Monthly Archives: December 2017

Good Feng Shui And Christmas

POSTED BY eCreative December 21, 2017 IN Podcast | No Comments

Feng Shui Tips For Christmas

Never thought that you can use good feng shui for your Christmas celebration? A celebration like this involves happiness and happiness is related to chi or good energy in feng shui.

Everybody loves the holidays. It’s a festive season for a lot of reasons like kids smiling whenever they see houses full of decorations and spending time with the family and good friends.

To maximize the happiness and good energy in your home this Christmas season, decorate your house according to feng shui.

Below are the best tips that you can do to keep the energy flowing in your home.

1. Spend some time decorating your door. The door holds the key to the good energy in your home. It welcomes the chi in your space.

2. Promote healing by using the color of green. It relieves stress and creates a relaxing environment. Decorate evergreen branches and garland giving extra attention to your entryway. It gets rid of bad energy thus inviting luck and good fortune.

3. Make it nice and simple. Most of us are too eager to decorate our house that we tend to exaggerate. Overdoing things will only burn us out.

4. When the holiday season is making us feel a little bit exhausted, take a deep breath and do some exercise. Take a few minutes off and relax.

5. Do you love giving presents? Spice up your house by adding gifts under your Christmas tree. There’s nothing more exciting for the kids than seeing those presents and waiting for the time to open them.

6. Use candles and lamps to make your space look more interesting.

7. To have a good feng shui home during Christmas, use the power of scents. The pine, eucalyptus and cypress will cleanse your space of bad energies while cinnamon can bring calm to you. Putting oranges in the kitchen encourages abundance, joy and money.

8. There’s no known plant that is closely associated with Christmas than poinsettias. Hanging them in the four corners of your home will get rid of negativity and putting them in the dining room will bring you lots of good luck.

Always remember that Christmas can be a whole year celebration. Happiness, good health and good relationship are good energies that you need every day for the rest of your life.

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How To Feng Shui Your Home Using Aromatherapy Oils

POSTED BY eCreative December 20, 2017 IN Podcast | No Comments
Most people’s misconceptions about Feng Shui is they have been taught it is purely putting the toilet seat down and having a chine by the door.  A trivialisation of a serious subject sourced in an ancient book of philosophy called The Book of Changes!
The title itself is so relevant today more than ever before because most of peoples problems is all about dealing or not dealing with change.  Our minds often want to be static but energy flows where attention goes.  And that statement has never been true than of the power and control has in the area of aromas.
The basic tenets of Feng Shui is not just understanding the callibration of change based on a binary system not unlike that in how computers operate but it demonstrates a great understanding of our own lives and nature.
Whilst we live in a world of duality those two significant opposing energies of yin and yang translate into finer energies of the 5 elements of earth, water, metal, wood and fire.
Those who cannot contemplate their life in a philosophical manner will struggle with these concepts.  David Icke himself has offered up the idea that our lives are not solid everything is moving all the time and there are NO solid structures  including ourselves.
Everything is dynamic and so the 5 elements represent energies that we are constantly adapting to daily and provides a great structure to understanding our environment, bodies, nutrition and so much more.
In this topic today I am talking about aromas and how depending upon your mood you have a created blend that will address that mood.  They are in relation of the woods, the passionate and firey oils, the earthing oils like sandalwood, the watery and flowing oils like lavendar and geranium, – so each element has a different groups of oils.  For example most people work in jobs where they are only using their mind – they are living in their head all the time – these people require grounding and earthing so the oils to address that would be sandalwood, benzoin and cedarwood.
Some people have very repressed emotions and show very little of themselves.  To get out of that state and into a firey passionate manner oils of cinnamon, rose, black pepper, can be used.  Those people doing very intense head work or studying for exams or having to keep awake require oils that wake them up so the mind can function.  Oils of the metal variety such as rosemary, basil, sage all wake you up and keep you going for hours-excellent for memory too.

