What The Year Of The Snake Has To Do With Your Office

One of the most significant changes in your office this year:

  1. Happened on February 10th, 2013
  2. Can easily go completely unnoticed
  3. Has the power to improve your wealth, focus, and even health without sorting a single file
What the year of the snake has to do with your home office
What the year of the snake has to do with your home office

Did you know that the energy in our homes and offices rearranges itself with each Chinese New Year?  The year of the Snake started on February 10th. The most vital energy in every space, be it an office, house, building, or room, has just moved to the ­­Northeast of your office, home, or any other room.  It’s easy to take advantage of this shift, but you have to activate this area though to invite the energy in.  The energy that just took residence in the Northeast of your office can be thought of as a wild card of cosmic goodies.  Here are some easy ways to unleash it:

- Hang a crystal in the Northeast to disperse the light throughout the room- Keep blinds open in Northeast-facing windows - Use motion: move your fan, fountain, or stereo to the Northeast - Use heat: move your space heater, candles, or night light to the Northeast - Use life: place a healthy plant here and keep it healthy! - Declare this area of all areas, your clutter free zone. - Replace an old photo in the Northeast with one you love. - If your office door faces the Northeast of your home or building, simply watch the abundance that pours in this year!

Just like you, your environment is constantly evolving. Any feng shui book will tell you where your money or love corner is, but to some extent, these relocate too from year to year.  Feng shui reveals how the energy of a space, much like nature’s cycles, are never still.  There are countless layers to this tradition, and many classically trained experts agree this annual cycle of energy is the most powerful to harness, as it brings a freshness to a space that is effortlessly renewed with the passage of time.

7 DAY INSPIRED OFFICE CHALLENGE

Choose one or ten ways to enhance the Northeast of your office.  One is actually enough. 

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

A Dose of Chinese Medicine For Your Office


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu

We have officially arrived at favorite season: fall. This time of year I always catch the itch to get rid of stuff. Well, I always have that itch; just look at what I do for a living. Just when I think there’s nothing else that can go, I’ll stare down my closet or bookshelf and find one more thing that I can live without. This always happens for me this time of year and that might be explained by traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy, of all things.

As many of you know, I studied classical feng shui years ago. At its core is the cycle of the five elements, each corresponding to a season, and each flowing elegantly into the next. There are times of the year when certain impulses tend to find us, and certain activities that benefit us come more easily. Fall is the season when nature’s life force begins to return to the earth. We become more introspective and less reliant on the things around us. It is a time for letting go of old attachments. Yes, this includes the junk in your office! For some reason, there’s nothing like a crisp fall breeze blowing through the windows to get me reaching for that donations box. Fall is one of the easiest times of year to make decisions about what should stay and what should go. Nature is supporting you. Test this for yourself and put it to use it before it passes!

7 Day Inspired Office Challenge

Take advantage of nature’s boost and stare down your office to find one or ten more things that can go

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.