In Feng Shui, there are 9 cycles called Periods. 

Each cycle last 20 years. 

We are currently in period 8 which is half over; watch out men, the next period will favor women.

Really, women will rule, and be fearful, because women also work together – a “girls’ club” – as for past cycles, it’s been a “boys’ club.”  


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Although I have been practicing Feng Shui for nearly 40 years, I still sit back, watch and observe, and it amazes me every time when I see “proof of the truth” surface. 

Regarding Feng Shui, I did talk about Period 8 favoring young men; President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, etc… and, now period 8 is slowly withering, sharing its energy with the next cycle, Period 9, and it’s in the stars of energy that women will rule.  

The last few weeks, I have been watching in amazement, women starting to surface in places once occupied mostly by men, like the San Diego Board of Realtors (SDAR), and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). 





 I personally have witnessed my friends, like Linda Lee, the first Asian Realtor having made history being elected as Madam President of SDAR, and now, leading WCR (Women’s Council of REALTORS) in the entire state of California.   Gerri-Lynn,  and Fiona Thereira are Directors of California Association of Realtors.




I see my friend Denise Mathis, is now Madam President of the NAREB San Diego  Chapter.



 Chris Anderson is Madam President of SDAR. 



 I see my young friend Tina Balch, a  President of AREAA SD



Denise Nguyen a President of AREAA East Bay, etc… 




and my best friend, former Madam AREAA SD President Regina and her Prince Charming, Antonio now working for God, leading their class @ the East Lake Church fighting “poverty” by teaching them how to love God and use money.





The aforementioned is proof enough, yes?

Another BB (Brains and Beautiful) woman, the 7th richest woman in the world in her 40s, Zhang Xin grew up in poverty and at the age of 14 began a laboring job in a factory. Today, she is richer than Donald Trump, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. 



Ok men, you now should be asking yourselves, “Wow, so what are we men supposed to do when women rule?”   

Simply darlings; put on the apron, like the smart Prince Harry of England.



and learn that “the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach”, tweeze your eyebrows, put on lip gloss, aftershave, and greet us at the door with a Starbucks or a Virgin Pina Colada, and be supportive when we unload what a tough day we had at the office. Oh yes, a foot massage while we flop out on a reclining chair may earn you “I don’t have a headache tonight” points too. Gentlemen, if you do that, I promise you, we will live happily ever after.  (Wink wink)  

Email us if you have  questions or feedback.   HAPPY NEW YEAR from our family to yours!   

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This desk is my “escape zone.”

When I sit on this desk, my family knows not to disturb me, because that is my “me” time when I let my mind wander. 

All of us can afford a little corner that belongs to us so that we can be ourselves and day dream.   

Life is too wonderful to be bored. 

When I feel restless, this is where I am. 

I take refuge in my small antique desk that’s filled with beautiful cards, colorful paper, pens, and pencils that I’ve collected from many different places where I’ve traveled. 

I have stamps ready for me to dash off a note to my friends. 

It is so delightful to feel my fountain pen making a beautiful sound on the card while I am writing. 




I enjoy collecting bottles of ink in different colors, blue, red, black, pink and purple.   I love the variety of colors.  

When I sit to write a card, I use different colored inks depending on my mood so be cautious when I write to you in red ink (wink).  It wakes up my senses and gives me a boost of energy; so enjoyable. 

I have everything I love on my desk, for instance, a fish bowl that was given to me to hold my pens, that was hand made by a mentally challenged artist, as one of a kind, and I can feel her energy when I touch the bowl.  

The tulip flower with bulbs, in feng shui, represents abundance as a “gift that keeps on giving and giving” because they reproduce.  I love flowers; when I was a poor refugee, I would walk instead of taking a bus to save bus fare in order to buy one flower stem to light up my studio apartment.  Pure joy! 

21 Days til the Lunar New Year.  I wish you all the best, peace, serenity, happiness, good health and wealth, and most importantly, have a sacred space that you call your own.   




Sharing:  I always wake up early on Sunday morning, before any members of my family, and I have a full two hours of “me” time to write, to think, and to let my mind wander around the world, and it costs nothing.  Do it.  You will be very happy.  Guaranteed!  

