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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Join New York City Certified Feng Shui Consultant, Laura Cerrano during a Facebook Live Webinar as she provides you with easy-to-do Feng Shui tips on how to arrange your home office for better focus, motivation, and productivity.  Click on: "Facebook Live - How to Feng Shui Your Home Office" with Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
This past Friday, I had the pleasure of visiting the Guggenheim in New York City with my former high school art teacher from 16 years ago. The exhibit was great and the company, wonderful! For those who live in the state of New York, remember you can reserve a museum pass from your local library, which provides you with FREE access into this museum.  Who is Giacometti?Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) investigated the human figure for more than forty years. This exhibit examines the artist's practice and his unmistakable aesthetic vocabulary. Not only, will you be able to view his hundreds of sculptures, you could also see a documentary video capturing him in process with creating his sculptures (which is fascinating in it self) and view his drawings and sketch's, which again, are just as ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
FACEBOOK LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT:Certified New York Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano is conducting a mini Facebook live chat.Date: July 25th, 2018 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (est)Topic: Creating a Stronger Connection to Family with Feng ShuiLocation: If you missed the live taping, you can watch recording of Creating Stronger Connections to Family with Feng Shui.  Description:This Gua (life section) on the Ba-gua map plays an important role to self development and is very much worth exploring. With the journey that has been presented to me from birth, this life section really speaks to my heart. Being adopted from Colombia, growing up in a family who truly loves and supports me, and experiencing heavy loss on my mother's side of the family during my adolescent years, up-to young adult hood, has r...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
FACEBOOK LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT:Certified New York Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano is conducting a mini Facebook live chat this evening.Date: July 11th, 2018 Time: 7:00pm - 7:45pm (est)Topic: Feng Shui and MirrorsLocation: If you would like to watch the re-cording, click on: Feng Shui and Mirrors  Description: I'll review commonly known Feng Shui practices with mirrors, while also providing possible new insights that challenge them. One of the best ways to learn about Feng Shui is through first hand experience and always allowing your mind to remain curious and testing out the suggestions yourself. Embrace your inner Alchemist.  
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
The image you see above integrates Reiki and Feng Shui principles to create an Antahkarana Altar. Lets take a closer look at the Master Reiki symbol called, Antahkarana, created by Reiki Master William Lee Rand. There are two Antahkarana symbols; yin and yang, but for now we'll explore the Yin (female) symbol. In essence, the Yin symbol promotes healing in a gentle way for both male and female energies. What's being healed and manifested will depend on your intentions. Traditionally, to make an Antahkarana altar, the ingredients include the image of the Antahkarana and 7 crystals, each one corresponding to the seven chakras. The twist of Feng Shui comes from including objects of your choosing that have positive meaning, besides the 7 crystals, to refine the presentation of your Antahkar...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
 In a previous post, research from Cellular Biologist, Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D, provided insights into the world of Quantum Mechanics and Feng Shui.  Going back to the foundations of physics, lets approach the conversation of Feng Shui through the lens of Sir Isaac Newton's Law of Motion. Three Laws of Motion and Feng Shui:First Law: Energy will remain the same unless its changed by an external force. This meaning in the practice of Feng Shui, unless you CHOOSE to participate in the process of change, your experiences in life will most likely remain the same.  Second Law: The rate of change is directly proportional to the amount of force applied. Think of this in terms of, the amount of change you apply internally and externally within yourself and to your environment promotes HOW MUCH CH...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW with New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert Laura Cerrano:Good morning everyone! Yesterday evening was super busy. First, I presented a Feng Shui workshop at the Floral Park Library (thank you to all those who could attend) and directly after that, I participated in a FaceBook Live interview with Ollin Morales, host of Shared Space. The topic of the evening for Episode 12 was: "What is Feng Shui?"We explored numerous aspects of Feng Shui, delving deeper into the discussion of the psychological, energetic and emotional components, the five elements, and much more! You can watch the episode by clicking on the link below. Be advised, we had some technical difficulties in the beginning of the show. So to skip passed that, start the show within the 6 minute and 30 ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Yesterday, on May 18th was the 8th anniversary of my mother, Carole Provenzale’s, passing. And as many of us know, not too long ago Mother’s Day was just celebrated. With that in mind, I wanted to share a quick story of how loved ones who pass on provide clear communication, if you CHOOSE to LISTEN and PAY ATTENTION. One of my mother’s best friends reached out to me on Facebook and asked if I would like to join her for brunch on Mother’s Day. Of course, I accepted and we chose to meet up at a trendy local restaurant called, The Shed located in Huntington, NY. Before heading off to The Shed on Sunday, I created a quick Happy Mother’s Day Facebook post. Not too long after, I received a comment from one of my mother’s childhood friends that read:I thought, wow! If that is not a clear messa...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Living the lifestyle of Feng Shui promotes respect for yourself and your surroundings. In this case, we are focusing on your home’s front entrance, also referred to as the ‘mouth of chi.’ An easy Feng Shui Lifestyle habit to adopt when first entering into your home is to take off your shoes. Really?? Yes. And there are is an abundance of evidence for why you could consider adopting this habit.  1. A study from the University of Arizona, lead by Dr. Charles Gerba, collected germs and microbes on footwear. The researchers found 421,000 units of bacteria on the outside of the shoe, including E. coli, meningitis and diarrheal disease. 2. Toxins is another concern. “An EPA study, reported in Environmental Science & Technology provided the first proof that unhealthy herbicides can be tracked ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
I was interviewed by Realtor.com last month to provide Feng Shui tips on how to improve the energy of baby nursery rooms. And it's finally live! Topics discussed include; ideal crib placement, recommended nursery wall colors, the benefits of natural light, and much more! Click on the link below to read the full article: "8 Ways to Feng Shui Your Nursery and Boost Your Baby's Bliss." 
