On May 17, we welcomed our third child: Hazel Rae Kolar into this world - a 6lb 10oz bundle of joy. She was born at home, after a smooth labor, shorter than the first two, no less intense.Read More
Have you ever been in a situation where the action you’re inspired to take seems contrary to the forward motion you’d like to make?
What's your tendency?
Do you take that action? Do you trust you'll get where you're going - or to an even more rewarding destination - more quickly than you'd planned?Read More
Do you ever feel like there are areas of your home calling out to you for love and attention?
This past weekend I could feel a few areas of my home needing a serious refresh - two specific projects that had been on my to-do list for some weeks - and this weekend I was determined to get to them.
Why was I so determined that now was the time?
The Feng Shui of the particular areas...Read More
Today is the day. Set intentions for the month ahead.
The new moon just passed and we still find ourselves in a deeply intuitive place. This time of inward reflection is often a time when we are less inspired to act. However, right now many of you may be feeling your energy returning like a wave beginning to surge.
Take inspired actions at this auspicious time and watch your momentum build.Read More
Do you feel like life is moving at a snail’s pace right now?
Does your motivation feel like molasses?
If so, you’re in good company. Whenever life feels inordinately slow or conflicted (for myself or my clients), I look to astrology to see what sort of planetary influences may be affecting our energy.
With Mercury in retrograde (most of us have heard of this and associate it with negative impacts) until April 15, this is a fantastic time to reorganize and reflect… though not a great time to start major projects.
Today I have two concrete ways you too can reorganize and reflect on your space in order to take advantage of this time and prepare yourself to launch when that shift comes mid-month (after the New Moon on April 15).Read More
We recently returned home from vacation, visiting family in Washington DC. It was a wonderful dose of city living and family reunion; gathering young cousins and appreciating the wisdom of generations (as my husband’s grandmother reaches the 100 year milestone this summer).
It was also an eye-opening experience that made me rediscover how important your environment is in supporting the good habits you want to have in your life.
When the environment around you supports your existing habits (most inherently do), it makes it incredibly difficult to create the shift you're looking for.
Read on to uncover how you can shift your environment to support the life you really want.Read More
Are you still feeling the oncoming energy of spring?
Do you have the urge to clean and clear?
Though the momentum may slow for a few weeks, it’s still a fantastic time to capitalize on the energy - even if it’s just little projects here and there.
When you put in the time - in your space, in your self - you always reap the rewards.
And the rewards at the end of this month, as we come upon the full moon, are immense...Read More
Here we are at the Vernal Equinox, where day and night are equal in length. In the northern hemisphere this means the days are getting longer - the balance of light and dark is tipping toward the light as it reemerges into our lives more powerfully every day.
Do you feel it too? These past few weeks there is a palpable feeling of having journeyed through the darkness and into the light.
WE HAVE ARRIVED.
Spring is here.
You trusted it would arrive and it has.
It feels good.
Big shifts are about during this transitional time of year - opportunities to look at the balance in your life. In the work I do, there is a palpable balance between RELEASING and RECEIVING.
The two are intimately connected. When you release what no longer serves you, you make space to receive the new opportunities you yearn for. These shifts can be in the physical realm, emotional, spiritual - they intertwine and overlap in beautiful ways.Read More
+ TIP SHEET: How to Clean & Clear Your Home with Intention.
Everything in life comes in cycles. I find myself tuning into these cycles on deeper levels these days. Perhaps it is that I’ve come into my third trimester and feel the force of new life inside of me and a major shift coming.
Over the past year in particular however, these cycles are something I’ve begun to tune into as reference points in my work life as well. When is it a good time to schedule DOING? When is it a better time to slow down?
What results? Easier work flow. Projects coming about effortlessly, rather than pushing through resistance to make something happen. Enjoying the process, the every day.
These cycles inform the shifts I make to my space and allow opportunities to arise as a result of those shifts.
So today - and over the next few weeks - I’ll share with you a few insights into the cycle we are in (this month is chock-full in that regard) and what that means for you in your space…
How do these cycles correspond to:
- Shifts that will be fruitful for you in your physical space
- Accommodations you can make in your space to support the life you want,
- Creating space for what you desire,
- Encouraging your intentions to manifest.
Last night I dreamt of my childhood bedroom. It was more of a nightmare - bears had gained entrance to the walkout basement space where my room was and I couldn’t escape them. It was terrifying to be up close and personal with such immense, wild and unpredictable power.