Email us if you have  questions or feedback.  Blessings!  


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Repeat after me: 

“I will never complain about my weight again.

I am thankful that I have a healthy appetite and I can eat whatever I want….”

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Health is Wealth.

Until we don’t have our health, we don’t truly appreciate what our money cannot buy: Health.


That is another reason why, when we practice Feng Shui, Health is at the center of the feng shui LoPan (Feng Shui Compass); a reminder for us all that Health is the center of everything else: wealth, career, family, relationships, etc….




Yesterday, I met with one of my clients, for an annual review.

We had a good time talking about organic gardening, about our foolish younger days, etc.…. Then, he was telling me about our mutual friend that I haven’t seen in ages after he re-married and moved out of San Diego.  I remember our mutual friend quite well, he was vibrant, active in sports, played tennis, jogging.  He took care of his body because like me, he believed our body is our temple….


Fast forward, he now had a disease, and no cure.

He is blessed to be alive because of the medical advancement in America.  However, now, he cannot eat foods that he loves like Pho, Rice, or any solid food.  

My friends told me that when they meet him at a restaurant, he could only dip his chopsticks into a bowl of Pho for the broth. 


So, please be grateful that we can eat, and taste food, a simple blessing that has been denied to so many. 


In Viet Nam, we have a saying:

“Ăn được ngủ được là tiên”.  Loosely translated,

“If you can eat, and if you can sleep, then you are already in the heaven.” 


So my dear friends, if you are already in the heaven, take care of yourself. Be good to yourself so that you will continue to enjoy the heavenly life, won’t you?  And, please be the rainbow in someone’s storm today, won’t you?  

Feng Shui tips:  When you are happy,  receiving  many blessings in your home, don’t change your residence.     Remember the saying:  ”If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

  Do an annual feng shui tune up instead.  The next feng shui tune up is on February 19, 2015.    

Email us if you have  questions or feedback.  Blessings! 




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 “Underneath all is land”. 

That is the first thing real estate agents learn in real estate class; the value of land. 

In feng shui, and space clearing we always consider what is underneath the land? 

Photo below is a famous site of the Linda Vista Haunted Home in San Diego, CA


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Without land, there is no development. We simply cannot construct any building without land to hold our magnificent buildings, including mobile homes. 

You may ask: “What does it have to do with feng shui and space clearing?” Well, the land lot may be auspicious, or maybe not, that’s why we need Feng Shui. Space clearing pertains to whom and what has occupied the land before you.   

“Well, I bought my house brand new, so none of space clearing is needed!” Yes, your home is brand new, but what about your land? It was there before any of us were born, and it will remain there when we all disappear from the face of the earth. So, buying a new home does not exempt anyone from the land that embraces you and your family if it is auspicious or not. 





Most countries believe in blessing the land prior to moving in by offering mother earth flowers, candles, incense, and water (feng shui 5 elements) to have mother earth support when we move onto her land.  

We’ve all seen supernatural movies such as “The Others” staring Nicole Kidman, or “The Sixth Sense”, starring Bruce Willis, or the true story like “The Amityville Horror.”




In that real life story, Father Mancuso learned in demonology: the odor of human excrement was always associated with the appearance of the Devil! And an old, abandoned, covered-up well; spirits may be coming from the well. You can cap it off, but if you do find a well under your house, there is a direct passage to it. Even if it’s a tiny crack, that’s all it takes. With that, “it” can climb out when it wants to. 

Now that I have your attention, here is a suggestion: 

Prior to buying a home, look for the right feng shui lot, surf my web site www.FengShuiSanDiego.Com for additional information of do’s and don’ts or email me   

And prior to moving in your dream home, have a priest or a monk, or a rabbi (according to your religious background) bless your home. You and your family should go around and get acquainted with your new home, talk to the home. I know, I know, it sounds like you are insane to talk to your house, but trust me; the house has soul too, just like your trees, your plants, and your flowers.




