When we see attractive people it’s hard not to think that their looks can’t help but make the road of life smoother and easier for them. But that’s not always so. Attractive, and, yes, beautiful people, can be just as prone to making dumb mistakes and poor choices as anyone else. Perhaps it’s their beauty that betrays them and makes people prey upon them or they suffer from narcissism. But what really makes one beautiful – and do our looks affect our wealth?
More and more people are looking to gain an edge in their working environments. One method that businesspeople are increasingly turning to is feng shui. Feng shui promises that by arranging your office environment correctly, it is possible to create a better career for yourself, and that it can, in turn, promote further opportunity and advancement.
It’s no coincidence that the health and wealth sectors of the bagua are next to one another, and that the health sector comes before wealth. That’s because you cannot truly be a wealthy person if you do not have your health. Health is not just the absence of disease. It is also vitality and robust living that creates true health. Likewise, good health also incorporates a healthy mental state. We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy weight, get plenty of rest, eat healthfully, and make time for fun and relaxation.
Getting ready for a new baby requires a lot of thought and planning about everything from what diapers the baby will wear down to the decoration and arrangement of baby’s room. Today’s parents want to create a haven for their little one that will help their baby feel comforted and nurtured, as well as stimulated enough so that they thrive. Increasingly, parents are going beyond the traditional coordinated “theme” rooms and incorporating feng shui to ensure baby not only has an attractive, but also harmonious, environment.
Computers are a wonderful tool for helping us communicate with friends around the world, produce presentations and documents, balance our checkbooks and, in short, run our businesses and our lives. There is no doubt that we are completely dependent upon computers today and few homes are without a personal computer. Few of us are able to work when our computers stop working because of bugs, viruses or a log-jam of files.
Some of the best feng shui isn’t all about turtles and fountains, mountains and facing directions. It’s about fun. Good feng shui can change to great feng shui with the addition of fun, enjoyment, festivities and happy times. That’s because the vibrations of laughter and enjoyment permeate our surroundings and if you home is the location for happy gatherings full of festive people, then you’ve done a lot toward making your feng shui better – and that changes your outlook, your happiness, and your bottom line, too!
Wherever you go in Hong Kong — a city that loves business, money and prosperity — you see Chinese symbols of wealth and money. The ubiquitous symbol you see most often is the lucky Chinese coin. These coins are round with a square hole in the center. They represent both heaven (the circle) and earth (the square), and because of this, they’re deemed especially auspicious.
Many of my readers and even clients ask about working as a feng shui consultant. It’s a career that doesn’t have much written about it — especially from an insider’s view. And many people think it’s a New Age-y kind of career, but it’s much more than just good feelings! Feng shui is about black and white principles of placement, not just esoteric thoughts and holding the right kind of intentions.
Getting ahead in any area of life requires that you get plenty of attention. Fortunately, feng shui offers key steps that can help you gain more notice to help you get the recognition you deserve. If you’re interested in progressing in life, it’s important to make feng shui adjustments to important areas such as the north (career/opportunities) and northwest (helpful people/mentors) sectors. These two sectors are critical for helping you rise in prominence.
As the New Year approaches, you may find yourself thinking over the past year and you may be thinking about making New Year resolutions. Maybe you’re counting your blessings or thinking about what you could have done differently. If you’re like me, you might do a little of both. Whatever the case, it’s important to start the New Year off on a positive, hope-filled note.This can include everything from stocking the refrigerator to clearing out old junk from the closets. If you’ve missed the January 1st deadline, don’t worry: the Chinese New Year isn’t until a few weeks later…. so you’ve still got time!