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 7 Feng Shui Tips to Stop Feeling Drained All the Time

By Ken Lauher

Fatigue is a common problem in our society, as people try to juggle the demands and stresses of daily life: family, children, a career, romance, health, not to mention any hobbies or things we do for fun in those precious rare moments that we have free time. The uncertainty of the economy and keeping pace in a career to maintain job security puts a strain on health and relationships and, at the end of the day, it all makes many people very tired, if not completely exhausted.

The first step to feeling more awake is using Feng Shui in your bedroom for a better night’s sleep. But, often, even when people think they’re sleeping well, they wake up tired. According to commonly cited statistics, 20 percent of Americans have fatigue that interferes with their lives. More than 800,000 adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while others simply feel tired all the time although a medical cause has not yet been discovered.

But, no matter how tired you feel and even if your fatigue or tiredness is caused by diagnosed medical ailments, there are ways to naturally boost your mood and your energy. I’m not saying Feng Shui can replace medical science if you’ve been diagnosed with CFS or Adrenal Fatigue, but there is good news. No matter what’s making you tired, there are small, easy changes you can make to your environment — your home, apartment or workplace — that will increase your energy. Here are a few Feng Shui tips to get started feeling better right away.

  1. Make sure mirrors don’t “cut” your image in to pieces or are not hung too high or too low. Do you, or other residents of your home or apartment, suffer from low self-esteem? People with low self-esteem expend more energy on things such as introducing themselves to new people, speaking in front of a crowd, or taking chances in ways that may benefit them in the long run.

Mirrors that are cut into pieces, and, as a result, break your own image apart, contribute to low self-esteem, as do mirrors that distort your image or cut off the top of your head or the bottom of your chin.  Follow Feng Shui principles for mirrors, making sure they are are hung properly to give your self-image, and your energy, a boost!

2.  Alleviate the negative effects of cramped hallways. When chi can’t move properly through a space, it stagnates. Stagnant life energy around you drains your own energy. Think about it: Do you feel better in wide, open spaces, or cramped, dark quarters?

If hallways are cramped, it may be difficult to fix this without major renovations. But you can paint the walls and ceiling a light, bright color (such as pastel green or blue or even white) and make sure the hallway is well-lit to give a feeling of openness to the space. Hanging mirrors will also visually widen a space and make it feel less cramped, permitting the chi to flow.

3. Fix things around your home that annoy you, waste your time and drain your energy. Squeaky door? Drawer that’s needed to be fixed since you moved in? Every time you see or use these things, they may remind you of an uncompleted task, which drains your energy. By completing these “nagging” chores, you’ll be able to move more smoothly through your home or apartment, and through life. And having enough energy is a key to being able to pursue your goals and create the life you really want and deserve.

  1. Make sure your home or apartment has enough light in the right places. – Everything from dead light bulbs that should be changed, to dark entrances or simply rooms without enough light can sap your energy. Natural lighting is best (as long as it’s not so bright that it gives you a headache), so open the blinds or curtains during the day to let the sun’s energy flow into your home or apartment if you can. If chronic fatigue or depression is a problem, and you’re cooped up indoors all day, consider getting full spectrum light bulbs to boost your mood and raise your energy levels.

Take a half hour one afternoon and check all the lights in your house for dead bulbs. Replace dead bulbs right away; don’t let that become yet another unfinished task that drains your energy.

 

  1. Dead or dying lawns, trees and foliage may indicate, or cause, negative chi. If you’re hunting for a new house or apartment, a dead, brown lawn or dying foliage could be an indication of negative chi in the space. But dead plants and lawns also cause negative chi. In either case, dead grass, plants and flowers sap your energy. With a little work, you can reverse the energy in a space. Play close attention to keeping lawns and flowers watered and prune back overgrown brushes to give the yard around your home a well-kept appearance.

If you still can’t get anything to grow, consider a professional Feng Shui space cleansing to rid the area of negative chi.

