Feng Shui Opens the Door to Powerful Relationships

By Joan Law
Feng Shui Joan’s Way
FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com

Feng Shui opens the door to powerful relationships by showing us how to create environments that encourage positive engagement with the people in our lives.

A wide range of tools are available for Feng Shui practitioners to utilize in their work with clients. I suspect most folks have seen this familiar image of the Bagua. Note the Love and Relationship area of this Bagua is circled.

Bagua Chart and Relationships
The Bagua is One of the Most Important Tools in Feng Shui
The Bagua is a visual map of how energy flows in our world. It is a key tool in Feng Shui study (link), and it offers a way to evaluate the energy in your environment.

Feng Shui is one of many ancient Asian philosophies that sought to understand how we could live in harmony with nature. And even today, Feng Shui principals are utilized by many of the world’s leaders, such as Richard Branson of British Airways, to plan and mange home and work environments.

Coupled with other Asian philosophies such as Yin and Yang and the Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) it is believed that Feng Shui can have an impact on one’s success in both home and work relationships.

The nuances of Feng Shui are intricate and many. That is why, as a certified Feng Shui practitioner, I begin my journey with clients by taking the time to understand their challenges and the outcomes they wish to achieve.

The first step in my process in working with clients is really the first step into a good Feng Shui relationship. I listen to your story and from there we evaluate what may need to happen in order to grow, enhance, or even repair relationships in your life.

Chi Counselor
I’m not a marriage counselor but I am a Chi Counselor. In a consultation with a client who might be feeling a strain in their marriage I would likely start with an evaluation of the master bedroom. Everything from the colors in the room to the placement of furniture can impact the energy in this important space.

For example, one client of mine was considering moving in with her significant other. But just simply could not get a good night’s sleep in her “new” shared bedroom.

A review of the bedroom indicated that a heavy ceiling beam was positioned over the side of the bed where my client slept. It was not a surprise to find my client was unable to have a good nights sleep with this weight literally “hanging over her head”.

Fixes might include representations of pairs of items in the area or even a laughing Buddha with raised hands to lift the weight of the beam and “raise the roof.” I found the laughing Buddha at a local thrift store, Palm & Able in Shelton CT.

Time to Develop a Green Thumb!

Local Family Encouraging Gardens and Landscaping

Shannon Landscape & Garden Center

1111 Honeyspot Road (directly across from UPS)  

Shannon Lawn & Landscaping is a local family business that started in 1987. It is owned by Michael Shannon, his wife Christine Shannon and Michael’s brother, John Shannon—all of Stratford. They recently moved their company to a larger facility which was necessary to support the growth of their landscaping operations business. Their new location offered them a space to showcase their beautiful plants and trees, giving them the opportunity to begin this new adventure into the retail market and to provide an easy, serene shopping experience to their customers.

According to Christine Shannon, “each year, we bring in plants and materials for use in our landscape installations and lawn care services. We only select plants and stock that do well in our region based on our 35-year experience in the industry. We carry many trees and shrubs that thrive in our region and plan to bring in more native plants as they become available. Our designers on staff select varieties that are popular in landscaping beds and privacy screenings. Our planting recommendations are designed to provide continuous color and beauty throughout the growing season.”

The Garden Center has many products available for outdoor projects including a large variety of trees, shrubs, vegetables, flowers, fertilizer products, seed, tools, sod, mulches and soils. “Our newly renovated building and landscape yard is a great place for our clients to see first-hand the materials we will be using when planning our design and installations at their homes. We are taking requests from anyone looking for something specific and are happy to schedule an estimate if you prefer the plants be delivered and installed for you.”

Their Shannon Lawn & Landscaping’s service business features all facets of landscaping including planting design and installation, lawn fertilization and insect treatments, pruning and mulching, masonry installation, property maintenance & irrigation and landscape lighting systems. They currently service over 2000 customers and employ 35 people in our community. “We are industry experts for all your outdoor landscaping projects and are welcoming new customers every day.”

Grand Opening this weekend: There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Laura Hoydick on Friday May 7th to kick off their Grand Opening just in time for Mother’s Day.

“Giving back to our town is very important to our family, so we are sponsoring a fundraiser for our local Stratford Police Athletic League (PAL) this weekend. We are donating $1 for each tree and shrub sold this weekend to Stratford PAL.”

