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It is time to put the winter doldrums behind us and step into spring. After your ritual spring cleaning, you may want to add some things to spice up your décor. Here are three great hacks to give your home that refreshing spring vibe:
Nothing says springtime like green plants ... Views: 92
Color can have a powerful impact on our thoughts and moods, and influences the character of a room. Using the knowledge of color psychology we can paint rooms to create the ideal atmosphere.
But what color creates what effect?
FOR YOUR BEDROOM
> Best color: Pastel Blue
Associated ... Views: 82
A hot tub can be an addition to your home that helps to increase its overall value. This is because they are seen as places where people can relax after a long day or hang out with friends over a long weekend. However, if you are going to have a hot tub professionally installed, how do you know ... Views: 76
Maybe you're moving into a new house. Maybe you're struggling to feel comfortable in the one that you already own. The good news is that you don't have to feel alienated in your own home; with these five tips, you can transform any living space into a cozy, comfortable domain that you can call ... Views: 174
Positive energy is not the type of energy that provides you the ability to turn on lights or start engines but rather the kind of energy that helps you maximize your personal productivity and enjoy life more.
Do you remember a moment when you were feeling totally empowered to take on your ... Views: 409
Harmony, personality and practicality seem to be the underlying trends at the January 2016 Atlanta Gift Market where Pantone introduced their colors of the year: rose quartz and serenity blue (a light periwinkle). Think soft soft soft pastel shades of these two peaceful colors. They refer to ... Views: 266
Apart from a relatively small circle of connoisseurs the genre of lacquer paintings is not well known outside Vietnam. Lacquer is a particular type of paint, and is used both raw and after various degrees of processing. Although the artist applies the lacquer paint with a brush, the essence of ... Views: 275
Does one room in your house make you feel relaxed while another makes you feel jittery? Are there rooms in your home you absolutely hate to go into and others that beckon you all day long? Do you wince when you just open the door to your office or bedroom?
It’s all about color. The Pantone ... Views: 501
Surveillance is a wide term which involves the monitoring of behaviors or activities of people which might be for their protection or for management purposes. This could be with the usage of electronic equipments like CCTV cameras or the interception of internet traffic or phone ... Views: 539
On February 8, 2016 the exciting and vibrant year of the Fire Money begins.
The Monkey is known as the Trickster in the Chinese zodiac. Beware of his ability to seduce you into his “monkey business”. If you’re gullible, his antics can prove to be quite costly for you financially and ... Views: 774
They say our homes reflect our personalities and our personalities reflect in our homes. Which means that our surroundings play a huge role on our behavior, energy, attitude, mood etc. In today’s scenario, how much ever time we spend in our offices or out with our friends, the first foot you set ... Views: 2967
Canadians love their morning coffee. In fact, according to the Coffee Association of Canada, 65 per cent of Canadians enjoy it every day making it the most popular beverage in the country (more popular than tap water). And nearly half of Canadian coffee drinkers would be willing to give up their ... Views: 734
Art is so personal.
I found this great print in a decorating warehouse here in BC, already framed and ready to go! I identified with this immediately so, I pulled out my credit card!
What is it about choosing images and art that seems so difficult? When someone finally finds a great piece ... Views: 811
The Chinese have a process or way of living using Qigong that enhances health.
In fact, they go beyond internal movement of life force energy to include wealth!
The healing art of Qigong opens up our body’s organs channels to release blocks.
We need to do this (as much as possible) like ... Views: 734
More and more adults are finding time to have fun!
Bringing back a little child’s play can lighten your mood and bring opportunities to meet new people.
I‘m pleased and surprised at a small group of ‘Over 55’s’ gathering to fly their kites! Not just ordinary kites, but stunt kites!
I ... Views: 650
Life can become very stressful and anxiety-ridden when your career, marriage, relationships or income seem to be on hold, yet life and the world are moving forward at warp-speed.
How do you get past those endless times of nagging doubt that linger in the back of your mind? What do you do ... Views: 648
In today’s times, everything is about who holds the money!
In feng shui, money is just another tender to barter for goods and services.
