Green is where the Heart Is for May 3rd, 2017

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 03 May 2017 04:00

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

The past month has found me traveling to Blufton, South Carolina for the wedding of a college friend’s daughter, Long Beach, California for the wedding of one of my favorite nieces and High Point, NC for Furniture Market to peruse the latest and greatest in home décor.  It was an extremely busy month for me, and yet, my beloved Mother Earth continued to whisper in my ear.  Since we were on the left coast, we also headed up to Santa Cruz to give our kids a hug and experience the amazing juxtaposition of the redwood forests, mountains, cliffs and the cool, clear and clean Pacific Ocean filled with surfers and negative ions.    
Southern California definitely was the home to the ‘beautiful people’ but driving on the 405 in 8 lanes of traffic one way, 70 mph and not enough car lengths in-between, made me highly stressed. Randy asked that I keep my eyes diverted so I wouldn’t be yelling at him to, “Watch OUT!!”   Northern Cali had it’s own difficult driving situations.  Hairpin turns on the mountain sides and bumper to bumper traffic on the freeways made me realize the complaining about occasional traffic backups on College Road was minor in comparison.
However, driving through the countryside, with the smell of eucalyptus created an uplifting feeling.  Apparently this ‘invasive’ plant found it’s way here from Australia, and fortunately, the qualities are advantageous for human beings.  Eucalyptus creates a cooling and refreshing effect.  Since it is a stimulant, it wakes us up and removes mental sluggishness and exhaustion.  Sounds like the perfect stress reliever for commuters in the fast paced society of Silicon Valley.  I became aware of how nature surrounding us, gives us what we need and of course, how important it is to honor this relationship.  
When used in its essential oil state, this friendly plant gives us relief for muscle pain, removes dental bacteria promoting good health, is a natural pesticide, promotes faster healing of skin sores, is beneficial for reducing inflammation and quite helpful for asthma and other lung issues (vapor rub.)  This loving oil has also been proven effective to increase student productivity when aromatherapy is used in classrooms.
No matter how busy our lives become, Nature surrounds us with armfuls of all we need.  I hope I never become too busy to protect MY protector.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, 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 Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park 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, 25 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 FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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