Looking ahead, “when time allows, we will be installing a Waterfall and Koi Pond in our outdoor garden to feature pond installation services which we provide. We are committed to the future growth of our landscape service and sales divisions as we continue to beautify the properties in our service areas and provide a friendly workplace for our family of Shannon employees.”

Shannon’s Garden Center is directly across from UPS, and the new the home of their 3 business divisions – Shannon Lawn & Landscaping, Shannon Landscape & Garden Center and Shannon Irrigation & Landscape Lighting. They can be reached at (203) 375-8240, on Facebook, as well as their website www.ShannonLandscaping.com.

Their landscape service divisions are open on weekdays during normal business hours, with the Shannon Landscape & Garden Center also open on Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.

Tea Time in Stratford

Tea-rrific Free Gift Available for Readers!

By Joan Law
Feng Shui Joan’s Way
FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com

Those of you who know me well, know tea is a thing for me. But not just any tea. My absolute fave tea and place to drink tea is Open Door Tea in Stratford.

The Open Door Tea Café and Shop just shouts good Feng Shui to me. Here is why:

  • Great Location in Paradise Green, Stratford (3552 Main Street).
  • The physical space – ambience calms me with great music and welcoming seating arrangements.
  • Local artists are featured on the walls creating a sense of community and support of other small businesses.
  • Tea options range from calming to healing and the tea-cups are charming relics of times gone by. In fact, one of my “Ask Joan” club members donated a tea-cup collection that once belonged to her mom to the folks at Open Door Tea.
  • The staff is amazing! Owner Kasia Lindeberg’s knowledge of tea is only surpassed by her passion for sharing it and its healing properties with her customers. And the entire Open Door team is just as knowledgeable and passionate.
  • The food is great – from salads to smoothies and the best baked goods ever! All made there.

Enjoy the tea in person or order online. You can pick-up, order for delivery, and arrange for catering. Just visit the website for details. And, if you want to have a little virtual fun with your office staff or friends, you can arrange a virtual tea tasting!

So, my friend, Kasia wanted me to share some of her amazing tea with you.

Just email me your snail-mail address and I will send you a FREE sample of Open Door Tea while supplies last!

Oh and my friends know where to find me when we meet at Open Door Tea. My favorite seat faces the door – that is good Feng Shui of course. Now that Connecticut is opening up, I’ll look forward to seeing you there soon.

Be well!

Positive Thinking Begets Positive Results

By Joan Law
Feng Shui Joan’s Way
FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com

In the words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson:
Today I saw the dragonfly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.

Positive Thinking Begets Positive Results
Many folks think of the dragonfly as a symbol of re-birth or of transition from one life to another. The transition a dragonfly or a butterfly undergoes in its life-cycle is positive and beautiful. So too is that of we humans.

I have two very happy examples to share with you this week…
First, the response to last week’s newsletter and blog has been amazing and, to be honest, quite unexpected. I was uncertain how folks would react to my news about becoming an End-of-Life Doula. But, the reaction was truly uplifting and indeed positive. Here is another story about someone else who has taken up “my” new gig…What it’s like to launch an unusual side hustle, from a mom starting a gig as a death doula: https://grow.acorns.com/what-is-a-death-doula/.

What is a death Doula?
While many people think of doulas as providing nonmedical support to people before, during, or after a birth, a death doula provides such support for those nearing the end of their lives.

They are an emotional support person that is hired by the family or the dying person to assist in the transition process. A death doula might help someone in their final months or days build a legacy project chronicling their life, for example. They also help families process grief, help caregivers with daily tasks, prepare the dying space, as well as providing other aid.

Is there a Doctor in the house?
Secondly, my amazing daughter, Audrey has been accepted to medical school! She will be attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to become a Doctor in that specialty.

Creating positive intentions to help folks live a better life is what I do…but it is your kind and supportive intentions that keep me positive about a bright future ahead for all of us.

Thank you

A Will’s Not Enough

Feng Shui and End-of-Life Planning Helps Us Live our Best Lives

By Joan Law
Feng Shui Joan’s Way
FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com

Feng Shui is about living our best lives. And believe it or not, end-of-life planning is also. Just as clutter can weigh us down and hold us back in life it can also trap us in a circle of grief when we lose a loved one. We are currently living in a time of uncertainty all centered around a pandemic that has changed the world. And, while there is hope ahead, many of us have been thinking about what if we must face the unthinkable.