Barter, in years past, was when someone brought in a boat load of fish; they would all be rich, as everyone would have enough to eat! Also, people living ... Views: 687
Does the assault of distractions, advertisements and social media messages leave your senses and peace of mind totally unbalanced and overwhelmed? Just a few short years ago, the average person experienced around 4,000 ad and information impressions per day. Today with the prevalence of ... Views: 799
OMG! How do those boxes in the closet expand over the years?
When you feel frustrated trying to get ahead, clearing clutter with feng shui can help you find space for new opportunities.
The spiral begins when you procrastinate. Do you want to start moving?
Clutter can happen in so many ... Views: 572
Inducing relaxation and alleviating stress are a goal that many of us have and many people believe that the way our home is setup contributes significantly towards these mood changes. Let us begin by saying just how easy it is to change the mood of a room by just using a few of the following ... Views: 625
Feng Shui is often described as a Chinese system for arranging space and the placement of things to bring balance and harmony into your life. Or, it’s all about flow and the movement of energy, or, it’s a way to clear space.
In reality, all of these statements are partially true but very ... Views: 714
There seems to be a problem in many homes: one room short! Many families are trying to accommodate a guest room, TV room, and a home office all in one space.
A large percentage of families are spread out as jobs and opportunities send them out to the four corners of the earth. And when the ... Views: 555
Bad feng shui: Is there such a thing?
Simply put: if anything is out-of-square, out-of-line, or in-the-way, it is bad feng shui.
I hate using the word ‘bad’; but often, that is what it is, bad feng shui.
If a space feels good to you, then don’t worry. If it doesn’t feel good: look around ... Views: 517
An interesting dilemma: How to find the balance of how much ‘stuff’ one can handle at one time? How many hobbies can we start up at once? How many ‘collectibles’ can we display?
And, how much room we need to store memorabilia? Where is the line? When we de-clutter to the extreme, we deprive ... Views: 508
Does life feel difficult? Are you feeling less productive than usual? Do you wish you could increase your prosperity and wealth?
The solution is found in the lifestyle principles of Feng Shui. Its principles are neither a bandage nor quick fix but rather a basic system of order that creates a ... Views: 722
7 Ways Drapes Are the Best Addition to Your Home
There is absolutely no limit to what drapery Agoura Hills can do for your own home. You house is your place of sanctuary and peace, the place where you can escape from the troubles of everyday life. Why not give it that extra cozy feeling by ... Views: 645
We remember as kids grabbing blankets, pillows and sheets and throwing them on any piece of furniture that we could and we made a fort. We would bring toys in the fort and play in there for hours. Oh, what fun that was!
We also made tree forts. We took our time and picked out the perfect ... Views: 744
Thinking of listing your home in the spring? You may want to beat the rush and get at it sooner. A lot of homeowners that had their homes on the market last fall took them off for the holidays or winter season. Most of them are planning to relist in spring, or even sooner. Listing when there ... Views: 915
Less is more is a phrase I use often when doing a home staging consultation. When a home is completely vacant besides buyers having a hard time visualizing the true size of the space, or how they would fit their furniture, they also see every flaw. There’s nothing else for them to look at or to ... Views: 1072
Although often treated as though it has little impact on a family’s life, in Feng Shui the garage can have an enormous influence. From money and relationships, to health and well-being, the garage may affect in positive or negative ways. Even if the garage is detached from the house, it can ... Views: 1672
Living in northern climates necessitates a shift in mindset in terms of Feng Shui. When the temperatures and the snow start to fall, it’s important to consider how this changes your environment and how you need to make corresponding changes in how your Feng Shui is carried out. Doorways get ... Views: 1633
Are you so busy doing the urgent that there is no time left for the important? Sometimes life just gets in the way of you creating the surroundings you want, which directly relates to the future you create. Life can throw up road blocks in the form of endless appointments, caregiving to others ... Views: 1059
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Feng Shui and Real Estate - by Teresa Min Yee Hwang Master of Feng Shui & Lecturer, FSRC Chinese Astrologer Certified Interior Designer Teresa Hwang Feng Shui & Design Feng Shui Research Center BC Canada http://www.teresahwang.com
In Chinese, the word "Feng" means Wind and "Shui" means Water. The literal translation of Feng Shui is the study and application of Wind and Water. Figuratively, Feng Shui is the art and science of identifying the dynamic energies (Qi) in our environment, and utilising them to achieve Balance ... Views: 1147