  1. Pay attention to the scents around you. What’s the first thing you smell when you enter your home or apartment? Bright, fresh scents such as mint and citrus rejuvenate and revitalize a space and the people in it. Consider keeping a bowl of nine oranges near your entryway or growing fresh mint on a windowsill.

Steer clear of artificial air fresheners that give off perfume-y, flowery or over-powering scents. Consider real incense or natural scented candles made from soy to give your home or apartment a pick-me-up aroma.

7. Make your everyday life easier with better organization, giving you more energy to focus on the pursuit of your goals. Is your kitchen organized so that items you cook with are near the stove, dishes near the table (or the dishwasher) and glasses close to the refrigerator? Do you look for items in the right spots, or are you constantly hunting for things you need? Every minute we spend thinking about things that should be routine — such as where to find our keys before we leave in the morning — is energy wasted, energy that could be used to do things that create a better, happier life. Putting the basics in your life on “autopilot” makes it easier to live in the moment and to pursue the life of your dreams.

About the Author

One of America’s premier Feng Shui consultants, Ken Lauher helps thousands of people achieve their goals through Feng Shui. He can help you become a money magnet, attract passionate love, jump-start your career and get unstuck. Visit http://www.kenlauher.com to get your FREE Feng Shui guide and discover the ancient secrets that can help you unlock your true potential.

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Benefits of Ginseng For Women

 

Benefits of Ginseng For Women

The benefits of ginseng for women cannot be overlooked in the modern world. It has been used for centuries to treat all manner of disorders and is a very popular herbal remedy with both men and women. It is often taken in capsule form or as a tea.

It is a widely-used herb, particularly in Chinese medicine. It comes in three varieties – American, Asian and Siberian.

The American variety is known as “cooling” ginseng. The Asian variety is also known as red ginseng. It is a stronger type and more warming and energy giving. Siberian ginseng comes from the same family of plants as the American and Asian varieties but is not a true ginseng.

Ginseng health benefits include:

  • Regulation of menstruation and PMS. Ginseng has hormone-balancing qualities, which is useful for women in the early stages of the menopause, as it regulates estrogen production from the ovaries. The American variety of ginseng is recommended for those suffering from hot flashes due to its ‘cooling’ qualities.
  • Anti-aging properties. A number of skin creams now include ginseng in their list of ingredients. It has a toning effect on the skin and can help to balance oil production within the skin.
  • The increase of the libido. Women frequently find that their libido diminishes during menopause, and ginseng can help to stimulate the hormones that regulate this. Men have for many years used ginseng to combat similar problems.
  • Fighting colds and infections. Another of the benefits of ginseng for women is its incredible ability to boost the body’s immune system, thus helping to ward off the common cold and aid healing when an infection is present.
  • Many use ginseng for energy and to increase stamina. Ginseng can stimulate blood flow and can be used to combat fatigue and improve sports performance. If taking the herb for this reason, it is not recommended to be administered at night, as this could interfere with sleep.
  • Fighting memory loss. Lapses in memory can be very distressing and this can be a symptom of menopause. Using ginseng in combination with other herbs can aid the sharpening of mental focus and avoid these lapses.

Ginseng Weight Loss
It is also thought that ginseng may be useful when trying to lose weight, an issue with which many women are familiar. Its primary benefit is to aid with regulating blood sugar, which in turn reduces the amount of carbohydrate that the body stores as fat.

It should be noted though that ginseng should be used in conjunction with a balanced, low-fat diet to promote weight loss and will have little benefit if it is not.

Its ability to reduce fatigue and increase stamina should also help with weight loss, as those taking it will have increased energy levels for exercising.

Ginseng Side Effects
Although the benefits of ginseng for women are many, there are a number of side effects, and one should consult a medical professional if in doubt. Side effects can include high blood pressure, insomnia, headaches, and agitation.

Those with a serious illness such as cancer or a heart condition should check with their doctor to ensure that it will not interfere with any prescribed medication.

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