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Is Your Child Not Sleeping? Feng Shui Tips

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Is Your Child Not Sleeping? Feng Shui Tips

At its essence, Feng Shui is a collection of practical, tried and true ideas about how to create living and working environments that support, nurture and guide our lives in a direction that promotes optimum well-being.

If our children are not happy, healthy and thriving, every family member is impacted. Creating a child’s bedroom that supports rest and rejuvenation is a key component of a happy home.

You might be a well-meaning parent who believes in empowering your child to design their own room. Your little girl may have selected bright purple, pink or yellow wall colors with bright pink sheets and a bedspread to match. She filled it with stuffed animals, dolls and wall art depicting Disney animals and people whom she admires. She loves playing in her room during the day but, when night comes, she wants to sleep anywhere else but there.

You may have designed a little boy’s room with bright yellow or blue walls filled with jumping, zooming, flying and crashing action figures. He loves his room, but getting him to sleep at night leaves you exhausted and him in meltdown mode.

Children are ultra sensitive to energy. I have helped numerous clients change their nocturnal monsters into little lambs that can go to bed easily and sleep through the night. The key is to change the balance of Yin and Yang. and create a more restful space conducive to sleep.

Yin and Yang are the balance of activity and rest, or the play of opposites. In a home, Yin energy encourages rest, rejuvenation and relaxation and should be used  in bedrooms, dining rooms, family rooms and living rooms. Yin spaces use more muted colors, ambient lighting, soft and sumptuous fabrics, curved and circular furniture and peaceful artwork.

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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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12:58AM PDT on May 12, 2013

wow thanks :)

10:14AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

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3:19AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

thank you

5:47AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:13AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

9:40PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

interesting, thanks

9:55AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Thank you

2:21PM PDT on Apr 22, 2011

This would be very hard for me to do where I'm living at now, as we (husband, me, and 2 young children) all live in one bedroom. It would be way too difficult, as we have some of our things in our room. The rest of our things is in storage, which I'm thinking about going through and selling some things because there is many things that we don't need anymore. Anyway, this will have to happen when I decide to move out. So, right now, I can only do what I can do with the colors and the toys. Hopefully, some of this article can be implemented for all of us. Thanks for sharing!

3:52PM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

While you got the suggestions about walls & windows and beams right,others involving colour and element addition are dangerous and may be doing harm.

Real feng shui utilizes a compass to determine which direction your home faces in conjunction with the age of the structure to create maps unique to the space.

Some areas need cures and some don't, depending on what the map indicates. Throwing random or ill-placed elements into a space can actually harm the balance of qui. Further, your element suggestions on your chart are not correct,eg rocks are actually earth, mirrors are as neutral as windows.

Placing objects will not help balance the vibe if they are not elements in scale with what is needed. An elephant will not bring luck, flowers will not encourage romance. In fact, live flowers are a wood element and if the space doesn't require wood, you are doing harm to that area.

Adding the wrong colours can actually bring imbalance to a space. The ceiling in the photo is horrid for any bedroom because the qui bounces around. If the door is behind the photographer to the left then the bed is poorly palced as qui flows over the child.

Feng shui helps balance a space that might support energy that would allow to more effectively carry out intentions you may have but it doesn't make things actually happen and you have a duty to let people know about this.

Some of your suggestions are poor fixes that are karmically damaging and are not real feng shui.

12:06AM PST on Feb 19, 2011

Thank-you. This makes sense. What is it about mirrored closets. Our is in a dormer area, somewhat away from the bed and reflects the beauty outside the window by day and the winter sunset come late afternoon. At night from the bed I see only the window framed by filmy, flowing sheers.

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