Archive for January, 2012

Feng Shui 101: How to Help Energy Flow Into Your Home

Monday, January 30th, 2012

house feng shui Feng shui principles talk about the importance of how energy – or chi – enters into your living space, and we go through some basic tenants of this eastern practice to help you wisely decorate your entry hall or foyer to help energy flow well into your home. Visit for expert videos, tips, resources, and advice on home decorating. And read Sarah Shurety’s great book “Feng Shui for Your Home” for great in-depth help with setting up your home and rooms. Music: “Birth” by Kyle Patrick Johnson.

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Homes in Harmony – Feng Shui Garden – Part 1 – Medium.m4v

Monday, January 30th, 2012

garden feng shui With life-examples of her own roof-terrace-garden, Karina Sirimanna Vithanage from Homes in Harmony explains about good Garden Feng Shui. Part 2 will follow soon.

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Monday, January 30th, 2012

feng shui gift Come in a talk to Darryll about anything relating to the Mind, Body & Spirit.
Our stock will be expanding weekly so we can offer the most extensive ranges available to the community of goods related to the above. There is no one in Middleton, Manchester offering some of these lines, and at our prices.

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Better Sleep And Health With A Feng Shui Mattress

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The practice of Feng Shui has been going on for centuries. Started in ancient China, Feng Shui is used to create positive energy by the movement and placement of objects, decorating techniques as well as color choices. When these actions are taken, the occupants of that living space or other location can be affected in positive ways.

ButFeng Shui isn’t limited to the inside of a home either. Many Feng Shui practitioners utilize basic tips to help with the outside of the home as well, often extending the practice into the yard and surrounding property. In fact, doing so can actually intensify the results of the Feng Shui practice and help to garner more positive results in an abbreviated amount of time. What’s important to note is that in this want to create change, balance is the key to creating desired effects. Each room has its own part to play in the effectiveness of Feng Shui tenets. But as the bedroom is the room of the house where you will spend much of your life, it is crucial to consider what Feng Shui has to say about a Feng Shui mattress.

In choosing a Feng Shui mattress, you will want to consider a few things: size, materials, elements included, and support. Feng Shui is based on the balance of factors, so everything needs to be in moderation. For example, beds that contain too much water or metal might be problematic for energy in your bedroom and cause ill effects in your life. Here’s what you need to know.

As with any mattress purchase, it is necessary to find a size that works well for the space in which you are placing this bed. But in the Feng Shuimattress tips, you will want to think about how many people will be sleeping in that mattress, thus affecting the size choice in a different way. Those that are single and wish to remain single might choose a smaller sized mattress – a twin or a full. However, singles that wish to find a partner and become a part of a relationship will want to choose something larger and more conducive to having an additional person in their bedroom. What you’re doing is creating the energy necessary to draw a person into your life, if that’s what you choose. Of course, choosing a mattress that is much too large for your needs has also been seen to create issues in a relationship, so a queen mattress is generally the best choice.

In these times of tight budgets, the idea of buying a mattress can be problematic. But for a proper Feng Shuimattress, you should avoid sleeping on something that has already been used. Energy-wise, this can create problems for person sleeping. Not only is negative energy associated with a used mattress, but it also can bring the unwanted energy of another person into your bedroom, adding to negative results in your life. Used mattresses can also cause problems for those that wish to find a new partner in their life as well as disrupt your overall sleep cycle. With these factors in mind, it’s easy to see why ‘new’ is better than used.

A Feng Shui mattress should also be chosen with the materials in mind. For most people, the idea of a spring mattress with metal coils is the only option, but it can be detrimental in terms of creating positive energy. Metallic coils are conductive and will increase the electromagnetic field in your bedroom, leading to a multitude of problems. But as many mattresses will have coils, you will want to look for coils that are wrapped individually to reduce this conductive effect. There are sleep number beds that can work better than coil options, but they too contain a magnetic effect that can cause more harm than good.

