appealing to their buyers, it also enabled them to make their fastest and most profitable sales possible. If you are planning to put up your home for sale, follow this article to get an introduction to the 5 Feng Shui tips that will help get your home sold quickly.

What exactly is Feng Shui? The practice of Feng Shui, which literally means wind (feng) and water (shui), originated in China 6,000 years ago. Often referred as the geo-mancy or "Earth wisdom", its disciplines are comprise with ancient methods of constructing residences, making use of the patterns and arrangements of elements to promote happiness, abundance and harmony into the home. Today, the observance of Feng Shui has expanded into modern architecture, urban planning, interior design, garden and outdoor home structure designs and framework as well as in the selection of colors and materials to be used in finishing a room. Surely, our 5 Feng Shui tips that will help get your home sold quickly.

How does Feng Shui work? Feng shui is all about maintaining harmony with the environment to promote positive change. For home for sales, here is the 5 Feng Shui tips that will help get your home sold quickly.

1. Attracting positive energy. When putting up your home for sale, consider paying attention to the smaller details. For instance, make sure that the address of your property which you placed on the ads is clearly marked and visible. Place your "for-sale" signage at the curb and on the house. Just as feng shui attracts the right energy in home arrangements, it also advises you to make sure that you clearly state the directions of going to your home so buyers can easily locate your home.

2. Clearing and opening up. Making sure that all the entrance portions of your home is clean, polished and clear is very much like attracting great opportunities. Making sure that windows are thoroughly cleaned with the front door and the hallway thoroughly polished, you welcome your home's potential buyers with an open space and an impression of well-maintained home.

3. Create a positive flow of energy. No one can resist a bright and welcoming home. With that, it is important to clean, buff and polish your home's entry ways as it is the portion of the house that will ultimately leave an impression to its potential buyers. You can cozy up that portion of your home a bit by adding knickknacks which will enhance its aesthetic value.

4. Keeping positive energy. In prepping up your home for sale, take time to fix all loose knobs, broken tiles, peeling paints, cracked and chipped cabinet handles and all the things that are broken. Also, make sure that your lawn and hedges is trimmed and your garden at its best. Fix all your home's minor issues to make tweak its energy levels as well as to avoid driving away home buyers.

5. Apply the Bagua. You can do this by setting aside a room near the front door to entertain clients. Make sure that in that spot, flyers about your home as well as the business cards of your real estate agent are available. Who knows, one of those curious visitors could be the perfect buyer for your home.

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Feng Shui Money Tips: Count your Blessings like Gold!





Count your Blessings like gold

Take a few moments every evening to think about all the good things that happened to you today and to express your gratitude for what you have received. Small things count, too, it doesn’t all have to be spectacular. It's not what happened that's important; it's getting in the habit of focusing on the positive side of things every day that matters.

The more you notice, appreciate, and express gratitude for blessings received, no matter how small, the more good things will come your way, including money. 

A true experience of prosperity is determined not by how much money you have, but by how well you notice and enjoy what is already present in your life. As you de-clutter, repair, and accessorize your wealth area keep in mind your final intentions and be positive about the path that you are taking to bring abundance in your life.  You will start by celebrating being rich in friends and family, rich with good moments, rich with ideas then material blessings will come to you as well. 


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Feng Shui Money Tips: How are you handling your money?



Growing wealth will involve good placement in your environment but it is also very important to address your own personal thoughts and behavior towards money. Wealth starts with attitude.

Pay attention to how you handle money every day. 

Do you keep paper money neatly sorted in your wallet or money clip, or is it jammed in there any old way, or crumpled up at the bottom of your pocket?

Clean the clutter out of your purse and wallet, and start handling your money as though you value it. 

Balance your checkbook regularly and pay your bills on time. 

Put your checkbook in an attractive cover (choose green, purple, red, blue, or black) and keep it in the wealth area of your desk - that's the rear left corner again -- or in the wealth area of your office.

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Feng Shui Money Tips: the "Money plant"!


Add a healthy plant with round leaves 

According to the Bagua, the wealth area of your home or office is associated with the wood element. Wood can be represented by a wooden piece of furniture, the green color on any surface, plants and fresh flowers.

The Chinese community has been using for decades certain specific plants to grow their wealth.

A plant symbolizes the growth of your capital.

You can use a jade plant, a money plant, any healthy and “friendly” (no cactus here!) will be good for the wealth area.


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Feng Shui Money Tips: Bring the Water element!




Use the element of Water to enhance your wealth area.  

Aquariums, images representing water and water features like fountains are a boost for the wealth area of your home or office.

A lot of Chinese restaurants showcase aquariums or fish imageries at their entrances. An Element of water at the entrance symbolizes new business, new clients coming through their doors.     

In your home or your office, a tabletop fountain with the soothing sound of flowing water is perfect. Water fountains that collect water, symbolize collecting or acquiring wealth. 

The water element is symbolic of the flow and clarity of life-force energy. Position the fountain so that the water flows toward the center of the room for maximum results. Running water helps move positive chi energy through the room, while promoting a soothing, calm environment. 

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Feng Shui Money Tips: The colors of prosperity!



Accent your money areas with the colors green, red or purple. 

Green symbolizes vitality and growth

Red brings energy and power 

Purple is the best color for wealth. 

Gold signifies luxury. Donald Trump uses a lot of gold for his properties. 

You can place a big chunk of purple amethyst in your wealth area and have décor accents in those colors. 

You can use these colors on your window treatments, your soft furnishing, your accessories.  You don't have to use all those colors. You can just choose one. It is important to make the space pleasing to you and respect your design style.

You can also place a bowl of green and purple grapes (real or artificial) in the wealth area of your kitchen, to symbolize abundance filling your home. If you use real grapes, it's okay to eat them, just add more from time to time so the grapes remain fresh and the bowl is always more than half full.


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Feng Shui Money Tips: Enhance your wealth area!





Enhance your area with symbols of prosperity:


You can place a bowl of coins (add your loose change to it every day), a "lucky bamboo" plant, or anything that symbolizes success and prosperity to you. 

There are lots of Chinese luck symbols available, but you don't have to use them unless you want to. 

A picture of your dream house, or a model of that luxury car you long for, is an effective money symbol because it has personal meaning for you.

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Feng Shui Basics: The Wood element




The Wood element relates to green and brown colors. It is an element that represents growth. It is always restful and grounding to have wood in an environment. It has a lot of energy. It represents all living trees and plants.

 The areas in the home associated with the wood elements are family area and the wealth and prosperity area, according to the Bagua energy map.

If you you want to boost the family finances or want to promote the general well being of your family, place some wooden items, plants and fresh flowers in your environment.  Also designing a room with shades of green reinforces the power of wood element and prevents family upsets and fights. 

In design, we often say: “ Bring the outside in” for more nature inside your home. 

Here are 10 ways to bring the wood element into your space:

1- Use rectangular shape furniture such as a rectangular wooden dining or coffee table

2- Display wood carving statues or art pieces

3- Paint your walls in green

4- Choose fabrics with vertical stripes as these represent wood element

5- Use green pattern rugs, pillows or shades.

6- Display fruits in a wooden bowl on your kitchen counter or dining table

7- Introduce house plants in your space to lift the energy and reduce pollutants. Ensure they are always healthy and well maintained.

8- Display fresh flowers.

9- Display your family photos in wooden photo frames.

10- Serve food in green china to increase wood energy in the kitchen or dining room.

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