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The year of the Dog is here! Are you ready!?

In Chinese folklore, the Jade Emperor, the ruler of heaven, selected the dog as the 11th position in the 12 zodiacs for its wisdom and its close relationship with people.

You are a “Dog” if you are born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

Here are the 2018 Horoscope updates for each zodiac! If you aren't sure of your animal, send me your birth date and I will let you know!

DOG

In love it’s important to give attention, patience, clear communication, and understanding in your relationship to support it to continue blossoming. If you feel a little help is needed, like outside support from therapy, go with your intuition....

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by: Angela Sabatasso

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One of the main causes of stagnant or blocked chi in your home or office is CLUTTER!

Clutter is a low vibrational, stagnant, and confusing energy that drains energy from you. Depending on the area of your home where the clutter is located, it can negatively influence and affect the following specific aspects of your life

1. Wealth & Prosperity

2. Fame & Reputation

3. Love & Relationships

4. Children & Creativity

5. Helpful People & Travel

6. Career

7. Knowledge & Self-Cultivation

8. Family & Health

Reasons Most People Avoid Clearing Clutter:  NOT because it takes time & effort  But generally because it is stuff from our past that we just can’t seem to let go of and the tho...

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by: Angela Sabatasso

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Have you ever wondered how energy efficient your home is? Are there easy changes you could make to save resources and money?

As a Green Designee, I use an energy saving app to create digital mock ups of homes, guiding you to the key areas that contribute to your energy bill. Walk through your home and answer questions at your own pace. Once complete, you'll get a free instant report.

Together, we can make conscious choices to create a more sustainable community. You can also discover opportunities for rebates! Win, win!

Here is a quick example of a home that is currently for sale in Redondo Beach, CA.

Please note that not all information is known, therefore this report is ...

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by: Angela Sabatasso

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SUMMER IS HERE! That means plenty of beach fun under the sun. Before you catch some rays lets chat about something I personally don't believe in: SUNSCREEN

Sunscreens identify active ingredients to filter UVA and/or UVB radiation. Some use synthetic chemicals to absorb UVA/UVB radiation, some mineral-based filters physically block UVA/UVB radiation, and others use both.

When considering what ingredients you would most like to avoid in sunscreen, you need to look at your activities and your preferences. Are you comfortable with chemicals being absorbed into your skin or lying on top of skin? Be aware of the effects some ingredients may have; some are known to cause rashes or...

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by: Angela Sabatasso

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Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up wants you to examine everything in your house and ask a simple question: “Does it spark joy?” If it doesn’t, chuck it.

Decluttering your home will also naturally declutter your mind.

These philosophies are in line with the art of Feng Shui and can help you improve your house and make it more livable. They even help you reach some of your sustainability goals.

1. Decluttering. If you’re selling your house: These strategies will allow you to achieve your’ quest for a decluttered house. Any decluttering you do today will make the selling process easier later. Prospective buyers can more e...

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by: Angela Sabatasso

Salt lamps are the Red Earth element and are beneficial for emitting negative ions into your living space.

Other benefits:
-Increases chi
-Eliminates allergens
-Supports the immune system
-Boosts serotonin levels
-Improves mental alertness
-Promotes general well-being

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by: Angela Sabatasso

Use active solar (solar hot water collectors) as the primary source of heating and domestic hot water to save on fossil fuel heating bills.

Always consider thermal performance in your design and utilize the free energy of the sun whenever you can. A smart, energy- efficient design from the start will keep heating and cooling costs within reason.

Use passive solar design (roof overhangs, awnings and trellises, tile floors, walls with thermal mass) to take advantage of free wintertime solar heat.

Install hydronic in-floor or baseboard heat rather than forced air, if possible. Radiant heat provides a steady, even heat and promotes a healthier indoor air quality, and saves money...

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by: Angela Sabatasso

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If you've been on the fence about high performance homes, this article looks at some trends that have really taken root in the past year to make the process simpler.

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by: Angela Sabatasso

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One of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional, it’s important to take advantage of those breaks!

Mortgage Interest Deduction: Before buying a home, a standard deduction may have made the most sense when you prepared your taxes. But homeowners can deduct the interest portion of their mortgage payments, and the earlier you are in your mortgage, the greater the percentage of each payment that goes toward interest, so take advantage right away!

Home Office: There are specific criteria that have to be met in order to deduct home office expenses, but it can lead to a very large...

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