Monday, January 31, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choi!

Illustration by On Task
Happy Chinese New Year to You!
I am pleased to present the following guest blog post from my colleague, Mia Staysko, White Lotus Interiors. This information on the Chinese New Year and 2011 Year of the Metal Rabbit is reprinted (with permission) from Mia's White Lotus Letter

Feb 2, 2011 is the beginning of the Chinese year of the Metal Rabbit. The Metal Tiger of 2010 is drawing to a close, but not without reminding us of his presence this past year. That last flick of the tail may have some of you feeling a little turbulent over the last few weeks.

To see what the rabbit has in store for us, it helps to visualize the characteristics of the rabbit himself. Generally content and peaceable, she is a somewhat unassuming creature. She is gentle, sensitive, has refined tastes and is somewhat solitary. For many this gentleness will be a welcome respite from the turbulent tiger of 2010. However, in each of the last five years the element of the zodiac animals have been in a destructive phase resulting in a string of less than optimal luck. This year will see that cycle continue as the Rabbit is naturally a wood element sign and the metal of this year is in direct opposition. Though the year should be generally gentle, do not expect it to be without struggle. Peaceful negotiation will work better this year than force.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Feng Shui for Love & Romance

Photo by Seadance Photography
Special Valentine's Event...
for Ladies only! 
Wednesday, February 9th
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Winds of Change Events Room
357B - 5th Street, Courtenay, BC

Whether you are looking for a new romantic partner or hoping to ignite sparks with a current flame, this two-hour workshop promises to be informative and fun!

Terri Perrin, Feng Shui Practitioner, will introduce you to Feng Shui 'do's and don't' for the master bedroom and teach you how to set positive intentions to foster great relationships.

Lisa Graham, Seadance Photography, will dive into the romance of boudoir and underwater portraits.

The evening will wrap up with an historic look at the connection between chocolates and romance... and offer a tantalizing chocolate taste testing!

Each guest will receive a gift bag filled with coupons and information from the presenters, as well as several romance-related Comox Valley businesses including:
  • Colour FX Make-up
  • Grace Cosmetics
  • Secret Drawers Lingerie
  • The Romance Shop
  • Oh! Spa
PLUS! There will be a door prize draw for a $40 bouquet of flowers, courtesy of Comox Valley Flower Mart.

TICKETS at Winds of Change or call 250.218.4952
  • $20 per person in advance. $25 at the door.
  • Seating is limited to the first 25.... so sign up now!
  • Feng Shui books, crystals and products will be available for purchase.
  • Cash or cheques only.
Terri Perrin is a BTB Feng Shui practitioner and author based in Comox, BC, Canada. Contact her at 250.218.4952 or visit for more information.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Feng Shui Your Food

Balance your food choices...
and honour what you eat

On its most basic level, the practice of Black Sect Tantric Buddhist (BTB) Feng Shui is focused on changing your home (or work) environment to balance and redirect the flow of energy in a more beneficial manner. However, considering that Feng Shui recognizes that ‘whatever is closest to you has the most impact’, you can also apply it to your physical body and — as the saying goes — you are what you eat!

When I teach my Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui workshops or conduct home consultations, most people are surprised to learn that Feng Shui and food are closely related. In Feng Shui, wealth and prosperity is not just about your financial well being, it is also about your ability to enjoy nutritious and balanced meals.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Feel Good Feng Shui

Feeling blue? Then don’t wear black!

If the gray skies of January have you singing the blues, I suggest it is time for you to change your clothes and your attitude! The colour of our clothes, as well as the colours in our homes, can make a significant impact on how we feel. 

Dark colours are often associated with sadness and mourning, so it only makes sense to wear brightly coloured clothing in effort to lift your spirits. In addition to the energy of specific colours affecting our moods and overall health, negative energy is also generated from clutter and disarray, unloved and unused items, and broken or dysfunctional things in our home and work environments. Our homes often mirror what is happening in our lives and our bodies.

According to the principles of Feng Shui, everything in our environment, from inanimate objects like stones and furniture to living beings, has an energy force. Whether that energy is positive and uplifting ... or negative and depressing ... is often your choice.
When you make an effort to balance the energy around you, the energy within you comes into balance and that creates better health.  I am not saying that Feng Shui alone is a ‘cure all’ for what ails you, but it can help you feel healthier. When you improve your mood, you are better equipped to deal with life’s challenges. Sometimes, that can be achieved by doing something as simple as choosing to spice things up by wearing the frilly red bra and panties  instead of the black Grannie briefs!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Praise for 'Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals'

Carole J. Hyder is a fellow BTB Feng Shui Practitioner and author of Wind and Water: Your Personal Feng Shui Journey, as well as other publications and teaching tools. I enjoyed her book so much that it is on the 'Recommended Reading List' in my new book, the Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals. I sent Carole a complimentary copy and here's what she had to say about it....

"Thanks for sending me a copy of your book.  It’s extremely well-done and such a great tool for all Feng Shui practitioners.  I am starting a new group at the end of February and will definitely want to supply them each with a copy.  I will be back in touch when the number is finalized. Congratulations on a job well done!"

Carole Hyder
International Feng Shui Expert

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Feng Shui Your Business Logo

What does your company's logo say about you?

When I started my Feng Shui business I invested considerable time thinking about my logo design. I wanted an image that would not only be unique, but one that would incorporate some elements of Feng Shui and speak to my business motto:

"If you do not open your hands and heart to help yourself ...
you cannot give, nor can you receive."

The end result ... my Fine Art of Intention™ Feng Shui logo puts a new spin on the universally recognized Yin/Yang symbol of balance. My graphic designer took the Yin/Yang symbol and gave it a twirl… to simulate movement and change. The open hands, on the edge of the graphic swirl, are symbolic of the need to “open your hands and heart to help yourself.”

The colour green was used for the graphic because it symbolizes growth and new beginnings. Purple was used for the lettering, as this represents prosperity.

The graphic swirl and lettering combine to form a pyramid-shape… a symbol of fire, relating to fame and reputation.

For large corporations, small businesses and even home-based entrepreneurs, image is everything... and your logo is a big part of that image. Have a look at your company logo and consider what message it presents to your potential customers.
Want a 'Fast Feng Shui' analysis of your company logo?
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Terri Perrin is a BTB Feng Shui practitioner and author based in Comox, BC, Canada.
Contact her at 250.218.4952 or visit her website: Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui.