Green is where the Heart Is for February 4th, 2015

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 04 February 2015 05:00

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” ~Vista M. Kelly

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

I just returned from a winter trip to Ohio where I spent time helping my sister as she was recuperating from a total knee replacement.  Like a child on a school night, I had prayed for snow before my trip and packed only a pair of indoor slippers while wearing my snow boots on the plane.  My prayers were answered as the first day of my visit schools were closed, partly due to the sub-zero temperatures.  When I awoke, the scene outside the window was crisp and clear.  Footprints of deer and other local animals broke the blanket of snow in my sister’s backyard. 
The trees and birdhouses were filled with cardinals, blue jays, house sparrows, doves and more.  Squirrels chased each other up the posts to grab some food.  My brother-in-law’s motion detection deer camera showed nightly activity as they foraged for unfrozen water in a pond with an automatic pump.  Several deer nestled on the side of the house near the fireplace brick that held warmth for them.
Feng shui encourages a connection to nature.  We, as humans, are most satisfied as we feel allied with our environment.  Living in an area filled with biodiversity of species creates a sense of feeling ‘we are not alone.’  Some call it the tao.  Isolation is the severest form of punishment. 
If you have a friend or an acquaintance that may not be able to get out of the house during this season of winter, this may be the perfect reminder to contact that person and make the connection.  Seasonal Affect Disorder (caused by shorter daylight hours) causes depression and sadness.  Prozac used to have a magazine advertisement showing a lonely bird in a tree all by itself.  Depression hurts when we feel isolated. 
This is the perfect time of year to take in a movie at Cinematique, invite friends to meet you for dinner at the Lazy Pirate or attend the monthly art opening at Artful Living Group on Thursday, February 5th 6:30-8:30 featuring artist Joan George, specialist in stained glass mosaics. 
Connect with nature.  Connect with others.  A life in harmony is one where we stick together.  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 FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.


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