“Death, taxes, and childbirth! There is never a convenient time for any of them!” These are the famous words of Margaret Mitchell of “Gone with the Wind” fame. Before Margaret there was Ben Franklin’s famous quote, “…in this world nothing can be certain but death and taxes.”

We Never Stop Learning
I pride myself on being a life-long learner. As a natural progression of my own work to help others approach life’s yin and yang or ups and downs with intention, I have added a new service. I am excited to announce that I am now a certified End-of-Life Doula . In a nutshell this means I am certified to help folks and their families navigate an end-of-life plan in a loving and positive way.

New Tool in the Toolbox
In my work and in my own life journey I continue to make connections that have led me to the conclusion that this new area of study will help me better serve my clients. My intent is to utilize this new area of study as a tool in my toolbox rather than make it an adjunct “profession”.

Much of the work I do in the realm of clutter-clearing or downsizing is with widows and widowers. And, from my work and my own life experience, I know the task of “the letting go of” or “the re-imagining of” sentimental things is a big deal.

What one of my clients said recently in a Goggle review might give you a window into this process, “I do not know how to write a review for a person who has done so much for me. I am a mid-50’s widower who was totally lost as to how to even start to downsize following my wife’s passing. Joan stuck with me through my most difficult days and always knew the best solution to challenges I was facing.”

I believe my new certification will help me offer better counsel to clients as I work with them to move forward after a loss.

Manage Life and End-of-Life with Intention
Clutter-clearing or downsizing utilizing Feng Shui principals is about managing our environments with intention. So is end-of-life planning. It is about creating an energy and environment around the process of death with intention. Knowing what and who you or a loved one would like around them as they transition, as well as how one’s possessions are to be retained and remembered can be a positive and meaningful exercise.

My son says with a smile, “hey mom, now you can Feng Shui people’s after lives too!” I’m sure that statement is raising a few eyebrows right now. But perhaps it is not too far off the mark. Creating positive intentions helps folks live a better life. Creating positive intentions for end-of-life allows this inevitable certainty to be compassionate and loving.

You might find this link to a wonderful interview about being an End-of Life Doula interesting: WTNH Interview: Ann Nyberg and Suzanne O’Brien

The non-profit organization, Aging with Dignity promotes “National Healthcare Decisions Day” each year. This year it is on April 16, 2021. This organization has created a “Five Wishes” form that is designed to help individuals and families begin a conversation about the important stuff. I will tell you; it will not be about the “things” you own. It will be about the people you love.

Email me your snail mail address and I will mail you the “Five Wishes” form to keep for yourself or to utilize for a loved one. If you find that you or your loved one needs assistance in filling out the “Five Wishes” document, I am most happy to help!

Be Well,

Rest and Rejuvenate – ‘aum’

The Art of Mediation- What is it actually?

By Sally Head
Correspondent

Have you ever wondered what mediation is actually? Have you heard of Mediation but never tried it? This week I sat down with Elizabeth Ziegler, meditation teacher and co- owner of the Jiiva Center, 2900 Main St, Stratford, to talk about the benefits of meditation and where to start if considering to give mediation a try.

According to Ms. Ziegler, “mediation is actually a ‘practice’ and it is referred to a practice for a reason. It can be very challenging because our minds are so busy. It is difficult to release your thoughts because our minds are busy at work.”

Basically, meditation is a way to relax the mind and calm the nervous system but in order to get there it takes practice. Ms. Ziegler also reminded me that even if your mind wanders, “which it does a lot,” she added, to just acknowledge the thoughts and walk yourself back to your practice. This is a lot easier said then done. So, I thought I would give mediation a try and to see what all the buzz was about.

 

Jiiva Center offers three meditation classes per week. You do not have to physically go to the center to take the class, they offer hybrid classes where you can either choose to do the class from your own home or take in person. Classes run either 1-hour or up to 75 minutes in length. All classes ask their participants to dress comfortably and if they are at home to turn off any distractions such as TV’s, radios, other conversations. I arrived to class early to gather any props I may need, but I brought my own blanket and blocks just in case. I was warmly greeted by the Elizabeth and her twin sister Margaret, who had me sign my waiver and to either use a chair or to get comfortable sitting on the floor.

