Green is where the Heart Is for December 3rd, 2014

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 03 December 2014 05:00

“I go down to the shore in the morning and depending on the hour the waves are rolling in or moving out, and I say, oh, I am miserable, what shall— what should I do? And the sea says in its lovely voice: Excuse me, I have work to do.” ~ Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

By by Mo Linquist and Jeremy Linquist L.Ac. Contributing Writers

The full moon has come and gone.  Emotions have been running rampant and pain bodies around me are crying out in desperation.  As I gather my thoughts walking along the Kure Beach boardwalk, I am reminded that the waves roll in and out daily regardless of human suffering. 
My question to the universe was, “What can I, a lone person, do to make life better for someone here on the island?”  As soon as I thought it, my mother’s voice came to my mind.  She said, “Nana’s Nest.”  All knew my beloved mother as Nana.  She passed over in October of 2004 at the age of 91 but her legacy lives on. 
In my feng shui studies I am convinced of two things.  First, our childhood experiences remain with us always.  Our preferences for how the space makes us feel is set within our psyche/bodies before we reach 6 years of age.  Secondly, Maslow taught us in his Hierarchy of Needs, that safety needs are second only to physiological and biological needs.  Air, shelter, water, food, sleep and sex are the primary needs of humans.  Only when those needs are met, can we move to find safety and security, basic, primal and foundational.  Without these needs being met, social and esteem issues, creativity and achievements are challenged in growth.
Nana whispered in my ear and said, “Give the children something that induces comfort and safety as they sleep.”  Encouraged by American Patchwork & Quilting which is challenging sewers to help them reach their goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities, I thought, ‘a child who has never had a new pillow, unstained, fresh, fun and for them only, would relish the gift.’ 
NANA'S NEST would like to provide pillows with fun pillowcases for needy kids on the island this holiday season. The goal is 50 sets to go to kids at the elementary school. If you would like to be a part of this 'giving tree' please let me know. I will need new pillows (still in bags if possible) fun fabrics for the pillowcases, and love expressed with a sewing machine.  The directions are simple. We are 1/3 way to our goal of 50.  1 ½ yards of body fabric and ½ yard of banding fabric will make 2 pillows.  PLEASE let me know you can help. 
Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop in at Artful Living Group and let me know how you can help.  Excuse me now.  I have work to do.  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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