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707, 2024

Following the Heart: Chinese Medicine, Mind, and Spirit during the Summer Months

By |July 7th, 2024|Categories: Magazine|

The ancient Chinese traditional wisdom of Five Phase (also known as Five Element) Theory, which involves the engendering and relational cycle of movements and seasons from Wood (Spring), Fire (Summer), Earth (Late Summer), Metal (Autumn), and Water (Winter) — is fundamental in understanding how the body’s systems are interconnected with nature and the cosmos, and how we can optimize our own health and emotional well-being through simple and practical means.[...]

707, 2024

Creating Your “Sweet Spot” – Your In-Home Retreat

By |July 7th, 2024|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , |

Busy at Home? Working From Home? There is a sanctuary at your fingertips, and very easy to create. Enjoy some tips to create a place for the mind – body – spirit to rest, reset and escape! The best gift you can give to the world and others is to balance and heal yourself. As above, so Below! Questions to Ask Myself: Do I need a place to escape[...]

207, 2024

Feng Shui A Garden Just for You

By |July 2nd, 2024|Categories: Magazine|

Feng Shui, meaning "Wind Water," creates harmony by marrying the energy we can feel (wind) & physical spaces we can see (water). Using nature's cycles & the five elements: Water, Tree, Fire, Earth, & Metal—Feng Shui cultivates a thriving life connected to our environment. A Feng Shui garden embodies this connection to nature. The 5 elements influence us through seasons, colors, shapes, and behaviors. In spring, the Tree element energizes[...]

207, 2024

Raptors and Roses

By |July 2nd, 2024|Categories: Magazine|Tags: |

I have always been fascinated by birds of prey. Indeed they have held a fascination for most of humankind throughout history; their folklore crossing time, geography and culture. To the ancient Egyptians the hawk was a symbol of the sun god Ra, to the Celts they were messengers of the spirit realms, in Ancient Greece they were the symbol of Apollo and on the North American content they were[...]

2505, 2024

Improve Health, Balance, and Harmony in Trees and Plants on Your Property

By |May 25th, 2024|Categories: Magazine|

Every choice of color and shape in the home, every choice of objects, all choices have the potential to add to or detract from the harmony of life. Making conscious or mindful choices is clearly a principle of Feng Shui. Similarly, making mindful choices inside your body/heart/mind can be used for improving your backyard’s health, balance, and harmony. In last month’s article, I promised to explain how you can counteract[...]

2305, 2024

Designing for Spring – Fly High – but Root Yourself!

By |May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Magazine|

Spring is a time of transition from the cold dark winter season into hope, new beginnings, and life. It is a fun time to reset and redecorate our home. With Conscious Design principles, we can support this energetic shift as well as aligning with our visions and goals for the upcoming year. One of the most important concepts stem from the 5 element system called the 9 Star Ki. The[...]

2305, 2024

Let’s Talk About the Color Green and the 3 Wood Element

By |May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Magazine|

There could not be a more perfect time to delve into the color green, it’s history, energy, impact and effect on us. The color Green in Feng Shui is related to the 9 Star Ki number of 3. This is a young, very yang wood. This area related to the power and strength a young plant needs to pop out of the earth and to claim themselves and their identity.[...]

2305, 2024

Grandma Was Right! The Most Powerful Feng Shui Masters

By |May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Magazine|

My True Life/Death Experience and How Feng Shui Saved My Life I never considered that “Spring Cleaning” would be a Feng Shui mastery practice or at the root of creating balance and harmony. Our Grandmothers practiced this deep cleaning every Spring - washing, flipping mattresses, and going into each nook and cranny of a home. I never like house cleaning and so I conveniently sidestepped this entire tradition. The[...]

303, 2024

The Fire Rabbit Month

By |March 3rd, 2024|Categories: Magazine|Tags: |

Monthly Energy Trends In accordance with the solar based Hsia Calendar: The Fire Rabbit Month begins March 5th, 2024 at 10:22 AM  The Rabbit is the 4th earth branch of the Asian Zodiac and also represents the 3rd month of the Gregorian Calendar. The Fire Rabbit is 4th in the cycle of 60. Diversity is one of Nature’s ways of assuring growth and evolution in its constructs, systems and organisms. This is accomplished[...]

303, 2024

2024 Design Industry Color Trends

By |March 3rd, 2024|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , |

“Color is the first and most important means of creating a relaxed and harmonious atmosphere in our interiors. It can completely change the appearance and feel of a room. Color can make a room look larger or smaller, warmer, or cooler, welcoming, or uncomfortable. Color is a physiological and psychological response to the vibration of the wavelengths of light entering our eyes. Color affects us physically and emotionally. We[...]

203, 2024

Why Utilize Feng Shui in Your Home?

By |March 2nd, 2024|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

One undeniable aspect of the pandemic was its spotlight on our homes! It prompted a flurry of online shopping for new home items, a frenzy of clutter-clearing, and a reevaluation of room functions with work and school now operating from home. Our relationship with our living spaces underwent a profound transformation. Feng Shui encompasses various schools of thought, ranging from the 'logical' arrangement of physical objects, colors, and the[...]

702, 2024

Letters to Your Home: a Feng Shui Exercise

By |February 7th, 2024|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

A home’s ultimate and often overlooked purpose, aside from being a shelter, is to prompt our memory as to who we are and what our fundamental truths entail. By making a connection to the space, we can access the wisdom that lies within its walls to help us become the best we can be. This can be a life-changing experience for us as the occupants as well as for[...]

402, 2024

How To Ride The Dragon, Save The World And Live The Life Of Your Dreams 

By |February 4th, 2024|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

The world we live in is made of dreams! Dreams that became thoughts; thoughts that became actions; actions that create manifested reality and dictate its physical and energetic form! In accordance with the hsia calendar the solar year begins February 5, 2024 at 00:01 AM. The time and date is determined by finding the midpoint between Winter Solstice, Dec 2023 and Spring Equinox, March 2024 (exact date and time[...]

402, 2024

Everyone Who Feels The World Is In Perfect Shape, Raise Your Hand

By |February 4th, 2024|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Hmmm… I see a serious lack of hands. We each have our own opinion of what is wrong with our world right now. It might be your immediate world of your family or neighborhood, or the country and politics, or hate issues, or the global weather issues, or the overuse and abuse of our beautiful mother Earth. When the discussions arise (discussions seems a polite word, as people get very[...]

402, 2024

Meeting the Dragon

By |February 4th, 2024|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Featured Articles, Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: , |

So, we enter the year of the Dragon and many will have already felt the change in energy and noticed the rise in Dragon awareness and mythology. Many too are awakening to a reconnection to their own inner power that comes with the returning Dragon Heart and Dragon Rider memories. The Dragons have been co-creators with humanity for eons and are re emerging after disappearing when the consciousness level[...]

212, 2023

The Wood Rat Month

By |December 2nd, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Energy Trends The Wood Rat Month begins December 7th, 2023 at 6:38 PM The Rat is first of the Twelve Animal Archetypes of the Asian Zodiac. Wood Rat is the first Pillar in the Cycle of Sixty. With the coming of the Wood Rat month, we have access to new strategies for coping with these challenging times! During every transition of energy from one solar month to the[...]

2011, 2023

The Delicious Dining Room

By |November 20th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: |

Gathering around a table with our family to share a meal is the ultimate expression of love and abundance. In primal times, the gathering and dining would have been around a fire, where food was prepared and then shared. The elements of dining and the dining room are related to earth. This is a place where we replenish our bodies with the earth’s harvest – a place of gathering-conversation-relaxation-interaction. It[...]

