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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Wishing you all a happy, fun, and safe 4th of July! from Feng Shui Manhattan. Let us celebrate this day in honor of peace, humanity, diversity and community.  What will you be doing to celebrate? As for me, I have a birthday lunch to attend, then a small BBQ with family and in the evening, kayaking under the firework lit sky. Feel free to share your plans for the day in the comment box.  
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
It's Friday fun-day! Here is a playful tip on how to use a more metaphysical approach to Feng Shui-ing your home. According to Doreen Virtue, she recommends calling upon Archangel Jophiel as she affectionately and respectfully refers to Jophiel as the “Feng Shui Angel.” Jophiel knows how much an organized environment affects our energy levels, mood, sleep patterns, and health. She provides energetic assistance to help you reduce clutter and create a meaningful environment that’s conducive to work and relaxation.To learn more, please visit Doreen Virtue's official website: Angel Therapy   Photo by Couleur 
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
 A great Mother’s Day gift can be many of things, such as taking mom out to brunch, enjoying a day at her house or for those interested in gifting something very unique, Feng Shui could be another option.Feng Shui is a wonderful gift for anyone looking to transform or maintain a healthy lifestyle. The information shared lasts a lifetime! To learn more about Feng Shui consultation options please click on Feng Shui Assessments. 
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
In the words of Comedian George Carlin, "SLOW DOWN!" That's right. Retrograde is about allowing yourself adequate time to step back and reflect vs making hasty decisions or assumptions which could be financially and emotionally costly. Mercury Retrograde is known to hiccup communication, scheduling, transportation and encourage more judgement than compassion.  Release the need for control. Pause, breathe and think before you speak. Be very clear with your communication. Do not take things so personally. Be sure to leave extra time for travel. Be sure to confirm appointment, dates, plans and meetings. Double check emails before they are sent, let that be for spelling or with whom you are sending it to. During retrograde it's best to review contracts vs signing them.  The past loves to pa...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
As some of you know, I am in the process of researching various topics and facets that will help create my Feng Shui book. This anonymous survey is contributing to this research. Only 10 easy basic questions are being asked for this segment which explores the Top Reasons for Why People Request a Feng Shui Consultation. Your participation would be most helpful and appreciated. Click on Top Reasons for Requesting a Feng Shui Consultation to take the SurveyIf you do not participate in the survey, please pass along to someone who is interested in Feng Shui and share this with them. Thank you in advance! 
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Welcome to the 27 Day Feng Shui Transformation Challenge! Starting March 1st to March 27th I will post one daily Feng Shui Tip On:https://www.facebook.com/groups/27DayFengShuiChallange/ FREE to participate! We already started, yet its never too late to jump in!  The tips will vary from practical changes for your home while also delving a bit deeper into self awareness. By choosing to accept this challenge you will intentionally and actively commit to transforming the energy of your home and self.  During your process of transformation, feel free to share before and after photos with the areas of your home that you changed. Also be observed if you notice any other changes in regard to your mindset, emotions, how you connect with others, your energy levels, clarity in thinking, etc. Feng ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Welcome to the 27 Day Feng Shui Transformation Challenge! Starting March 1st to March 27th I will post one daily Feng Shui Tip On:27 day feng shui challenge  FREE to participate! The tips will vary from practical changes for your home while also delving a bit deeper into self awareness. By choosing to accept this challenge you will intentionally and actively commit to transforming the energy of your home and self. During your process of transformation, feel free to share before and after photos with the areas of your home that you changed. Also be observed if you notice any other changes in regard to your mindset, emotions, how you connect with others, your energy levels, clarity in thinking, etc. Feng Shui is not just transforming the physical environment, it transcends to the mental, ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
What is Sound Healing? Sound healing helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using different vibrational sound-waves which create entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to.  By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).  In the morning I have made habit of tuning out drama (News/Social media posts that are feel unaligned and informative to offering solutions) and have welcomed the sounds of Tibetan Signing bowls and chimes. In fact, with every post I cre...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
When I was first introduced to the word and concept of "surrender," I'll be honest I thought it was a sign of weakness. Having experienced certain events in my life that required me to surrender (and still do) in order to resolve life's challenges at times, I have a newfound perspective about "surrender." It's very powerful and freeing when you choose to stop fighting with yourself and others. The worst conflicts tend to happen internally and unfortunately if not addressed, could spill out into the world. Below is the universal prayer my teacher Pierre recited with our emotional intelligence class and I would love to share it with you. I hope for those who feel comfortable reading the universal prayer you can attain something very positive that speaks to you.  "Lord, may I evolve the ha...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
It feels unfamiliar and a bit risky, yet you are still intrigued by the thought of it. What am I referring to? Getting outside your comfort zone. We tend to get comfortable with the familiar and our routines, which regulates happiness, low anxiety and reduces stress. If you choose to remain in that cycle with no spontaneity or risk you may generate stagnation and stunted growth mentally, emotionally, spirituality and even physically. What are the benefits of getting outside your comfort zone?  You'll be more productive. You'll have an easier time dealing with new and unexpected changes You'll find it easier to push your boundaries in the future You'll find it easier to brainstorm and harness your creativity It is important to return to your comfort zone from time to time, as this allows...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
To understand Feng Shui, you need to be open and receptive in how you choose to perceive your surroundings internally and externally. Feng Shui speaks in the language of metaphors and symbolism encouraging change mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. As you become more familiar and comfortable with bridging these two worlds, Feng Shui could become common sense. Starting with a foundational principle in Feng Shui you could begin by observing the layout of your furniture. By arranging furniture in a way that allows easy access through and around each room is said to generate great flowing ch’i (energy). Do your best to avoid ‘squeezing’ the energy, which could translate into people struggling to move around the overall room or around the furniture itself. Energetically, this ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
The Women's March took place on January 21st, 2017. This has been recorded as the world's largest protest, with 5 million worldwide participating. That is pretty amazing.I have to admit I was unsure of what the Women's March represented when I first got word of it. From the gist of what I read on social media and the obvious title, I understood it referred to "Women's Rights." Then I started to read other comments from those who opposed the March, "stop complaining," "get over it," "you people are a bunch of whiners" and many other unsettling conversations. So it got me thinking, why not ask people face to face why they choose to attended the Women's March?, instead of just assuming. The most obvious response I received was " I am here because I am anti-Trump." For me that answer is not...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Transitioning from the desert landscape of Death Valley, soaring above the clouds and finally landing in the snowy wonderland of New York. It has been some trip and now I call New York home for a month before heading back out to Los Angeles for work again in February. It boggles my mind how fast time moves. Each moment is so precious, do not take it for granted.     
