Saturday, April 30, 2011

How Heavy is this Water?

I found this story interesting and wanted to share it. Stress can affect us in many ways. Often, it is all in our perspective. Consider this:

A lecturer was explaining stress management to an audience. Raising a glass of water, he asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers ranged from 20 g to 500 g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.

“If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.

“And that’s the way it is with internal stress. The longer we carry our burdens the heavier they become. Before long we won’t be able to carry on.

“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down. Then you can rest. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on without the pain associated with those burdens.

“So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow, if you wish."

Did you know that the clutter in your home and/or office can be causing you major stress? Check this blog post for information on clearing clutter. Read this article on basic feng shui principles.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Praise for Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals

Several feng shui practitioners in the Unites States and Canada have ordered The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals. Here's what one reader had to say about it:

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book! Information-packed. Beautifully arranged. Wonderful images. Fantastic charts for convenient referencing. Awesome!

"I personally want to thank you for shedding light on the issue of lead. My niece had lead poisoning, which almost killed her, having had acquired it as a child. She is now a beautiful 25-year old. But her suffering through all of that makes anything with lead in it a concern. I'm quite pleased, as you can imagine, that leaded-crystals are safe. She is using them for Feng Shui purposes in her own home."

Peace, light, and many blessings! Renate Bell

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Feng Shui for Feeling Frisky
Simple ways to boost your libido by changing your d├ęcor ... and your mindset 

Can the state of your bedroom influence your libido? You bet it can! Your goal in decorating your master bedroom should be to create a space that is restful and romantic and there are many ways that feng shui can help to achieve that goal.

But what about raw sexuality … not just romance? Can feng shui really help you feel frisky? For suggestions “beyond the basics” I posted a Facebook question to my colleagues in the International Feng Shui Guild (IFSG). It turned out to be one of our most lively discussion ever!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Get on Board With Social Media

Feng Shui Connections Canada
How to put your Feng Shui energy into cyberspace promotions

Websites. Blogs. Facebook. Twitter. Skype. Yikes!
So much social media … so little time!

I am pleased to have been invited to be the guest speaker at the Feng Shui Connections Canada meeting in Calgary on April 12, 2011. I will be giving a presentation on using social media to promote Feng Shui.  This will be followed by what I expect to be a lively and interactive discussion on social networking where attendees will be invited to share their Internet challenges and triumphs with the group.
My 45-minute presentation will walk through my experience in coming up with the concept for my book – The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals – and how I used the Internet to  connect and interact with some of North America’s most well-respected Feng Shui experts during the research and writing process.