It is possible to create blends that will address whatever state you find yourself in.   I once had a policeman who was so stressed that when he smelled the aromas he instantly felt relaxed from all his woes and pressures.  This is the power of aroma in your environment and according to the 5 elements you can Feng Shui your home to earth, fire, water, metal or wood effects.
How amazing is is this invisible but hugely emotional, physical influence upon your life using the 5 elements to address what effect you require in your home through the power of Aroma.
Why is Aroma and the Power of Essential Oils important to our wellbeing and Environment?  Hard though it may be to believe but it is through a slight aroma that our memories and emotions are stirred into times long gone but nevertheless continues to influence and strike up an old emotion within us.  Think of specific aromas that you associate with grandmothers, or a time growing up whether good, bad or indifferent you can often associate an emotion with an aroma for example it could be lavender, lily of the valley, oranges, parma violets, sweet pea, or more mundane aromas like burnt toast, and so much more.
Want to know more?  I am doing a series of videos for Aromatherapy both on Instagram as intros fengshui4you as well as my Youtube Chanel where you can learn how to get started in your own environment be it home, office or public space.
Look out for the new Ebook just completed: How to FengShui Your Home Using Aromatherapy Oils
Cathi Hargaden has taught Aromatherapy in relation to FengShui at Colleges of Further Education & Tertiary Educational Institutions.

Good Feng Shui And Your Garden

POSTED BY eCreative December 15, 2017 IN Podcast | No Comments

Create A Nice Garden With Feng Shui

A garden with good feng shui can make a difference in our home. It’s not only cozy, but it will also give us an environment where we can release all unwanted energies within us.

These days, gardens are made for the sake of adding decorations in our home. It is made more as a fashion statement. However, a feng shui garden can do more than that. It can bring you not only the energies of good health but also wealth.

Below are the tips on how to make a good feng shui garden.

1. The plant is a very important element in the garden. It brings in a lot of benefits, but it can also stop the flow of good energy. Consider the location and size of your garden as well as the kind of plants that you want to use.

2. Make nature as your example. Triangles, straight lines, and other pointed shapes are a no-no in feng shui. Shape your garden space with curves and create pathways for a free flow of good energy in your space.

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3. A good feng shui garden should have water because it symbolizes wealth. It generates prosperity. The best place to put your garden is near a lake or river. If not, then try to put a fountain or little pond. Make sure that it is not too deep as it can be hard to clean when it accumulates dirt. Add small fishes to maintain the cleanliness of your pond.

Ask a feng shui expert to identify the best place for your garden.

4. Don’t forget to add a walkway or pathway in your garden. They represent fake water which means that they have the same function as water. Design your pathway with soft curves.

5. Maximize the energy in your garden by adding wind chimes. Their gentle sound creates healing vibration in the air. Choose wind chimes according to the sound of it. If it makes you feel good, then that should be it.

6. A fence can protect you from the evil spirit, However, be mindful of the height. Make sure that it’s not too high. A high fence can cause stagnation and it can affect the ventilation of the place.

Always remember that a good feng shui garden has balance. Bring in the colors of the five elements.
A dull looking garden is bad feng shui while a colorful garden means live energy which brings happiness and healing to your life.

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Feng Shui Your Food

POSTED BY eCreative December 14, 2017 IN Podcast | No Comments

Feng Shui Food?  Why not.  When you understand the importance of the 5 elements in this philosophy you realise the qualities, tastes and colours of food all fall into earth, water, fire, metal, and wood.

There is even a time of the year to eat certain foods because of the seasonal nature of fruits, vegetables and seeds.

Above we have the earth of orange, the white cheese is metal, red of tomatoe and black olives is the water. Green cabbage is the wood.  But besides the colours the elements  represents a different organ within the body; kidneys andbladder is water, lungs is metal, stomach is earth, heart is fire, wood is liver and gallbladder.

This is an ancient system that recognises that everything is a cycle-like a geometrical pattern of a snowflake everything is connected and is in some form of cycle.

