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Green is where the Heart Is for May 7th, 2014

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion love and fearlessness.  If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” ~Stevie Wonder

By MO LINQUIST
Contributing Writer

The time of year has come to honor our mothers with a thank you, a gift, a hug or a call.  My mother has passed to the other side, but even as I write this, I am looking at her now antique graduation picture on the wall, a young woman with fair skin with all the opportunities of the world before her.  She would say that my life, and the lives of my siblings and progeny gave her great joy. 
My mother, known to everyone as Nana, was born in the Ukraine in 1912.  Right before her birth her father had come to the United States to make money to bring back for the family who lived in a peasant village where family land was becoming sparse.  Upon arriving in the states this forward thinking young man learned the trade of an electrician, cutting edge at that time of the century.  Because of this wonderful opportunity my grandfather decided his wife and daughter should come to America to join him but my grandmother was hesitant.  The breakout of WWI made it impossible for travel between the countries and my mother and grandmother could not join my grandfather for 11 years. The separation must have seemed long and unbearable like a cold, harsh winter.
As with all seasons, the cycle continues and one unfolds to the next.  My mother arrived at Ellis Island as a young girl without knowing what was in store for in her new found land.  Spring had sprung and life as she knew it would never be the same. 
So it is as the flower bursts from the ground with wood energy, unbridled and young and determined to reach the sun. 
Honor your mother this year with a gift from Artful Living Group.  On Thursday May 8th, 8 artists will be featured for our monthly exhibit called, “April Showers brings May Flowers.” 
Please join us from 6:30-8:30 to see the works of Marlene McDonald, Kim Casier, Barbara Allinson Sandy Lay, Jillian Boivin, Mike Bryand, Jodi Ohl, and Meg McGrew.  As usual we will also serve drinks and refreshments for your enjoyment. 
Honor your mother with a gift made with love by one of our local artists.   Living green teaches us to give gifts with the energy of love and not necessarily a last minute thought from a big box store.  Let me help you
in surprising your mom with a unique gift that will remind her how much you appreciate all she has done for you. Did I mention we can ship it if necessary? 
Coming from a mother, it really is the thought that counts.  Make your thought a green one and don’t forget to call your mother.  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.