Dance Through The Winter Solstice

Keep those feet moving this Winter Solstice. image: lack color

Keep those feet moving this Winter Solstice. image: lack color

Winter Solstice.

It’s cold and gray. Everyone seems kinda grumpy all the time. And it’s as contagious as last year’s flu. Oy.

On December 21st, we will have only 9 hours and 32 minutes of daylight.

For some reason, I don’t feel very Feng Shui-ey right now. 

But this happens like clockwork every single December. So this year I’ve decided to tame the winter blues with a handful of Feng Shui.

Winter Solstice being the first day of winter, it’s not only the shortest day but also the longest night of the year. While that’s excellent news for you night owls, some of us can be left feeling like a droopy flower that hasn’t seen enough sunlight.

I’ve put my mind to bunking the funk this Winter Solstice.

Here are three simple ways to make the most of the Winter Solstice. 

 1. Do less. It’s a crazy time of year, but even more of a reason to take it easy. Go a little slower. Spend more time with yourself. We are in the prime time for introspection (winter) and unless you put the brakes on, you’ll miss your most powerful moments for change. Be proactive – cover your TV with a fave scarf to make more space in your schedule (less temptation!) but to also neutralize the over-active energy that electronics can emit.

2. Choose your time wisely. Make no mistake, this is an important time for giving. But not material things. This time of year, it is incredibly important to focus on the people who matter most, like your Helpful People / Benefactors. Giving your time, talents or just a hug is a great way to allow your generosity to flow freely.

Align this with the door to the room to find your Benefactors area. Image: Feng Shui Creative

Align this with the door to the room to find your Benefactors area. Image: Feng Shui Creative

3. Celebrate the greatness around you. Ask anyone that is tuned into their inner being what the best way is to generate good energy and they’ll remind you to be grateful. There’s no way around it. To be surrounded by great things, you’ve got to be thankful for the great things that surround you. Try it. You just might be pleasantly surprised.

Start your practice now. Keep these tips in your back pocket at all times. And always with intention. Throw some boogying music on, and start dancing your way towards the Winter Solstice. You may surprise yourself and miss that funk altogether.

Start your new year off on the right foot! Get through Winter Solstice murkiness by signing up for Susan’s Year of the Wood Goat in 2015 reading that’ll get you all set up and ready to take on the new year. There’s no better way to success than to show up prepared.

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Year of the Wood Goat

Did you know that each year is ruled by a particular animal in Chinese Astrology? Each of these animals has the ability to catapult you towards abundance and success if you know how to utilize them.

Sometimes known as the Ram or Sheep, the Year of the Wood Goat is gearing up to be very special. Even though Chinese New Year is still a couple of months away, the energy has already started to shift.  You’ve probably already started to feel it without even knowing it’s linked to Chinese astrology.

As we leave the Year of the Horse, it’s important to note that our energy will be shifting away from this very energetic and often exhausting energy that this year brings. If you didn’t prepare for it, you probably felt it big time, right? The upcoming year will be more focused around growth and opportunities which is directly connected to the Wood Goat.

How does that affect you?

Truly understanding the combination of your Chinese Astrology and how it interacts with the energy of the upcoming year, you can unleash your true power and potential.

The Universe holds a specific energy for each person every year.

Find out what energy the Universe is holding for you in 2015!

Susan is offering very special Chinese Astrology readings by phone, so get ready to start your new year off on the right foot.

Your personalized Chinese Astrology reading will:
  • Reveal what your specific “hidden” energy is for 2015, allowing you to set the right tone for 2015
  • Uncover how the energy of the Wood Goat year will specifically affect your Chinese animal
  • Show you how you can use the year of the Wood Goat to your advantage
  • Reveal what activities would best suit you this year
  • Give you specific auspicious dates in 2015 that will be helpful if you are planning special events, meetings, business launches, a wedding or relocation
  • Help you better understand yourself, your natural tendencies and preferences and learn how to use them to your advantage in personal and professional settings
  • Allow you to better understand your loved ones, their energy and how you can use this information to better interact with them
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Prepping Your Inner and Outer Homes for the Holidays

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. image: easy.com

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. image: etsy.com

I love this time of year – hanging pretty lights, playing holiday music and any excuse to eat gingerbread, I’ll take it.

While the festive superficial bling is fun and endearing, what I really cherish is what’s underneath.

