Feng Shui Tips = Christmas Gifts!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Kwanza!

Bright Winter Solstice Blessings!

Festivus for the rest of us!

I am so fortunate to know many wise and learned Feng Shui Practitioners from all over the world. We support each other on challenging clients, share a joke that only a Feng Shui Practitioner would laugh at, and cheer on all of our successes!

This ego-less community, who’s soul/sole purpose is to help heal the world one home at a time, has been a gift that keeps on giving in my life. I value them immensely and am so grateful to be part of their community.

So for Christmas I am offering you some of their priceless wisdom to help make your life better. Please don’t get caught in the overwhelm of trying to do them all. Pick one or two that you feel will raise your vibration. Do those and see how you feel. Then pick another one or two and make your way through the list throughout the new year.

May these tips enhance your life and help propel you into your greatness into the new year!

Feng Shui Tips to Be Stress Free During the Holidays

By Feng Shui Expert, Mia Staysko
White Lotus Interiors

If you find that the holidays stress you out, there are some simple ways to help you retain your balance:

Go with the flow of winter’s natural energy. Take time to reflect, to go inward, to rest. All of the natural world takes a breather during winter, gathering energy for the coming push of spring. Follow nature.

Participate at a level that you are comfortable with. For some people, all that socializing is too much, for some it is welcomed. Don’t feel like you are being a party pooper if you don’t say yes to every invitation. Honor your own energy level.

Get outside. We need fresh air and sunlight, both of which are hard to come by at this time of the year. If you can’t go hiking, or don’t have a dog to walk, do your holiday shopping outdoors. Most cities and towns have neighborhoods with street access stores. Shop there rather than the mall, the merchandise is usually more interesting anyway!

Keep warm. Keeping your chest and your kidneys warm is good for your energetic health so wrap up with that scarf and wear longer sweaters or turn on the car’s heated seat. (I have a love/hate relationship with my heated seat. I’m sure the electric system is emitting EMR that isn’t good for me, but man I like having a warm bum!)

If you are an inward, reflective type, do some gentle exercise that keeps the energy moving but maybe isn’t so vigorous. Qi Gong or yoga is great for this. I predominantly express the Metal Element archetype and enjoy warm or hot yoga so much more in the winter than the summer.

If you are an outward, active type, get out for a brisk walk or a run to burn off some of the energy that gets pent up indoors.

Water represents the void, the womb of creativity from which all things arise. It is the darkness, the feminine and mysterious, it is cold. But from within it’s depths comes the promise of new life, an idea, a spark of creativity. Inspiration is the tiny spot of yang within the deepest yin. Winter is a time to dream up the ideas that we can implement in the spring when we have more energy. Take some time to daydream.