Your home is filled with sights, sounds, and scents. Which ones should you select to build positive relationships among the members of your family? This is the third article in a three part series about using home design to enhance family ties.
Consider the colors you put on your walls, furniture, and floors. Colors that aren’t very saturated but are pretty bright will put you and your family in a positive mood – and when we’re in good moods, we’re more likely to get along with others. We’re also better at problem solving and more creative. Brightness is just what it sounds like–baby blue is brighter than navy blue. Saturation is a little trickier–it is how pure a color is–kelly green is more saturated than olive green. Sage-y greens have the levels of saturation and brightness best for building relationships–but there are blues and many other colors that also set the right tone. Read more…
Feng shui practitioners believe that the best way to attract love is to adjust your environment accordingly. Dingy surroundings, piles of clutter, and self-absorbed artwork can actually drive Cupid from your door. Here, then, are 10 simple feng shui lovetips for finding your perfect mate … or for increasing the passion in your long-term relationship or marriage. Read more … Keep reading »
We all know that the vibe of a restaurant can tip the scales between a breathtakingly romantic evening and an embarrassingly awkward first date. Similarly, and even more importantly, the atmosphere of your bedroom can make all the difference when it comes to your love life.
Once you become aware of this, a lot of what I’m about to tell you is simply common sense. For example: most would agree that nothing says “not sexy” like the presence of your mom or your little cousins so, naturally, get their pictures off your nightstand! Which brings me to tip number one … Read more … Keep reading »
I do not get along with anything new-agey. I don’t meditate, I don’t read horoscopes (sorry Kiki!), I’d never go to sweat lodge like Ami did. Not only have never read The Secret, I’ve tried to convince others not to. But there’s always been something about the idea of feng shui that’s appealed to me. Probably because it’s not new at all—the art of how your space affects your well-being is actually ancient. For Mother’s Day, I got my mom, who is in the process of moving, a feng shui consultation with Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui in New York City. And I was completely fascinated by the advice she gave for organizing, arranging, and decorating. “Feng shui is about creating an environment for yourself that is completely nourishing and supportive for whatever your goals happen to be right now,” she said. “These are tools and techniques that have been around for thousands of years that support you in a general way and also very specific ways.”
So I decided to give Anne five life scenarios that Frisky readers often ask about—from how to find a dude to how to get out a new job—and get tips from her on making each happen. After the jump, how you can change your life with a little feng shui. Keep reading »