Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to clutter clear inherited artwork

Welcome guest blogger, Karen Kingston, feng shui expert and author of two best-selling books: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui and Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui. My father recently passed away and my family is left with several paintings that we are not sure what to do with. Karen's client's dilemma and her advice really resonated with me ... so, with her kind permission, I now share it with you. Thank you, Karen!
Inherited artOne of Karen's readers wrote:

For the last nine years, I have searched for answers to a problem and have not found much useful advice. I am reading your book, ‘Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui', which gives me some hope, even though, so far, it doesn’t directly speak to my situation.

My parents were artists, locally but not especially commercially admired. They were also hoarders. Their basement was filled with items in various stages of completion, from single papers with one brush stroke to completed, mounted and framed pieces. Upstairs, walls were nearly covered with their paintings, and horizontal surfaces held sculpture. Nine years ago, I inherited all of it....

Saturday, March 19, 2011

YES ... Feng Shui CAN help you increase business!

For home, business and garden Feng shui consultations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia contact: Terri Perrin

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Time Weight Loss with Feng Shui

I welcome Spring with a guest blog post from my colleague, Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui expert and author of the best-selling book: Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life.

Here are Karen's quick feng shui tips for weight loss and the general waking up of the body for spring and the activities that go with it:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fun Feng Shui

In 2011, the months of January, July and October each have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.
This happens only once every 823 years!
This makes 2011 a 'money bags year.

There is an email going around that says if you forward this to your friends you will receive money in 4 days. Don't know if that is true or not ... but I encourage you to share this information with your friends anyway! (Just for fun!)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Get a Head Start on Spring Gardening

Feng shui workshop will offer insight into how to create peaceful outdoor spaces

Despite the snow and cold we have experienced in the past few weeks, many spring flowers are staring to bloom and Comox Valley gardeners are eager to get growing! While it may be too early in the season to put out your bedding plants, now is a good time to think about what you can do to turn your outdoor living space into a peaceful oasis. Applying the most basic principles of feng shui can help you create garden spaces with positive and balanced energy.

Gardens represent an attempt to recreate the perfection of nature and the unity of human beings. It is an art form where we can use colours, textures and natural elements to create spaces that can nourish our bodies and souls. I like to think of my garden as a blank canvas… bare earth that is not a lifeless void but an energetic space brimming with potential.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Feng Shui and Trees

As a relative newcomer to Vancouver Island, and the owner of a brand new home on a barren lot, I was thrilled to discover that everything from apples to zinnias grow here. I felt like an artist poised in front of a blank canvas!

When designing my landscaping I paid particular attention to my backyard because, according to the principles of Feng Shui, it represents the future. In Feng Shui, trees are considered to be ‘the lungs of the world’ because they take in carbon dioxide and return it to the atmosphere as oxygen. They also play an integral role in stabilizing the soil and keeping the water table balanced. Trees (and some plants) also hold special meaning and do more than enhance the landscape!