 Ever notice that when a person talks to a plant, the plant blooms so beautifully whereas the plants only being watered and fertilized look so lonely? Here is a photo of Prince Charles, who has been known to talk to his plants, and used his thousands of acres of land for organic herbs, vegetables and fruits.   

That’s the reason I love feng shui. It teaches one to be mindful (this is a term I borrowed from Thay Thich Nhat Hanh).



Be mindful about what surrounds us, embrace everything that Mother Nature gives us, and with the right feng shui, blessings, and love, we all can live in harmony and world peace will come automatically.   

February 19, 2015 is a Lunar New Year, the year of the Sheep.

It is best to start to uncluttered your home, and ALWAYS do space clearing PRIOR to the New Year.

May you have a healthy, wealthy, and a year filled with happiness in 2015.   




Email us if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, a Feng shui walking tour, or a feng shui consultation.  Blessings! 


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Vietnamese people like myself usually do not believe very much what people say.  We look at the way people do things as we believe their actions reveal their inner heart. President Abraham Lincoln once said: 

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” 




So true!  It’s not how great a talker and performer one is; a tiny action will reveal a person’s true color.  So, my advice: it’s better to change to be a better person, and not have to wear a mask all of the time.  Deal? 

Email us if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, a Feng shui walking tour, or a feng shui consultation.  Blessings! 


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Please join us on Saturday, November  22, 2014,  9:30 – 11 am 

Gwen Coronado will share how the feng shui contingency could affect Real Estate Buyers and Realtors in their Real Estate Purchase Agreement Contract. 

She will share how to overcome fear of a “wrong” feng shui home.  


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The event is FREE.  Please email for RSVPs.   

The Conference Make It In America, is hosted by County Supervisor Dave David W. Roberts, and supported by San Diego County to create opportunity, encourage oversea investors and stimulate economy in San Diego.

Dave Roberts envisions San Diego as prime property to generate global expansion and here is his personal invitation to you all to attend this beneficial conference.

Let’s make history with the 1st Annual Make it in America conference.   Here is the link for more panelists speaking at the event, including the newly elected council member Chris Cate, Rene Naert, Professor at Alliant International University, Dr. Shaochen Chen, Professor and Vice Chair of UCSD NanoEngineering Department, etc.   Here is the link:

Email us if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, a Feng shui walking tour, or a feng shui consultation.  Blessings!   



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 “No one has it all”, said Sheryl Sandberg the Chief Operating Officer of Facebookand we beg to differ.  We firmly believe that we can have it all, providing we have balance in our life.   

Balance is simple, simpler than most of us make it to be.  We will explain more. 

Most of our clients practice feng shui to be happy, have good health, and wealth; and most importantly, contentment.  Life is not meant to be a struggle. 

This chart, a part of Gwen’s speech at her last speaking event in Hawaii, is a tool for all of us, to have it all.  

In viewing this chart, there are 9 areas of our lives: 

  1. Fame

  2. Love/Relationships

  3. Children

  4. Mentor

  5. Career

  6. Knowledge

  7. Health

  8. Wealth

  9. Family

 Gwen said she has used this chart in goal setting the last 40 years.




To use this chart, before going home from work, take 5 minutes to look at the chart, see if you have focused too much in one area and may have neglected others.  

The scale must balance. It can tip a bit but it cannot tip too far off.  

For example, if you focus too much on making money (wealth), chances are another area of your life such as health, family or relationship may suffer. Time to refocus.

By looking at this chart daily, it’ll bring focus into our lives. 

For an example, if our career does not do well, then we must change what we have been doing.  Remember the saying:

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”.

We have 55 days til 1/1/2015, and we do have enough time to change our thinking.  

Practice this daily for 30 days, and it will become a good habit, and your good habit will create your destiny. 

Good news:  Gwen Coronado is to be a guest speaker,  share the floor with Bennett Peji, psychologist Mike Nichols, cellist Tina Guo and Selena Parker, former president of San Diego Screen Actors Guild.

Together, they will discuss all aspects of creativity and innovation, Feng shui and how it can be used to gain advantage in business and personal life.  The event will be at: 

Make it in America, Saturday 11/22/14,  at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

The event is free, but you must register. 

Here is the link:

We are looking forward to see you all. 