Yup, that’s right, what’s underneath.

And it’s not always pretty that’s for sure. Especially this time of year.

Festivities can bring up alot of mixed feelings and emotions.

Overwhelm, fatigue, the oh so familiar, “I-can’t-get-myself-off-the-couch-to-do-anything” feeling.

But being the optimist and activist that I am, I feel that this is the perfect time of year to face your “stuff” underneath and really see how things are working (or not) in your life.

Looking at and preparing your inner home especially as the year finishes out, will definitely help smoothly transition into the new year.

This time of year, we are mostly thinking about others – buying presents and making sure that everyone is having fun at holiday parties. Although it’s not the usual thing to do, it may be time to look at what else is underneath that holiday cheer.

We usually max ourselves out through the end of the year, then wonder why we feel so anxiety-ridden and exhausted come Dec 31 when – gasp – it’s time to redirect our energy to ourselves and ponder our new year’s resolutions.

Anyone feeling the New Year’s jitters yet?

Be strategic this year. Get in the right mental and emotional state now so that you’re prepared for what’s already happening and for what’s to come in the next several weeks.

Set the mood in your external and internal homes:

1. Clear for Clarity. How can you look underneath if you don’t know even where to start? Consciously go through your space and say goodbye all those things that have snuck their way into your home. Millions of chopsticks you’ll never use. Those pants you still don’t fit into. They’ve got to go. The area I want you to focus on the MOST is your Knowledge / Self Cultivation area. Make sure that section is open and airy so that you are ready for the year of full clarity that’s coming ahead.

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2. Call In For Backup. Some gnarly things might be waiting for you underneath the surface so make sure that you have stellar backup. Create a steady and flourishing support system by adorning your Helpful People section with healthy plants and flowers. Nothing says strength like upward growth.

3. Make Like Water and Flow. I know TLC tells you not to go chasing waterfalls. So don’t. But I do suggest getting yourself a small water fountain or artwork with water images to remind yourself to go with the flow. Let it remind you that you are fluid and flexible and that you will be able to handle whatever you find underneath. That type of self patience and kindness is the key to making it through whatever crawls out from below the surface.

Roll up your sleeves and get started now. Throw things out. Get scared then keep plowing through. No better time to start making room for what’s to come in the new year than now. Don’t hide. Face your Gremlins (those pesky guys that keep you on the couch) full-on, so you can prepare for a new year and new beginnings.

Start your new year off on the right foot! I’m launching a promo that is focused on prepping you for the Year of the Wood Goat in 2015. There’s no better way to success than to show up prepared. Check your inbox later this week for details. 

Taking Advantage of the Winter Season

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Continue reading to discover what winter, water and opportunities have in common. image: celicreative.com

Winter is officially here. During the arctic dip, I have the tendency to want to hibernate and sip hot chocolate near a fireplace, leaving home chores to warmer, springier months. Totally normal.

But there’s a secret I want to share with you.

It is possible to work on Feng Shui home improvement even when it’s cold outside.

The reason is because every season has its advantages.

Feng Shui practitioners honor and incorporate seasons into energetic evaluations. That’s because Feng Shui is all about mimicking the perfection of Nature and what could be more natural than the 4 Seasons?

Here are some ways to take advantage of the gifts that Winter has to offer:

1. Water for Everyone! Every season is represented by an element and Winter’s elemental buddy is water. Water is complex – it can be still, making it a perfect time for reflection on the deepest of levels. It can also be active, making it ideal for bringing in career activities. Place symbols of water throughout your home such as fish, boats or water (images work well too – be creative!) then infuse the objects with the energy that you hope to inspire for these winter months.

2. Placement Is Key. Now you know what water symbolizes, you can get even more specific to get the most bang for your buck. Placing water elements like a water fountain in your Career and Opportunities will help activate opportunities coming into your life.

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Align this with the door to the room to find your Career and Opportunities area. Image: Feng Shui Creative

3. Time to feel Blue. Colors related to winter, career and water in Feng Shui are dark blue and black – kinda like what it looks outside these days, eh? Incorporate these colors into your decor with accent pillows or accessories to help tap into the powerful energy of water.

4. Expansion and Growth. Because our focus is on water, it is also the perfect time to embrace the possibility of fluidity and change. Each time you look at your Feng Shui water element, let it remind you to be flexible and go with the flow. Recognize that you are capable of shifting shapes and directions.

