a new adventure

December 1, 2011

For over ten years, I’ve been studying Feng Shui on my own from books and first hand experience. I’ve even led classes and workshops. Now, I am very excited to begin studying feng shui in a more formal way. This weekend I will be attending the first of over twenty classes offered by the BTB Feng Shui School. (Black Sect Tantric Buddhism Feng Shui School) This is the same school the author Eric Shaffert, who wrote Feng Shui and Money gained his teachings. They offer classes in San Francisco and New York City.

The journey will begin with a road trip from Reno, Nevada to Aptos, California. I look forward to learning and sharing knowledge with other Feng Shui enthusiasts and professionals. I am delighted to have this opportunity!


Starting the new year out right. Getting rid of things. Selling things on craigslist. Doing a little hula hooping on the Wii (perhaps a bit embarrassing to admit it, but true …)

Thinking about starting up a New Feng Shui and Money Class for the New Year.

Started out a cleansing diet on January 1st, going well so far. Eating mostly rice, potatoes, chicken, Cornish hen, beef, peas, edamame (soybeans), avocado, smoked salmon and rice crackers.

Spent a little time in Whole Foods, or Whole Paycheck as we may refer to it sometimes. They do have great stuff, and it sure is pricey, too! Started taking probiotics and ordered Colonix (a colon cleansing kit).

Got some new prints framed and hung up on the walls at home. Starting the new year in a really great way.

And, also got a new vehicle, well new to me. Love my new 2008 4 door Jeep with less than 11,000 miles on it.

Doing lots of good financial things to increase my wealth and make money grow. Looking for Rewards Checking Accounts, mostly on Money-Rates.com, to move money to and get the highest APY / APR possible.

Got a car loan for the new Jeep to help re-bulid credit as well.

All in all … looking forward to a fabulous 2010!!

another day

August 4, 2009

I am feeling a bit sad and disappointed with myself for slacking off on my blog posts. So much has happened over the last few months, I am not even sure where to begin.

I now live in a new home. I made many changes where I was living before and boy did the universe deliver. You know the old saying “Be careful what you ask for” … because you just might get it!

We completed the first go round of the Feng Shui and Money course. I am very blessed to have met such great people and to have gained more insight in life. I have seen great changes for them and for me. Life has handed me my next lesson, too. It said … “So you want to try to control your world with Feng Shui … well try to feng shui this…!” and it proceeded to hand me a bunch of stuff that I couldn’t feng shui my way out of. Feng Shui is a great tool to look inside ourselves, it’s not a way to CONTROL life. And so, here I am, living one day at a time and dealing with life’s little lessons bit by bit.

It’s so important to remember that we don’t control the “how” of what things happen. We control very little. And if I ever figure out how to be ok with that … well, I’ll be truly delighted!

a quick note

May 7, 2009

Thanks to those who took the Feng Shui Bagua poll ! From the handful of replies I got back it’s clear that people are interested in how Feng Shui can help with money, career, love and health.

I will be putting up posts on those subjects along with updates of how our Feng Shui and Money workshop in Reno is progressing.

And oh, I wanted to share a page of the book we’re working from as well. Check out page 30 and page 31 of Feng Shui and Money by Eric Shaffert.

Here’s a closer look at page 31 with a bagua map and a little introduction to the prosperity journals we have begun using.

I’m trying to get a better idea of what kind of posts you’d like to read about and what area of your life you’d most like to see a change in. If you could only pick one area to work on at this time in your life, what would it be?

Please take this Feng Shui Bagua poll & let me know! Once I’ve got a better sense of what interests you, then I’ll share Feng Shui advice about the most popular topics first.

You can come back and check the answers as people reply,too!

Two days ago, Monday evening, we had the introductory class for Feng Shui and Money. It was a great start! We did introductions, got our books and took an introductory look at the nine sectors of the Bagua map. We identified the 5 elements, earth, water, wood, fire, and metal.

Earth is associated with Tai Chi (Center, Grounding, Spiritual Health). Water is associated with Kan (Career, Life Path, Goals, Mission in Life). Wood is associated with Chen (Ancestors, Family, Household Expenses, Physical Health). Fire is associated with Li (Fame, Reputation, Recognition, Perception by Others). And Metal is associated with Tui/Dui (Children, Creativity, New Projects).