111, 2023

The Water Pig Month

By |November 1st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Energy Trends In accordance with the Asian Solar, Hsia Calendar: The Water Pig Month begins November 8th, 2023 during the Ox hour. The Pig is the 12th Earth Branch of the Asian Zodiac and represents the 11th month of the Gregorian Calendar. The Water Pig is 60th in the Cycle of Sixty. Water Pig times are highlighted by generosity, loyalty and heartfelt sharing of experiences. During Pig times[...]

3110, 2023

Gratitude in the Face of Frustration

By |October 31st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Here we are in the month of November, a time of harvest, sharing & gratitude. As I look around enjoying the shift in seasons, taking in the magic of autumn here in the northeast, just when I thought I had seen it all, pow – here comes something else. We are constantly finding chaos around us, some minor, some major, some chaos is part of our doing & some[...]

3110, 2023

Sacred Sequence

By |October 31st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: , |

An incredible power to shape our reality dwells within each of us and once awakened, we can create and manifest miracles in the direction of our dreams. The Sacred Sequence uses vibrational intelligence to awaken this power with a simple yet profound process that begins with gratitude, the bedrock upon which the manifestation process takes root. We first generate gratitude because it elevates our state of being (vibration) which accelerates the time[...]

3110, 2023

Unity Bowl

By |October 31st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Featured Articles, Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

I would like to share a very special ceremony with all of you. My daughter Heather was married this past September 2023 and she asked me to perform a ceremony to acknowledge and unite her family connecting herself, Doug, and her children Eric and Anna together. After some extensive research, I found blended family ceremonies such as creating colored sand vases creating cohesive artwork. I felt a strong pull[...]

3009, 2023

The Water Dog Month

By |September 30th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Energy Trends The Water Dog Month begins October 9th, 2023 at 0:23AM The Water Dog is the 11th Lunar Earth Branch and 59th in the Cycle of Sixty. As we transition from the rigors of the Metal Rooster Month to this Water Dog Month, we can expect a significant ease of intensity and a shift of focus to practical solutions; as well a new awareness of all that is going well![...]

3009, 2023

Embracing Change: The Messages of Autumn and the Art of Transformation

By |September 30th, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Featured Articles, Magazine|Tags: , |

As the scorching heat of summer mellows into the gentle warmth of autumn, the world around us undergoes a remarkable transformation. Trees shed their leaves, the days grow shorter, and a sense of change fills the air. Autumn, often celebrated for its breathtaking colors and cozy vibes, carries profound messages about change and transformation that are a gentle reminder of life’s lessons. Embracing Impermanence One of the most profound[...]

2909, 2023

Feng Shui Facts & Fantasy

By |September 29th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Let’s begin with a description of Feng Shui: “Feng Shui” translated from Chinese to English is “Wind Water” Wind is the energy you feel, water is the energy you see. The Principles of Feng Shui create a harmonious relationship between the energy you see & the energy you feel. How did it begin? Feng Shui began in China thousands of years ago & has transcended cultures & time. Early[...]

109, 2023

The Metal Rooster Month

By |September 1st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Energy Trends The Metal Rooster Month begins September 8th, 2023 at 6:38 AM The Rooster is the 10th Earth Branch Metal Rooster is 58th in the cycle of 60. The Metal Rooster struts in announcing that it’s “Back to School time”. A time to focus on intellectual and academic pursuits. For some it will be a month of reckoning that will require deeper self examination and self correction; for others an opportunity to[...]

109, 2023

Aging in Place: Remodeling Checklist

By |September 1st, 2023|Categories: Magazine, Universal Design|Tags: |

Have you ever wanted a quick reference for aging-in-place issues? Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the Aging-In-Place Design Checklist might be suited to your needs. The checklist below contains features you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project. It also provides a quick reference for various aging-in-place issues. Because this list is not comprehensive,[...]

109, 2023

Back to School: Eco-Green Tips

By |September 1st, 2023|Categories: Green Design, Magazine|Tags: |

Being eco conscious can be simple and rewarding. Share your plan with your children. Protecting the earth and making healthy choices are empowering and so necessary today. You do make a difference! Enjoy 5 powerful and easy tips: 1. Clothes and Shoes Smart Shopping: Saving money and the environment with second hand. Visit local thrift stores, buy slightly used online, and trade with a friend. Consignment shops and community clothing swaps are great[...]

109, 2023

Create the Life You Deserve: Master the Art of Being Yourself

By |September 1st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

You have an inner power, a pure essence of who you truly are, deep at your core. As life happens, you may have forgotten that part of you, or put it aside to fit in, to be what you believe you “should be” or just please others. Sometimes it seems easier to take that path. Before you read any further, please let go of judging yourself for any way[...]

3107, 2023

Benjamín Murúa Aquitectos Creates Underground Sports Centre in Chile

By |July 31st, 2023|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Local architecture studio Benjamín Murúa Arquitectos has topped an underground sports centre with a dome in the Atacama desert in Chile. The sports facility is located on the campus of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory, a research complex dedicated to the study of deep space. For the design of the complex, the studio was largely informed by the harsh climate of the site. Bordered by the Andes[...]

3107, 2023

The Metal Monkey Month

By |July 31st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Energy TrendsThe Metal Monkey Month begins August 8th, 2023 at 3:16 PMThe Metal Monkey is the 9th Earth Branch and the 57th Palace in the Cycle of Sixty.With the coming of the Metal Monkey month, we welcome a month of excitement and surprises. Let your imagination go and watch as things you thought impossible manifest.Quick witted and optimistic, the Monkey is the symbol of universal success through imagination. Able[...]

3107, 2023

Humble Healing Hydrangea: A Kindred Spirit Story

By |July 31st, 2023|Categories: Featured Articles, Magazine|Tags: , |

There was a time when I knew nothing about gardening or plants. Sure, I liked flowers, but they were a total mystery to me and as such I often killed most of them. After years in Baltimore City, I found myself in a tiny town in Northwestern Louisiana with its lush gardens and landscapes. The growing season seemed to last an eternity compared to the Mid-Atlantic and I decided to[...]

3107, 2023

Nourish Your Prana

By |July 31st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

One word, one thought, one breath, can bring big inspiration. The month of August brings a feeling of a settling pause, “Prana” feels just right. Settle in and venture deep within yourself during these August days, how is your relationship with the energy around you? Are you connected or disconnected? Prana is defined as the Sanskrit word for lifeforce or vital principle. Prana contains all the cosmic energies that[...]

3006, 2023

The Earth Sheep Month

By |June 30th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Energy Trends The Earth Sheep Month begins July 7th, 2023 at 6:10 PM With the coming of the Earth Sheep month, we welcome a month of joyful get-togethers of family, friend groups and communities. The message is one of peaceful restoration from the huge energies expanded during the previous month. The Horse month has been an impulsive, highly volatile and chaotic time; fraught with unregulated energies expressing themselves as global and local conflicts. These high[...]

3006, 2023

4 Green Building Trends in Construction for 2023

By |June 30th, 2023|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

Green building and sustainable construction is an important trend in the construction industry. At the same time, green building is giving rise to construction techniques and materials acquisition that are also evolving in a way that reduces waste, energy consumption, and various inefficiencies on construction sites. By definition, green buildings are designed to reduce the negative impact of their construction and operation on the environment. The green building movement[...]