5. Grow and Expand while being Still. Purposeful stillness can be intense and scary but there’s no better way to really know yourself than to just sit and listen. It’s in those small, sometimes frightening moments that you really allow yourself to open up and hear what you truly need. Read about meditation as a way to stillness.

So here’s my challenge for you this season:

Sit in silence with cell phones and tvs off. Think about what you want your future path to look like. What does your career look like a year from now? Are there new opportunities on your horizon? Write them down and let it sit with you. Reflect. And then reflect some more.

Repeat the process anytime you like. Remember, without water, life stops. Keep energy and chi flowing by keeping the water flowing!

 

Creating an Altar to Invite Abundance

Make your altar a hommage to yourself and what is important to you. image: dharma dude

Let the countdown to stretchy waistbands begin!

In most of the Western Hemisphere, we’re only a couple of days away from an afternoon (or two) of food comas, football and naps galore.

Thanksgiving inspires us to be grateful for the abundance that we sometimes take for granted yet permeates our everyday lives.  

People often associate the word Abundance with money, but there are so many other aspects to its meaning.

Abundance can show its beautiful face in so many ways –  the supportive hand of a loved one, that extra hour in bed on the weekends or the amazing feeling that “things just can’t get any better than this.”

If this all sounds like it’s out of reach right now, don’t be too hard on yourself.

One powerful way to fire up the abundance part of your life is to create an altar. While an altar may have religious undertones, it doesn’t have to be that way.

For me, an altar represents a space that is dedicated to an intention, filled with important, symbolic objects that act as reminders. A sacred space for personal goals.

Altars can be created for just about any reason:  Giving thanks, inviting spiritual wisdom, and creative inspiration, or a deeper connection with self. The important thing is your intention while creating your altar.

While you are the only one who can decide on what will move you to create an altar and what to place on it, here are some tips on how to start creating your own personal altar:

1. Investigate why you want to create an altar. This will give you an idea of what types of colors, images or symbols to look out for. It will also help you to set your intention while you are building your special space.

2. Choose objects with intention. Make sure that every single piece is sacred. If you can’t find the element that feels right, wait until you do. Be selective.

3. Choose images that mean something to you. Whether it’s a photo of a loved one (hommage), an iconic figure (inspirational), or a guiding light such as the Dalai Lama, choose images that evoke positive emotions such as happiness and hope.

4. Use your sacred space regularly. Choose a time each day or each week when you sit in your space and allow it to embrace you. There is no better way to strengthen your intentions than to quiet the mind and remind yourself of what is important to you.

5. Maintain your altar. Remember your space has been created with great care and intention. To attain long-lasting results, maintenance is key. Never allow your altar to become a key holder or dust collector. Such things could block it from sharing all of its awesomeness with you.

Challenge: Use the Thanksgiving holiday to start thinking about what kind of altar you would like to create for yourself.

What would you like to work on or progress with?

What images will remind you of these goals?

Where do you see yourself creating this altar?

Writing down your thoughts to some of these simple questions will get you well on your way to building your very own altar. So this year why not think about creating a sacred altar space that will bear fruit long after the turkey and football have been forgotten.

Just Say No To Holiday Stress & Anxiety

So basic, yet so many of of forget the power of it. image: staging.fionaharlowe.com

So basic, yet so many of of forget the power of it. image: staging.fionaharlowe.com

Did anyone get the memo that November is almost over?

Like clockwork, this time of year brings with it a feeling that life is forging full speed ahead. No holds barred. Life on fast forward without a pause button.

Next thing you know, you’re thinking about the holidays which inevitably leads to end of the year and the millions of things you’ve still got to do. Pick your poison: holidays, gift buying, pressure to wrap up end-of-the-year projects, new year new you, accomplishments (or lack of) are all perfect ingredients for emotional roller coasters.

You might be feeling a little anxious right now, which is completely natural. If by any chance you are rocking the perfect peace, go you!

Year after year, we submit ourselves to self anarchy, leaving our inner being no choice but to go bonkers.

Anxiety sneaks into our lives and bodies, causing symptoms such as chest pressure, difficulty sleeping and irritability. It’s like an annual holiday in itself, sans the cause for celebration.

