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Green is where the Heart Is for February 13, 2013

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
- Victor Hugo

By MO LINQUIST
Contributing Writer

According to online magazine Men’s Health in a recent article, Flowers make you Sexy, “French researchers recently found that if you want to increase your odds of making a good first impression with a woman, it’s as simple as bringing her flowers—or, if it’s too early for that, reserving a table at the nearest garden café.  So potent is the effect of fresh petals, the study found, that merely sitting near a floral display caused the man to “appear more attractive and sexier.” 
The study authors also observed that the presence of flowers made women more likely to give up their phone number to a complete stranger.”
Love is in the air this month and if you are still debating on what to bring your valentine for that special day of love, it does not have to be expensive, or complicated or extravagant to be a symbol of your feelings. It does, however, have to show you were thinking about her (or him.)  Here are three feng shui hints to share love on this day. 
First, feng shui is based on our connection to nature.  Anytime we include live plants in our space we are connecting to the bigger picture. 
As humans, we want to spend time outdoors and when we cannot, bringing the outside in completes the connection. 
Roses are beautiful and a symbol of love, but choosing a bouquet of your loved one’s favorite flowers would go even farther in making hefty deposits in your love bank. 
Call your local florist and make arrangements ahead of time.  The adage, “it is the thought that counts,” takes on a lot more meaning if it is something that shows you were thinking about it (him/her) ahead of time.  The idea of someone thinking about us is as romantic as the actual flowers themselves.  If your lover is good with keeping plants thriving in their space, then consider a live plant which will continue to say, “I love you,” every time it is watered and taken care of.  If, however, your mate has a black thumb, go for the cut flower arrangement.  No one wants to convey the energy of, “you have to take care of me,” if it does not come naturally.  
Feng shui is based on chi which is simply the energy items exude.   We interpret this language of life through our senses and it either makes us feel good and we embrace it or it makes us feel bad and we are repulsed.  Scent can be very romantic or repugnant.  The second feng shui suggestion is to choose a scent to give or wear that pleases your lover.  Studies by Rachel Herz, Ph. D. show that when both men and women use a scent/deodorant it boosts their self-confidence making their body language more appealing.  Women rank how a man smells as the most important feature for determining whether she will be sexually attracted to him. 
Pheromones are the body’s natural language of love and the billion dollar scent industry finds success in tapping into this natural phenomena.   Scent is specific and not all are equal.  Make sure the one you choose is in harmony with your mate. 
Thirdly, know that when using feng shui to entice your special someone, how you look, how you smell and if you are going for romantic enticement, how you feel is important.  Texture is sensual.  Smooth skin and soft clothing heightens the feeling of passion.  Dressing sexy does not necessarily have to be revealing.  It may mean wearing clothing that calls to be touched like a velvet, a silk or a lace.   
Good luck on using feng shui to attract a mate.  Remember to be simple and to begin by making it your intention.  Nature will take it from there and soon the sweet honey of success will be flowing.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.personplace.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.