Certain foods are good in the winter such as eggplant, tempeh, root vegetables the darker they are the better.  For the summer seasons fruits of red like cherries, strawberries and currants are conducive for that period of time.  Everything has a vibration to it and then it resonates with the organs in our bodies.

Ask yourself what you are eating and does it have plenty of freshness and variety of colours.  One of the most harmful substances today found in foods that don’t equate to the taste of sweet is the white refined sugar found in pretty much everything.

If we look at its pure colour of white-white in the Feng Shui scheme is a deadly colour reserved for funerals.  I would say people eating excessive amounts of this substance, or poor mans cocaine, is likely to have an early funeral.

White sugar offers no nutrients, taken in doses it affects peoples’ behaviour, creates mood swings, lack of concentration and degenerates most of the body’s major organs; the pancreas being one of the crucial organs is hugely affected and often resulting in major diseases and death.

It is interesting that the white refined sugar clearly affects the mind and emotions and over a long period of time I would say not only rots the teeth but rots the mind.  As a health professional I have seen countless examples of people’s behaviour dramatically changing as a result of the product and its clearly the metal element that turns in on itself and self destroys.  The metal element like all the elements can have a positive and negative experience but anything used to excess like sugar eventually has a metal affect onthe body – corrodes it to a point that functions are totally lost.

So be aware of the 5 elements in your food – what you eat is is who you are and having a balance of the 5 elemental foods exudes eventually from you via personality, body health, behavioural patterns and mindset.

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Feng Shui Home Decorating Part 2

POSTED BY eCreative December 12, 2017 IN Podcast | No Comments

Decorate Your Home With Feng Shui


Feng shui decorating is a great way to bring in good energy to your home. It is fun and easy and it does not need to be expensive.

It’s extremely powerful in a sense that if used in a right way, it can uplift your spirit and brings harmony to your home and relationship. However, if it is done poorly, it brings in bad energy which causes depression and conflict.

Here are the additional things to consider when it comes to home decorating using feng shui.

1. Furniture adds character to our home. However, when it comes to decorating our home using feng shui, be mindful of the edges or angles. Sharp objects are poison arrows. Avoid acquiring them or if you already have them, find some remedy like repositioning it.

2. Match your decoration in your room with your purpose. Don’t put things in your bedroom that belong in your living room

3. Surround yourself with the things you love. An expensive decoration is useless if it has no value to you while a cheap decoration that is meaningful to you will surely make you happy.

4. Do not overcrowd your space. Create balance. Make sure that your decorative items are proportion to the size of your space. Leave enough space for people to move around.

5. Decorate your home with balance in mind. Make sure that there’s balance with the five elements. Do not concentrate on one element alone.

6. For the bedroom of the adults, leave equal space on both sides of the bed.

7. Use plants, drapes or blinds to stop good energy from going out of the window. In feng shui, good energy is being pushed outside of the window every time the door is being opened.

In a nutshell, feng shui home decorating is about any style in any home without disturbing the flow of good energy into your space.

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Feng Shui Home Decorating Part 1

POSTED BY eCreative December 11, 2017 IN Podcast | No Comments
Decorate Your Home With Feng Shui

Decorating our home according to feng shui is not a fad. Our home reflects who we are. The look of a certain home will say what kind of occupant it has.

In feng shui, our space attracts energies. We can decorate our place in a way that it will align with our goals. It need not be complicated. Everything depends on the function of the space and how we can maximize the things that we have.

The most important thing when it comes to home decorating using feng shui is getting rid of the bad energies or the old energies. It can be done by clearing the clutter. You get rid of the old and unimportant things to welcome the new energies into your space.

Here are the important things to consider when it comes to home decorating with feng shui.

1. Choose the colors of your space well. Colors add life to our home. It can make us feel better or it can make us exhausted.

2. Place your furniture against a solid wall. It should not be in line with the door but make sure that you have a full view of your entrance.

3. When decorating your home, air and light should not be compromised. Your space should be well-lighted and smells fresh.

