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Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano is the CEO and founder of Feng Shui Manhattan with offices in New York and Los Angeles. She provides local, bi-coastal and international consultations and workshops for residential, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies, and healing facilities. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY.

She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

Laura Cerrano also provides in-person and remote Feng Shui Consultations in the states of:

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International Feng Shui consultations are also available! 

 

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Certified NYC Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano has over 20-years of on-site and remote Feng Shui & Design consulting. Consultations, seminars and classes provided in New York City and Los Angeles California, along with National and International locations.

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Top Feng Shui Plants for Your Home and Office

Laura Cerrano

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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 include into your home.

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Aloe Plant:

This plant offers great healing properties. Not only does it soothe skin burns and cuts, it can also help to monitor the air quality in your home, including; air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products. When the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive, the plant's leaves will display brown spots.

From a Feng Shui Shamanistic perspective, if your home is effected by spiritual activity, Aloe is said to help ward off that energy and protect the home.

English Ivy:

NASA scientists listed the English ivy as the number one best air-filtering houseplant, as it is the most effective plant when it comes to absorbing formaldehyde. It’s also very easy to grow and adaptable.

Rubber Trees:

Rubber trees are good for cleaning the air and are one of the easiest plants to grow, as they thrive in low lighting and cooler climates. Theses plants are a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier. In feng shui the rubber tree is commonly referred to as the “money tree.”

Snake Plant:

Can I have a plant inside my bedroom? The response to this question will vary from feng shui expert to expert. From a scientific perspective, the plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at night. Why does this matter? When sleeping, this could a plant exception to the principle of ‘no plants inside your bedroom.’ Its advised not to add too many, as the purpose of plant metaphorically is to stimulate the energy. Perhaps one, maybe two, at the most and keep them at a distance from your bed. 

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Some other pointers to keep in mind:

1. Do your best not to overwhelm your home and office with too many plants. Looking to the five element theory of feng shui, we are always establishing a harmonious connection with all the elements. If you have too many plants, this could produce the opposite effect of ‘growing’ and stagnant the energy flow. In regard to how a person could react to that energy they may feel; sluggish, impatient, slow and inflexible.

2. The size of the plant can depend on the size of the room. When it comes to the shape, follow the energy principles of ‘sheng’ vs ‘sha.’ In short, Sheng is life nourishing chi (rounded and curved designs in the physical world) and Sha is share edges. 

There are many more plants to list, yet this is a great start! 


Laura Cerrano is a Full-time Certified Feng Shui expert with 20+ years of experience. She provides bi-coastal consultations and workshops for residential, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies, and healing facilities. She is currently conducting research for her upcoming book that focuses on bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui and modern day science to establish the practice of Feng Shui as a credible form of healthcare.

We've Been Nominated Best of L.I. 2018!

Laura Cerrano

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FENG SHUI LONG ISLAND (a.k.a Feng Shui Manhattan) has been nominated for the Bethpage Best of LI 2018 Contest in the Interior Designer Category. Voting starts October 1st and runs through December 15th, 2017. During this time, votes are accepted one vote per category, per day, per person by clicking on: http://queenscourier.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-LI/Ballot/HomeampGarden.

Important! Before you can vote you need to register. This process only takes a moment. After that, you can vote for your fave Long Island NY Feng Shui Consultant (Laura Cerrano)! 

Below is a step by step after you register if the page bounces you away from the direct link.

1. Click back on: http://queenscourier.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-LI/Ballot/HomeampGarden

2. Scroll down and click on: "Interior Designer"

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3. Click on "Laura Cerrano - Feng Shui Long Island, Inc." All done!

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Each votes counts and helps!

Thank you in advance!

How to Prepare for Autumn with Traditional Chinese Medicine & Feng Shui

Laura Cerrano

Looking at the modern day Ba-gua Map you’ll recognize the four seasons that correspond with the directions; North (winter), West (autumn), East (spring) and South (summer). 

We have entered into the season of autumn which is about harvesting what we planted in the spring (literally and intentionally). The air is cooler and drier; and there seems to be more clarity of vision, both externally and spiritually.

During autumn; creativity, refinement, minimalism, and our connection to nature is highlighted. The emotion associated with Metal is sadness and this is not a bad thing. We are simply saying goodbye to the warm carefree days of summer and are preparing for a time of self-reflection in winter. Its also important to embrace this time with the ability to let go of the past that no longer serves you and create space for the new. Your personal manifestation of this could reveal its self in the form a new job, new friends, a new relationship, new ideas, etc. The intention of creation will focus on what you focus on. 

To further assist with our physical alignment of autumn, do your best to eat foods that flow within the season's energetic frequency. It’s suggested to eat warm, cooked foods that include spicy or pungent flavors from time to time. Below is a quick food template to consider. If anything, see this as an opportunity to try new ingredients that take you outside your comfort zone.


Fruits:

Concord grapes

Niagara grapes

Pears

Apples

Vegetables

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Meats:

Duck

Pheasant

Rabbit

Venison

Wild Turkey

Collard Greens

Italian Parsley

Fennel

Jerusalem artichokes (a/k/a sunchokes)

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Fish:

Atlantic Mackerel

Bluefish

Monkfish

Native Oysters

Pacific Salmon

Red Snapper

Scallops (bay and sea)

This list suggestion is by Integrative Cancer Answers

Mushrooms

Onions

Parsnips

Peppers

Potatoes

Pumpkins

Shelling Beans

Turnips

Winter Squash

  • With all this noted, I also invite you embrace connecting with Mother Nature more (i.e. hiking, walking, kayaking, bike riding, having a picnic outside, etc).

 

  • Allow yourself to indulge in the practice of mediation and give yourself permission to relax. For some this may be easier said than done, do your best to lay off the sodas and juices and drink more filtered water. This is a great simple way to help your body detox.

 

  • And to top off your autumn season, implement some modern-day foundational Feng Shui principles, such as with organizing and decluttering your home.

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Laura Cerrano is a Full-time Certified Feng Shui expert with 20+ years of experience. She provides bi-coastal consultations and workshops for residential, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies, and healing facilities. She is currently conducting research for her upcoming book that focuses on bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui and modern day science to establish the practice of Feng Shui as a credible form of healthcare.