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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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Vastu & Decluttering: Yoga Journal Vastu Consultation Article

Read Yoga Journal's new online article, "How to Use the Ancient Principles of Vastu to Declutter Your Home and Improve Its Energy," based on Vastu consultation work I did for its author, Elizabeth Marglin. Learn how we improved her Colorado home's frequency, flow, and functionality with Vastu, the Yoga of Design. You can apply some of the same points to your own space. Like the idea of dissolving stagnation and removing obstacles from your life? Hire Sherri Silverman, PhD, of Transcendence Design to improve your own home or business space (or both!) with Vastu so that you have a more serene, conscious space. Call 310.948.8229 for your appointment. Vastu Consultations can be both on-site or off-site, working from your floorplan marked with the cardinal...

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Ayurveda Recommendations for a More Blissful, Healthy Life

Ayurveda is a unique holistic health care system that enhances your health and wakes up your body's intelligence. I recently began utilizing more of it and am relieved and grateful for the beginning of profound improvements and the clarity of the root causes of health issues and steps to clear them.   I've been familiar with Ayurveda, a sister science of Vastu, for a long time. I first began studying it in 1984. I read Dr. Vasant Lad's first book and met him for a consultation; he founded and teaches at the renowned Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, where I've spoken a couple of times when he taught Vastu courses. I hosted an Ayurvedic doctor from Ahmedabad, India at my Santa Barbara home in 1985/6...

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