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Feng Shui Your Holidays
Welcome
Celebrate the holiday season with the best of intentions by following the lead example of our Feng Shui Experts. Create a truly sacred space to embrace your family and friends. May joy fill your homes and unconditional love expand your hearts. 
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Feng Shui for the Holidays

Although the holidays are a time for celebration and rest, sometimes they can be quite the opposite. This time of year can become stressful and exhausting. Since feng shui concepts can give us tools to help create harmony and positivity in our living spaces, I’d like to share some feng shui tips to support us during the holiday season.
Feng Shui Tips for the Holidays
by Suzee Miller

The holidays – no matter your belief or traditions – can bring about many highs and lows.  Find simple tips to help manage those pendulum swings and create a peaceful and enriching time for you, your family, and co-workers.  

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Feng Shui Tips for Sanity with Holiday Prep

1. If you don’t have one already, create a little quiet space to refresh yourself and keep your sanity. It could be a whole room or it could be the space under the stairs. Use this space for organizing upcoming temporary events or for simply escaping the noise. Place something there that makes you smile.

2. If you are decorating for the holidays, consider removing the same amount everyday stuff from the space so the decorations have room to look festive!


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Final Thoughts - Creating Calm During the Holidays:  A Feng Shui Guide
It always throws me off to see holiday decorations out so early. It seems to push the frantic-ness of the season forward – resulting in energy that impacts us longer.

Even if it’s your “favorite time of year,” the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming. Luckily Feng Shui can help with that! You can use some basic principles to guide your décor this holiday season.
  • Use decorations you love. No matter what time of the year it is, the principle is the same: if you don’t love it or use it, release it. Every year I go through my decorations. In addition to veering away from red and green, I’ve also seen my tastes change over the years. Of course I still keep some sentimental decorations, but I’ve gotten pretty ruthless in letting things go.
  • Use decorations that align with the “feeling” that you want around you. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that people start adding fire-y décor (candles, lights, the color red) to their spaces, in addition to adding MORE stuff, and they start to feel overwhelmed. What surrounds us affects us. This year start by asking, “How do I want my home to feel?” To calm your space, think about paring down what you put on display. Also try adding a few unsaturated colors to balance the saturation of the reds, greens, and blues that typically dominate.
  • Lastly – and maybe most importantly – create a sacred space to support you. Keep one or more rooms (like your bedroom) free of seasonal decorations. Set up a place that is just for you to relax. This could be away from the décor, or it might within it. I like sitting in our living room with the only sources of light being the Christmas tree and a few candles. The active energy of those is nicely balanced by the darkness and quietness of the night. It becomes a time to reflect, relax, enjoy and be grateful.

The holidays can bring with them a range of emotions – uplifting and challenging. So…go forth, take charge and create a space to help you through what may (or may not) be your “favorite time of year.”

by Lisa Janusz, Wind and Water School of Feng Shui


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