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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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It's always great to hear from customers and check in with them to see how they are progressing. Kathy shares a unique observation with her behavior, mindset and emotions after implementing the feng shui changes to her home. "The most interesting aspect of the journey for me was that, once our home felt more supportive and comforting, my perspective change to approach life and people a little differently. Idotn' sweat the small stuff, let a lot roll off my shoulder, and I feel like I have more to give to others both physically and emotionally. I think the Feng Shui process goes deeper than we realize." - Kathy Sager   Thank you Kathy, for sharing your experience. 
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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It's THANKSGIVING EVE and if you are looking for a unique, fun and FREE thing to do in New York City tonight, check out the Macy's balloon inflation happening along the outside perimeter the Museum of Natural History. You enter at 79th street and walk your way around the museum to witness all the amazing balloons come to life! Be sure to dress warm, bring water, snacks and your camera. Ballon Inflation takes place from 3pm - 10pm on November 22nd, 2017. 
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui consultants, reiki practitioners, acupuncturists, and medical doctors are all providing healthcare services. In regard to Feng Shui, consultants tap into the energetic frequencies of a person’s home and work environment; which extends into the conversation of wellbeing from a psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual approach. Everyone who is providing any spectrum of health care is strongly encouraged to develop a method of SELF-CARE or self-cultivation that works for them. If this is new to you, please read. And if you have heard this before, please read. It serves as a great reminder.  12 Ways to Practice Self-Care:Knowing when to step back and give yourself “me” time. You do not need to be around people 24/7. Allow yourself time to reboot and receive healing for you...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Peter Provenzale top row, second in from the leftSome of you may remember my mother, Carole Provenzale's father, Peter Provenzale, served in the U.S. Air force on the Argonaut III B-17 Bomber during WWII. He had the honor of serving with wonderful, dedicated soldiers and even have the opportunity to meet Clark Gable.Thank you to all the American Veterans and those serving our country today.  
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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NEW INTERVIEW: I was invited back to provide another article for MyDomaine.com on "How to Layout Your Home Office with Feng Shui." The information provided is practical, easy to follow, and supported by scientific data. Enjoy! Topics include: Understand the function of your office Importance of air quality and good circulation Being mindful of who you allow to share the office space with Being conscious of colors and materials Declutteriing and storage and much more! To read the full article click on: How to Layout Your Home Office with Feng Shui
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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The FIVE ELEMENTS (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood) work best when blended together in a harmonious way inside your home. Today, we are focusing on the element of wood (a.k.a plants,flowers,trees, bushes, etc). Not only do they help to spruce up the overall ambiance, they are also scientifically proven to reduce stress, purify the air, improve learning, compassion, speed up the healing process, memory, and communication! Incorporating wood element could be achieved through the arrangement of real plants, plant inspired artwork or artificial flowers. How about wood flooring, panels and furniture, do they count? Yes. Yet, when it comes to feng shui we are even more interested in replicating or actually using real natural elements inside the home. Below is a list of 4 plants you could i...
By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
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3rd Quarter 2017 NYC Residential Market Report    The average price for Manhattan apartments dropped in the third quarter, as new development closings over $10 million fell 42% from a year ago. This decrease in luxury sales brought the overall average new development price down 24% from a year ago to $3,377,275. The average price for all apartments fell to $1,961,480, which was 4% lower than a year ago and below $2 million for the first time in almost two years. For resales alone, prices averaged $1,619,737; a 6% improvement from the third quarter of 2016. In terms of price gains, co-ops led the way as their average resale price was 12% higher than a year ago. While the total number of closings was 10% higher than a year ago, we must remember that the market was especially weak in 2016’...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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How many of you Long Islander’s commute through Penn Station in New York City? Upon arrival and departure, how often do you observe your surroundings in Penn Station? If not often, I invite you to take a brief moment to witness the unique thought process behind the transformation.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light to revitalize Penn Station and the Farley Post Office across the street in 2016. He announced Vornado and Skanska won the bid for the redevelopment. Reviewing the proposed designs on-line and physically being in Penn Station, you get a very clear sense for where their sparks of inspiration evolved from. Have you heard of Feng Shui, Bau Biology, Biophillic Design, and Environmental Psychology? These may seem like separate 'design' practices, yet each one conceives similar...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Monday, September 11, 2017 Robert Swetz will never forget 9/11   Robert Swetz will never forget 9/11   In 1982 I had the privilege of visiting New York City with the John Robert Powers Company. I spent 5 nights at the Waldorf Astoria set up by the JRP company along with 30 other students.   I loved New York City, Manhattan, the disco night clubs, Statue of Liberty, going to the top of the Empire State building, Chrysler building and yes ... to the top of one of the World Trade Towers.    I never thought in a million years that terrorist's would destroy such a landmark of NYC and the United States, but they did.   At around 7:00am September 9th 2001 my brother ran out to the garage of his business in northern Minnesota. He said quickly come into the house and look what's on television, i...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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ABSOLUTELY!! Pets bring both Yin (gentle) and Yang (lively) energy into your home and office. Another noted benefit is our pets can be some of our greatest teachers in learning patience, compassion, acceptance, and unconditional love.  "A large review of studies by the British Psychological Society found that dogs especially promote therapeutic and psychological wellbeing, particularly lowering stress levels and boosting self-esteem, as well as feelings of autonomy and competence. "The calming presence and the social bond that pets bring can be very powerful," says Dr. Christenson."Source: Time.com  What about Nemo and Thumper? Yes, even your pet fish and bunny are great energetic additions for your home and life. Feel free to share a photo or two of your furry, scaly, or feathery frien...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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1. The buzzing sound of “Declutter” will continue to be the #1 starting Feng Shui suggestion during these current times because our society has adopted somewhat of a clutter-bug lifestyle. As the saying goes, less is more. This is essential for everyone to practice. A team of UCLA researchers in 2012 32 Los Angeles families and found that all of the mothers' stress hormones spiked during the time they spent dealing with their belongings.” Belongings included material goods, paperwork, and even their children’s toys. For the dad or father figure that lives in the home and children, please help out with keeping things tidy. This lifestyle change requires a team effort. To the best of your ability, make it a priority to establish the healthy habit of balancing routine and structure; verbal...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Before providing a Feng Shui consultation in New York City I took a stroll along the south side of Central Park. It was a beautiful day to simply walk and observe the local happenings. Here are a couple of photos I snapped before meeting with my client. For those of you who have visited Central Park, please feel free to share your discoveries.  
