Morning Sing-Along: Rituals To Make You Happy Right Now

This family makes their morning commute quicker -- and a lot more fun -- with a morning sing-along. Led by Dad, two sisters and their little brother sing Queen's classic Bohemian Rhapsody on the way to school every morning. They caught it on camera to share it with the world.

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5 Ways to Pamper Mom for Mother's Day

1. Treat her to a new bag - Whether your mom lives for Louis Vuitton or something cute and kitschy from a small boutique is more her style, spring time is a great time to give Mom a new look with a new bag.

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Feng Shui For Fertility: How Limiting Beliefs Impact Conception

A limiting belief is a belief from your past, often based on faulty information, that can block you from achieving your goals and living the best life you can.

I've seen limiting beliefs affect people in a number of ways. One woman in her early 40s was desperate to have a baby. When she was a teenager, her well-intentioned mother had warned her how much responsibility kids are, that it's a responsibility that can last from 18 years to your whole life. While her mother meant well, the woman took it too heart and adopted this limiting belief to the point it caused fertility problems.

Limiting beliefs often come from people who love us. They are doing their best to teach us or give advice that will keep us from getting hurt. But we then adopt these beliefs in situations where they no longer apply and they hold us back.

Replacing Limiting Beliefs with Empowering Thoughts

Once the woman identified the limiting belief that was holding her back from conception, she was able to recognize that, while her mother's words of wisdom applied to a young teenager, a grown woman had the capacity to handle the responsibility of raising children.

She shed those limiting beliefs and, at the same time, decided to find a new fertility specialist to provide a new perspective on her case of undiagnosed infertility. This is one of the ways the Universe provides the answers to questions once we open our minds to hearing them by abandoning the thought patterns that hold us back.

The woman also applied some of the Feng Shui tips I share in my eBook, Feng Shui Secrets, and, a few months later, got pregnant. She's due to have a little girl this summer.

What dreams have you let limiting beliefs stop you from achieving? Is it time to abandon these beliefs, realize they no longer apply (if they ever did) and finally live the life you've always wanted?
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Baby Room Feng Shui to Welcome a New Baby

Are you getting ready to welcome a new addition into your family? If you're like many new moms and dads, you're placing a lot of focus on the nursery. A baby's nursery tends to be a tangible manifestation of a parent's love. We want to create a space of safety, comfort, and happiness for our new little one. Feng Shui can help.

I was recently called to consult for a client in a New York City suburb who was expecting her first child, after years of unsuccessfully trying to conceive. Of course, the parents wanted the best of everything for the child, and this included a nursery that would soothe, welcome, and stimulate their child, setting the stage for a life of success.

I showed them exactly where to place the furniture for the best lay out to encourage the flow of chi, and offered a few more recommendations, too.

Feng Shui Colors for the Nursery

I advised pastel colors and soft hues, rather than bright, primary shades. This would create a more soothing environment for sleep. The parents painted the room light pink and pastel green.

Avoid Too Much Energy or “Scary” Animals

Many baby products manufacturers and designers today decorate baby gear with jungle themes or other animals that could be perceived as “angry.” Even if a lion is smiling, it's still a lion. The connotations these animals have do not represent positive Feng Shui for a small, helpless baby. These large animals may cause anxiety for an infant or toddler. Bright green jungle themes or deep blue ocean themes also have too much active energy for a place where baby sleeps.

Upon my recommendation, the parents-to-be decorated the nursery with flowers and butterflies to create a happy, serene space.

Crib in Command Position to Empower Your Baby

We all want to feel empowered in our life -- and this begins at birth. To give baby a sense of security and empowerment, place the crib in the command position of the room. This is exactly what these Connecticut parents did, and they are looking forward to many sleep-filled nights when their new addition arrives.

The End Result

The expectant parents' thoughts? The room feels very cozy, warm, peaceful and looks beautiful, said the mother-to-be.

If you're expecting a baby, why not have a Feng Shui consultation to get your home or apartment in order before the baby's arrival? Creating a safe, nurturing environment through Feng Shui could be just as important as babyproofing in conventional ways to give your child a head start on a life filled with success.

Contact me here for more information about a Feng Shui consultation to welcome your baby.
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Feng Shui Colors to Activate Specific Areas Of Your Life

Color plays an important role in Feng Shui, but it can be challenging for some people to remember which colors correspond with which elements and, consequently, with the different trigrams of the Ba Gua.

Follow this handy guide when you're using Feng Shui colors to activate the chi in a specific trigram of the Ba Gua in your home or apartment. Remember, each element corresponds to multiple colors and shades, giving you a lot of flexibility to decorate your home in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Fire element: Red, orange, yellow, and muted or pastel shades of the same, including purple, pink and maroon

Earth element: Yellow, beige, sand tones (earthy colors)

Metal element: Gray, white, silver (and actual metallic tones)

Water element: Blue (in any shade), black, dark brown (almost black)

Wood:Green, Brown, and darker beige earth tones

Feng Shui Colors and the Ba Gua

Different trigrams of the Ba Gua also correspond to different elements and, therefore, different colors.

Fame & Recognition: Fire element
Children and creativity: Metal element
Career: Water element
Family: Wood
Center Palace/Health: Earth

Knowing this can help you activate the chi in a specific trigram of the ba gua using the right Feng Shui colors. Remember, you can employ colors in the five-elemental color cycle for even greater fortune.
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