Archive for January, 2009

Almost February

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

If Winter is getting you down, put on a red sweater and think about Valentine’s Day. It comes at a time of year when we need to feel loved and nurtured. If you don’t have a lover, have an intimate party with close friends. Turn up the lights because brightness feels good in the winter time. Serve warm food and maybe a special beverage like mulled cider or spiced wine. Definitely include flowers in your decorating scheme. Make sure you have lots of laughing…find some clever jokes to relate or funny personal¬†stories.

I can’t wait for my invitation!

Prosperous Foods?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

In China, this is the year of the Ox. There are specific foods in that culture that are connected with riches. For example, egg rolls and spring rolls represent gold bars! Actually, anything that looks like gold represents wealth. I’ll have some oranges and carrots!!!

Spaniards eat 12 grapes at the stroke of the New Year for good luck! Foods that swell when cooked like rice and beans are considered growing wealth in many southern cultures. And finally, green, leafy vegetables represent paper money.

Eating healthy is RICHLY rewarding!

The Best Soup

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Afew days ago I posted the “Soup and Smiles” blog. I now have the recipe for one of those healthy, hearty, satisfying soups.

Vegetable Bean Soup

3 Tbsp olive oil, one large onion (chopped), 2 cloves minced garlic, 2 cans garbanzo beans, 1/2 cup diced carrots, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1 bay leaf (optional), 1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes (don’t drain), 8cups water or broth, 1tsp dried basil, ground pepper and sea salt to taste, 2 cups of chopped spinach or kale.

Directions: Heat oil in a mediumsoup pot. Saute onion and garlic for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the water or broth, beans, celery, carrots, bay leaf. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil, and pepper. Coverand simmer for another 15 minutes, adding spinach, salt and pepper for the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

Serve with: Shredded asiago or crumbled goat cheese.

Per serving: 175 calories, 6 g protien, 24 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 8 g fat, 685 mg sodium.

Goog healthy food is good Feng Shui!

Tidbits

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Spend a few minutes today looking around you. What is beautiful? Is it the sunshine on the snow? Is it the warm comfort of the fireplace or a hot cup of tea between your hands? Maybe it is your favorite old movie on the classic movie channel. Maybe it is the cozy fleece comforter you wrap around yourself.

Whatever it is…be grateful! See what you have, NOT what you don’t have!

That’s good Feng Shui!

Documentary

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The documentary I am a part of is almost complete! The first DVD called “The Path: Afterlife” will be available mid-February at a cost of $19.95. It features 12 experts in the fields of healing, counseling and spirituality. I hope you will consider buying it…it’s wonderful! Just email me with your request and I will make arrangements for you to get one!

Soup and Smiles

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

I recently visited a friend who doesn’t necessarily like all the snow we are having. She has found a great treatment for the snowed-in blues. She has 4 friends who¬†live relatively close by. They all take turns making a big pot of home made soup. With crusty whole grain bread and organic parmesan as a garnish, these folks enjoy the company of friends, lots of laughs, and learn new ways to make soup from each other.

Good food, plus good company equals good Feng Shui!

More about Ghosts

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Even new construction can contain ghosts. They can be tied emotionally to the land. Because humans have lived here for thousands of years, there is a lot of history, memory and thoughts attached. Ghosts are folks who are “stuck” between dimensions. Usually they wish to be noticed or to go somewhere else, but can’t make the journey without help. When unusual things happen like electrcal problems, light bulbs blowing a lot, items moved with no explanation, unusual sounds,etc., that may be an indicator of ghost activity. Clearing these energies and freeing those souls is almost always the best thing.

Space clearing is good Feng Shui!

Vitamin D

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

In the winter it is harder to stay upbeat and healthy. Why? Because there is a lot less sunshine and we are outdoors a lot less. Try to get exposed to as much natural light as possible. Your body needs to produce Vitamin D for good bone and cell health. Fifteen minutes a day of sunlight is all it takes! The side benefit is that our spirits are uplifted when we spend more time in natural light!

Go outside and play…it’s good Feng Shui!

Sunny Food

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

At this time of year we often feel lethargic. Less sunlight, cold temperatures, less exercise in the fresh air, and even the post holiday blues can rob us of vitality. In Feng Shui we realize the power of color. Think “sunny” foods like grapefruit, oranges, squash, red and yellow peppers, tangerines, etc. for the health and energy boost that will help you to “lighten up” and feel healthier. A side benefit is that they are loaded with anti-oxidents and fiber and generally low in calories.