Two-Tip Tuesday: Tame Your Cords

This week’s tips address one of my biggest pet-peeves…cord management. Cords are one of those irritating necessities that seem to take over in a variety of areas in the home and at the office. Check out my ridiculous old computer cords on a blog from the archives. Cord Clips

I’m always on the lookout for new cord solutions, and I came across a whole section when I was happily shopping at my favorite place The Container Store. There are several options to see what fits your needs, but these were a few of my favorites. Check them out:

Cord Clips

These are my newest and favorite cord clips. After crossing over into the Mac world completely, I’ve been struggling with what to do with the constant unplugging and plugging in of cords, especially when they slide off of my make-shift desk.

Because I have a laptop, this is especially handy to eliminate a mess of cords on the floor when leaving to work elsewhere. They stick to your desk (or cheap Costco table in my case) and come in a few fun colors, as well as black, white and brown.

While these are pictured with a Mac, you can of course use them with anything. You can find them here at The Container Store, but I’ve heard rumors from my 12 year-old that they are in the Target dollar section (warning: colors not as cool).

Cable Twisters

I swear I am not trying to promote Apple products, they just happened to be the one’s pictured. These awesome twisty ties are also a great way to keep unruly cords in check.

They come in a variety of colors and could be used on anything. These cords can also be found at the happiest place on earth, The Container Store (possibly one of the most dangerous places as well).

There are other styles and options depending on the size and location of your tangled mess. Imagine how amazing and streamlined your office will without a giant spider web of cords! 

Two-Tip Tuesday: Meditation Made Easy

People often tense up when they hear the word meditation. It can seem like a completely daunting activity, which requires aPurple Flowers with Floating Candles image | Rejuvenate with Healingperfectly clear mind, and the ability to twist yourself up into a pretzel.

If you haven’t heard it already, I’m here to tell you that it is simply not true. Meditation can be as uncomplicated as you want it to be. In fact, you may not realize it, but there are activities you are already doing that are indeed a form of meditation.

Here are a few simple tips to help you get you going. Even if you don’t have a meditation practice or have no interest, these are easy, useful techniques to bring yourself into a state of calm and relaxation.

If you want to learn more about how to create this calm in your inner world, work with your own energy, and increase your intuitive skills, join me this Thursday, from 7-9, online or in person for the Energy Balancing & Healing Workshop.


I know suggesting the idea of following your breath can sound like a broken record, but it truly is the easiest way to calm the nervous system quickly.

Try this different technique when you have a quick moment. Sit in any comfortable position (or stand, or lie down, or whatever feels good).

Take a deep breath, and when you can not longer inhale any more air, pause at the top of your breath and count to five. You can count in your mind or even use your hand and five beautiful fingers for assistance.

As you exhale all of your air, pause again at the bottom of your breath and count to five again.

Repeat several times and you will begin to feel your body and mind coming to a much more relaxed state. You will also find that your mind doesn’t have as much of chance to wander as you are focusing on counting.

Do not try this technique if you have any lung issues or if you have anxiety that comes up with holding your breath. You can always adjust the time of your counting, but if you feel panicky, try just counting your inhales and exhales without holding your breath.


This is a friendly reminder that meditation does not need to be a seated, focus on your breath, drive yourself batty with your monkey-mind activity.

There are many ways to add meditation into your daily life and exercise or any physical activity is one of them. It doesn’t have to be running or physically strenuous to reap the benefits. Find something you love. It could be walking, swimming, yoga, weights, cycling or whatever.

Acknowledge that time as a gift to your body and spirit. People exercise for many different reasons, but the next time you are getting physical, set the intention that this can be a meditation practice for your mind as well.

Meditation is all about being present in the moment. There is no better way to be present in your body than when you are moving it, in one way or another.

Listening to music is always helpful, but just once, try it without. You may hate that suggestion and that’s ok, but I challenge you to try it once and see what you notice about your surroundings. Listen to the birds chirp or the breeze rustle the leaves. Or maybe hear the sweaty, grunting meat head in the gym.

Let me know how this goes. I would love to hear from you!

Two-Tip Tuesday: Wealth & Abundance


Child holding plantThe word abundance can mean many different things to a variety of people. To some, it can mean overflowing finances and wealth, but to others, it could be abundance in love or creativity. In feng shui, the wealth, prosperity and abundance area is in the back left corner of your home, as viewed from standing from your front door facing in. It can also be in the same corner of your office or even bedroom.

Decorating with different objects, colors and elements in these areas of your home and/or office can enhance the abundance in your life and business. Here are few tips to get you started.

If you want to learn more on how to invite more abundance into your life, join me this Thursday, May 21st from 7-9pm, on the phone or in-person for a Feng Shui for Abundance & Manifestation Class. Sign up and receive $50 off an entire home or business feng shui consultation!

Fountains Tabletop Fountain

A table top fountain is an excellent feng shui cure, or remedy to help bring in more abundance. In feng shui terms, flowing water represents abundance and wealth.

Not only are fountains a lovely home addition, but their gentle bubbling sound can bring a sense of relaxation and calm to any space.

Make sure to always keep the fountain running. It is is worse to have a dry fountain than no fountain at all. This can represent dried-up finances.

To help with this, try to find one with a power cord, as battery operated fountains tend to lose their juice quickly, and are not meant to run continuously.

Try Amazon or Lamps Plus. Both have a great selection and are well priced. Be forewarned however, you do get what you pay for. Sometimes it’s worth investing a little more to avoid a leaky, splashy, loud-motored fountain. Definitely read the reviews.


Plants will always uplift the qi (pronounced chee) or energy in any room of your home or office. Adding extra energy to the finance area can be another excellent way to bring in more abundance.

There are many plants you can use such as bamboo or a traditional money plant, as pictured. Just be sure to use a plant with softer, rounded edges. Cactus or other prickly plants will actually work against you in this situation.

Be sure to always keep your plants healthy and vibrant. A decrepit looking plant will attract negative energy, and at that point it’s best to cut your loses and replace it with a fresher, healthier plant.

If you have a brown thumb, silk plants are ok, but real is better. Bamboo is probably the easiest to maintain, but it can be killed (yep, personal experience).

You can actually find money plants online, but I’ve never ordered one. So, I can’t vouch for the quality. Usually you can find these at grocery stores or little kiosks at the mall.


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