4. Identify which feng shui products do you need in your space. You might be needing a fountain or Buddha in a certain part of your home. The main thing is that it should be in line with your purpose.

5. Know the bagua of your home. It will serve as a guide or a layout as to the things that you need to put in your space.

Always remember that having a good feng shui house is the best place to go home to. Create a calming and relaxing place that will make you happy and loved by decorating your home by using feng shui.

If you want to learn more about feng shui and how it can help you bring good energy into your life and home, visit my website at

Health Benefits Of Ayurveda

POSTED BY eCreative December 5, 2017 IN Podcast | No Comments

Healing Your Body Through Ayurveda

Ayurveda has helped millions of people gain back their good health. It’s one of the world’s oldest forms of treating people. It dates back 5,000 years ago.

Ayurveda originated in India. It means “life-knowledge.”  This healing practice that comes from the Hindu culture focuses on health and wellness. It harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit.

In Ayurveda, good health and total wellness can be achieved by using yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, massage and a diet that is based on the type of Dosha.

The three dosha’s in Ayurveda are the Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha, and Kapha Dosha. Each of us is believed to have a combination of the three dosha’s but there is one dosha that is dominant in our body.

By knowing your type of dosha and following the dosha specific diet, you can alleviate any health problems that you have.

Here are the health benefits that you can get from Ayurveda.

1. It helps reduce stress and anxiety. According to a study, meditation, which is one branch of Ayurveda called Maharishi, lowers symptoms of stress. Yoga, when included in a patient’s recovery plan also reduces anxiety and Pranayama which is a targeted breathing exercise, calms the nerves. It improves hormonal function, gives you better energy and a good sleep.

2. It aids in hormonal balance for a healthy pregnancy and a good menstrual flow. It was found out by the Institute of Indigenous Medicine at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka that using essential oils will help in fighting the bad effects of hormonal imbalance.

3. It minimizes inflammation in the body. Poor diet, inadequate sleep, and poor digestion can cause inflammation. Ayurvedic medicine helps regulate the heart and digestive tract by getting rid of the body’s waste.

4. It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. The Ayurvedic diet and relaxation techniques will help in reducing plaque buildup. It stops the cause and slowly cures atherosclerosis.

5. One health benefit that you can get by using Ayurveda is it improves your health by cleansing your body. By using “Panchakarma”, the toxins in the body most especially in the intestines are being removed.

6. It promotes good diet. Ayurvedic medicine is mostly a plant-based diet that is filled with whole food. It includes different kinds of tea, spices, herbs, vegetables, healthy fats, protein and foods high in anti-oxidants.

7. Do you have weight problems? Ayurvedic medicine is all about healthy lifestyle. It’s about consuming healthy foods that will give you the optimum health, thus preventing you from gaining weight.

8. Are you beauty conscious? Another health benefit that you get with Ayurveda is gaining a healthy and glowing skin. Natural foods contain vitamins, minerals and tons of antioxidants that will help you glow naturally.

Always remember that diseases start when we abuse our body. By practicing Ayurveda, we restore our body’s energy balance. When there’s balance in our body, we slowly get rid of every disease that we have and prevent our body from developing diseases.

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The Three Types Of Doshas

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Get To Know Your Type Of Dosha

Knowing your type of Dosha before using Ayurvedic medicine is important. In Ayurveda, there are three body types or the three doshas.

Doshas are biological energies that can be found in the mind and body.  They are in charge of performing the different physical and mental processes in our body

These are the three types of Doshas:

1. Vata Dosha comes from the elements of Space and Air. It governs all of the movement of our body and mind. It controls blood circulation, our breathing, blinking, and heartbeat. It’s considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles. Keeping it in good balance is really important.

2. Pitta Dosha derives from the elements of Fire and Water. It is the energy of digestion and metabolism in our body. It controls our digestion and how we metabolize our sensory perceptions. A Pitta person will display mental and physical characteristics that can be noticed in both balanced and imbalanced state. The balance will result in contentment and intelligence while imbalance can lead to ulcer and anger.

