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Home Offices During COVID & After: Feng Shui & Vastu

I was invited by Redfin to contribute to a Feng Shui article on home offices. Here's what I wrote, followed by the snippet they used. Vastu is the Yoga of Design from ancient India and is part of the origin of Feng Shui. Six tips from Vastu expert Sherri Silverman, PhD to create a healthy, unobstructed flow of ch'i, or "universal life energy,” in your home workplace: 1. Use the current situation of COVID as incentive to decide what’s really important in your life and home. We’re all getting rearranged inside and out. Seize this opportunity to organize and declutter.  2. If your home has no space for anything and chaos everywhere, spend twenty minutes a day throwing out or selling or giving away what...

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Happiness Is the Key to Life

Happiness and joy are a form of abundance! These vibrations help us magnetize what we want. It’s part of my Padmini Vidya Mini Course, which includes the following quotation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: “Happiness radiates like a fragrance from a flower and draws all good things toward you.” Bringing more joy and happiness into your life is essential. It juices you up so everything can just flow. Happiness is the key to life. When setting your goals, be sure to add having joy and being happy!  Through regular meditation, we can get established in that bliss consciousness so that no matter what happens, it doesn't throw us. "No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be...

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Making Your Own Environment: Conscious Home Design

Create the best version of your own world, your true nest, with Vastu conscious home design. "What I am doing, slowly, is making my own environment, room by room, as artists do." I recently found this quotation and illustration from artist David Hockney in a recent issue of Architectural Digest magazine, right after moving into my new cottage. It reminded me that this is exactly what I do for myself and my clients--- and that my expertise and skill as both an artist and a Vastu conscious home design consultant are applied in each home project that I undertake for my clients. Interior designer Albert Hadley has said that "Rooms should not be put together for show, but to nourish...

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How to Experience Joy and Ecstasy

All the beauty in this world--- and there's lots of it if you just look for it--- is there to bring you joy. What you focus on grows stronger in your life. Be mindful: Shift your attention to all the wonderful sounds, scents, gardens, art, beautiful things in your home, etc. Keep bringing your attention back to all the blessings you’re grateful for, to all the good things in your life. Then forge ahead with feeling level of your own emotional support— and the support of nature itself. Gratitude brings grace-- and more joy, miracles, happiness, and success in life. I give thanks to the wonderful American poet Emily Dickinson and her observations almost two hundred years ago for this...

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Tips for Conscious Living: Soul Nourishment from My Instagram Account

Inspire and uplift. Connect and serve. Bodhisattva path. Perfect life guidance for happiness. Inspiration from ✨ one of our most impressive First Ladies @michelleobama ♥️ , beautifully presented by artist @lisacongdon 🙏🏻. First posted on our Instagram account @transcendencedesign    Another soul nourishment gem from @alisaberry 🙏🏻. As Rumi says, “You must ask for what you really want.” And go for it. Let go of everything and everything that doesn’t nourish you. If there’s no juice there, why bother? Declutter your mind! I’m grateful to have been able to take two seminars years ago with Joseph Campbell. It’s true: Following your bliss pays off!   “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” Brilliant. And necessary. Turn inward and allow your...

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