Other Feng Shui mattress choices include waterbeds, but these come with a set of problems as well. Because they are filled with water, they are not balanced in terms of their elemental qualities which can lead to energetic disruptions. In addition, water can conduct electricity which can affect electromagnetic energy that is already present in the environment.

The best Feng Shui mattress choice on the market is the foam mattress. It provides consistent airflow without including elements like water or metal from coils. This will not conduct electricity and create disturbances in the energetic field of your bedroom, plus it creates an ideal sleeping surface for you to get a good night’s rest. The supportive qualities of the foam mattress are also helpful for creating positive energy. Not only are you not going to affect your partner’s rest (as the foam cushions movement), but it also cradles the body and allows it to be supported naturally.

Candace Czarny

North Dakota: Land of the Black Crappie

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Salutations from North Dakota.

Since I left you pondering oversized balls of string and Minnesotan “fish-product” delicacies that double up as bug deterrents, we have made tracks a bit further north and now to the west.

We reached Climax, (and yes, I am talking about the town in Minnesota – no one wants to hear about our sex life. Wait! We’re married. We have no sex life, what am I talking about?) only to find out that it was quite the “anti-Climax” really. The population dips just under 250, and apart from the two huge Lutheran churches on Main Street, the only eye-popping attraction was a less than hygienic establishment, ironically called “Ron’s Cleaning.”

So, after surveying the landscape for all of, say, three minutes, we decided that it would be far more climactic to jump back in the car and head for the hills towards North Dakota.

North Dakota is also known as the “Peace Garden State,” a lovely name to be sure. I had to wonder though, whether Aunt Agga Woo, ‘Mistress of the Feng Shui’ might not have had something to do with this.

I became aware of the State’s motto after reading it on the license plate of the car in front of us. Actually, I have learned almost all of the fifty-two state mottos from simply sitting in traffic.
Reading these homegrown slogans passes the time on long stretches of road well enough. Yet, it is also a means of keeping a mental note of the person who cuts us off or flips us the bird during traffic jams. (You’re from the Land of Lincoln, eh? Well, don’t try THAT again buddy, I KNOW where you live!)

Most of the catchphrases are good, clean, patriotic fun, with the exception of a select few. In South Carolina, the state motto is “While I breathe, I hope.” This is all very practical of course, unless someone knocks the stuffing out of you- the only thing I can imagine someone ‘hoping’ for under those circumstances, is a quick trip to the ER.

New Hampshire has a slightly more direct approach. Their state motto is simply “Live Free or Die.”

Well, I am all for freedom of course; it’s just that I can’t see a situation where, if things don’t quite go my way, there would be cause to hurl myself in front of the nearest bus.

If it were up to me, I would use slogans that were far more applicable to this day and age, for example:

Wisconsin – The State that Cuts the Cheese.
California- As seen on TV
South Carolina- Remember the Civil War? We Demand a Recount,
Preferably in Florida!
IowaOh, We forgot about you.

But I digress…

We haven’t had much of a chance to see all the bounties that North Dakota has to offer as yet. This is, in part, due to the fact that we are both sitting here recovering from a rather nasty little shock.

This harrowing incident occurred as we were trundling into the town of Wahpeton, which lies on the Minnesota and North Dakota border.
We pulled over to grab a bite to eat at one of the more salubrious diners, “The Holy Cow.” I don’t know why it was named as such, because there wasn’t the slightest hint of beef, theologically inclined or otherwise, on the menu.

However, we settled on the “Black Crappie Burger” (a “Black Crappie” is a local fresh water fish, in case you were wondering, and I don’t blame you..) and wandered out to explore the neighborhood.

The wind was blowing quite fiercely and, much to my husband’s consternation, lifted his baseball cap into the air and over into one of the resident’s gardens.