“Sit in a comfortable place, either on the floor with feet touching the floor or in a chair,” Ms. Ziegler said in her soft, quiet voice. The center offers chairs to those who prefer a chair. The class will then work on breath work, called Pranayama, and then the instructor will lead them on a guided meditation.

At the end of the class the participants are asked to sit in silence anywhere from 5-45 minutes. Ms. Ziegler chimed that is this silent period that many people have their most struggles. She reminded me that she would never ask anyone who has never down mediation before to sit in silence for a very long time, but would recommend a shorter time frame. She also reminded me that it is ok to move around, fidget, make small adjustments but over time it gets easier. She added, “the goal is to remain in physical stillness, move if you have to move, return to your breath and do your best.” This part was actually very soothing and uplifting. In fact, I felt like I had more energy after I left the class.

In fact, she repeated “do your best” during the class. Knowing it can be challenging to stop the mind from wandering, prevent those sneaky thoughts from entering our brains, she told us to “always go back to the breath.” If you never have tried meditation before you are in for a nice treat. There is some effort, however, to work on the breath and controlling the mind, but over time it improves. I struggled with the second breathing exercise we did was called sama-vritti, which is Sanskrit for “equal breaths/fluctuations”.

According to Ms. Ziegler, “in the beginning there is such a strong effort and probably the most important effort you will ever make because it is so life changing.”

So by now I have hopefully piqued your brain about the benefits of meditation, now what? You don’t need anything fancy, or special equipment to practice mediation, in fact, according to Ms. Ziegler, “even if you practice 5-10 minutes every day you will see and feel the benefits. It is that powerful.” Not ready to head over to Jiiva just yet, then try meditation on your own in the privacy on your home. Here is a great way to simply start a gentle meditation:

1. Find a comfortable place to sit. Preferably something thing that can keep your back and spine nice and tall. Remember you do not want to fall asleep, so it is not recommended that you lie down on your backs. A chair or on the floor is recommended. You can use yoga blocks, pillows or blankets to keep your back supported.

2. While sitting tall, try to relax the belly

3. Close your eyes and count the breath. Do 10 rounds of breaths: inhale for the count of 4, hold for the count of 4, exhale for the count of 4 and hold the breath for the count of 4. You can use your fingers for each time you do a round of breath. Keep your eyes closed, face relaxed and breathe both in and out through the nose.

4. “Try doing this for a few minutes each day, especially in the morning will really change your entire day,” Ms. Ziegler added.

Meditation is a simple yet powerful way to calm the body and the nervous system. It helps you to draw awareness deeper within. Take a class and learn how to calm your mind, settle your body and achieve the healing of the mind, body and spirit. Everyone can benefit from meditation and meditation is recommended to anyone and everyone, no matter your age or fitness level. Beginners to practicing meditators will benefit from a class.

If you would like to find out more about how to get started with mediation or would like to try a class, feel free to check out the Jiiva Center, located at 2900 Main Street, Stratford, by calling 203-345-7747 or by visiting www.jiivacenter.com.

Luck of the Irish: Feng Shui and the Four Leaf Clover

By Joan Law
Feng Shui Joan’s Way
FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com

One of the underlying premises of Feng Shui is that our space is affected by an invisible energy that flows around and through us. If you are a Star Wars fan you might call that energy “The Force”. Feng Shui philosophy is built upon the idea that it is possible to influence the force around you.

The Right Stuff

You already know from my articles that clutter and too much stuff is a Feng Shui no-no. But the type of stuff you surround yourself with can impact your life in positive or negative ways.

As we approach St. Patrick’s Day we think of lucky charms. The Irish talk of four-leaf clovers, Leprechauns, and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. All cultures can draw upon favorite signs of luck. And, of course, the Ancient Chinese were no different. Items often used to create good luck or positive energy in Feng Shui are crystals, images (flat and three dimensional of animals, birds, fish, and flowers), light, water features, fire features, and plants.

Is it Good Luck or Science?

Utilizing good luck symbols in your life sounds simple enough. But honestly, there truly is a whole science behind the manipulation of the energy in Feng Shui. The principals of Feng Shui are based on a bit more than luck.

