Another Year with the Same Challenges and Outcomes! – Or is it?

New Year

New Year 2023

Does it seem as though one year flows into the next without any sizable changes happening – even though you want change?!!! Think you’ve tried everything to make a better life for yourself? Wonder how others seem to achieve success (however you define it) and, yet, you aren’t reaching your desired dreams and lifestyle?

Until a few years ago I had often felt that way about my life. I think of myself as a GOOD person, yet I didn’t have the finances, health, and respect I felt I deserved. Then several things happened.

One that had a major impact on my life is most appropriate to learn and follow RIGHT NOW!!! It has to do with how I start the New Year. I’ve never been one for writing down resolutions. That’s just not how I plan, process, and produce in my life.

To Understand the Universe - Think in terms of Energy, Frequency, & Vibration

To Understand the Universe, think in terms of Energy, Frequency, & Vibration ~ Nicola Tesla

Maybe you are like me – a more “go-with-the-flow” type of woman. I believe in a Higher Power, intention, and intuition!

What happened for me was the conscious setting of intention through rituals I choose that have meaning to me. Many have come from the Chinese culture and their traditions for preparing for, and honoring, the New Year. I’m not saying you have to follow ALL the cultural aspects. Just pick one or several that speak to your heart or sense of purpose.

They all have to do with ENERGY! Everything is energy!



Imagine the type of energy in these situations:

  • You picked up takeout at the fast-food drive thru where they are understaffed, plus the food is processed to keep it edible longer. By the time you get home it is cold. Instead of reheating at this time, you put some of it in the fridge to have later on.
  • Arriving home from a trip – or long day at work – you find a beautiful meal prepared by a loved one with your favorite beverage and music playing in the background.
  • After spending hours working on a project and expecting to be paid for your services, the client or employer says they don’t have the money to pay you.

    Road sign pay off debt and blue sky.

  • When you open your email you find a notice from your bank, Venmo, or PayPal showing a check has been paid to you or an invoice has been PAID IN FULL.

How do each of these make you feel? What is the ENERGY you think is surrounding the food, the money, or the mental and emotional health you’re experiencing in each situation?

These are just two of the examples I have shared in social media recently as things to do to improve the START OF THE NEW YEAR:

  1. Remove/toss any leftover food from the refrigerator, and
  2. Pay off, or reduce, your debts.

In my next post I’ll share more traditions, thoughts, and things to consider doing in preparation for the Chinese Lunar New Year – the Year of the Rabbit – which starts on January 22, 2023.

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Are Hidden Hazards Haunting Your Home, Health, & Happiness? – Part 2: HEALTH

Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead


It is Dia de Muertos. A time to honor the loved ones who have died. It is a time to make your home a healthy place for you and your family to live!

Although there are numerous items in and near a home that can cause issues, I’m focusing on the less obvious or well-known situations.

Part 1 – Hidden Hazards: HOME

A few days ago I shared numerous issues I’ve personally experienced in my homes. Now I’m going to share issues known to cause SBS (Sick-Building Syndrome), many of which can cause serious health issues in humans.

Sick-Building Syndrome: HEALTH

Ghoulish Greetings Pumpkin house

Ghoulish Greetings Pumpkin house

There are several possible contributing factors that can cause SBS. In some cases, the way the building is constructed, the materials used in the construction (new or remodel), or the location (like close to a major highway or next to a parking garage) create the issues. Toxins and chemicals can get “trapped” inside a home causing health problems. Often when the person leaves the building the symptoms reduce or go away.

Some building factors are:

  • Vehicle exhaust
  • Plumbing vents
  • Formaldehyde (found in almost all home furnishings like carpet, upholstered furniture, and glues holding plywood and pressboard/MDF board together)
  • Pollen, bacteria, fungus, even insect & bird droppings
  • Inadequate ventilation (“sealing the envelope too tightly” for energy efficiency causing less outdoor air ventilation)
  • EMF – again
  • Pesticides
  • Smoking
  • Office machines (duplicators, copy machines, heating system exhaust, etc.)
  • Humidity (sometimes causes mold in simple things like plants)
Electrical wires & chemical fumes

Electrical wires & chemical fumes

Some complaint factors at work can add to the situation (this is one of the things that happened to me with my chemical toxicity):

  • Preexisting illness or allergies
  • Job-related stress or dissatisfaction

Other interesting facts are:

  • Symptoms more common in clerical jobs than managerial positions
  • Happen to females more than males
Heart outline of FULL moon

Heart surrounding FULL moon


The affects these unseen toxins can produce are SCARY! Let’s investigate our homes to see if we can detect any issues.


The “Day of the Dead” celebrations are to honor the spirits of our deceased loved ones. Let’s not have our home contribute to the passing of anyone we love.

Are Hidden Hazards Haunting Your Home, Health, & Happiness? – Part 1: HOME

Haunted House

An illustration of a scary Halloween haunted house in silhouette with spooky trees


It is the Bewitching Hour and time to stir up a brew of gumption to make your home a healthy place to live for you and your family!

Although there are numerous items in and near a home that can cause issues, I’m focusing on the less obvious or well-known situations.





Hidden Hazards: HOME

Electro Magnetic Fields

Electro Magnetic Fields

You’ve probably heard about things like Lead paint and Radon that can’t be seen causing serious health issues or even death. Other issues that are just as harmful are EMF (Electro-Magnetic Fields), chemical poisoning, and molds.

I know each of these personally.

  • EMFs originating from electronic devices near my bed caused severe headaches.
  • Chemical Poisoning from household cleaning products polluted my bedroom and overwhelmed my immune system causing autoimmune issues.
  • Mold in the attic and walls of our home attacked my throat & lungs causing me to lose my voice for 2 years.


    Toxic mold creates negative energy in your home

Each of these “hazards” can affect people differently. They are especially harmful to children. Females appear to be more susceptible than males.

If you or a loved one have any health issues, you might want to investigate these as possible culprits affecting your well-being.

Halloween Pumpkin Fairy Home

Halloween Pumpkin Fairy Home

These can be SPOOKY issues. Rather than having them TRICK you sometime in the future when you least expect them and have them SCARE YOU, let’s be proactive. Let’s TREAT the situation cautiously. Dress yourself as a detective. Investigate the possible culprits. Remove any GHOSTLY issues.

Doing so will help you feel confident the only scary things hiding in the corners and walls are the decorations you’ve put inside your home to celebrate holidays like Halloween. Your home may be “dressed” in a costume of cobwebs and spiders – both of which are fake – and your home will be a SAFE HOUSE for you and your family!