By Kathryn Weber Trees are an important life source and vital members of our outdoor community. Often called “the lungs of the Earth,” trees take the carbon dioxide that we breathe out and return it to us as oxygen. They also prevent groundwater run-off and soil erosion. It is obvious that trees are a crucial…
By Kathryn Weber Put your back into it. Keep your nose to the grindstone. These pithy sayings are meant to instill the value of consistent work effort. And, for the most part they’re true, because consistent work pays off, but sometimes when you’re busy looking down all the time, you lose sight of where you’re…
One of the frequent targets of feng shui is clutter, and rightly so. Clutter drains our life energies, saps on mental energy and drowns us in the possessions that we once took interest in to where they simply take over our homes, and our lives, in some instances. It doesn’t matter how a collection starts, but what begins as an interest or even a gift, can go quickly from interesting to overwhelming. The energy of the collection then begins to take on a life of its own.
Purple is a potent color. In every society, purple holds a special place, and a special meaning. It is said that Leonardo da Vinci believed meditating in a lavender or purple-colored light was improved by a factor of 10. Purple is associated with wealth, nobility, stature, religion, piety, magic, and sexuality.
From antiquity to today, few colors have the power and influence that the color red has. It’s the most likely to make the wearer and the observer do something, such as stop at a stop sign, eat at a restaurant or feel favorably about a company, such as Target and its red bulls-eye logo.
Feng shui has many mirrors. And by mirrors, that means a repetition of ideas and thoughts. For instance, the number three is a representation of the direction of east, and east is represented by wood. There are many mirrors just like these with respect to other feng shui elements.
Salt has been one of the world’s most precious mineral for ages. In the 1600’s the King of Spain sent ships to travel to the New World to collect salt in South Texas to bring back to him. In Russia, bread and salt is presented to show hospitality. And if you’ve ever had a sore throat or sprained an ankle, salt water was often prescribed for healing.
Today it’s hard to go to any nursery or florist and not see pots of lucky bamboo. It’s cultivated and arranged in small pots to large, fabulous interwoven designs. It’s striking and brings a bright green touch of nature to your home — and adds some great health and wealth feng shui too!
By Kathryn Weber In a world where change is constant, and sometimes, moment by moment, the idea of staying in the same place, in the same relationships, the same patterns of our lives, has the comfort of familiarity. There’s even a saying that it’s easier with the devil you know than the devil you don’t.…
Holidays are special times to gather family and friends together to enjoy festivities, gifts, and special foods. This is especially true at Christmas when we seek to share the bounty of the year by giving gifts and celebrating with those closest to us.