The good news is that there are tried-and-true ways to say “thanks but no thanks” to anxiety to help reach and maintain a balanced state of inner calm during the most turbulent of times.

In mastering these techniques, you will find that you can surpass any challenge thrown your way.

Here are some of my favorite tools and techniques that can help reset your inner self:

1. First things first. 10 minutes of meditation first thing in the morning, before coffee, emails, or social media is a great way to start your day. Kind of like a date with yourself. Isn’t the saying, put yourself first? Although it’s also important to note that meditation is possible any second of the day. So if you can’t have that date in the am, any time is the right time.

2. Commit to yourself. Mastering anything takes time and dedication. This is no different. No one expects you to meditate Buddha style within a week. But you would be wise to practice on a daily basis, roughly around the same time of day. We’re not looking for perfection, we are looking for consistency.

3. Let your thoughts be as they are. Many folks don’t even try meditating because the idea of “not thinking” seems impossible. And in fact, it is. My advice? When a thought comes into your mind, don’t get frustrated. Just gently allow them to flow out as easily as they flowed in. And if other thoughts enter, just keep repeating. Eventually, your thoughts will get the hint and will begin slowing down. They may never completely go away but the beauty at this stage is that you are becoming unattached.

4. Find your own inner Om. Mantras are the perfect way to work out any tensions in your body and mind to help you focus on the now. While Om is a great place to start, there’s nothing more divine than finding that vibration that makes your heart sing. Find one mantra each week to chant until you meet the one that feels like heaven. Here is a great place to start.

5. Affirmations a-plenty. Ever hear of fake it till you make it? A declaration that something is true will do wonders for inner balance. Tell yourself something enough times and you will inevitably believe it to be true. No matter whether you find one or create one yourself, just make sure it sounds and feels amazing. Before you know it, your thoughts will make it so!

What are you waiting for? It’s the perfect time to start strutting your just-say-no-to-stress stuff. With a little practice and dedication, you’ll end the year looking like a champ and feeling like a million bucks.

Signs Are Everywhere – Just Look For Them!

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What’s that leaky faucet trying to tell you? image: apartment therapy

My kitchen faucet broke last week. It just keeled over.

I was grumbling to have to add this task to my eternal to do list until a friend asked me, what does that mean in Feng Shui?

Great question! I sometimes forget that I can Feng Shui my own Feng Shui.

It turned out that my broken faucet was in my Benefactors/Helpful people section of my home.

Hmmm, I wondered what this could mean. I thought that perhaps I should be paying more attention to possible “help” I could welcome into my life. It was true that I had recently been isolating myself in a whirlwind of work.

Then it started.

My coach (yes, I have a coach too!) reached out to me that same day to welcome me into a 10-week amazing program. Gratis.

2 days later, a friend invited me to a 3 day training. 30 lovely hours. All for free.

3 days later, a colleague invites me into a conversation for a business opportunity.

Oh glory day!

I said yes to every opportunity.

Align this with the door to the room to find your Benefactors area. Image: Feng Shui Creative

Align this with the door to the room to find your Benefactors area. Image: Feng Shui Creative

In that moment, I realized what had happened to my faucet. It literally broke because it couldn’t handle all the goodness that was gushing through. By not paying attention to the opportunities around me, my energy was getting all stopped up and was not allowed to flow correctly.

Less than one week from this realization, my world just started swimming with amazing benefactors. Which led to some really powerful insight. Instead of grumbling (a natural human tendency) when something breaks down for you, how can you turn it around and see the opportunity in it?

Think of the Universe like that prankster, who just happens to act like an older sibling. You think they’re out to get you, but you know in your heart-of-hearts they’ve got your back.

The Universe can’t just speak up and tell you to find your way, so it comes up with all these quirky little ways to show you. Your job? Pay attention to the signs.

Sometimes the signs are packaged in bad news or unplanned changes. Sometimes it comes in the quiet moments when you let yourself relax and reflect. What makes it fun is you just never know!

The important lesson is learning to see every experience with a new set of eyes. To see that every situation (good and not-so-good) is there to help you grow or learn. Once you see it for what it is, things like leaky faucets become more of an investigation or a game. Look out Sherlock Holmes! See how that just became awesome?

So where are the leaky faucets in your life? How are they manifesting in your home? Could it be that those tedious to-dos are actually lined with golden opportunities?