Email us if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, a Feng shui walking tour, a feng shui consultation, or LIFE COACHING.  Blessings!   
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The Donald Trump buildings have been known to use Feng Shui to enhance wealth, health and happiness. 

Let’s take a walking feng shui tour, show and tell walk with me ~~ 




Have your company name in bold letters, easy to read.


The world is changing, and we are going to coexist with one another, globally.  

In Feng Shui, we believe that change is good and is expected for us to grow and develop. 

No change, no growth. 

Most of the time, Asian buyers want to make sure they are buying a place with positive Feng Shui elements to help them tap into the benefits of Feng Shui. 

Every one of us has three kinds of luck: Heaven Luck (you are born with it, known as destiny). 

Man Luck (work hard, overtime, 2 jobs, etc.). 

Feng Shui Luck (placing your desk in the right direction for career; your office positioned in the right location for wealth, etc.) to ensure good health, prosperity, and success in life.


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 Donald Trump declared: “I don’t have to believe in Feng Shui, I do it because it makes me Money.”  

Thereafter, many home-builders followed Donald’s declaration.  Perhaps they didn’t believe in Feng Shui; however in the 1980’s, when Asian buyers began purchasing new homes in their subdivisions, mainly Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, home-builders took notice. 

Feng Shui is also a factor that influences their home buying decisions.  

The home lot is the most important, ideally, with water in the front.  Water represents money flowing into the house, and a mountain in the back represents support.  However, in the city, it is almost a fairy tale to have water and a mountain at the same location, so we can use tall buildings as a modern-day mountains.

Here is the Trump International Hotel’s “backyard”.




 Flowers, so inexpensive, yet it can uplift your mood instantly.

Here is the Trump International Hotel “bouquet of flowers” near the elevator.  The fragrance, and its fire color immediately brings guests a harmonious feeling when they’re heading “home away from home” to their rooms.


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Notice that all 5 elements of feng shui are in the flower arrangement ~ wood, fire, earth, metal and water.




Chandelier balls, and fire flower bouquets invite wealth.

Here is a lobby at the Trump International Hotel where you can walk directly to Waikiki Beach in just a few steps. 

Orchid flowers, the fragile, delicate flower represents a beautiful woman that needs support.

Here is a simple arrangement at the Trump International Hotel where art is displayed, the female (orchid) and male (the round gold plate, representing the powerful earth) as yin and yang together, very harmonious.  




Words of caution: DO NOT place artificial flowers if you want to attract high caliber clients.  The first thing real estate clients do is “feel” if the flowers are real, if the flowers are not real, they will make an assumption that you are not “real” (fake) either. 

Lastly, the “deep rooted” tree, which I call the “feng shui tree” has so many branches that it represents you are grounded, and cannot be uprooted, and the multiple branches represent multiple streams of success in your life, wealth, career, fame, family, friends, health and relationships.


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 And, here is words of wisdom from the Donald: 




Email us if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, a Feng shui walking tour, a feng shui consultation, or LIFE COACHING.  Blessings!  




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Have you noticed that your luck may have changed recently, for better or for worse, in your personal or business life?  




Why?  Because we are now approaching the end of the Wooden Horse 2014, and welcoming the Earth Sheep, which is going to be on February 19, 2015.  Now, it is time to tune up to maximize our good fortune, and minimize our bad luck. 

The Sheep is gracious, loves peace, serenity and is attracted to beautiful surroundings. 

The 2015 Sheep year, also represents love.  Love for family, loved ones, Love for your friends, for your neighbors, and your home surroundings.  



This is the year we focus on our loved ones, forgive and forget, reuniting, all for one and one for all. 

The Sheep loves fashion.  This is a year that we should develop creativity and become fashion icons!  

(Another reason why I love feng shui is because I can tell my husband that I follow feng shui, and I dress well to attract wealth (wink).

2015 is the time to re-decorate, dress to impress, and take a long look at your overcrowded wardrobe. 

Elegance and cleanliness is the Wood Sheep’s last name.



Get ready to welcome the 2015 New Year with many opportunities by uncluttering your home.   

