Green is where the Heart Is for September 13th, 2017

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 13 September 2017 04:00

“When Mother Nature turns on us, I hope that she doesn't show the same compassion that we, humans, show to the environment and all the other life here on Earth.”  ~  Anthony T.Hincks

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Life is crazy right now.  Not just for me, but for just about everyone else I know.  Transitions.  Of course, in my career, I am always working with people who are moving to a new house, remodeling an existing house or making changes emotionally which become evident with the changes they need to make on the space around them.
Last night I spoke with my brother in Sarasota, FL.  He had boarded up his downtown business, an art gallery on Main Street called Kennedy Studios.  Irma was threatening.  He and his wife were inside their darkened home, with no electricity drinking alcoholic hurricane concoctions.  I was on the phone with him as I was also watching TV estimating their winds at a mere 56 mph. I think the cocktails may have made him even a little disappointed.  They were lucky and today I am sure he realizes it.   
Last week I texted with my friend in Houston.  She was trying to sop up the water coming in on her floor from the flooding.  Immediately the smell of wet carpet permeated my memory.  When we lived in Ohio, our basement flooded from roots choking out the drainage way.  Servicmaster speedily came to our rescue.  They sucked up the water and blew the air around.  It took weeks and eventually we threw out the carpet AND all the wet stuff that was stored on the floor.  I’m not sure what all left our house that day, but I’ve never missed it to this day.
We had to move out of our old house at the end of August and our new home may not be ready until the middle of October.  As I boxed things up and packed crates, I have put my hands on everything we own.  The truth of the fact is, I don’t want this much stuff.  I don’t need this much stuff and I am hoping I will be able to sort out even more before moving into our new space.  
The bad thing about our new house is that we have used every square foot of usable space and there is literally NO conditioned storage.  The fantastic thing about our new house is that we have used every square foot of usable space and there is literally NO conditioned storage.  I think I am getting better at letting go.  “Use it, love it or GET RID of it.”  Many, many people in TX, caught by Harvey and those in FL caught by Irma have no choice.  The water and wind have claimed their stuff.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered this loss.  It seems like it is easier to discard things when we are in control.  When Mother Nature rips our things from our hands, emotionally it is devastating.  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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