3006, 2023

Summer Feng Shui for your Outdoor Spaces

By |June 30th, 2023|Categories: Featured Articles, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

Extend and uplift your family and friend connections this summer. Bring balance and joy to your outdoor spaces – Your patio, rooftop, decks and backyard. Enjoy some summer feng shui tips: Cleansing – Clearing – Clutter Removal Yes, maintenance is the first step to rejuvenating your outdoor space. Clear out anything broken and unused, such as old outdoor furniture, unused grills, toys and décor. Wash and cleanse[...]

3006, 2023

Deadly Design Cured with the Power of Nature

By |June 30th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

So often people think of the design of their home, the choices in colors, texture, patterns, and symbolism are just for eye candy. No one talks about the importance in any way of influencing their health and vitality. As a long-time Feng Shui consultant and Forest Therapy teacher, I can tell you that not only is it important, but certain choices could create dire health issues. Who knew that[...]

106, 2023

15 Tips for Sustainable Travel in 2023

By |June 1st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Featured Articles, Magazine|Tags: , |

An increasing number of people aim to travel sustainably. Chances are you are one of them, after all, you are reading this blog article at the moment. Maybe this isn’t the first list of sustainable travel tips you’ve looked at, either. However, if you’re already scrolling on, just wait a second. Because we’ve put together something special here. In addition to the experience that we in the editorial team[...]

106, 2023

The Earth Horse Month

By |June 1st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

The Earth Horse Month begins June 6th, 2023 at 6:46 AM, in accordance with the Hsia Solar Calendar. As we welcome the start of the Earth Horse month, we are off to the races. This is no gentle month but one, that if well managed, can be full of opportunity and celebration. Horse energy is indisputably impulsive and highly volatile. Yet, there is also an intelligence and practicality to its wink[...]

105, 2023

The Fire Snake Month

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Energy Trends The Fire Snake Month begins May 6th, 2023 at 2:33 AM As we enter the “Start of Summer Season” the Fire Snake exerts its powerful influence bringing much needed higher wisdom to troubled times! We live in an age of data exploitation. The collection and dissemination of data is being used to manipulate individuals as well as the group mind is to serve specific agendas in pursuit[...]

105, 2023

How to Feng Shui Your Home to Sell – US News and World Report

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Get the right energy to sell. Whether it takes a kitchen cabinet update or extensive home staging, a little extra work from a home seller can go a long way toward attracting more buyers who are willing to put up more money. The secret to optimally staging your home may be what you least expect: the art of feng shui. The ancient Chinese practice meant to bring balance and[...]

105, 2023

Here’s Looking at You

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Did you ever walk into space, and it didn’t feel right? What is it that you were feeling? Was it the color of the walls, the high ceilings, the clutter, an unusual shape, a tight closed furniture arrangement, or an odor? What you were feeling was the energy of the space. All things contain energy, animate and inanimate. Energy is everywhere and in everything. In the Eastern world they call[...]

3004, 2023

Walking the Labyrinth

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Feng Shui, Magazine, Sacred Geometry, Space Clearing|Tags: , , |

The first Saturday of May is World Labyrinth Day. All around the world, people celebrate the labyrinth by “Walking as One at 1”. The is a celebration of unity and peace united by walking  the path of the ancient labyrinth. If you have never experienced a labyrinth walk, I would suggest you put that on your “bucket list” and make it a regular practice.  I like to enter the labyrinth with a[...]

3004, 2023

Geopathic Stress – A Definition and Overview

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine, Sacred Geometry, Space Clearing|Tags: , , |

The term Geopathic Stress is used to describe negative energies, also known as ‘harmful earth rays’, which emanate from the earth and cause discomfort and ill health to those living above. Earth energies can be bad, good or neutral. The word ‘geopathic’ is derived from the Greek words,‘Ge’ meaning ‘the Earth’, and ‘pathos’ meaning ‘disease’ or ‘suffering’, so literally ‘suffering of the Earth’. The surface of the earth is woven[...]

3004, 2023

Earth’s Blessings for May

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: |

May Baskets – Reviving a Tradition Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Come on out, winter is over - it's time to come together and celebrate spring! Once upon a time, the first day of May evoked good tidings and sweet gifts for loved ones and neighbors, from those weary of winter and thankful for spring. May baskets, a tradition dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s, would mark the first[...]

3004, 2023

Where it All Began

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Feng Shui: The I Ching & The Book of Changes Feng Shui, a practice that originated in China, is popular today worldwide. It’s an art of arranging your space to create harmony between you and the environment where you live & work. Few people know that the roots of Feng Shui can be traced back to an ancient Chinese divination system called the I Ching, also known as “The[...]

3103, 2023

Monthly Energy Trends – Fire Dragon

By |March 31st, 2023|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , |

In accordance with the solar based Hsia Calendar: The Fire Dragon Month begins April 5th, 2023 at 9:21am The Dragon is the 5th earth branch of the Asian Zodiac and also represents the 4th month of the Gregorian Calendar. The Dragon is a creature of legend and myth. In Asian metaphysics the Dragon is considered to be the apex of the Twelve Animal archetypes. Ruler and protector of the heavens, the Dragon can[...]

3103, 2023

Unlocking the Power of April’s Astrology

By |March 31st, 2023|Categories: Magazine|Tags: |

As we say hello to April, the cosmic energies are shifting and bringing forth opportunities for individual growth, despite the unfolding of tumultuous collective transformations that will continue for the next decade. Understanding the astrological influences of this time can help us make the most of the cosmic potential and navigate any challenges that may arise. The astrological landscape of 2023 marks a tipping point in our world, so trepidation[...]

3103, 2023

The Golden Keys to Longevity

By |March 31st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

1. Believe longevity is possible. 2. Value and expand your support circle of family and friends. 3. Have a long-term goal and purpose. 4. Take on responsibility for others – a plant, a pet or an aging or infirm relative or friend. 5. Exercise consistently. 6. Eat well – learn about and avoid foods that are not good for you. 7. Do what you love. Be creative. 8. Learn[...]

3103, 2023

Tough Talk but Needed for the Trees

By |March 31st, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

I’m a tree lover. If you are interested in Feng Shui, you probably are, too. And as a tree lover, I’m sorry to relay this bad news, but trees everywhere are stressed, sick, and declining from climate extremes and human interferences. That means they are “stuck” in their internal functionality. Just as when a person is sick that person's ability to self-heal is compromised, it is similar with trees. Trees can no[...]

3103, 2023

Creating Gardens for All

By |March 31st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

The Garden for All – Accessible Universal Garden Design My first encounter with the need for  a “universal garden” was many years ago. My brother Mat was in a group home that specialized in traumatic brain injury. They had a lovely yard and one of the residents loved to garden. He was permanently bound to his wheelchair, and we struggled to devise some ways to set up pots and planters that would give him[...]

3103, 2023

 Real Estate – The “Hot” Seller’s Market

By |March 31st, 2023|Categories: Magazine|Tags: |

Home Staging in a Hot Seller’s Market When homes are selling quickly and at a premium, a seller or realtor may wonder if staging is worth the time and effort. The answer is yes! Home staging will uplift the home’s perceived value and increase the attraction and pricing to Buyers. It allows the home to really “show” it’s potential and beauty. A seller’s market means that there are fewer homes for sale[...]

2802, 2023

The Wood Rabbit Month

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Monthly Four Pillars Energy Trends The wood Rabbit month begins March 6th 2023 at 4:31am. This month we are double blessed with two rabbits. Read below to see what they bring! WHY is the question and the answer!! The trend this month encourages us to examine our inner motivation; or in popular parlance, determine the “WHY” of what we do. We are too often focused on the tasks that[...]