Feng Shui principles are built around the Five Elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal. Too much or too little of an element in the wrong corner or room of your home or office can impact your life Chi in dramatic ways. Feng Shui also believes that we process our physical environment through our five senses.

When we determine your space can benefit from a Feng Shui cure, we spend a great deal of time on accessing the balance of all the elements and your intentions. For example, candles are symbolic of the fire element and can be used to balance an area of your home where a water feature may be too dominant or to stimulate fame and strength. Coins may be utilized to attract positive energy to financial ventures. Images of two birds can attract positive energy to the relationship sector of your life. Music and scents can be used to trigger pleasant memories and encourage positive well-being.

The Why Behind the FSJW/Ask Joan Hotline
The reliance on good luck charms vs. the science behind Feng Shui is one of the dominant reasons I established the FSJW/Ask Joan Hotline. Many of my clients pick up a few Feng Shui tips when working with me. And, heck, Feng Shui is fun! Folks like to engage with it once they open the door to its principals. I have found, once we are done working together, former clients still need help figuring out how best to use a cure.

I cannot tell you how many clients call me from HomeGoods to ask if this item or that item would help or hurt their space. The FSJW Hotline enables former clients to call anytime for my help – kind of a direct line to the Feng Shui Force.

Keep in mind, you don’t always need to introduce a new item into your mix. More often than not, folks have just what they need already. They simply need to know how best to use it for good Chi. Consider joining the FSJW Hotline for my help finding the right cure for your space.

And don’t forget to email me your snail mail address to get your FSJW GIFT from me! St. Patty’s Day is the last day you can register for your “Helping Hand” from Joan! May the FSJW force be with you!

 

Couch Potato No More: Fitness For All

Level Up Community Gym

By Malcolm Wilson
trainwithlevelup.com

Level Up Community Gym is a registered nonprofit guiding its members to new levels with affordable small group and 1-on-1 personal training. Our purpose from the beginning was to transform lives but we now see the opportunity to transform communities. We’re raising funds to provide low-income members with the opportunity to live healthier.

Originally from New York, I have lived in the Stratford area for about 6 years. I am qualified to be a trainer: I have been in the health and fitness industry for a decade. I have certifications in National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), nutrition, and many others. I continue to obtain certifications relevant to this field every year to stay up to date with new information. All the staff in our gym are certified personal trainers and are thoroughly trained through the Level Up Community Gym system. Overall, the main qualification is our passion to help people become the best version of themselves.

Levels of Workouts:

We help people from beginner level to advanced. Our workouts are functional to target weight loss and build toning for the whole body. In addition, we help individuals build their strength and obtain skills of physical balance which in turn benefit their lives.

We offer fitness assessments for everybody that visits our gym and is interested in becoming a member. The fitness assessment is designed to collect data on an individuals’ current physical and health state. We analyze their endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, and goals. We consult with each individual and go over the data we collected to develop a plan so individuals can reach their goals.

We offer personal training 1:1 and small group personal training. Small group personal training consists of 3-5 people. The group is team oriented, so we base it off similar availability and goals.

Black Merchant Exposition:
My team and I organized a black business merchant exposition in July 2020. We had about 15 volunteers and gym staff participate in making this event a success.

This past year was tough for everyone, and this exposition gave us an opportunity to bring unity in our community by shining light to black owned businesses. Given the circumstances our black brothers and sisters have faced with racial discrimination, we wanted to provide support and empower black business owners in this exposition.

We had about 30 black business owners participate as vendors in our recent expositions and over 50 people from our community came by to shop, play games, participate in raffles and even be guest speakers or entertainers. We practiced social distancing and everyone at the event wore masks. The area was big enough to host this amount of people without having to be so close to one another. Every vendor had a mask on and hand sanitizer at their station. The news came to record the event and the word spread around. The next 2 events we had were just as great and we hope to have more expositions in the future.

Real Estate Staging with Feng Shui

By Joan Law
Feng Shui Joan’s Way
FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com

What is Real Estate Staging? Basically real estate staging is prepping your home for sale. You or your Realtor may hire a professional to stage the home to create more interest. This process can be as simple as removing clutter or as dramatic as fully re-decorating your home to set the stage for a quick and lucrative sale.

