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10 Dec

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Curing the Air

10/12/2014 | By | No Comments

As we near the Winter solstice it’s getting pretty cold here in Northern hemisphere! Now that our windows and closed and the heat is on, indoor air can become stale and excessively dry.  In fact, during winter months, the air inside your home can be drier than the desert.  Adding humidity to the air can make you feel warmer and can alleviate the negative effects of dry air on the body such as dry, cracked skin and eye, nose and throat irritation.

Here are a few of my favorite tricks to restore the Yin/Yang moisture balance and please the senses at the same time.  They are all simple, economical and aside from the use of electricity Earth friendly as well.

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02 Dec

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Feng Shui & D-I-Y, When NOT to Do It Yourself

02/12/2014 | By | No Comments

blog:fengshuidiyI was recently chatting about building design trends with a realtor friend of mine. I was interested to hear him say that Feng Shui is increasingly influencing the buying preferences of homeowners in his area – great news!

However, he also told me that many of these same people are spending big money for North facing homes and citing Feng Shui as the reason for their preference. This had me both perplexed and a bit concerned because a North facing home is not necessarily better than a home facing another direction. It is one of many important considerations in selecting an appropriate place to live, but I almost never find it to be a make-or-break piece of the puzzle in making the decision to live in a home or not. There are many other factors besides facing direction that can and should be considered.

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