Today I’ll share tips and ideas to
demonstrate how the color Green and
its corresponding Feng Shui Element
of Wood can help rejuvenate your
living space and you.
A study published online by the
National Institute of Health (NIH),
"Exposure to Neighborhood Green
Space and Mental Health: Evidence
from the Survey of the Health of
Wisconsin," revealed people who
lived close to green space had lower
rates of anxiety, depression, and poor
physical health than those who lived
nearer to the concrete jungle.
Keep in mind, no matter where you
live, you can use your imagination
and ingenuity to fill yourself up
with green energy of a meadow or
field in the country.
Read on and discover how simple and
economical it is to satisfy your need
Certain shades of green have
psychological impact on the mind as
they stimulate energy for improved
health and well-being.
Think of bright Kelly green. Does it
remind you of St. Patrick’s Day or
What about dark or forest green?
Does that hue make you feel
reassured and grounded?
There are simple ways to tap into
green energy to refresh your home's
décor, and enliven body, mind, and
Greens color your world and may be
as close by as your plant stand or
Look at each individual petal of a jade
or other house plant.
If you prefer, glance out your window
at an evergreen or tree (wood and
green) and look at it closely.
Then take a tree hugger walk to
commune with nature. Research
shows nature walks help improve
While you're at it, observe how many
shades of green you can find.
If you see no green anywhere, take in
the greens from pictures like the one
Try this green mindfulness
technique to quiet your mind and help
you create potent green energy.
Use it to playfully visualize ways
green can color your body.
Sit, lie down, or stand in a relaxed
pose as you say:
I allow the harmonizing, relaxing
energies of green vegetation to
Green energy travels to places in my
body that need nourishment.
I breathe in refreshing green colors
and breathe out stress.
I breathe in seeds for change and
breathe out outmoded behavior.
I breathe in joy and release dis-ease.
I breathe in love and release fear.
Then, say aloud... "Green energies
are always there for me. I enjoy
using green in my daily life, because
harnessing green power helps me
breathe more deeply, come fully
back into myself, and thrive."
Affirmation by Nancy Andres
Another idea that helps put more
green in your life, is to transform
stuff that's on hand in new ways.
Place one of your house plants
alongside your computer or tablet
and glance at it often as you work.
Set the monitor or phone screen to
green to soothe eyes.
Green plants and green screens help
you work at your electronic device
with less eye strain.
Write in your journal with a green
marker. Use green to write a to-do
Green is a signal to proceed, and go
with the flow. 🌲🌵🌴
Notice whether your mood improves,
as you move green items into your
This color can establish or maintain a
pathway for renewal, expansion, and
Display green towels or wooden items
like a bamboo soap dish or towel
stand in your bathroom to restore
Add wooden objects in the bathroom
to promote a sense of grounding.
Both green and wood promotes
willingness to take good care of
Awaken your senses and relax
as you soak in your tub. Scent bath
with pure essential eucalyptus oil.
This tree sourced oil soothes tense
muscles and clears your mind, as it
washes your cares down the drain.
It's no wonder many spas use green
and wooden items in their decorating
Reserve a spot on the wall for a photo
or painting of a green landscape.
Cleanse and "green" the air by placing
a Boston fern in your bedroom or
Use a green rug in the mud room and
anywhere you want to encourage
positive energy to enter your home.
Find a shade of green paint that
appeals to you. Use it to paint one or
more areas to perk things up.
Green is a helpful color to gaze at or
imagine, when you feel anxious,
stressed, or worry about money
When you include green in your
decorating plan, it helps money
circulate for you.
Research indicates that of all the
greens, spring green is most accepted
and appreciated by both sexes. It
broadcasts new growth, balance,
good health, and abundance.
"Introduce touches of green in your
living space to enliven, balance, and
increase your sense of abundance
and energy. " Nancy Andres
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