3. Kapha Dosha is from the elements of Earth and Water. It controls all the lubrication and structure of the mind and body. It controls our growth, lubrication of the joints and lungs, and growth. It supports the formation of all the tissues which are the nutritive fluids, fat, muscles, blood, marrow and the reproductive tissues. It is called the important cement, glue, and lubrication for our body.
Balance in the body would mean love and forgiveness, while an imbalance can lead. to envy and insecurity.

The Vata Diet

The Vata Diet includes sufficient amount of oily, warm soft foods, warm drinks, a little bit more of sweet, sour and salty foods. Quinoa, rice, oatmeal, whole grain bread, and pasta can be eaten. Eating vegetables such as carrots, asparagus, cucumbers, okra, parsley. beets, zucchini, fennel, squash and sweet potatoes are recommended. Spices should be consumed in moderation. Sweet fruits such as banana, sweet pineapple, melons, plums, cherries, figs, avocado, kiwi, peach, mango, papaya, apple, and pears are some of the sweet fruits that you can eat. For sweetening your food, use natural sweeteners like honey and cane sugar. Dairy products are okay. Chicken, beef, duck, eggs, buffalo, pork, turkey and shrimp can be eaten as well.

Avoid consuming cold foods and drink, as well as bitter foods. Minimize consumption of green leafy vegetables, artichokes, dried peas, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onion, radish, raw vegetables, and salad. Unripe and sour fruits should also be avoided. Soy milk and powdered milk, peanuts, and processed sugar should be avoided. For the meat lover, eating rabbit, white turkey and lamb are discouraged.

The Pitta Diet:

The Pitta Diet consists of taking cool to lukewarm drinks and freshly cooked food. Beans are okay except fermented soybean. Vegetables like zucchini, bok choy, kale, asparagus, peas, spinach, cabbage, sweet corn, alfalfa, brussel sprouts, mushrooms and all green leafy vegetables except mustard greens are highly recommended. Eat a good amount of sweet grapes, coconut, plums, sweet apples, raisins, dates, avocado, figs and sweet mangoes. For the oils, ghee is best recommended but cheaper oils like olive and coconut oil will do. For the spices, cumin, turmeric, saffron, cardamom, parsley, mint, and cilantro are advised.

The foods that are to be avoided are sour, salty, acidic, alcoholic, hot and spicy foods. Buckwheat, rye, millets, corn and brown rice should be taken minimally. Avoid also taking peanuts, walnuts, and cashews. For vegetables, limit your intake of radish, ginger, onions, peppers, and tomatoes. Sour fruits, yogurt, sour cream and salted cheese should be avoided. If you’re a sweet lover, avoid using brown sugar and molasses. The meats that you shouldn’t eat are beef, lamb, pork, egg yolks, and seafood.

The Kapha Diet:

The Kapha Diet includes eating barley, corn, buckwheat, oat bran and whole grain bread. You can eat all green leafy vegetables, broccoli, artichoke, carrot, peas, cauliflower, bell pepper, green beans, sprouts, and corn. Fruits such as figs, pomegranate, papaya, apple, pears, cranberries, apples, and cranberries are allowed. You can drink skim milk, herbal tea, ginger or cinnamon tea. For the meat lover, eat chicken, turkey and egg whites.

Consumption of sour fruits such as orange, banana, avocado, melon, and pineapple should be lessened. Reduce your consumption of nuts, cold and oily foods. Minimize also taking sweet, sour and salty food. Vegetables to be eaten minimally are tomatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. Avoid greasy food such as deep-fried foods. Try not to eat avocado and sweet fruits such as mango and banana. Sourdough bread and pasta, wheat and rice should be avoided.

Good health starts from within. Our body should be treated with care and respect. Knowing the three types of dosha and what type of dosha you belong to will guide you on what to do to obtain good health.

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