Green is where the Heart Is for January 7th, 2015

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 07 January 2015 05:00

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.” ~Anonymous

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

After a much-needed vacation to Florida culminating with a New Year’s Eve celebration in Savannah, GA to ‘raise the cup,’ Randy and I are back home ready to face 2015 head on.  Like everyone else, I generally make some NY resolutions to eat better, move more, and intend to be a healthy, happy person and also, like everyone else, something generally interferes with my best-laid plans before the annual Super Bowl party commences.   
There was the year I joined a gym and hired a trainer.  I was given rigorous exercises I was able to do at home with the help of this stretchy, rubber band piece of equipment that had handles on each end.  The instructions said to insert the plastic center disc inside a closed door and to vigorously pull each arm separately like you are boxing.  What did NOT occur to me was the door I chose to use (in the privacy of my own bedroom) was a bi-fold door and the strength of my muscles not only opened the door, but also un-tethered the plastic piece.  
Like a scene out of David and Goliath, it dislodged, hurling directly at my face and hit me between my eyes on the bridge of my nose.  “Randy,” I called.  “I think I’ve broken my nose.”  Randy gets queasy at the thought of blood but he was a real trooper that day as he carted me off to the emergency room for stitches by a plastic surgeon.  I was really lucky that I did not damage an eye.  That was my last workout for that year.  Who can blame me?  Exercise can be dangerous to your health. 
Every year I also make a plan of attack for every hidden space in our home, floor by floor, room by room, drawer by drawer.  I begin with drawers, cupboards and closets and take everything out, putting back only the essentials. Of course, the word essentials is a huge variable.  It amazes me how the space WANTS to be filled up.  After I had gone through the kitchen cupboards yesterday and made a big pile to go to Island Cottage, Jeremy walked into our home with a few last minute gifts he transported from relatives in Ohio.  He spied the dishes and coffee mugs I had stacked for give-away and helped himself to the bowls he has always loved.  The gifts he transported from Ohio were a set of new coffee mugs that say, “The Beach is MY happy place.”  Out went the old Pottery Barn mugs and in came the new.  “ Cycles,” I thought.  Life is all about the cycles we move through.  When ‘chi’ becomes stagnant and cycles get stuck, we experience pain and hardship.  “Bu tong ze tong, tong ze bu tong.”
I will be offering classes at Artful Living Group to help keep those cycles moving in a feng shui way.  Saturday mornings from 10:30-12:00 we will hold a series of ‘fun’ shui classes.  Topics will range from Creating your own Vision Board for 2015, the psychology of color, essential oils and the healing benefit of aromatherapy, Bagua Basics, feng shui for health, feng shui for childens’ spaces, feng shui for the office and more. Classes will be $30 each or 3 for $75 and can be purchased through Artful Living Group.  They will begin January 24th (Create your own Vision Board 2015) and be held the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.  A complete listing of dates and topics will be available at the store. 
To simplify things this year my resolutions come from our Swedish relatives.  Their proverb goes, “Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”  Here’s to moving cycles in 2015.  Bagua Blessings, xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.personplace.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.

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