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articles by: Erica Sofrina

Simple Feng Shui Tips to Feel More Grounded & Centered

Natural elements are an incredibly important part of Feng Shui; the ancient practice teaches us that we can enrich our lives by bringing the earth and other elements into our homes. To harness this…

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You’re Doing it Wrong. Here’s How to Procrastinate

When was the last time you procrastinated on a project? Just about everyone I know has vented about the frustrations of procrastination. In my last article I explored why this common problem exists…

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5 Ways Our Brain Sabotages Our Goals (& How to Fight Back)

As wonderful and fascinating as the brain is, it is not always our friend when it comes to achieving goals, according to Gregory Ciotti, the founder of Sparring Mind, who writes about understanding th…

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Top 5 Regrets People Have on their Deathbed

I have always felt that if people could somehow be reminded of their death every day, they might live their lives quite differently. I don't mean this in a morose way, but death is inevitable and yet …

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7 Simple Space Clearing Steps For a Fresh 2014

A powerful way to set the stage for an auspicious new year is to clear out the old and start with fresh new energy in your home. I always do a symbolic cleansing ritual on New Year's day or within the…

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Remarkable Story of Animal Communication (Video)

Do you believe you can talk to animals and they can talk back to you? Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animal…

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Feng Shui to Fix Broken Relationships

As the holidays approach, our sadness around broken relationships of family and friends can become more prominent. This is the time for us to be gathering with loved ones, and we feel their absence th…

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Green Gifts for Animal & Earth Lovers

My niece Erin is an incredible young woman with a to-die-for job. She takes groups of kids and adults on Outward Bound and Wilderness Orientation adventures, which expand their personal growth by push…

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5 Ways to Start Downsizing

I talk a lot about downsizing. As a former "accumulator" who stressed about building yet more storage space to house more stuff, I had a radical epiphany when I came back from my Western Feng Shui tra…

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9 Tips for Entertaining Guests in Small Spaces

Many people think they can't entertain because their place is too small. I thought this was the case when I downsized from my four bedroom home into a cute little cottage by the sea. I was the one …

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about Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at www.ericasofrina.com.

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