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Feng Shui for the Holidays

by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA 


Lucky Dragon says:


“Practice these tips to make the most of this holiday season!”


The holiday season is filled with joyous festivities centered around family and friends. To ensure that your celebrations are both memorable and meaningful, here are a few “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to implement during the season.


DO use your dining room since it is a wealth focus in the home. Include an appropriately sized centerpiece for your table, making sure the height does not interfere with easy conversation.


DON’T place “alpha” people at the head of the table. This type of personality can overpower the conversation, so instead seat them on the side of the table between two other guests.


DO utilize aromas to create a warm and inviting energy. Boiling cinnamon sticks and clove will achieve just the fragrance you are looking for.


DON’T create a yang energized environment while “argumentative” family members are in the group. Instead, use soft lights and dim the wattage to create a more peaceful and serene energy. Invite an even number of people and keep shiny surfaces to a minimum, as the reflection will enhance yang energy.


DO share your abundance. Food and drink should always be readily available during your event. Integrate self-service for both food and beverages, so your guests do not have to ask for whatever they might want to enjoy.


DON’T make it too quiet. Music is a natural icebreaker, but remember, make sure it’s neither too loud nor too soft.


DO give away purses, wallets and briefcases that are filled with coins or one large bill. This act of giving empty bags is focused on a lack of abundance where one with coins or bills is focused upon ongoing abundance.


DON’T give sharp objects as gifts since they represent the cutting of a relationship. Be sure if you must give this kind of item that you also present the recipient with a coin to mend the bond.


Does feng shui excite you? Stay tuned to this feng shui column for announcements about video blogs on how to feng shui your space for life.  See you back here in 2019!


Dr. Christina Captain is nationally board-certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center which she founded in 2000. Dr. Captain is also an expert Feng Shui practitioner and teacher who studied under Nancilee Wydra of the Feng Shui Institute of America, before originating her own style, Essential Balance Feng Shui. Since this discipline is a branch of Oriental Medicine, she often blends Feng Shui principles into her treatment plans. Family Healing Center is located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119 or email



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