Connecting with the Energy of the Banyan Tree

Since moving back to Honolulu, I’ve been taking walks around the neighborhood, enjoying all the tropical plants and vegetation.   It never ceases to amaze me at the different shapes and colors of the flowers.  Call me weird, but more than the flowers, I really enjoy observing leaves.  And here you can find many that are …

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Has the Pandemic Changed Your Home to a Zen Minimalist or an Abundance Look?

Being raised in Japan, I must admit that I do like the “zen” minimalist look.   However, I was never a minimalist.  I just like simple, clean lines in a room and I’m not a fan of too much stuff in a room either. How much is “too much?”.  I guess that’s all relative.  I’ve …

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How I Learned that we can Communicate without Speaking the Same Language

Many years ago, our family lived in Kuwait due to my husband’s job.  The experience taught me a lot about different cultures and communication.   What I learned was that you don’t always need words to communicate.  And even without communication, you can understand the energy.  Energy doesn’t need an explanation.   While driving down the …

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Can a feng shui gadget fix a relationship?

In many Asian cultures, when a couple decides to get married, some traditional families go to a “marriage or relationship counselor”, who reads your astrological birth charts to see if you’re a match.  There are some practitioners that also look at the characters of your name. They get a feeling of the character through it’s …

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Make a Living Room Feel More Energized

Does your living room feel organized and neat but you feel that something is missing? Being an interior designer and a feng shui consultant, I get the opportunity to visit a lot of different homes.  Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are large, some are narrow, others have very high ceilings, while …

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7 Surprising Tips to Increase your Motivation Immediately

This is a guest post by:  Marcus Clark   Everyone knows the stereotypical ways that society tells us to increase our motivation – listening to ‘hype’ music, reading inspirational quotes, competing with others, etc.  If these ways were as successful as people made out, we wouldn’t struggle to self-motivate so much! Here are 7 surprising …

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2016 Pantone Color of the Year-Rose Quartz & Serenity

This year for the first time in its history, Pantone chose not one but two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Why two?  Because they said, the two colors reflect the duality of the times.  One cool color and one warm color.  The two means connection, balance, order and peace. The color of the year often …

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The Energy of a Hand-made Dining Table from Reclaimed Wood

In feng shui, we say all things have energy.  That means inanimate things like dining tables have energy too. But not all dining tables have the same energy.   Unlike a factory made table, one made from reclaimed wood carries a different kind of unique energy. How do we assess this energy?  Through it’s chi.  The …

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