Back when I posted Episode 065 on the importance of tidying-up, I had no idea how very important it really is. Even though I talked about four different methods of tidying, I had neglected one method of home organization that I was not so familiar with.
All I thought I knew about Feng Shui is some superstitious way to arrange your furniture or the placement of our home on the street. I had no idea that it was really about the flow of energy in your space.
Maybe that still sounds hokey, but think about it! When you rearrange furniture or purge unwanted clutter, the feeling in your home changes. The ENERGY in your home changes! Feng Shui is a method of arranging your possessions in a way that serves your desired energy, and the vision you want for your future.
Since my interview with Laura, I had my friend Lee Waters (from Episode 034 Part 1 and Part 2) come into my home for an assessment. She may not be a Feng Shui specialist, but she gave me lots of tips for how I can arrange my furnishings to serve my family better! She has the capacity to do a full makeover of my space! I have already put into practice a few of the small arrangements that she suggested, and it is totally changing the energy in our home! It feels SO good!
I love getting these kinds of ideas. I hope that learning about this different methods helps you find one that serves your family. The idea behind Feng Shui is that we can evaluate our space around the our goals and the feeling we want in our home. Isn’t that what family culture is all about!?
My home reflects our values, and the feeling we share. Our home can impact our behavior, our choices, and the level of comfort we feel. In can impact our influence on those who visit our space, too! What is your family brand, your family flavor, the feeling that people have when they enter your space? How does your space influence your thoughts, your goals, or your actions toward your personal growth? Does it really matter?? I argue that it does!
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura helps people thrive in the physical spaces where they live and work. She educates people about the optimal arrangement of belongings for comfort, safety, and flow; de-cluttering for freedom; and planning transitions to new or updated spaces for optimal joy in life. Laura knows that the conditions of our homes and workplaces shape the quality of our lives.
Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by more than a decade working with a variety of clients, Laura uses herintuition and expertise to help her clients produce remarkable results in their lives. Her own awakening to the power of feng shui came on the heels of a flood and the realization that she could live with beloved belongings rather than unloved hand-me-down stuff. Feng shui invites us to live with what we love and enjoy our lives. Her trifecta of serving people includes public speaking, writing, and compassionate coaching. Laura is a published author of the books Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui and Cherish Your World Gift Book: 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Your Life.Proceeds from the 100 Tips Gift Book support donations to Habitat for Humanity.
In the autumn of 2018, Laura was honored as a Global Goodwill Ambassador and was featured in Role Model Magazine, Winter 2019, Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women and Girls.
Prior to becoming the founder of Cherish Your World, Laura was a full-time parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include loving her dog, laughing with great friends, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves.
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