Feng Shui Your Love PadWritten by Advice Diva
What began centuries ago in China as a way of interpreting natural world to create more efficient agricultural systems and even study astronomy to understand passage of time is an age old institution named Feng Shui. Through ages feng shui (pronounced Fung Shway) has evolved due to superstition and folklore into a belief system with five distinct components: Wealth, Health, Fame, Career and Love. By understand basics, we can control these areas of our lives by choosing meaningful symbols and images which are related to these areas and placing these objects in very specific areas of house. The key principal here is that everything is connected energetically which means that your thoughts, feelings and behavior are influenced by your surroundings. Feng Shui masters have got this down to an art form. There are so many details and specifics of feng shui that I would highly recommend getting a book on it for your own knowledge and because it is so fascinating. What is interesting enough is that I found it to be very similar to Wicca beliefs that are practiced in west. There are many people who swear by benefits of Feng Shui in home. Let’s get down to fun part. You can Feng Shui your house for love. Turn that pad into love shack to attract love, keep love going strong and keep sex drive on high gear in bedroom. What you want to do here is create good chi (good energy) and get rid of any sha chi (harmful energy). The area of your house that represents your love life is southwest corner of your home. According to experts, if this corner has good chi, marriage or love aspirations of home dwellers will be positively energized but if it has bad chi, let’s just say that you won’t be getting any for a while; and that is putting it nicely according to these experts. The element that represents love is Earth and so putting a rock, crystal or boulder in southwest
The Independent Woman and the Metrosexual ManWritten by Advice Diva
A lot of people are starting to wonder why dating in big city has suddenly become such a perplexing and complicated experience. And when, exactly, did this happen? The dating scene has always been a little troublesome for some people and could even feel like more of a chore than what should be a fun time. But lately single jungle of Houston and other large cities are changing and evolving into more complex designs of mass confusion. We seem to be moving faster and faster into complete chaos rather than assimilating into well preserved roles that our mothers and fathers laid out for us. Gender roles are changing and this is basic concept that is generally holding many of us back from entering successful relationships. More and more people are remaining single for longer periods of time. Part of this is because we are finding it difficult to accept and understand new gender roles of our mates, even if we, ourselves, are holding to those new standards. The roles of women have gone through most dramatic changes. They have changed more in last two generations than in last two millenniums. Due to mass media, urbanization and politics, women have achieved equality to men in education and workplace and everywhere else you look. And thanks to sexual revolution, we have freed our minds. Women are now able to support themselves and raise their own children without help of a man, thus escaping traditional role of “mother” and “wife”. Our new found independence is something we fear giving back. The independent woman does not want to be controlled or told what to do. She will never again be docile little lamb once sought after for marrying purposes. This change in lives of women in large cities has led to a second major change, this one in men. Men have moved from being gruff, rugged males to becoming “metrosexual” (a term coined by gay journalist Mark Simpson). Men have started to take over some of duties that women had always controlled. There are women working alongside these men in office. And thanks to sexually homogenous advertising, meterosexual has been created. This new male breed has matching ensembles for every occasion, never has a bad hair day, loves manicures and smells like roses. He has no problem shopping, attending opera and buying new shoes. The metrosexual is completely in touch with his feminine side but there is just one thing: he is straight.