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APRIL 30, 2014 ~~ 39 YEARS ANNIVERSARY, A VIEWPOINT from A VIETNAMESE REFUGEE

 I am thankful that God has given me a selective memory. 

I only remember the good, and never remember the bad, except when it comes to people.  I do remember their names. 

My birth country is Viet Nam, where, prior to April 1975, the world only knew us as a war torn country, prostitutes, drugs, and American soldiers.   Strange, I’ll never understand why people only remember the bad, but seldom the good. 

I remember after I graduated from college, got a job in a large Corporation, and was the first female Vietnamese working there. 

I was asked how I managed to survive the war in Viet Nam, amidst rockets, and guns prevalent in everyday life.  

My reply: 

“I didn’t feel or fear the war, because rockets, and guns had become a part of life, similar to practicing feng shui; it’s a part of my daily life.  When you grow up within the environment, you don’t know the difference but live and let’s live.”

 

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As a matter of fact, as a young child, my siblings and I were always very happy to “ditch” school legally, when there was a 24 hour curfew, martial law, citizens could not leave the house.  To us, it meant no school, and we could play with one another.

When there was no power, which happened quite often in our country, we had so much fun by simply turning on flashlight to play “ghost”, scare one another.  

In Vietnam, most homes had the rest room outside the living area, far away in the backyard.  

At night, especially when it rained heavily or stormed, we learned to hold our private needs as long as we could. 

Today I am thankful for this experience because I learned how to hold on which has helped me quite a bit as a motivational speaker. 

 

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There are times when I talk to an audience quite a long time, sip lots of water, and can hold the need of running to the Loo. 

April 30, 2014 marks the 39th Anniversary of Freedom in America for us Vietnamese people.  

I am grateful that my son was not born during that draft war era, having to fight in a war of disguised enemies, where so many servicemen came back in a body bag or not whole.  

 

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Peace & Love!

The moral of my story is:

Think of the good, and ignore the bad!  And, always look forward, because the future is so bright that we’ll need to wear  dark sunglasses. 

Email us Gwen@GwenCoronado.com  if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, life coach, or a feng shui consultation.

 

 

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EASTER, LILY FLOWERS AND FENG SHUI

 

When we speak of Easter, we speak of the Lily. 

As Feng Shui practitioners, we are mindful and aware of each item, and its meaning, that we put on placement. 

The Lily flower in Easter because of its pure white petal; the sanctity of the heart. Its pristine flow of divine energy; a white flame.   

 

 

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Place the Lily in the Northwest corner, the mentor section because Lily represents encouragement, and a chance of success, to rise from the ash. 

The Lily also represents that we are coming into a full cycle of ourselves; therefore, we need to “reinvent” developing our interest and maintain a balance in life. 

It is also a sign that we are seeking rest, peace, and tranquility.  

Email us Gwen@GwenCoronado.com  if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, or a feng shui consultation.

 

 

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BIO of GWEN CORONADO – FENG SHUI SAN DIEGO FOUNDER

Gwen Coronado is the founder of  www.FengShuiSanDiego.Com and www.GwenCoronado.com 

She is a sought after Corporate Motivational Speaker, teaching simple Feng Shui and the art of creating “Harmony in the Workplace”. 

 

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Gwen also is a Feng Shui Columnist for the Asia Media America and The Carmel Valley Life. 

She firmly believes that Feng Shui helps in creating a healthy and balanced environment.  

Gwen has served as Sr. Vice President with Liberty Foundation and Security Consultants, Inc.  

Gwen is an advocate for mental health for nearly 2 decades.  

She wrote a book about Feng Shui & Mental Illness, and donated 100% of the proceeds to SDCPHA to benefit Mental Health patients.  

She credits her success by being a homeless teenage refugee to a self-made millionaire, and happily married to the first man she ever kissed by applying Feng Shui in all areas of her life: Wealth, Health, Career, and Relationships.  

Email us Gwen@GwenCoronado.com  if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, or a feng shui consultation. 

 

 

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WHY THIS WATER HOME IS A DON’T IN FENG SHUI -

 

A unique home, you say! Yes, it is, but … 

 

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According to Feng Shui, this home is a “DON’T in Feng Shui”. 

Why? Because it does not provide you “support”, stability, nor keep you “grounded.”  

A home should have solid walls, for safety, and windows should be sized accordingly, not overwhelm the house by having more glass than solid walls. 

When in doubt, keep it simple, solid walls, minimal windows, a square lot, and voila ~~ happy home, happy owners. 

Email us Gwen@GwenCoronado.com  if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, or a feng shui consultation. 

 

 

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A DON’T HOME in FENG SHUI ~ A FIRE WATER HOME

 

A beautiful, well maintained home, sometimes is not necessarily a good feng shui home.  

Take this home for an example: 

 

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The roof is shaped like a triangle, representing fire in feng shui. 

Too many windows. Windows represent water.

(Too much water can drown out desires, dreams.) 

Fire (roof) and Water (windows) conflict each other. 

The sidewalk is straight path, directly a poison arrow. 

Ideally, the side walk should be curvy, like a river, so there is not rushing energy entering a house or office, creating too much (yang) energy.

The lot in the back is too narrow, and shallow, which means wealth cannot be retained.

 Fortunately, this home can be “Feng Shui cured.” 

 So if you find a similar home with a good price, don’t worry, buy it. 

And  you can contact us, Gwen@GwenCoronado.com ~  and we can do a “feng shui cure” after you move in. 

 

 

 

 

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FENG SHUI FOR LOVE & PROSPERITY ~ EASTER & RABBITS

Happy Easter! 

The words Easter and Rabbit most often come in the same sentence. 

Easter is spring, renewal, birth.  

 

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In Feng Shui, Rabbits represent abundance in wealth, in love, and also a good symbol to increase fertility. 

Our home has two live rabbits – a pair.  Remember in Feng Shui, 

Love comes in pairs

Single comes despair.

It is wonderful to witness the love, affection and playfulness our rabbits give to one another.

 

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If you have rabbits, make sure to clean their “love nest” at least twice a day.  Remember? Rabbits represent wealth and love.  

You don’t want to soil your love nor have “financial clutter” in your checkbooks by having their “love nest” untidy, no? 

Also, westerners, for centuries, have carried a rabbit’s foot for good luck.  However, I myself would not do so because it is not symbolically “humane.”   

You cannot be happy if you have something that had life (breath, heart, emotions) that has suffered.  To have a rabbit’s foot means a rabbit had to die for you to have his foot.  How can you expect to have blessings? 

Remember, practicing Feng Shui is a karmic process that requires being mindful, and living a life with integrity to attract health, wealth, and happiness. 

If you are too busy, have no time, then don’t have live rabbits. 

These are the beautiful rabbit “toys” that I saw at The World Market; you can buy as many as you like, and place them in abundantly in your wealth, or relationship corners which is Southeast and Southwest respectively.   

 

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Love & Blessings from our home, including our rabbits, Be and Xi Muoi) to yours!  Peace! 

Email us Gwen@GwenCoronado.com  if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement or a feng shui consultation. 

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