2802, 2023

Bloodstone

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

Bloodstone is one of the stones for March. The dark green color has red spots (iron oxide) that resemble drops of blood. Bloodstone is also called Heliotrope, Christ’s Stone, Sun Stone and Martyr’s Stone and it is known to bring health and strength to those wearing it. Legend tells that Bloodstone has a spiritual connection to Jesus. At the time of his Crucifixion, the blood dripped from His body[...]

2802, 2023

Feng Shui for Mobile Living

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

For those of you not familiar with the Chinese art and science called “feng shui”, it is an ancient system for determining how people are affected by their immediate surroundings. Like “astrology for architecture”, when a house is built combined with its compass orientation, will reveal the house to have a certain personality or predictable influence on those who live inside. The real beauty of feng shui is that there[...]

2802, 2023

Heal Your Relationships, Beginning with You

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Magazine|

2023 the Water Rabbit inspires us to heal our relationships. Get started on the right foot, begin with healing the relationship with yourself. The relationship you have with yourself is how your relationships with others are created. You are inspired & ready to heal relationships in your life, first begin with you. Practice self-compassion, how kind & understanding are you towards yourself, especially during challenging times. Recognizing mistakes and[...]

2802, 2023

Ancient Building Inspirations

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Magazine|Tags: |

How Ancient Engineers & Their Projects Can Inspire You To Create A Sustainable Building We often focus on modern technologies and cutting-edge design when considering sustainable buildings. However, the ancient world is full of remarkable engineering feats designed to stand the test of time. Just think of the towering pyramids of Egypt and the intricate aqueducts of Rome for a moment. These are a few examples of ancient engineers[...]

102, 2023

How to Live The Life of Your Dreams and Save The World

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

The world we live in is made of dreams! Dreams that became thoughts; thoughts that became actions; actions that create manifested reality and dictate its form! In accordance with the Hsia calendar the solar year begins February 4, 2023 at 10:34AM.
The time and date is determined by finding the midpoint between Winter Solstice, Dec 2022
and Spring Equinox, March 2023. I routinely calculate it myself using simple arithmetic. I’m guessing,[...]

3101, 2023

The Year for Kindness

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

This sweet Rabbit year of 2023 holds an energy that we all can benefit from after the tumultuous past years. Rabbit year ushers in the energy of gentleness, prosperity, diplomacy and in my mind, kindness. No matter what the year, creating an energy of kindness to self and community is valuable and needed more than ever. This is the perfect time to take a serious look around you home[...]

3101, 2023

Playing Cupid with Clothes – Dress to Attract the Love of Your Life!

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is the time to evaluate your wardrobe to make sure that your clothes are supporting your romantic intentions. Fashion Feng Shui™ is an innovative dressing technique based on Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese Art of Placement that links empowerment with environment. It sees your clothing as your body's most intimate environment and therefore as influential as Feng Shui is on your external environment. It also teaches[...]

301, 2023

The Water Ox Month

By |January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

In accordance with the solar based Hsia Calendar: The Water Ox Month begins January 5th, 2023 just after midnight. The Ox is the 2nd earth branch of the Asian Zodiac and also represents the 1st month of the Gregorian Calendar. 2022 has not been an easy year. Many have suffered the ravages of war, weather related disasters, economic hardship and personal loss from illness and disease. Yet, we have[...]

3112, 2022

The Union of Kabbalah and Feng Shui

By |December 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: , |

A multi dimensional multi disciplined approach that fuses the material with the spiritual Ronit Lev-Bik an Israeli artist, who now resides in Connecticut, has made it her life’s work to merge the concepts of the Hebrew Kabbalah, Chinese Feng Shui and her art. “Practical Kabbalists inscribe amulets to cure bad luck, I draw them applying the principles of both teachings. This is my language with the unseen world, this[...]

3112, 2022

Preparation for the New Year

By |December 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Chinese New Year 2023 falls on January 22nd, 2023. Chinese New Year's Eve  is Jan. 21, 2023 Chinese New Year is celebrated for sixteen days (from New Year's Eve- to the Lantern Festival). The preparations start seven days before the New Year's Eve. As with the Western New Year's celebrations, the traditional Chinese New Year is considered an important time to finish the old, and bring in the new. The traditions are[...]

3112, 2022

New Year – New You

By |December 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

January, it is the beginning of the New Year, the perfect time to begin a “New You.” I don’t know about you but come the first of January I am not always ready with my feet planted on the ground to start the new year running. I take a lesson from Feng Shui and tap into the wisdom of Chinese New Year. Chinese Lunar New Year fluctuates depending on the[...]

3112, 2022

Meet the 2023 Color Trends

By |December 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

We are emerging from the years of neutral tones, gray walls and pandemic colors that made each home look like it was professionally staged. Warmth, personality and character are at the forefront of the color wave moving into 2023. Self-expression, warmth, positive paint palettes, and natural elements set a tone to create a cozy environment. Explore colors that relate and connect us to nature, bringing the outdoor to the inside.[...]

3011, 2022

Monthly Energy Trends – The Water Rat Month

By |November 30th, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

The Water Rat Month begins December 7th, 2022 at 12:49PM During the previous Metal Pig month, energies softened and many effective actions have begun to right wrongs exposed during the course of this year and previous years. We can expect this trend to continue during the Water Rat month! In Asia the Rat is highly revered for having considerable survival skills and high levels of competence in all things. As[...]

3011, 2022

Salt of the Earth – Himalayan Salt Crystals

By |November 30th, 2022|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine, Space Clearing|Tags: , |

This is a wonderful time to become reacquainted with the grounding and powerful benefits of Himalayan Salt Crystals. One of the world’s gifts, Himalayan Crystal Salt is a natural ionizer and air purifier. It has many healing properties for the environment and for our body, mind and spirit. Himalayan Salt  is a mineral rich rock salt. It originates from the Himalayas, and has been mined from the Khewra Salt Mine[...]

3011, 2022

The Spirit of Home

By |November 30th, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

The holidays are a good time for all to honor home, and to check the personal paradise which we have designed. The home, which we have created as sacred space, here on earth. Home is my safe haven, a place which provides a sense of comfort, safety, and love. A place where we live with our family, pets, and likeminded people. Home is a place where you feel like[...]

3011, 2022

The Heart and Soul of Biophilic Design

By |November 30th, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Nature nurtures. Biophilic design is based on this fact. But it’s not new. Our ancestors have recognized this concept for millennia. They observed the ways of nature and understood that those “ways” also impacted our lives. Nearly every indigenous culture had ideas that helped them build the best living spaces; spaces that would allow them to not only survive but thrive. In China, they assembled principles of what we now[...]

3110, 2022

The Metal Pig Month

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

The Metal Pig Month begins on November 7th just past midnight. (early morning November 8th) Perhaps it’s simply coincidence??? November hosts two important National events that are in strong alignment with the energy of the Metal Pig; Election Day and Thanksgiving. The first event, Election Day, was initiated by the Founders so that many more people could be involved in choosing the country’s leaders. It is the foundation of American[...]

3110, 2022

What is Feng Shui?

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Feng Shui literally translates from the Chinese to meaning Wind and Water. When the first Christian missionaries entered central China, they asked the locals what this local practice was. They replied that it was like the wind that they could not see, and the water that they could not grasp, therefore they were very unlikely to understand it! This gave a sense that Feng Shui is about working with more[...]

