If you’re in business, there’s nothing better than hearing the cash register ring. Every time you make a sale, it’s a thrill – no matter whether your business is online or a retail establishment. But when the sales don’t come in, it’s extremely frustrating. You wonder why your products aren’t moving, why the phone isn’t ringing or the sales just aren’t coming.
No matter whether it’s the year of the dragon, the horse, or the sheep, the philosophical principles of feng shui can add harmony to your interior design — and even inject a new spirit of romance. Feng shui is the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design of a room or building (and the placement of objects within) so that maximum harmony is achieved between the environment and the user. The term comes from the Chinese words “feng” (wind) and “shui” (water).
The wedding of England’s Prince William and fiancé Kate Middleton is the kind of fairytale that can buoy a world weary of conflict in the Middle East, devastation and nuclear catastrophe in Japan and a continuing conflict in Afghanistan. A wedding is a joyous event that portends hope and celebrates a couple’s commitment to each other, something that is a foundation of family and society.
Everything in our life is in some way a reflection of our life. And by everything, I really mean every thing. Our stuff has a tremendous influence over us – our thoughts, our feelings, even our mental clarity, or lack of it, as evidenced by TV shows that portray hoarders.
It’s clear there’s a new paradigm in business. Today’s clients and customers are savvy, attuned and educated with a sensitivity (some might say allergy) to businesses that don’t offer them a unique business experience. They want better service, higher-quality products and more personalization.
The peach is a highly symbolic fruit in Chinese society and the Taoist religion. The plant is imbued with immortality and the wood is thought to keep away evil spirits and entities. The peach flower is also believed to be able to entrance men. Its petals were thought to possess the ability to cast a romantic spell on them and as such is seen as a romantic symbol by the Chinese.
Last year was a wild ride, and we’ve got a few surprises to contend with in the coming year. Yes, there are some difficulties ahead. But some of those big surprises are…. good! Indeed, there are opportunities to get ahead in 2010. The questions become: Will you work with the energy of the year? Are you ready to stop fighting the flow and rowing upstream? Did you know that by following the energy patterns, you can ride the tides like a nimble kayaker navigates the rushing whitewater with deft skill?
Relationships, like technology, are becoming more complicated all the time. There are so many factors to consider in relationships today that didn’t come into play in years past. Nowadays, the woman may be the breadwinner and it may be the man who stays at home with the kids. What hasn’t changed, though, is the importance and the need for close, secure relationships.We often use relationships continue to define us.
Many people fear feng shui consultations. They worry they’ll be told that they have to move out of their homes, do major renovations or stop using certain rooms. A qualified feng shui consultant rarely tells someone that their home is hopeless with regard to feng shui. Good feng shui consultants will also talk to you about your life in addition to your home. They’re trying to understand how the house is affecting you and they look at your life and your home at the same time.
Living in a home that promotes contentment, harmony, and success means creating a thoughtful environment. These days everyone understands the importance of environment because, after all, we are a product of our environment — and if that’s true, then what is your environment saying about you? If your home is messy, dirty, and disorganized, chances are you are tired, struggling, and frustrated. But this is just one correlation. However, even in homes that are seemingly “together”, there can still be things that work in the background to undermine our success.