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
This could be a beautiful exchange between two individuals or a group of people. When choosing to gift another, please remember to do so from your HEART and with LOVE. This makes a world of difference, vs feeling obligated. My uncle is a very gifted woodworker and I decided to ask him (and only if he wished to and had time) if he could create a neckless for me before traveling to New Zealand in October for my wedding ceremony. Without hesitation, he said, yes. He asked what was the style and size I was interested in. I told him, nothing fancy, shared simple design ideas and provided measurements. I also made sure to emphasize, as you create it, please do so with lots of love.  In about three weeks, he mailed me the pendant you see in the photo. He hand crafted the pendant out of padauk ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Last weekend I was in New York City to conduct a Feng Shui Consultation and Space Clearing Ceremony. My client was located in downtown, near the world trade center. So after, I decided to take myself on a little tour before heading back to Long Island.  I walked over to the 9/11 Memorial and every time I see it, its still such a surreal thing to observe. Walking just a short distance, I came across The Oculus, which provides unique architectural design on its on or when paring it with the World Trade Center Building.   
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By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Should I buy a NYC condo with a view?Often when we work with buyers looking at different condos, the buyers always asked us if they should buy an condo with a view or not.  In New York city, having a view is a luxury item and there is a premium that comes with that. If you are buying for yourself, and you love views, then YES.. Buy something you are going to be happy with. If you like to crunch numbers and want to gain the highest yield possible, it may be difficult to justify paying the premium for a view as it may not equate proportionally to your rental income. Overall we recommend you buy an apartment with good natural light and ideally not facing a brick wall. Since most New Yorker don’t necessarily want to spend that much extra for a view.Give us a call today (9170837-8869 if you ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
St. Patrick’s day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day also celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.If you happen to be in New York City today (March 17th, 2018), the St. Patrick’s Day Parade can be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Have fun and be safe!Above is a map of the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Rose Quartz is not just for attracting romance and cultivating a stronger connection with your partner, it also promotes inner healing with your divine self. Rose quartz could also assist in releasing toxic emotions that have become trapped within you. Holding a raw piece of rose quartz is suggested during meditation.
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." Lao Tzu Some who follow me on Facebook were notified in mid-February of this year, that my beloved pup, Skylar, of 14 years passed away. How he passed, was shocking and very unexpected. Since that time, a 'reset' button has been pushed, forcing me to reassess my lifestyle and values. Before that time, I was flying on auto pilot; over extending and exerting myself in various realms of life. Moving forward from this experience of loss, I have made the commitment to really practice being present with all that I do (as often as I can). Since embracing this practice of being more present with my daily lifestyle, I've noticed stress levels decrease. Thinking clearly, making sound decisions, improved communication, and peace of mind have...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
On Tuesday, February 28th, 2018 from 5pm-6pm I had the fun pleasure of participating in a LIVE interview at the Village Connection Network in Huntington, NY with hosts, Valerie LaBianca and Paul Scancarelli of "Keeping it Real."We discussed various Feng Shui topics; covering when Feng Shui first arrived in America, the various methods, working with clients, space clearings techniques, singing bowl demos and much more! To watch the video, please visit: Keeping It Real LIVE Feng Shui Episode with Laura Cerrano FYI: There is along intro, so please start watching the video at the 11 minute mark. Enjoy!
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
I met certified crystal specialist, Rashia Bell, co-founder of THE CRISTALLINE in New York, during the 92Y 2018 "City of Tomorrow" Summit. We participated in the "Applying Healing and Wellness Modalities to Design" panel talk, along with Ellie Burrows and Deborah Hanekamp. After meeting Rashia and discussing the principles of Crystal Healing and Feng Shui, I thought, what a great combination of holistic practices! Rashia has taken the time to share her wisdom and insights into the world of crystals and how you could use them inside your home.  QUESTION: WHAT IS CRYSTAL HEALING?  ANSWER:Crystal Healing is essentially using crystals to help harmonize and balance energy within the body. The foundation of it is the chakra points, as they are a subsystem of energetic pathways or channels wit...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Over the years and even today, I am asked from public web surfers to answer various Feng Shui questions. When this happens, they need to realize I know nothing about them, their home, the layout, environment and over all situation. So this makes answering their questions challenging and time consuming. Due to this, I have created the "Feng Shui Manhattan Call Center." This service provides live phone support with me, Laura Cerrano, so you can ask your quick Feng Shui question and receive an answer with a thorough review.    Popular Quick Questions:  Home selection guidance with floor plan review Advice on paint colors House number selection Quick overview of furniture placement for a single room How to apply certain feng shui adjustments   How It works?  You have three time blocks to ch...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
This is an oldie, but goodie. "Ringing in the Money" is a BTB Feng Shui cure. Hang a bell from the inside of your front door. This could be done for both your home and office. The intention is to help stimulate the energy flow near the front entrance and the metaphor is to "ring" in money, opportunities and provide protection. Find a bell that you personally resonate with: size, sound and look.I found this little gem of a bell hanging from the inside door handle of an Italian sandwich shop. It's a great example. Simple, small, and has a really nice ring to it. You'll also notice the bell is attached to a red string. That too is commonly implemented with more traditional BTB Feng Shui cures. To bring this to the next step, you could cut the string at 9 inches or even 18 inches. Why? This...
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