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In Eastern philosophy and feng shui there are five (5) elements associated with nature: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. By bringing these elements into our homes we are "tapping into" the power of nature! We increase the positive energy, or chi, in our homes and lives.
Although there are many ways to bring in the elements to our home, the best way is with the actual material.
The wood element represents all vegetation, including trees,…Continue
Connecting with the nature is a wonderful way to replenish a sense of calm and peace in our lives. One way to do this is through the practice of dowsing.
Dowsing has been around for millennia to aid in locating underground water and ore deposits. In fact, this article says that an 8,000-year-old cave painting found in North Africa depicts a dowser using the traditional forked…Continue
The phrase “You are what you eat” has been around since 1826, believe it or not. The meaning is two-fold: (1) that the food we eat is a reflection of our state of mind and health; and (2) that to be fit and healthy we need to eat good food. The better health we have the better choices we tend to make and vice versa.
A natural extension of this adage is “You are where you live,” too! The places we choose to live is a reflection of…Continue
Having a bad day? Go take a hike! Literally…Taking a walk in the woods has been known by many cultures as a wonderful way to de-stress. In fact, Shin-rin yoku, or “forest bathing,” is a common practice in Japan since the 1980’s.
Until very recently, it was taken for granted that walking in nature would provide respite from everyday pressures of life. And now, research has…Continue