This week we will read chapter one in Eric Shaffert’s book Feng Shui and Money. We will also purchase our new prosperity journals, and a very small notepad or notebook to write down every single thing we spend money on throughout the next few months. Lastly, we will complete the assignments in chapter one. I’ve already started looking for graph paper to create a new floor plan for my home.

In addition to learning about the bauga map, we began exploring beliefs about money, that we may or may not have realized we held. We looked at a list of beliefs and sayings about money and discussed which of them might be patterns in our own lives.

Here are a few examples of beliefs about money that we considered.

Money doesn’t grow on trees.
Life would be so much better if I didn’t have to think about money.
Money kills relationships.
Money is the root of all evil.
I can get by without money.
Spiritual people aren’t rich.
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
You have to work hard to have money.
Money causes problems.
Money can’t buy happiness.

After looking at some of the above statements, we put them on their head.

Money does grow on trees.
Thinking about money is fun.
Money supports relationships.
Money is the root of great things.
I prosper and have lots of money.
Spiritual people are rich.
The rich help support society with charitable donations and endowments for hospitals, museums, libraries, Universities and medical research and scholarships. I can be born poor and become a millionaire!
I earn money easily.
Money creates solutions.
Money can buy happiness.

What sayings about money have you heard or do you repeat? What are your thoughts or beliefs about money? (Write a comment & share it with us!)

Today’s the day! This evening from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM we will begin a group exploration of how we can use Feng Shui to alter our financial lives! The impact of what we learn for our finances will overflow into many other areas of our life as well. We will start with a brief discussion of what Feng Shui is, what the bagua map is, how to use it, and an overview of all the bagua sectors. We will begin in the center with Tai Chi, and go over Kan (Career/Goals), Chien (Travel/Mentors), Dui (Children/Creativity), Kun (Love) , Li (Fame), Hsun (Wealth) , Chen (Family/Health), Ken (Knowledge). In each area we will see what shapes our ideas about money, gratitude, thanks and the ebb and flow of energy in life … because at the end of the day … money is simply a physical representation of energy and power, right?

Come join us today at 6:00 PM at

great way to start a day. it’s gorgeous weather in Reno! the sky is blue, it’s warm, not hot or cold, and there’s a beautiful view of the sierra mountains along the west side of the city. you can see the snow covered runs at mount rose ski resort and the air is fresh.

the feng shui and money workshop starts next week and i’m super excited. interesting how when it comes right down to it, many people aren’t really committed enough or serious enough to want to change their financial situation. when they realize that the course is more than a couple weeks, they say they just can’t commit that amount of time to a class. sad, but true. if you’re serious about making real life changes … 13 monday nights for two and a half hours seems like a small thing compared to the benefits you’ll recieve.

it’s very common for people to say they want to change their financial situation, and yet when given a great opportunity to do so, there is always one reason or another not to.

based on some of the feedback i’ve gotten i’m also going to be putting together a few shorter introductory classes so that people who want an introduction can choose to take a shorter course.

i’ve also started reading another book related to feng shui and prosperity, Fast Feng Shui for Prosperity by Stephanie Roberts. At first glance it looks extremely similar to Eric Shaffert’s Feng Shui and Money book, with just slightly different interpretations.

I’m very excited about the Feng Shui course that I will be teaching here in Reno! Beginning Monday April 27th, we begin the Feng Shui and Money course. For 11 weeks we meet regularly and work on feng shui for each of our homes. We identify, examine and change our beliefs about money. This is the beginning of how we transform our lives into what we desire.

Along with completing our homework assignments and reading in Feng Shui and Money, we examine and apply feng shui cures to a each of the nine baguas . We have the opportunity to change corresponding beliefs patterns about subjects in all parts of our life. We look into our love lives, romance, marriage, health, well being, social habits, family relationships, traveling patterns, wisdom, and more. With each class we will examine Feng Shui from three different angles, Environmental Feng Shui, Financial Feng Shui and Inner Feng Shui. The full course details on the classes page of the site.

Have you ever taken a feng shui class? What was the most important thing you learned from it?