Sharp Women | December 2020

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HAVE YOU EVER FELT LACKLUSTER AFTER THE HOLIDAYS, perhaps even exhausted as if someone sapped all your energy? All you feel like doing is to snuggle under a blanket, with a good book (or this article), allowing yourself space to regenerate, recuperate and daydream. Take a deep breath, relax, make a cup of tea, and read the rest of this article.

Time to be SAD? Science has termed the moody feelings we experience this time of year, a condition known as ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ or SAD. We’ve observed this common condition with many of our clients and students. As Feng Shui practitioners, we have another perspective and insight on how you can avoid or mitigate the SAD condition.

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What happens, from an energetic view, is that, since the fall, we’ve been over stimulated. Environments, including your own home, that you’ve been in or exposed to, have been sending energetic signals that your body picks up. Happening automatically, your autonomic nervous system responds to the information that is being received, often resulting in adrenal fatigue. One of the tools we use in Feng Shui to balance the space in the home is the Five Element chart. We use this tool to assess when there is a dominant or abundant element in a space that needs to be balanced.

Scattered Flurries The past few months have been a flurry of activity, for the most part, you’ve been over exposed to the ‘fire’ element. The fire element shows up in the colors of red, violet, orange (any colors that you would naturally see in flames). Fire element includes conical shapes, outdoor and indoor lights, and decorations (in fire colors),