Share your wealth by letting go of any unused furniture, no matter how expensive, and let someone else enjoy them. 

Also, when you give them to the Goodwill, it is tax deductible, meaning instant wealth, and you increase your living space. 

 For all business entrepreneurs, the 2015 Earth Sheep falls on a Wood Year; in Feng Shui terms – Wood destroys Earth.   

Therefore, do not use too much Fire element (red, purple, orange, pink), but activate more Water element. 


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Good Travel Direction for 2015
Water - North

Wood - East/Southeast 

Sickness Star this year is in the South East.

Misfortune/Sickness Star this year is in the West.

Disputes/Quarrel Star this year is in the Center.

Education/Romance Star this year is in the Northwest.   

Avoid sitting facing the Southwest, 210 Degree, and do not undertake any renovations in this direction. 

There is Conflict in the West.

For business people, especially Real Estate professionals, avoid the West direction when possible! 

2015 flying star feng shui warns us that this year will be dominated by hostility, anger, having negative energy effects worldwide with violence. 

This is a year that we must learn to apply the four P’s Principles: 



Prosperity and


When in doubt,  Show LOVE and Mercy!  

Email us if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, a feng shui consultation, or LIFE COACHING.  Blessings!  

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 I am grateful that Viet News Television San Diego (VNTV)  introduced HOANG CONG LUAN and his musicians to San Diego audience.


 It was like a Viet reunion, in a magical place last week in San Diego at the HOANG CONG LUAN and TUAN NGOC concert where all creative and beautiful souls gathered together in one room. Purely magical! 


 Thuong Linh and her captivating performance.  


Pham Ha, and his performance of “unchained melody” with Thuong Linh.

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and charming,  Emcee Dinh Quang Thai. 

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The violinist, pianist, conductor, and composer, Hoang Cong Luan, is so gifted having played many musical instruments that I was in awe having to restrain myself to my seat.


 Luan also surprised the audience by humbly introducing Andrew Vu, a 13 year old gifted pianist, to share his musical talents as they both delightfully performed.



The star of the show, Tuan Ngoc, known as a Vietnamese Frank Sinatra, forever suave, and charming, effortlessly performed with God’s gift of a voice that took us to another world of Camelot.  His loyal fans, including me, vow to love him from here to the eternity.



That is another reason that I am proud to be a Vietnamese American because we appreciate, love and care for artists, and singers that have devoted their entire life to bring “life” to us. 

The entire Joan Kroc theatre busted into a loud applause when Tuan Ngoc appeared, validating that he is still the one, and he is loved!


The HOANG CONG LUAN and Friends’ performance confirmed what Andre Rieu declared: 

‘Music heals, we have a lot of experience that people come in a wheelchair and during the encores they stand up and walk away.

Doctors say to me, “I’m in hospital helping these people and you come with your DVD and they don’t need me!” 

I get letters every day, I hear it all the time. They leave feeling happier. Their faces are shining.’




Friends, if I were in a wheel chair, you can be rest assured that I sure would have stood up, and waltzed away with Hoang Cong Luan and his musicians’ divine performance.    

Being a woman of self-control, I rarely weep, but at Hoang Cong Luan’s performance, I wept openly, when Thuong Linh sang, and I went weak at the knees when Hoang Cong Luan and his band performed with his many musical instruments.



October 11, 2014, I believe we all found our souls through the Hoang Cong Luan night of magical ambience.



I am so proud that my darling husband is one of sponsors for this worthy concert, where many of us San Diegans reminisced under one roof, filled with joy, friendship, and laughter. 

Thank you my friends that traveled as far as Phoenix and Houston to enjoy the concert with me. 



More than one hundred of my friends and clients had attended and they all have one testimonial: 

“A magical night.  The Hoang Cong Luan concert was a renewal our souls.  You were right, Gwen.”


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Of course, my darling friends, I am never wrong; once I thought I was wrong, and I was wrong (wink) ~~~ Peace and Love!  

Please email me, I would like to gather a list of sponsors so we can invite Hoang Cong Luan and Friends back to San Diego in 2015.    I promise you, your souls will THANK YOU!   

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