Flower Lounge Podcast: SEEING THE WORLD AS A MIRROR + PRACTICES FOR MORE MAGIC WITH ANJIE CHO

featured today on the Flowerlounge podcast

In this episode, we talk about specific practices to tap into your everyday magic, beauty + potential through nature, flowers, meditation, relationships, the five elements + all the ways the world communicates with you.


We talk about:

  • Living your art every day: what that means + why

  • "Seeing the entire universe in one container" in the meditative art of flower arranging

  • Seeing the world as a mirror, and a specific method to use when challenges arise in relationships

  • and much more!

Check out the full posting and episode recording here!


If you’d like to learn more about feng shui check out the Mindful Design Feng Shui certification program.  www.mindfuldesignschool.com

Mindful Design is a new way to learn feng shui. Our unique training program takes an holistic approach to learning the art of feng shui design. Mindful design is about becoming aware, and attentive, to the energy around you: both inner and outer qi. It is about promoting a better way of living and creating sacred spaces that support, and nourish.


Feed Your Wild: How To Bring Balance To Your Home, Health + Life Using The Art Of Feng Shui With Anjie Cho

featured this month on Wildly rooted

This month I was featured on Wildly Rooted’s podcast, Feed Your Wild, with Venessa Rodriguez! We chat about what feng shui means, my journey to feng shui and architecture, what a typical feng shui consultation is like and so much more!

Practicing Feng Shui is a way to have mindfulness in respect to your surroundings - all of the little details impact your wellbeing, your stress levels and how you show up in the world.
— Anjie Cho

Consider for a moment that everything in your environment, what I call your Sacred Ecology, plays a role in creating the conditions for growing the YOU that stands as yourself today and the future (whether we like it or not)… While it may not feel like it initially, this is a highly empowering thing to grasp.

Check out the full posting and episode recording here!


If you’d like to learn more about feng shui check out the Mindful Design Feng Shui certification program. Laura Morris and I launched our program in September 2018. To get on the list about it, sign up at: www.mindfuldesignschool.com.

Mindful Design is a new way to learn feng shui. Our unique training program takes an holistic approach to learning the art of feng shui design. Mindful design is about becoming aware, and attentive, to the energy around you: both inner and outer qi. It is about promoting a better way of living and creating sacred spaces that support, and nourish.


My Favorite Things: 5 Additions for Inspirational Spaces

Welcome to My Favorite Things! Each month, we highlight products to help you create a holistic lifestyle that inspires and nurtures you, so that you can be happier and feel supported.

This month is all about inspiration, which is also my word of the year in 2016! Inspiration can be defined in a few different ways, but the simplest is "something that makes someone want to do something or gives that someone an idea about what to do or create." One of the best ways to invoke inspiration in your everyday life is to surround yourself with an inspiring, holistic space, and these items can help! Be sure to check in on the podcast for a more in-depth definition of inspiration and details on how creating a holistic space can inspire you.  


Portable Labyrinth

I was just reading about labyrinths in the book Healing Spaces by Esther M Sternberg MD. She writes:

“Trust that if you follow the path you will not get lost, and that you will come out feeling better than when you began. In many ways, this is a metaphor for any spiritual journey."

In this understanding, walking a labyrinth may help shake us out of a "stuck" feeling and stir new inspiration and creativity! This miniature labyrinth is a perfect tool to keep around for moving past that "stuck" feeling we all feel sometimes!

Available at: Labyrinth Company


Happy Mist

Oranges are a great way to add positive, life-giving energy to any space. They lift your mood and clear any stuck or negative chi, making space for new inspiration!

Our Happy mist is a blend of orange essential oils and clear quartz crystals for uplifting abundance and positivity. Just a few sprays around your space can refresh your attitude and energy and bring new creativity to your life!

This mist from the Holistic Spaces apothecary is also completely natural and eco-friendly!

Available at: Holistic Spaces  


Diamond or Triangular Hanging Planters

On the podcast, we talked about how creating a healthy indoor air quality can lead to an inspiring space. Bringing plants into your home is a great way to do that!

This hanging planter is a beautiful and symbolic way to display nature in your space. Its triangular shape and fiery color relate to the Fire element, which works to add more passion and inspiration to your life. In fact, this fiery addition uses the wood energy of the plant as inspirational fuel!

Available at: GreenDesk


Terrariums

Another great way to add plants and welcome inspiration all in one is with terrariums! 

Not only are terrariums a welcome addition of nature into your holistic space, when you create them yourself, you draw inspiration from spending time with nature and flexing your creative muscles!

These terrarium kits are a great way to get started, or you can opt to make your own using our guide here!

Available at: Twig Terrariums


Inspirational Art

Adding meaningful art to your holistic space can also invoke inspiration on a daily basis. 

Whether you create your own inspirational artwork to hang or opt for an outside creation that speaks to you, bringing inspirational art into your home and work spaces can help you tap into creativity and inspiration when you need it most. 

Try using our Mandala Matchmaker to choose inspirational art that speaks to your intuition!

Available at: Holistic Spaces

 



3 Simple Ways to Create an Inspiring Space with Feng Shui

featured this week on elephant journal

Life is like a sine curve—there are ups and downs—and sometimes when things are down, we need inspiration to swing back up.

Things have been a little light on the motivation side for me lately, and that’s okay—but as it started to drag on, I realized it might be time to request some encouragement from my environment using feng shui.

Feng shui is the Asian art of placement—and my modus operandi (method or approach) for everything—but it’s much more than just moving furniture around. Everything in our space carries energy and affects us, and through feng shui, we can adjust that energy and our space to create more positive effects and opportunities in life.

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by Anjie Cho