3110, 2022

Your Wise, Magical Voice

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

Ever since I’ve been a young voice student, I’ve been fascinated with the expressive, healing and spiritual potentials of our voice and vibration. Through my own experience with personal tragedy and the observation of my students, I realized that voice, through the language of the body, has the potential to access something much deeper in us. I saw that people’s voices reflected how they felt about themselves, and how they showed up in their[...]

3110, 2022

Does your Home Speak Compassion?

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

As we enter through the front door of a home, we are moving from a public space into the private domain of someone’s home. This private space holds their personal and unique template and vibration. A foyer or entry can offer a valuable point for the energy to pause and center before it moves forward. A compassion area can be a foyer table, bench, chair, or even a small shelf where someone can place[...]

410, 2022

Landscape Lighting That Doesn’t Wake the Birds

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

You can reduce light pollution in your landscape with these 6 downlighting and dark sky practices. Lights in the landscape create light pollution that adversely affects nocturnal animals and migratory birds. Many animals rely on darkness as part of their habitat and behavior, and lights at night can disrupt their natural cycles. A concept called dark sky lighting is a movement to reduce light pollution produced by cities in[...]

110, 2022

How Dowsing in Your Space Can Rack Up Revenues

By |October 1st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Oh Vey, Feng Shui! The roadblocks in our business that we can clearly see are not necessarily what is holding us back. For some of us, we are affected more by what we can’t see. It’s about what we feel. All appears clear and in order on the outside, but on the inside, we still feel uneasy. That feeling of uneasiness speaks to the principles of Feng Shui. It’s a system[...]

110, 2022

“Tis the Season” – Do you believe in Haunted Houses?

By |October 1st, 2022|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine, Space Clearing|Tags: , |

As a real estate agent, feng shui and space clearing professional, I have been in hundreds of homesand buildings. Most real estate agents can identify and "feel" when a house is feeling uncomfortable and "heavy" I have been called in countless times to "unblock" or cleanse a home so that it may be more comfortable for the residents or to prepare it to sell.  There are many considerations when diagnosing  the[...]

110, 2022

Home Sense – The Heart of the Home

By |October 1st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

In today’s current enthusiasm to stay healthy, I am reminded of the importance of our kitchen, The Heart of Our Homes. It is important to remember, the kitchen is the heart, and health of your home. It is the second most important room in your house, as its purpose is to help nourish your mind, body, and spirit. In todays world our kitchens also have become the soul of our[...]

3108, 2022

Conscious Sound “Let the Trees Sing”

By |August 31st, 2022|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: , |

An article written for Breathing Space a Devon based monthly Sounding Bowls are a unique and modern instrument used by performers as well as hospices and healing centres across the world. Within a Sounding Bowl bronze wound strings are stretched across richly figured Cherry, Sycamore or Ash wood whose notes resound from spiral section curves to enfold the player in a unique bud-shape of sound. My passion as a wood-sculptor[...]

3108, 2022

The Power and Influence of Three Tigers

By |August 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

This year presents a very unique event in the cycles of the Asian Solar Calendar! The Water Tiger Year began February 4th at 4:58AM. But there is more to this year than typical Tiger Years. Tiger years can be punctuated by aggressive, rapid moving energies and a construct that is fraught with dramatic events. There is much more to it this year! With all the dramatic and concerning events[...]

3108, 2022

Feng Shui is Fabulous for Pets

By |August 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Translated, Feng Shui means Wind Water. Wind represents the energy we cannot see but we can feel. “Water represents the energy in our physical spaces we can see. I have found that Feng Shui principles bring balance to our energy by expanding our awareness. Through awareness we notice what is driving our feelings and better yet, we cultivate our ability to create an environment promoting healthy living spaces, while supporting[...]

3108, 2022

Aging Gratefully

By |August 31st, 2022|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine, Universal Design|Tags: |

In our society youth is glorified and as a result of this distorted image, most people want to remain younger longer. If this were not the case, then there would never be such a market for anti-aging cream, hair color, wigs and transplants, and plastic surgery. But all these items and services do very well and continue to prosper. What would it be like if we never saw our face?[...]

108, 2022

Mindful Mandalas

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: |

"Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the self." Ralph Blum (The Book of Runes) From 1983 to 2018, I shared a way of living with people who wanted to explore the 8-Limb path of yoga. I founded StillPoint Schoolhouse and taught daily yoga, weekly cooking and cleanse classes, yoga teacher trainings, nutritional consultations, women's retreats, and wrote a series of health books. I was busy, active,[...]

3107, 2022

Color in the Classroom

By |July 31st, 2022|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Conscious Color for your Learning Environment As summer begins to wind down, we turn our thoughts to the upcoming school year. Whether in a private school, public school, school pod, or home schooling, color is universal in it’s power and impact for the student and instructor. 97% of surveyed educators and parents say that colors and décor are related to positively affecting a student’s engagement. Specific paint colors will[...]

3107, 2022

Natural Swimming Pools

By |July 31st, 2022|Categories: Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

A Holistic answer to the traditional Swimming Pool Enjoying a refreshing swim in cool water is the remedy for the scorching days of summer. Oceans, lakes and rivers are desired destinations often with time and traffic involved. Imagine being able to enjoy a refreshing natural swimming retreat in your own back yard. Natural swimming pools are popular in Europe and are gaining in popularity in the U.S. They are[...]

3006, 2022

2022 Design Trends

By |June 30th, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

What are the upcoming design trends? Where is design leading us? What needs do we need fulfilled, physically and emotionally? Let’s see how the 2022 trends create a sharp contrast to our present canvas of gray and white. Enjoy a step into the latest design shifts: Hugging the Curve A trend towards rounded, curvy shapes is making an appearance in design and architecture. Look for arched doorways and[...]

3006, 2022

Do Staircases Matter?

By |June 30th, 2022|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

One of the biggest concerns that Feng Shui adherents ask about is the infamous staircase aligned directly with a door. The notion is that this drives the air currents(qi flow) too quickly and directly. Whether the qi is traveling in or out, the concept is that the energy does not adequately circulate in the house and the occupants can suffer one way of the other when the base of[...]

906, 2022

2022 Graduates Certified in Intentional Interior Design

By |June 9th, 2022|Categories: News|

The Conscious Design Institute is honored to present the 2022 Graduates Certified in I E D - Intentional Interior Design The Conscious Design Institute is honored to present the 2022 Graduates Certified in I E D - Intentional Interior Design Intentional Environmental Design addresses the harmony and balance unique to each dwelling. Taught and created by Mary Dennis, EDAC, creator of Intentional Environmental Design, founder of the School of Graceful Lifestyles[...]

3105, 2022

The Loretto Chapel and the Story of the Miracle Staircase

By |May 31st, 2022|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: , |

One of my most treasured travels was a tour of New Mexico, lead by my dear friends Sam Tso, Navajo Medicine Man and June Crane, world renowned intuitive and astrologer. This included a visit to Santa Fe where I decided to visit a destination called the Loretto Chapel, home of the miracle staircase. Yes, I paid my token entry fee and went in to explore what it was all about. My first[...]

3105, 2022

Healing Colors for Hospitals and Healthcare

By |May 31st, 2022|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

What would a world be without color? Today we can partner with the light spectrum and codes of our color spectrums to uplift our lives and environments. Marketing companies have known color “secrets” for many years guiding us with the reds and yellow to activate our food intake and purchases. In the healthcare world, color is a subtle and powerful ally. There is much research and data to support the[...]