Eager to get it back (I don’t know whether it was the desire to reclaim his cap, or to cover the fact that he had been a little lax with his ‘Rogaine’ treatments) he took swift action and asked me to climb the fence.

Under normal circumstances, I would be happy to oblige, but something about the large sign in bold red and black paint advising me that the owner’s dog would be happy to have me for lunch, made me hesitate.
I inched towards the wire fencing and swept my eyes over the lawn, half-expecting Cujo to leap out and greet me. Breathing a sigh of relief, I spotted the cap, and the dog that, according to the warnings, was a lethal weapon with fur.

It was a Chihuahua, and it was far more interested in peeing all over the “Chicago Cubs” logo on my husband’s cap, than keeping me off its owner’s property.

Chuckling to myself, I placed a leg up over the wire to haul myself into the garden.
Well, I don’t know whether it was the sight of me or the scent of the Black Crappie, but the dog which had previously been blissfully ignorant of my presence, morphed into what I can only describe as ‘Rabies on Wheels.”
Teeth barred and frothing at the mouth, it bolted towards me, emitting a high-pitched squeal, which I interpreted as “I may be small, but I am going to tear your hand off, or at least two to three fingers.”

This was no dog! This was a DNA sample from Bobby Knight gone out of control!

I scrambled to get back over the fence, my heart beating in my mouth. It was just as I was clenching my eyes shut, anticipating a good solid chomp on the ankle, that I heard a voice behind me.

“Mitzi! Mitzi! Come back here now. Don’t be a naughty little puppy-wuppy now. Mitzi!”


This tennis ball-sized bundle of savagery, with its eyes bulging out like a mini canine-version of Marty Feldman, was called “Mitzi?”

I turned to see a sweet little old lady in her late eighties smiling, as “Mitzi the Psycho Dog” trotted back faithfully. I apologized profusely and waved to her, before hurdling back over the fence.
As I pulled my husband away, explaining to him the market value of a new cap versus reconstructive surgery of the hand, I heard the old lady’s voice waft back on the mid-morning breeze.

“Now then Mitzi girl, let’s get you some lunch, shall we?”

I was wondering why there seemed to be a dearth of neighborhood cats in this general area.

We did manage to get my husband’s cap back, but he keeps complaining about a rather rank smell. I told him that it was just the Black Crappie.

This is where I sign off for now ladies and gents. We are back at the hotel, and I need to unwind after such an ordeal.
I have a scotch in one hand, and the TV remote in the other. I think “Lassie” is on somewhere here.

Kylie Evans

*Feng Shui Tips* For Your Home or Business Entrance

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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His inspiring and transformational work with well known actors, actresses, TV Hosts, singers, songwriters, CEO’s, businesses, and corporations has made him a sought-after speaker on feng shui and life enhancement.

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Feng Shui Cottage Entrance

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

garden feng shui Perfect cottage, perfect hostess! Go to to see who lives in this enchanting country home. Add your house and garden video tours to, the Where I Live video-sharing website. Subscribe to the Design2Share Q&A weekly podcasts for help with your design questions.

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Jennifer Ellen Frank – on CW 11 News at 10

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

feng shui gift Jennifer Ellen Frank, Feng Shui expert, discusses the gifts that may not always bring joy.

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Feng Shui Home Decorating Tips : Feng Shui Color Schemes

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

house feng shui Tips on choosing a feng shui color scheme for your home with techniques for feng shui home decorating in this free interior design video.

Expert: Cecilia Trinh
Contact: www.LiveInHarmony.Biz
Bio: Nili Nathan, host of “Great Healing Getaways” interviews and hires Cecilia Trinh, a certified Feng Shui practitioner for Home & Office.
Filmmaker: Nili Nathan

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Fixin’ Things With MattG – feng shui your computer

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

garden feng shui back by popular demand. The epic return on FIXIN THINGS. In an attempt to make them more interesting im going to make them more interactive. If you haven’t ever seen an episode (CLICK HERE )


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