You be the judge. Chances are, they just might be.

 

 

 

 

Double Your Personal Success With Mirrors

Adding mirrors can be your secret super power. image: lush home

Adding mirrors can be your secret super power. image: lush home

Here’s the thing you need to know about mirrors.

Mirrors are a BIG DEAL. In Feng Shui, mirrors are what aspirin is to doctors, often used in simple remedies for many things. But it’s much more profound than that.

The mirrors in your home are a mirror of your life.

Look around. How’s your home-sweet-home looking these days?

Chances are, if you’ve been giving your home love and attention, it will deliver the same.

If you’ve taken the time to decorate with your full attention and intention, you probably find that you feel pretty good. Sure there are things that need tending to, but overall life feels just right. Glass half full.

On the other hand, you may find yourself walking into your dark and cluttered space, and that will probably have you feeling a bit anxious or irritable. Having to step over piles of things usually creates that unnecessary feeling of panic. Glass? I don’t even know where the glass is!

The good news is that (drum roll) mirrors are loaded with power!

Mirrors have the ability to energize your space and double the power of intention.

Here are some favorite ways to tap into the magical powers of mirrors:

1. Transform narrow entryways or hallways. Mirrors are the great masters of illusion. To give a space a more expansive feeling (especially if it’s an area that you are working on like career or relationships), find that area that feels a little cramped and hang a mirror in there. You’ll be fooled. But in a good way. When you feel grand, so does your life.

Display your mirrors while having them work for you. image: diana212m.blogspot.com

2. Lighten dark, stagnant nooks. Have a corner that’s a little on the dark side or feels stagnant? Mirrors symbolize active energy and movement, so bring a mirror in with very specific intentions and watch the light bounce around and lift your spirits. You’ll feel lighter (pun intended) and more energetic in minutes.

image: homemydesign.com

Brighten up that gloomy corner. image: homemydesign.com

3. Double up on the good stuff. If there’s any part of your life that you really want to focus on and need some extra help getting there, use a mirror. Realizing you need a little more personal growth in your life? Create a tray with plants and books and watch your Self Knowledge sky rocket. (Purchase: Blue Mirrored Glass Trays / West Elm). Using mirrors this way is indeed very simple, but it works.

Double the power with reflective trays. image: west elm

Double the power with reflective trays. image: west elm

4. Water where water is needed. If you discover that you’ve got areas of your home that need movement or energy, put up a mirror. A representation of the element of water, mirrors are a great way to keep things flowing and balance your overall chi. When your chi is in balance, your world will feel exactly as it should be.

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Double your water element with a mirror. image: decorpad.com

5. Keep it whole. When hanging up your mirrors, make sure that you hang it up at a level where you can still see your head. That’s practicing safe energy – how would you feel each time you looked at yourself and you didn’t see your head? Also buy mirrors that are clear and undistorted. You want your life and your vision to have the same qualities.

Clear, unfragmented mirrors are best. image: oghhk.com

Clear, unfragmented mirrors are best. image: oghhk.com

Take a little tour of your home and walk through your home with a fresh set of eyes. What areas are in need of a little more light? You know what to do. Grab a mirror and get to hanging.

Need more guidance on where and how? Feel free to contact me for a more personalized look at your space.

Wk 3 Cleanse – The Final Countdown

We have arrived. The sweet smell of success!

We have arrived. The sweet smell of success!

Guess who’s made it to the end of her cleanse?!? (One guess)

Yeah okay, so I’ve got 4 more days, but work with me here. It’s so close I can taste it.

The Final Countdown: If you want to indulge me musically, click this link and turn the volume up (or down if you are at work or at the doctor’s office.)

Cleanses have been part of my life for the past two years, and I’m happy to say that it gets easier every time. Not because I’ve stopped loving those delicious goodies, but because I realize I won’t wither away if I go sans a cafe au lait for a few weeks.

Fact: If you do anything for 21 days, it becomes habit. 

A cleanse is no exception. The thought of eliminating sugar and caffeine seems almost blood curling at first, right? But once you’ve hit week 2, you can look chocolate straight in the eye and say, “Not today chocolate. Not today.”

Seriously, a cleanse doesn’t mean that you can’t sneak a bag of Terra Chips (of the non-gluten potato variety) once or twice. Just pick your binges wisely. Then eat the heck out of them, with full joy.