3004, 2022

Cottage Garden

By |April 30th, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

The cottage garden is a very popular style of garden that uses an informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. The cottage garden is rich and lush with native flowers, and filled with charm and country ambiance. These gardens are in direct contrast to the very structured and rigorously maintained English estate gardens that used formal designs. The cottage garden originated in[...]

3004, 2022

Your Office Space

By |April 30th, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

10 Top Tips for You BE AWARE – HONOR YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR SPACE 1. Support – the Mountain behind Sit with a solid wall behind you for support and strength. Avoid sitting with your back to a window, as you will lack support. 2. More support! The Office Chair Your chair should be a sturdy, high backed chair- an executive style. 3. Position: Commanding Corner Where you are located in the building, your[...]

3103, 2022

Dome Homes

By |March 31st, 2022|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Green Design, Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: , , |

Geodesic Dome These attractive and low maintenance homes are gaining popularity around the world. From 1970, Monolithic Domes can be found in every American state and in Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Weather Resistant and highly cost and energy efficient, a geodesic dome might be the right home for you. Monolithic technology is an extremely versatile green building technology – A Monolithic Dome uses about 50%[...]

3103, 2022

Urban Gardens

By |March 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Urban Garden Tips Making Small Spaces Count! Urban dwellers can satisfy their green thumb with some creative tips that we have gathered to share with our readers.A small space can still offer a place to grow food or just to enjoy the natural beauty of plants and flowers. Creative options include rooftop gardens, container gardening, and hydroponics. Many communities are coming together to create community havens, gardens supplying both[...]

603, 2022

Radiation and Environmental Pollution

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

Our three sources of oxygen, food, water and air are polluted and bound with toxins. As these sources become deoxygenated, they become breeding grounds for anaerobic bacteria. All forms of pollution starve our bodies of oxygen. Environmental illness, though currently a rare disorder is thought to be a forerunner of what many will experience in thirty to forty years. Most people that suffer from the disorder were at one[...]

603, 2022

Sustainable Feng Shui Design

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

Sustainable building construction and environmentally considerate living are at the forefront of the changes we are being encouraged to embrace into our lifestyle, and increasingly inspired by climate change precautions. Well, there is nothing new in that. It is as ancient as traditional Feng Shui, a name first found in existing texts that date back some 2000 years. However archeological evidence of its practice can be traced further back[...]

3101, 2022

Master your Master Bedroom

By |January 31st, 2022|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

In Feng Shui, the master bedroom is the room that has the strongest influence on our "chi" - or life force. The master bedroom can set the stage for good health, positive relationships, and prosperity in all areas of our lives. The bedroom is the place where we can finally let our guard down - we can close our eyes and let go. The bedroom needs to honor the individual[...]

3101, 2022

Love is in the Air!

By |January 31st, 2022|Categories: Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

Getting ready for a romantic Valentine dinner? Did you ever think to apply the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui? This 6000-year-old Chinese art of arranging one’s environment to improve our life’s experience has wonderful secrets to reveal. Harmonizing person to place, through the correct place of all things, can transform the feel of an environment from the mundane to the magical. As we approach the love, filled possibilities of[...]

3112, 2021

Change — A New Look at the I Ching

By |December 31st, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

Life is about change. Whatever age you are now, next year at this time you will be one year older. By the same token, last year at this time you were one year younger.  In ten years’ time you will be a whole decade older. How do you feel about that? Are you prepared for the process of aging? The I Ching can help you come to terms with constant change[...]

3112, 2021

Conscious Real Estate — Winter Home Staging Tips

By |December 31st, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Although many people “wait” for the spring real estate market, winter can be a wonderful time to list your home. There is less inventory and competition in the marketplace, and with a few inspirational winter staging tips, your home will be winter wonderful. Easy Entry Shovel and de-ice the driveway, and all the walkways and steps. Make it both easy and safe for potential buyers to access your home. Curb[...]

3112, 2021

Getting Happy with HYGEE — The Art of Intimacy

By |December 31st, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

My husband is Danish, and so I was delighted to delve into the “Danish” conscious living strategy that is simple, easy to obtain, and life enhancing on many levels. Hygge (hue-guh or hoo-ga) is the art of Intimacy, where setting a template for conscious coziness creates a feeling of well-being and satisfaction in our lives. The Danish lifestyle of Hygge utilizes a balanced arrangement of natural elements, textures, visual embrace,[...]

2912, 2021

A Colorful World

By |December 29th, 2021|Categories: Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

A Post occupancy overview on Color, and its Intentional use in a Commercial Design project Mary Dennis, EDAC Evidenced Based Designs Accreditation and Certification Dean of Design, The Conscious Design Institute Intentional Feng Shui Design Consultant and Educator President Emeritus, International Feng Shui Guild www.consciouslife.style Color is the first and most important means of creating a relaxed and harmonious atmosphere in our interiors. It can completely change the appearance and[...]

112, 2021

Rammed Earth Building – An Ancient Technique for our Modern World

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

The ancient building techniques called “ Rammed Earth” is one of the oldest construction methods known to man. Evidence traces it as far back on the human timeline as 8000 BC. The rammed earth materials create a strong and environmentally friendly building. Across the world this unbaked earth system has created homes, palaces, and fortresses. “Commonly used especially in China, the technique was applied to both ancient monuments and vernacular architecture, with the Great[...]

112, 2021

Hope

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

Hope is the optimist who looks ahead with glee As she thinks of all the things she would like to be. Then hope imagines better times ahead, Ignoring the failures, it plans victories instead. Then it takes up residence with those who are ill And gives them strength to get better, charging their will. Then it springs to action with a purpose and a zest Believing life is for[...]

311, 2021

Tech Meets Design. Neuroaesthetic Design

By |November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

Google Offers Scientific Proof that Design Is Important with "A Space for Being" A neuroaesthetic design installation was on view in Spazio Maiocchi in Milan, as part of the city's annual design week. "Once you can really understand what thoughtful design and architecture does to you, you can see that it's not just a status symbol of who you are in the world," Reddy told Dezeen. "You can change[...]

311, 2021

Gratitude

By |November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

Gratitude is akin to respect because it too makes a person appreciate what they are and who they are. Gratitude reaches out to the universe or to God or to destiny — because gratitude is usually directed at someone or something, whether defined and identified or not. Who, or what are we grateful to? The answer to this question might differ from person to person. Who, for example, are[...]

211, 2021

Mandala: No Beginning/No End

By |November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: |

“The original Sanskrit word mandala literally means “vital essence environment.” Its underlying idea is that our vital essence – call it mind, heart, soul, life energy – is really a field, infinitely interrelating with countless other fields of life in space and time.” – Tenzin Robert Thurman There are several definitions that I have found for the word ‘Mandala’: Sacred essence cultivation sphere. Sacred essence here means nirvana, joy[...]

2210, 2021

2021 Conscious Intentional Feng Shui Graduates

By |October 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

The Conscious Design Institute is honored to present the 2021 Graduates of the Conscious Intentional Feng Shui Professional Certification Mastery Program Master Teachers, Mary Dennis and Renae Jensen were truly inspired by this empowered class. It was an experience which called forth peaks of consciousness. Throughout the six days we all experienced sharing, learning, listening, and trusting… Life transforming! Conscious Intentional Feng Shui is an integration of wisdom[...]

3009, 2021

Colors of Fall

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: |

“How beautiful leaves grow old, How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burroughs I have so many wonderful memories of fall while growing up and then while raising our family. I always loved the return of cooler temperatures, the chance to wear a sweater again, the bright cheerful fall leaves, the crunch of walking through fallen leaves. One of the best things is, of[...]

