Sogetsu Ikebana and the Fundamental Energy of Plants

Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement, has a 600 year history.  It began when the practice of offering small flower arrangements to Buddhist shrines were taken out of the religious context.  It originally developed as an art to enjoy nature, bringing flowers into the Japanese home.  Today, in this age of information technology, ikebana …

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How to Bring Chi to an Office with No Windows

Several clients have lamented that they have no windows in their office. One shared, “I don’t know if it’s sunny or raining. After a while, I have to get out of my office so I can see outside. I don’t know why, but I just want to know what the weather is like.” Imagine sitting …

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Increase Energy: Connect Inward With Nature and See Beauty in All Things

In continuation of my New Year’s Resolution of “Increase Energy”  – here is step 4:  Connect Inward with Nature and step 5:  See Beauty in All Things Let me review my Five Steps To Increase Energy. Meditate Spend time with people Help others Connect Inward with Nature See Beauty in All things Connect Inward with Nature …

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Increase Your Energy By Spending Time with People

My one New Year’s Resolution was:  Increase Energy. I know it’s just one, but there are many facets to this one.  My step one was  – Meditate.  You can read the post here. Now, on to step two – Spend Time with People In learning about energy, Dr. Hsu tells us that people connect to …

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9 Tips to Raising your Life Energy

I was talking with a friend about how often we hear people say, “I don’t like being around people with negative energy.  They don’t make me feel good.”  And that is truly understandable.  But sometimes we can be confused on what “negative” energy really is.  What gives you “positive” energy or life energy? Life is …

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How A Power Outage Made Me Reflect On How We Live.

The core concept of feng shui is “living in harmony with nature, in tune with the heart.”  Dr. Hsu always reminds us to live in accordance with nature, following her patterns.  This means we should rise at sunrise and rest at sunset.  We should also eat regional and seasonal foods.  But, today, with all our conveniences …

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