I love that moment of clarity right at the end of a cleanse. You know the one I’m talking about. When your feet are pointed at that finish line. When it all becomes crystal clear.

Some things that became crystal clear during these past 3 weeks:

1) We eat too much. This cleanse has reminded me that I eat much more food than I actually need to consume on a daily basis. I normally wouldn’t admit that out loud but it’s quite fitting for the event.

2) Homemade food is awesome. I’m happy to report that I’ve cooked almost every single meal that has gone in my mouth in the past 3 weeks. (Go me!) You New Yorkers know how tough that can be when social calendars revolve around: drinking (alcohol), eating (Mexican) or convening over hot beverages (slow-drip coffee).

3) Crock pot stews need/should be shared.  Omg. I realized that I was able to eat more crock pot stews than any normal person is capable of. Good thing they were all yummy.

4) We are capable of anything we put our minds (and bodies) to. It may feel daunting to start a challenge, it may even feel tougher in the thick of it, but it eventually gets easier as you stick it out…with your dancing backup team of course (see last week’s post to know what the heck I’m talking about).

Crock pots aside, I made it guys. I MADE IT. And it feels amazing!

With one more cleanse completed, it’s time to start my reintroduction to “Life”. I’ll slowly be reincorporating things back into my diet, carefully paying attention to how each item affects my body and life’s equilibrium.

Balance, as in everything in Feng Shui, is the name of the game. A cleanse is just a metaphor about recognizing and adjusting patterns, not crashing and burning them. In this case, it’s a chance to prove to yourself that you’re not a slave to the [insert your vice here], but you can sure as heck enjoy one! 

While I’m officially done on Sunday evening Nov 2nd, I will probably be ending a day early to attend my friends’ Day of the Dead party. Breaking my cleanse early - why not? I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of an era (or cleanse) and to move onward to new beginnings. We’ll be eating, you guessed it, Mexican. How appropriate!

Wk 2: Fall Cleanse – Finding Your Oneness

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We would never let him walk alone, so why should you? image: data1.whicdn.com

The other day I was waiting for the train and noticed a child aimlessly roaming around. Where were his parents?? I saw what might be a parent, but that person was in full distraction mode. Instantly I felt myself become hyper aware of the child, keeping my laser focus on him. Kinda like Professor X.

I didn’t judge. I was so focused on his well-being that nothing else mattered.

The best part was when I became aware of my surroundings, I noticed that everyone else was incredibly focused on him too. Their “guardian” mode was ON. Without words, we all became “momentary parents” on that subway platform. Nodding and smiling at each other once the child was under his parent’s scope again.

Total strangers united as ONE in that moment.

It made me realize that in this whole big world filled with actions and distractions, at our core and in our essence, we are all united. We all want the same things.

We all want want to feel like we’re a part of something bigger.

I couldn’t have asked for a better time for this reminder as I am full blown into the second week of my cleanse.

This mid-way part of my cleanse has been challenging. I get all Pavlovian when I see a latte and have been counting down days to my flaky almond croissant. But I keep moving forward.

What gets me through it all? My backup. My team of eternal cheerleaders. Reminding me that I can get there, that I’m awesome, and that just at the end of the tunnel, there’s a delicious cup of hot cocoa with my name on it!

What’s that got to do with you?

We’re all in this together.

I want you to sit and think about who your backup team is. Who you can count on anytime, day or night. Phone calls or in-person, doesn’t matter.

Who are the people who you can reach out to when you’re on that rollercoaster and don’t know how to get the heck off?

If you need some help in that department, focus on your Benefactors / Helpful People area in your space. How’s that looking? If it’s a little sparse, add a healthy plant in there and make sure it’s well lit. If the area is cluttered with things that are of no use, really focus on what you love, what items are helpful to you and release the rest.

Get that area of your space in tip-top shape so you can start feeling like you can face whatevs comes your way. Once you’re all done, celebrate privately with a little dance (that’s the 70s dancing queen coming out in me but you can do what feels natural to you) and then celebrate again with your backup team. Now do the same for your back up. Rinse and repeat.

Doesn’t it feel great knowing that you can make it through anything, even three weeks worth of cleansing? You’re a Rockstar.

Stay tuned for the home stretch of the cleanse next week!