3009, 2021

Put Safety First: Universal Design Tips

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Magazine, Universal Design|Tags: |

"Old age is like everything else," said Fred Astaire. "To make a success of it, you've got to start young." The same principle applies to home design: Plan for all stages of life when remodeling or building, even if you are in perfect health now. You never know what life may throw your way, be it be a minor mishap (breaking your leg) or something more serious (being confined to[...]

1009, 2021

Press Release: Conscious Intentional Feng Shui Certification

By |September 10th, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, News|Tags: |

The Conscious Design Institute is excited to present the Conscious Intentional Feng Shui Certification for the 21st. Century. This program is all about your success! Your teachers Renae Jensen and Mary Dennis have years of Feng Shui mastery, including award winning Feng Shui for Commercial Design, Residential, Fashion, Real Estate, and Interior Design. Their collaboration was inspired by 60 years of collective knowledge and practice. They[...]

109, 2021

St. Joseph for Selling My Home

By |September 1st, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

As a real estate agent, it is always a strong sign when your sellers declare that they are going to bury a statue of St Joseph. It is a declaration of strong intent, and a tradition that has been strong for hundreds of years. As a popular and successful ceremony, it has transcended the Catholic and spiritual parameters and is used by people of all customs and traditions. This[...]

3108, 2021

Green Design in Commercial Environments

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Green Design, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Graceful Lifestyles™ Goes Green for Corporate America Going Green is all the rage these days, but for Graceful Lifestyles Designers, it is a seamless marriage between two design perspectives. Keeping in line with the Tao, bringing balance to the indoors and listening to the wisdom of the earth is our fundamental philosophy. Corporate America has shifted its awareness towards the environment and recognizes the importance of well-being and sustainability.[...]

3107, 2021

Keep Evil Away with a Hint (Haint) of Blue

By |July 31st, 2021|Categories: Intentional Interior Design, Magazine, Space Clearing|Tags: , , , |

In the South, there is a long standing tradition of painting porch ceilings blue. It is an old belief that a particular shade of blue called “haint blue” will repel evil spirits. Haint blue as also used on window shutters and frames. Haint Blue is also know to be a very effective bug repellant. It is said that this blue color extends the visual “sky” and will keep away wasps, bees and[...]

3107, 2021

Sacred Geometry – From Ego to Geo

By |July 31st, 2021|Categories: Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: , |

An ego-driven life is primarily personally based. Ego-based consciousness is rooted in lower vibration, self-serving energies. In contrast, geo-based consciousness reflects a planetary perspective and speaks of having a larger than personally-based view. “Geo” is the prefix for words such as geography, geodetic, and geomancy. These are planetary-centered concepts. When we shift our consciousness from being personally based into a larger planetary view, we begin to truly appreciate that our[...]

1907, 2021

Welcoming LuAnn Cibik

By |July 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

Conscious Design Institute Welcomes LuAnn Cibik! The Conscious Design Institute announces and welcomes Master Teacher LuAnn Cibik to our faculty. LuAnn is a Teacher and Practitioner of feng shui, space clearing, Soul Coaching®, Forest Therapy and much more. She founded her business of Inner Harmony in 2002, and has been dedicated to that mission, of creating Inner Harmony for her clients using these modalities. She has been a teacher since[...]

3105, 2021

Does Culture Influence Color?

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

For years I recommended a soft, ivory or beige coloring for the interior, “neutral feel”, of my client’s homes. I specifically chose an earth coloring for the natural, elemental qualities it offered. Qualities, of safety, grounding, and integrity where high on my radar during the 80’s & 90’s. Our American culture was changing and influencing our lifestyles. Woman began to explore the possibilities of being more than a housekeeper,[...]

3105, 2021

Eco Weddings – Green with a Dash of Feng Shui

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , |

Green Weddings are making a difference! Eco-Conscious weddings are a beautiful way to begin a new life journey. Adding Feng Shui to the plans can make your event event more auspicious! Preserving the planet, supporting local artisans and businesses, decreasing energy waste, and  honoring each other is truly a celebration. Many celebrities are taking the green step to the altar. Celebrity Green Weddings include Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman, Alicia[...]

1205, 2021

Welcoming Joanna Infeld

By |May 12th, 2021|Categories: News|

Conscious Design Institute Welcomes Joanna Infeld! The Conscious Design Institute announces and welcomes Master Teacher Joanna Infeld to our faculty. Joanna is an accomplished author and is editor-in-chief of the Kora Press publishing company - www.KoraPress.com - dedicated to publishing books with spiritual content. She is also co-founder of Energy Worlds with her partner David Price Francis - further details can be found on www.energyworlds.com Joanna is an inspiring teacher[...]

305, 2021

The Feng Shui Garden – Planting the Bagua

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , , |

A great way to rethink our gardens and landscapes is to put on our "feng shui" eyes and use symbolic connection as a planting strategy. The art of feng shui reminds us that man is not only connected to nature, but is a part of nature. We have benefited from plants for thousands of years as a food, medicine, and to make our personal world one filled with beauty, color[...]

305, 2021

The 7 Things Addressed by Wellness-Focused Interior Design

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Green Design, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

An Introduction to the WELL Building Standard We have long known that interior design and architecture shapes human behavior. It's become very evident in more recent years that it also shapes our health in real, physiological ways. We spend over 90% of our lives inside buildings, and building design has had a detrimental affect on our health. The WELL Building Standard strives to change this. We at Zen Spaces[...]

3103, 2021

Hope

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: |

Mostly when we think of hope, we think of the future, as in, “I hope you get better soon,” “I hope they give me the job/promotion,” “I hope he asks me out.” But it can also refer to the past, as in, “I hope it turns out that it was not my son who broke the classroom window.” So hope can apply to anything where we don’t have certainty[...]

3103, 2021

Transforming Your Inner Essence with Style

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Ready for transformation? All that you need is right there before you. Remember on SNL the skit where the “suave playboy” character would say something like “It is better to look good than to feel good”? Well as silly as it may sound, you can transform your inner essence by purposefully creating and aligning with your outer essence. What you wear affects how you show up in the world.[...]

103, 2021

Mutually Agreed Purposes

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: , |

A Key Strategy to Successful & Lasting Relationships In my capacity as a relationship counselor, I am often asked questions by couples such as, “What will help us stay together?” and “What are the secrets of a successful marriage?” In my book Partners in Passion: Positively Transform All Your Relationships With The Power of High Vibration Energy, I explore the energetic dynamics that underpin any relationship, including[...]

103, 2021

Home Sense

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

Spring into March by De-cluttering and making room for the new! Did you ever walk into a space that just didn’t feel right? Was it the color of the walls? Was the furniture placed in a tight, cramped arrangement? Were the ceilings too high? Was the space cluttered, or did the room have an odor? All animate and inanimate objects affect our senses, because everything contains energy.[...]

2802, 2021

The Why & How Of Biophilic (Nature-Inspired) Design

By |February 28th, 2021|Categories: Green Design, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

10 Ways to Bring the Benefits of Nature Indoors The Biophilic Buzz I’m sure many of you have been hearing the increasingly popular healthy design buzzword: biophilia. But what does this strange word mean? Biophilic design is so much more than a trend among the health-conscious or crunchy nature-lovers. Both laboratory and field studies have shown that all three mind-body systems – cognitive, psychological and physiological –[...]

