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An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19

How much is in your closet? Why are we addicted to “fast fashion”? How much do you really need? What should you do with the excess that you no longer need or want?

All of these questions dance around in my head as I contemplate a spring closet clean out during my COVID-19 self-isolation. And I certainly am guilty as charged of having “too much” – just like everybody else. Continue reading An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19

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The sun glinted on its shiny surface and caught my attention on the rocks as I walked on the lakeshore path this morning. It was a clear-plastic Starbucks-type cup half-filled with a rose-coloured liquid. Maybe an iced tea? But the problem was the drinker was nowhere to be seen. It was garbage left behind.

Last week, it was four Tim Horton coffee cups strewn across the parking lot. And a few days before it was an empty bottle from “spring water” left on the walking path. Continue reading Garbage!

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“Out of clutter, find simplicity.

From discord, find harmony.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”.

– Albert Einstein

Clutter is an understatement for the chaos in my life right now. So I decided to tackle it head on. And the unexpected moving of my office this month presents the perfect opportunity. But I had no idea that dealing with the clutter would be so difficult. It is so emotional.

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Unexpected Outcome

“Most people who have used Feng Shui have experienced changes in their circumstances. These often correspond to the actual energy around a relationship or situation rather than our desires. The results will ultimately serve our best interests, but the outcome is often unexpected.”

Remember this statement from a previous blog. It could not have been truer this week. My feng shui journey took an unexpected turn. And chaos erupted in my life – once again. Continue reading Unexpected Outcome

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Where do I put my Bagua?

It’s Complicated! I stand ready – with my Bagua and my “intention” – to attack the office first. But then I become totally confused! Where should I put the Bagua?

Which way do I hold it? If I use the door as my starting point, then how do I use the compass directions? If I place the Bagua on the compass directions, how do I deal with the fact that the room is now skewed and North is at a strange angle in Montreal?

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My Feng Shui Year – 2016

I need to change my life and I plan to use feng shui to do it…

I am so glad that you’ve decided to join me on the journey to find my new “karma”. Anyone who knows me will tell you that it is likely to be a bumpy ride. You may even find it’s a roller coaster, rather than a speedy highway or a tranquil forest trail

I woke on January 1, 2016 and decided my life would be different! Just how different – you might ask? We will have to wait until January 1, 2017 to really find out – but they say “life is not a destination, but a journey” – so welcome along for the ride. Continue reading My Feng Shui Year – 2016

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The Answer is within

…when we are ready to make a change in our lives. We need to listen to our own wisdom –rather than that of others when it is time to act – for we are the ones that must live with the consequences.

Advice for Change

Recently I was telling a friend about my solo backpacking trip to Ireland, and she asked: “What advice do you have for a gal who is also making her way through this world? I have some changes and work to do myself and as yet have not taken the steps I need to.”

Firstly, I think advice should be listened to – but not necessarily followed. Nonetheless, I always have advice to give. And what follows is my counsel…

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