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Can you feel it? The new ENERGY flowing in. It's a time to restart, refresh and reassess where you are and where you are going.  The Chinese New Year's eve starts on January 27th, 2017 ringing in New Years day on January 28th.  This year welcomes in the Fire Rooster.  Here are a list of suggestions you could do to help increase success for the coming year.To welcome in the New Year I have made it a tradition to attend a Lion Dance ceremony the evening and/or day of the Chinese New Year. Some restaurants or venues even offer a few days before the Chinese New Year to attend the New Years ceremonial lion dance. If you are unable to attend a dinner before, feel free to attend various celebrations all around the New York region. (Met Events, NYC Chinese New Year Parade)  Pay down your credit...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
A foundational suggestion in Feng Shui is to select furniture that has rounded designs or soft edges. Why is that? In the terms of Feng Shu, rounded designs and soft edges help to generate "Sheng Chi." This type of ch'i mimics the natural designs of nature and offers a stronger opportunity for life force energy to flow throughout your home with ease.   For the more analytical minds we now have scientific proof that supports the importance of this tangible Feng Shui suggestion. Experiments conducted in 2010 and 2013 by neuroscientists from the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, the University of Toronto at Scarborough and a study published in the National Academy of Sciences have all concluded the same results with qua...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
I recently followed up with client who I first met in 2015. The first few sentences out of his mouth dealt with the concern of how everyone who has come into his life to help him, has made things worse. In other words, he was constantly blaming others for everything going wrong in his life. From the time we meet in 2015, to the updated on site consultation of last week, it was clear only three changes were implemented out of 20 suggestions. Plain and simple, this is not good. Living the lifestyle of Feng Shui creates an agreement to welcome change into your life for the better and to become accountable for your actions and choices. Yet, we all have free will. From a Feng Shui perspective, if you choose not to test out any of the suggested changes, release habits of behavior and thinking...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
After a 20-year banned of MMA, New York has finally legalized the sport and last night's events were historic! To share the short of it, Conor McGregor is 28 years old and started his career in the UFC back in 2008. Hands down, he is said to be the most brilliant MMA fighter, and has achieved what was thought to be impossible. On Novebmer 12th, 2016, McGregor became the first UFC fighter to control two titles in two different weight classes at the same time. He is the 145 lb Feather Weight and 155 lb Light Weight champions. Let's see how this story continues. 
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
It's always a happy moment to hear from clients about their progress. I received this review on 11/10/16 from Devon in New York City. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to help you, Devon and I look forward to hear more about your continued success! To read more yelp.com reviews, visit: Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island Yelp Page
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Walking the streets of New York City will never leave you bored. At ever turn, you are bound to come across something interesting. In between meetings with Feng Shui clients, I was walking from 36th to 41nd along Broadway and came across these playful creatures. Artist, Hung Yi was born in 1970 in Taichung, Taiwan.  Once the owner of nine restaurants, he shifted gears at the age of thirty, to follow his true love – art – with major exhibitions worldwide. this is Hung Yi’s first New York exhibition and its FREE to the public! The parade of vibrantly colored and playful animals have been inspired by the Taiwanese cultural elements.The installation will be on view through April 2017, so be sure to check it out! To learn more please visit: SFAC
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Question: Hi Laura! I wanted to know, will rearranging furniture in my apartment really help improve my quality of life? Thanks so much! When learning about Feng Shui, the best way to know the answer is by doing. What I can offer, is this interesting cross-over discussion of Scientific and Traditional Feng Shui perspectives.  Talking the language of Feng Shui, its suggested to rearrange furniture because it symbolizes refreshing the ch’i. Think of it like you are pressing a restart button. It creates better flow of movement in the home and offers new perspectives in how you see your space and self. How so? In the practice of Feng Shui, your home is a metaphor of who you are and where you are going.  Now, lets combine Eastern philosophy and Western Science. Whether you implement simple o...
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