simple shui | fiercing forward

want to know the best part about what i do?

it’s the company + conversation i discover around every corner.

from the blog to my travels to social media and each of you – i am always surrounded by grace and generosity.

i LOVE hearing fresh perspectives on shui, and i LOVE how beautifully it cross pollinates with other people’s passions. so, when ashley commented on this post, i was intrigued by her invitation to collaborate. and when we met for a conversation, holy love! here is a woman contagiously centered in her being – not only is ashley fierce, she claims and armors herself in ambition daily.

like ashley, i believe our lives ultimately consist of the daily decisions: the ones we think don’t matter immediately; the choices we habitually postpone; the commitments we put off until “next monday”; the decisions that would inch us toward something better but require mounds of courage. and yet, these seemingly small decisions are the portals to our creativity, energy, love, and genius – they are invitations + the embodiment of fiercing forward.

so, it is my pleasure and privilege to be featured over on Fierce Forward today, where we are talking about ways shui can get you out of a rut and shape your future. and if you haven’t met ashley yet, hurl yourself into her high octane world. whether you join her movement, follow her on Facebook and Instagram, or like her tweets, here’s what i know for sure: she is inspiration + motivation + empowerment all in one – a tour de force who really does believe in YOU.

read the whole article here.

xo

 

Save

Save

simple shui | 5 ways to create more space

what if hoarding and minimalism aren’t the only two options, and there’s actually a shui-inspired balance between the two?

open space is symbolic of having more, being more and living more fully. when we give up the clutter of materialism, we gain the invisible – peace of mind, free time and breathing space.

i like pretty things and adore designing their arrangement, so i’m not advocating pure minimalism – instead, a careful balance. our spirits revel when we have things we love around us, while our souls are also easily charmed by airy gaps. both curated design details and emptier pockets can invigorate a room, concocting a visual feast for our eyes, mind and spirit.

the key is discernment, which is necessary in every home. when we edit away the superfluous chatter in our living spaces, everything else gets a second wind. without suffocating competition, what remains around us blossoms into an invitation and opportunity to see beauty – and the old becomes new again.

if you’d like to make room in your house with these feel-good vibes, here are a few simple shui ways i recently shared with the lady brigade over at clementine daily to bring energy back to life.

1. walk your house every day.

when we honor morning routines – like turning on lamps, opening the shades and waking up our house – we mindfully replenish the energy around us. and by patiently tucking our home in at night, we once again carry our appreciation for the things we have into every corner. this daily conversation and beautiful practice cultivates gratitude, room by room, reminding us to love the things we’ve got instead of the things we want.

2. consider pleasure a necessity.

by making pleasure a necessity in every room, we arouse our personal energy. and aroused energy is sublime fuel for the future. so, intercept anything that provokes frustration or interrupts your sensory pleasures. by releasing what doesn’t add soul and stories to our surroundings, we open ourselves up to a force field of support from the things we really love.

read the rest of the article here.

xo

p.s. love shui love, it’s time for some Q & A! send me your Qs before this thursday, june 8th at 1 pm CST!

p.p.s. three new simple shui workbooks are coming mid-summer! i can barely contain the details + delights that await! these workbooks delve deeper into shui, but their magic will be most potent when you have an understanding of the LOVE, CLUTTER, and SPACE CLEARING fundamentals. so, if you haven’t yet, shimmy over and buy the starter kit + follow its thread so you can boogie into the sheer velocity of these new workbooks! and for those of you who already have your simple shui bundle, a thousand thanks! YOU are the reason these new ones are taking flight!

Save

50 shades of shui | it’s a FREE simple shui series!

happy FRIDAY, darlings!

there’s something i want to tell you that’s kinda a BIG deal to me.

next week, i am launching a FREE series called 50 Shades of Shui, and izzz’ all happening on Facebook Live!

oh, baby — we are going to have some wild FUN!

this course is a 10-day day dive into the feng shui elements + all their superpowers. and i am talking ALL about it in my new video, so have a listen and then sign up here.

if your energy is ready to make a comeback. . .

or you’re thirsty for a tall pour of shui. . .

come right this way. . .

and join the shui squad.

see you next thurday!

xo

 

simple shui | a party raid

hello + happy december, m’loves!

MindBodyGreen recently invited me to share a process that people could easily follow to de-clutter their living room relatively quickly. and since this request coincides with high-spirited celebrations + merrymaking in the forecast, i concocted a simple pre-party shui sweep that’ll leave you plenty of time to put on that party dress! you ready, soul shine?

simple-shui-feng-shui-living-room-declutter-5-easy-steps
  1. divide your living space into 4 quadrants. does one look more cluttered or out of balance than the others? if so, begin there.
  2. grab a box, and remove every other thing (not holiday related, if the house is festively dressed) from the shelves and tables. side note: if you’re struggling with fatigue and overwhelm on the daily, keep that little box of goods tucked away for a week. too much stuff in a room can be a slow but steady juice drain. after one week’s reprieve, only return what you would buy again.
  3. sift through those piles of books + magazines. if it unleashes high octane happiness, keep it. but if it barely registers a pulse, get rid of it. when we hoard other people’s thoughts and ideas, we have a murky time discerning our own inner wisdom. so, let it go and your voice will flow!
  4. finally, quickly dust the area.
  5. go back to step 1, and repeat through the remaining 3 quadrants.
  6. BONUS TIP: simmer some orange rinds + cloves + cinnamon while you shimmy around — it’s the motivation brew that keeps our energy percolating!

xo

 

p.s. interested in simple shui coming to your nook of the woods in 2017? read more here! wisco, the big apple, south carolina, and utah are ready to shui party — the question is: are you? i have one more spot. . .

p.p.s. feeling the pull to sift through your things and finally be outrageously open? i couldn’t think of a better way to kick off 2017! leap into a head start by buying one, two, or the bundle of simple shui workbooks for yourself — a little work now, and you could rocket to the moon with the energy you discover. because when we keep things simple, possibilities open up! and these workbooks are a perfect guide to get a new story started. . .

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

simple shui | 5 tricks for creating a statement making entryway

play up the entry of a home, and we experience the world in a whole new way. thresholds blur the boundary between the outside world and our inner sanctuary, making this passageway a powerful influence in how we feel every day. and as an extension of our living space, the entry is a first chance to deliver a good impression; it’s the ideal space for welcoming fanfare; and it’s a home’s signature way of pulling us into its embrace. so, if the foyer could use some tending, here are a few ideas to bring yours into full bloom:

feng-shui-front-door-feng-shui-entry-simple-shui

 

MAKE AN ENTRANCE.

shui fancies the front door like a metaphorical mouth – it is where good nourishment (energy, opportunity, and prosperity) enters a home. ideally, we want our door to work as beautifully as it looks. so, if you’re having a hard time getting a handle on a situation, check the door knob and keep it in good repair. if the door sticks, it suggests we might be feeling stuck professionally – get handy and loosen it up. if the door doesn’t open fully, consider where you might be experiencing personal limitations and clear some space. these are seemingly simple sensibilities, but they are the details that make a real difference!

feng-shui-entry-feng-shui-front-door-simple-shui

 

keep reading here.

and happy thursday, lads and lasses!

xo