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Green is where the Heart Is for July 3rd, 2013

“Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.”
~Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

By MO LINQUIST
Contributing Writer

I began my day this morning very selfishly.  I redeemed a gift given to me by my daughter-in-law’s sister, Rebecca Niamtu – a massage. 
I say “selfish” because that is what I was erroneously programmed to believe in days past.  As a wife and mother it was important to take care of everyone else around me first and if there was anything left over, then I could do for me.  What a bunch of bologna!  Even US Airways knows better than that as they tell you to put YOUR oxygen mask on first before helping your children. 
You are no good to anyone else if you have passed out, fainted or pushed yourself to the brink of exhaustion.
And so my week began with the strong yet gentle touch of Becca’s gifted hands.  As I laid on her table I felt connected to HER belief that the path to wellness is through balancing one’s body, mind, and spirit through yoga and massage therapy. 
Her intention is to help people heal themselves by blending eastern energy modalities and western therapeutic techniques. 
Since her move to the island seven years ago, she has taught yoga in various locations on and off the island and recently became licensed in the state of North Carolina to practice massage. 
She custom designs each session for her clients’ particular needs, from Swedish to Deep Tissue, intuitively incorporating energy modalities and essential oils.  During my session I asked her to pay particular attention to my feet to continue strengthening and healing from last year’s surgeries.
Another belief that Becca shares from her soul is “think globally act locally” as she brings her community together on their yoga mats. 
She says, “”Gradually over time and without realization, I fell into a practice where self discipline had united with an extreme sense of freedom.  Yoga offers us a way into ourselves physically, as our joints become lubricated and our muscles lengthen. 
Yoga will increase blood flow and soothe our nervous systems while improving our balance, stamina, and lung capacity.  As a result we will sleep better at night causing us to be more alert during the day.  Yoga unites our body with the cosmic spirit of our hearts, which is what unites us to each other, and to the planet.  It brings us back to the simplicity of our breath and the depth of our connection to each other, as we discover out true nature, which is limitless and not bound by our bodies……By clearing out what does not serve us we make more space for our dreams to move into fruition.”  Sounds like good feng shui for the body to me.  Contact Becca at 910-228-3412 to set an appointment or go to her website RebeccaNiamtu.com.
I feel rejuvenated and refreshed and ready to press forward for this week.   I have begun taking care of me first.  I am not selfish.  I am connected to myself, to my community and to the world.  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.