402, 2021

The Connection of Heart and Home… Sparking Love Through the Power of Space

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Looking for romance in your life? Whether you are looking to attract a new love into your life or spark the flame and freshen up a current relationship, the first place to look is your home. Too much “stuff” will stifle a relationship or block incoming opportunities. Neglected areas in your space reflect a part of your life that is neglected. What is happening in the places where[...]

402, 2021

Feng-Shui For Relationships

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , , |

Just as energies can get stuck in a room and need to be cleared, recharged, and made fresh, so energies can get stuck between people. The key to keeping fresh energy flowing in any relationship is the quality of energy exchange between the partners and their level of communication. All relationships begin in the worlds of energy. When two people come into a relationship, they bring their individual lives[...]

3112, 2020

Why we need a little “Zen” in our Homes

By |December 31st, 2020|Categories: Feng Shui, Intentional Interior Design, Magazine|Tags: , , , |

The year 2020 has changed the way we have all experienced our homes. Quarantines and restrictions have secured us in our homes in an unprecedented way. We have two very different parallels and scenarios. Some people are alone and isolated, and their homes have become yin - stagnant and still. Other people are experiencing the opposite – a yang home overflowing with family where the energy never stops and[...]

1910, 2020

How Dowsing in Your Space Can Rack Up Revenues

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

Are files and papers piling up all around you? Oh Vey, Feng Shui! The roadblocks in our business that we can clearly see are not necessarily what is holding us back. For some of us, we are affected more by what we can’t see. It’s about what we feel. All appears clear and in order on the outside, but on the inside, we still feel uneasy. That[...]

1107, 2020

Boost Your Electro-Immune System

By |July 11th, 2020|Categories: Energy Fields and Energetics, Magazine|Tags: , |

David Price Francis David Price Francis is a spiritual teacher, master energy counselor, and personal growth expert. He helps individuals, couples, and groups understand and improve the quality of energy in their lives and relationships, enabling them to achieve greater happiness and success, both personally and professionally. He also provides business coaching on how to improve the energetic ecology within the workplace, the energies of effective leadership,[...]

2705, 2020

Welcoming David Price Francis

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: News|

David Price Francis The Conscious Design Institute announces and welcomes Master Teacher David Price Francis to our faculty. David is an internationally renowned wisdom teacher and accomplished author. He has been described as an energy master, personal & professional growth coach, and a spiritual teacher. David has successfully helped thousands of people from all walks of life. Renae Jensen, Founder Conscious Design Institute I’m excited[...]

1405, 2020

Welcoming Lois Kramer Perez

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: News|

Lois Kramer Perez Intuitive Practitioner, Speaker & Educator Feng Shui – Meditative Clearing - Environmental Space Clearing Dowsing - Face Reading – 5 Elements – I Ching The Conscious Design Institute welcomes Master Teacher Lois Kramer Perez to our faculty. We welcome the deep knowledge that Lois brings to us. We also embrace her positive life vision and her passion to help others. Renae Jensen, Founder Conscious[...]

1104, 2020

The ProperChi® TV Series

By |April 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

Introducing ProperChi® - with Renae Jensen, Feng Shui Master “A few years ago, my path connected me to the producers of ProperChi: a media show that has a vision of bringing harmony to homes through the use of ancient sciences such as Feng Shui and Space Clearing. Our visions and mission are in beautiful alliance. I am happy to share the “live consultation” experience with you, and[...]

1804, 2019

New Home Office for the Conscious Design Institute

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Conscious Design Institute announces a new location in Hope, New Jersey at the Hope Wellness Center. This venue offers a very warm welcoming atmosphere for in person intensive classes including our certificate programs in Feng Shui and Space Clearing. To find out about the center please visit www.hopewellnessnj.com Retreats and additional workshops will still be offered at the beautiful Spring Meadow Farm in Hope, N.J. We believe[...]

1506, 2016

Conscious Design Magazine

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

2006 saw the unfolding of the Conscious Design Magazine, a forum that is dedicated to connecting the Ancient Wisdom of feng shui, space clearing, and healthy energetics to the cutting edge Wisdom of green design, bau-biologie and design psychology. All in the name of Healthy Space ! Click the banner below to visit the Magazine.

2405, 2016

Geodesic Dome Homes

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Conscious Architecture, Green Design, Magazine, Sacred Geometry|Tags: , , , |

Geodesic Dome Weather Resistant and highly cost and energy efficient, a geodesic dome might be the right home for you. These attractive and low maintenance homes are gaining popularity around the world. From 1970, Monolithic Domes can be found in every American state and in Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Monolithic technology is an extremely versatile green building technology - A Monolithic Dome uses about[...]

2405, 2016

A Bee Happy Journey by Ned Farrell

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Feng Shui, Green Design, Magazine|Tags: , , |

How the universe saw fit to put beekeeping, feng shui, and a skilled woman on one lucky man's path.   May, 1989, and nine of us find ourselves standing in a lush, almost unbearably beautiful location in Aregua, Paraguay. We freshly arrived in this South American country just a couple days before, green as can be, and excited to be so. We are the beekeeping trainees in this latest[...]

2405, 2016

The Millennial Market – Real Estate

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Feng Shui, Magazine|Tags: , |

The buying crowd is younger, and they have very specific needs and wants ! By Renae Jensen What is a Millennial? Also known as the Net Generation or Generation Y, the millennial generation describes those between the ages of 18 and 34. Dates vary, with the earliest birthdate considered is 1976 and the latest is 2004. The Millennials were raised in a world very different to many of us.[...]

2305, 2016

Renae Jensen featured on the Natasha Sherman Show

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Renae Jensen is a regular guest on the Natasha Sherman Show hosted by Princeton Community Television. Natasha and Renae have covered many tantalizing topics such as Feng Shui in the Bedroom, How to sell your home with Feng Shui, and Space Clearing..  www.natashasherman.com Some of Renae's shows: videos on Vimeo:

2305, 2016

Renae Jensen featured on Third Eye Television

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Renae had the delightful opportunity to record two feng shui shows with the Third Eye Television Network. Thank you Lucia ! Shows: Feng Shui show in the Cemetary ! Third Eye Show #58. Feng Shui Today’s Third Eye Show showcases the talents of feng shui practitioner and teacher Renae Jensen. From her New Jersey home, Renae walks us through some of the basic concepts of this ancient art and practice,[...]

2305, 2016

Enjoy Videos from our Holistic Expo’s

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Sandra Marie Humby Rose Alchemy and the Way of the Rose - Sandra demonstrated dowsing and the healing power of the Rose to a very packed room ! Renae Jensen Feng Shui Master - Design Harmony Renae presents some feng shui tips to manifest love and money in your life. Ellie Corda Dragonfly Aromatic Oils - Ellie introduces[...]

2305, 2016

Conscious Design Hosts “The Way of the Rose” Workshop Series with Sandy Humby

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Way of the Rose is a unique transformational workshop programme created from the Sacred Knowledge and Ancient Wisdom held within the history, symbolism, geometry and vibration of the Rose. Totally relevant for today, this programme supports you in gently releasing residual old patterns and memories which no longer serve you and opens you up to really connecting to your authentic power and the wisdom of your HEART... to live[...]

2305, 2016

Conscious Design Conference

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

2007 was the year for the Conscious Design Conference and Expo, held in New Jersey. Hosted by Conscious Design and Renae Jensen, this was a huge undertaking ! Our dream come true as the American Institute of Architects and the ASID ( Designers), connected with the teachers of Feng Shui and Bau Biologie. The vendors were spectacular and the event created a bridge for many people to share wisdom, knowledge[...]

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