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Feng Shui & the Cosmic Trinity - by Teresa Min Yee Hwang Master of Feng Shui & Lecturer, FSRC Chinese Astrologer Certified Interior Designer Teresa Hwang Feng Shui & Design Feng Shui Research Center BC Canada
In Chinese metaphysical studies, the concept of the Cosmic Trinity - Heaven, Earth and Man/Human aspects are intricately entwined together. We can look at the whole picture by their effects on our Path of Life. We can study the Heaven effect with Chinese astrology - the Four Pillars of Destiny ... Views: 1386
Feng Shui is concerned with the flow of energy in a space. One way to assess this flow is to determine how the energy moves through a home or office and whether there are places where it is stagnant or whether it flies through too quickly. Another way to assess the flow of energy ... Views: 1642
Do restaurants and fast food establishments use Feng Shui or at least some of its principles when designing a successful profitable business? Absolutely yes! Here is how can you apply that information to your own home so you can experience less stress, better relationships and more ... Views: 1401
With school getting out and kids being at home, the dynamics around the house will inevitably change. This is a good opportunity to mark the passage of time in your child’s life by implementing Feng Shui in their bedroom. Without the rigidity of a school schedule to keep kids occupied, ... Views: 1715
Change is inevitable. There are large numbers of changes that occur regularly in your life that are completely within your control. You make modifications to the way you do things, vary how you think about something, adjust what you do or when you do it and make huge transformative changes such ... Views: 1071
Most everyone I know owns books. Some people have skads of them—-so many, in fact, that they’re stored in boxes in the basement. There are some people who can’t let go of their college textbooks from 30 to 40 years ago. Others love their books so much they ... Views: 1851
Spring is a magical and transformative time of the year. It is the perfect time to take a good look at your surroundings and get rid of anything that does not provide you with vital fresh energy. This is the time of the year that provides fuel to flame the successes and joys of your ... Views: 1047
Sometimes, despite your honest and open-hearted approach, it seems like the intentions you used for specific Feng Shui adjustments are not only NOT materializing but you may actually be heading in the opposite direction. Even though you’re pretty sure you did everything correctly, it ... Views: 1629
One observation I’ve made over the years from working with people who are integrating Feng Shui principles is that Feng Shui does not support you hiding out any longer. You are required to face the music when it comes to the patterns of how you live, the ties to your things, and the truth about ... Views: 1642
Does what happens at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market make a difference in your life? Will the new décor trends for 2014 provide you better energy or will they somehow create more clutter and chaos?
From a Feng Shui perspective, the answer is yes to all of the above. ... Views: 1070
Remember the days when you went home from your job on Friday afternoon and didn’t think much about it until Monday morning? Remember when reading novels was a regular part of your life? Remember when the word “unplugged” was part of your vocabulary only when you were ... Views: 1704
Almost everyone I know is trying to “stay fit” or “get in shape” or “lose a few pounds.” Health directives as well as personal experiences have pointed to the value of fitness. There’s no question that healthy diets, consistent work-outs, and a ... Views: 2014
People often celebrate as many as three or four holidays during this time of the year. Unfortunately, each can be filled with stress wrapped in many shapes, sizes and packages that can far overshadow the potential for joy.
The biggest stressor for many is having too much to do in the limited ... Views: 984
With the advent of social media, the intrusion of the Internet and media outlets, it is rapidly becoming almost impossible to create and maintain quality relationships – especially face-to-face relationships. Are you putting up with others constantly on their cell phones, texting, being ... Views: 1048
Feng Shui principles are a powerful way to achieve the accomplishment of your goals. Its energizing principles influence the outcome of the creativity and visual impact of another powerful tool, the Vision Board.
A Vision Board, whether it is a bulletin board with push pins or an elaborate ... Views: 1080
With the constantly increasing amount of children being diagnosed with autism it appears this disorder is reaching almost epic proportions worldwide.
While there are many theories as to its origins there has not been a culprit found for its cause. Also what works for one child’s development ... Views: 1670
What you focused on five years, five months or five days ago is what you have in your life today. The relationships you have with your family, friends and contacts are the direct result of how you spent your time in the past and what you decided to focus upon. What you focus on today is what you ... Views: 997