The dream brought back into vivid memory the bed my dad built into my bedroom:
It was every child’s dream bed, and every Feng Shui practitioner’s nightmare.Read More
The past ten days of my life have been unlike any other.
The beginning of February found me successfully fighting off every bug my children brought home, aiming high (in fun, aligned ways) in my work life, actively engaged in my volunteer life (though attempting to lessen those committments as I move through my pregnancy). I was still managing to listen to my body and take naps most every day, which is what my five-month pregnant self was asking for.
Amidst the structure and outer worldly commitments, I was pretty excited to have two retreats planned - time for just me.
What could go wrong?Read More
Happy February! There is a distinct shift that happened from January to February this year - and it doesn’t only have to do with the darkest part of the year being behind us with spring off on the horizon.
Many of you may have witnessed the Full, Super Blue Blood Moon and total lunar eclipse on January 31. If I’m perfectly honest with you, I was still in bed for most of it, but caught the tail end of an amazing, hazy red moon (in and out of the clouds)... not fully realizing the wonder it would instill in me on first sight.
Life leading up to the full moon in my home was intense - big, deep, long standing issues bubbling to the surface, uncertainty, frustrations, wild dreams and intense emotion. When I saw that moon, I could tell there was a shift in the air - so I did some research.Read More
As some of you know, there are big shifts about in my home, in my business, in my life as a whole… big shifts that have created HUGE opportunities for growth.
This growth has come in many forms, often in the spiritual side of my life, in truly maintaining trust that Everything is Always Working Out for Me (try that mantra on for size, it feels good!). Trusting that all is meant to be - that I am right where I need to be… that…
Everything I need has been and will continue to show up exactly when and as I need it.
Late this summer I was planning out the remainder of the year: the opportunities I would offer through my work, the growth I wanted to achieve personally and professionally. Despite the great plans to stretch out of my comfort zone - to reach high - I felt a lack of alignment. It wasn’t the discomfort of change, it was different.
I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I could feel its presence.Read More
What does intuition have to do with Feng Shui you may ask?
The answer: Everything.
Feng Shui is intuitive to its very core (the westernized version more so for you and me). Most of the core principles of Feng Shui are things that you may have thought of in your space, but perhaps not given heed or import to because you didn’t realize there was an ancient art of creating supportive spaces that backed your inklings of truth.
Intuition is one of those senses that is underdeveloped in most of us (I know it was in me). As children, we are taught to use and develop the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. Case studies have shown that when these are not developed, for whatever reason, we lose our ability to use them to their full capacity. The same is true for intuition - yet we are often not taught how use these capacities.Read More
How often do you look back to see what you've accomplished over the past 3 months? The past year? Many people never do.
As you approach the end of the year and begin to think of all the possibility to come in the new one, it is vital to look back at the year behind you to see what you can glean, what you want to do differently, what you did well.
That's why I sat with a group of you for an hour on my Sunday and walked you through the process I use to take stock of the year.
What have I accomplished?
What lessons have I learned?
What strengths do I embody?
What weaknesses become clear?
Carve out an hour of your time. Brew up a cup of something tasty and settle in with the largest piece of paper you can find and a few pens. You'll be glad you did!Read More
IT'S TUESDAY TIP DAY!
Today I share with you a powerful tip that allows you to set up the physical space around you (your home and workplace) in a way that allows everything you need in life to come your way with ease. It's a practice that I love and utilize in my own life and with my clients.
The best part about it?
It allows you to fully let go, to release.
Listen in!Read More
IT'S FENG SHUI FRIDAY!
Today I share with you a practice that allows your space to reflect the way you want to feel in life... in a way that makes it easier to feel that way every day.
Enjoy this exercise of truly coming to value the things around you for the potential they hold for you in your life.
Listen in!Read More
To those of you in the states, Happy Thanksgiving!
This holiday season is all about nourishing and celebrating: food, family and everything you have to be grateful for.
Listen in to how important it is for your space to also nourish and celebrate - and how, all too often, it fails to do so.
But never fear! As always I share with you a specific way you can change that - to create a space that nourishes and celebrates the life you want to live.
There is so much emotion wrapped up in the holidays as they draw closer. Traditions, family, gatherings - the good, the bad and the ugly. :)
Holidays can feel weighed down, overly full - in our choice of food, in our spaces, in our emotions.
In today's VLOG, I share with you two ways that I can help you create a space that supports you, whatever may come your way this holiday season.
Listen in!Read More