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Question:"Dear Laura,I've been fascinated with the topic of Feng Shui for several years know and I have become really confused with certain things. For example, I've read in books and articles that my bathroom is considered a huge drain on my energy. Is this true?Thank you,Kathryn Walsh"Answer:Dear Kathryn, Thank you for emailing me and what a great question! I have been teaching Feng Shui to public and private clients for 20 years. During this time I have found Feng Shui to be very subjective in  how each consultant is trained and how they choose to perceive the principles and their life experiences with the Feng Shui changes for themselves and with their clients. Another important observation is to understand Feng Shui speaks in the language of metaphors and symbolism, as that is how ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I am happy to share I was interviewed by Realtor.com in regard to providing insight into the world of Feng Shui. Throughout the article you will also read great tips from fellow Feng Shui Experts on what to avoid when Feng Shui-ing your home. Enjoy and happy Feng Shui-ing!To read the full article, click on: "7 Feng Shui Mistakes That Can Give You Bad Vibes"    Photo by Jarmoluk
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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The Feng Shui Bagua map (also called ba-gua or pakua) is one of the main tools utilized in Feng Shui to analyze the energy of any given space. For this particular post, I am focusing on the BTB [Black Hat] bagua map of Feng Shui.  Translated from Chinese, bagua literally means "8 areas.” You could perceive the bagua map as an energy map or life station map, that is superimposed over an entire floor plan, single room or yard to show where the eight corresponding energy meridians are located.  What are the eight Ba-gua Map life sections?  Health & Family [Ancestors] Wealth & Abundance Fame & Reputation Marriage & Relationships Creativity & Children Helpful People & Travel Career & Life Journey  Spirituality, Knowledge & Wisdom  Learn how to place the bagua map over your home in 4 easy ste...
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
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Manhattan Monthly Market Report  Marketwide SnapshotMay was an improved month for condo and co-op sales in Manhattan, as contracts signed of both reached their second highest point in the last year. Inventory remained virtually unchanged versus last year, with just a 1% rise overall. Inventory grew in the condo market, but fell for co-ops. Every price metric for both condos and co-ops saw annual increases with some significant gains. Listings spent more time on the market for both the condos and co-ops, as days on market rose by 10% and 28%, respectively. Negotiability was still present market wide as the average sale was made slightly below ask.Condominium Market Snapshot After April’s double digit decline in contracts signed, May experienced a slight increase in condo contract activi...
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
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Full Floor One Bedroom Homes in Hell's Kitchen Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $630,000 Multi Family Main Features 1 Bedroom1 Full Bathroom4 UnitsInterior: 800 sqftYear Built: 1919MLS #: 3700819 Location 456 West 50th Street4th floorNew York, NY 10019USA Mitchell J Hall The Corcoran Group(917) 312-0924[email protected]// http://corcoran.com/mhall          Listed by: Mitchell Hall Our recent listings  Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale // -1&&m>28){j=28+s;s='';if(j/g,'>');l[i].href='mailto:'+t.value}}catch(e){}}}catch(e){}})(document);// ]]>
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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 Last week I had the pleasure of teaming up with fellow New York Feng Shui Consultant Judith Wendell of Sacred Currents. We were invited by Douglas and Elliman Real Estate Alexander Team to conduct a co-panel discussion at 230 Central Park South in New York City offering an rich overview of the benefits to knowing Feng Shui in real estate.    
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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The March for Science stands up to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists. The incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by the support of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.Knowledge is power and science is one of many avenues to peacefully empower people to help positivity transform the world collectively. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted."We are people who value science and recognize how science serves. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspe...

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