A real estate staging with a Feng Shui twist takes a deeper look at the challenge. Sure, clearing clutter and a coat of paint may do the trick. But, more often than not, a seller or rooms in the house may be generating an energy that does not support the end goal of moving or change.

Sharon’s Story: “I had been thinking and talking about downsizing for some time. I was at a place in my life where I knew that I needed to move forward from some significant life transitions, but just did not know how to start.

I was afraid and overwhelmed with the prospect of taking such a big step on my own. Preparing a home for sale and the tremendous amount of mental and physical effort it takes is ever so stressful.

With the current housing market being so strong, I realized I should think about getting serious. I hired Feng Shui Joan’s Way to help. At the outset, my end goal really was not to sell immediately. I just wanted to be able to go when I was ready.

Joan took the time to understand my unique circumstance and literally held my hand through every step of my journey. She created an approach to the process that was thoughtful and supportive.

Hard choices need to be made when you are going through a lifetime of stuff. Figuring out what goes and what stays on your journey forward can be daunting. It is so much easier when you share this hard work with a friend. Joan becomes that friend.

Well I did put my house on the market, and it sold in three days and over the asking price. Even better, I am not weighted down anymore. I have my wings to fly! I love the stuff coming with me to my next home and I honestly do not miss the things I let go. I simply could not have gotten through this effort without Joan by my side.

Take a look at one of our before and after photos. They can be seen at www.fengshuijoansway.com. The photos show the physical transformation. But remember, this is more than a physical exercise.

Be happy. Be well!

Snow, Dogs, and the Super Bowl: It’s All Feng Shui to Me

By Joan Law
Feng Shui Joan’s Way
FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com

What do snow, dogs, and the Super Bowl have to do with Yin and Yang and Feng Shui? You would be surprised!

It is Super Bowl Sunday morning, and I am watching the heavy snowflakes fall across my world. They are quite beautiful. The view is clean, quiet, and calming and I start to think of the balance of life – Yin and Yang.

Winter is considered a Yin season, a time of year to look inward and reflect before we go all Yang in the Spring and Summer. Yin might be likened to the dark side, while Yang would be the light and bright.

Embracing the darker characteristics of winter does not have to be a negative thing. The winter months allow us to focus on the quality of life inside our homes. This is actually a great time to get some of those organization and clutter clearing projects out of the way. A quick, virtual consultation with an expert can be the spark of light you need to get started on a project that will reduce the physical and mental weight that too much stuff creates.

Let the sun shine in!
Sometimes something as basic as opening up your curtains can change the feel and energy of a room. That’s what happened to a recent client and she fell in love with her space again.

Sounds simple. Surprising that somebody might not think to do that? This is why discussing and questioning the obvious during a Feng Shui consultation can lead to amazing transformations.

Opening and closing of your window treatments is also a habit that tells the body and mind that the new day has started or that it’s time for rest. Everyday rituals are especially important during Covid-19. So many of us are out of our normal routines and that alone can create great stress.

Much of what I write about is the negative energy that clutter creates in our lives. Fixing that negative energy is what I do. Feng Shui study is pretty clear about how too much baggage physical or mental does not promote healthy yin and yang or life energy.

I think most of you recognize how the weight of stuff impacts your life. But did you know that clutter is also bad for your pets?

So, pets are really good Feng Shui!!
As long as you take care of them, pets bring positive and circulating (Yang) energy into your environment. If that environment is cluttered and your own energy is depleted or compromised by stuff, your pet will reflect your stress.

Your pet gives you unconditional love and makes you happy – so make sure you remember they need you to think about how your environment effects their lives.

Keep your pet’s eating and sleeping places clean and odor free – that is good for both of you. Pets actually need to know their place in order for good people-pet energy to thrive. Letting your dogs or cats rule the roost can overwhelm other relationships in your household.

Remember sometimes people and pets need a break. That is why I love Wag Central in Stratford.

My two four legged family members also make me laugh. And, as we prep for the big game (Puppy Bowl and all), Otis and Murphy are on the sidelines waiting for family to gather and food to fly. And, Otis loves his spa days at Wag Central.

A reflective morning that leads to full on energy in the evening is indeed a very Yin Yang day!

PS   My team won!
Don’t forget, the services I provide can be life changing. Call or connect via email any time to discuss how I may be able to assist you with challenges you are facing.

Be happy. Be well!