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Published on November 11th, 2020
Creating a cozy home environment during turbulent times
As we enter the home stretch of 2020 I am sure you, like me, are so ready for it to be over. I have decided to finish off the year strong, full of hope, joy, and determination to be present with a grateful heart. That gratefulness starts within us and pours over into ...By Amanda Eck


Published on October 28th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian
"Listen to them-the children of the night. What music they make!" ~ Bram Stoker
During this season, life is about the kids. This is a time of magic, wonder, and things that go bump in ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on October 28th, 2020
Feng Shui
Fall seems like a logical time for adding layers, and what better place than our front entrances to receive additional adornment during the fall and winter holiday season with gourds, heirloom pumpkins and colorful mums. The harvest theme this time of year generally ...By Michele Duffy


Published on October 14th, 2020
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2020 showed tremendous activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate versus the year ago quarter. This activity continues to be based upon both a buildup from the lower amount of second quarter closings and an exodus of people moving ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T


Published on October 14th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian
"Too blessed to be stressed!" ~ Bumper sticker
Are you feeling more in touch with Mother Earth as we near the beginning of eight months of stay-at-home mandates because of Covid-19? Or ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on September 30th, 2020
Feng Shui
Feng Shui is an ancient practice for arranging objects and furniture so that the healthiest and most vibrant life-force Qi circulates in your home and in your life. Mirrors are often referred to as the "aspirin" in Feng Shui, since they are so versatile and effective, ...By Michele Duffy


Published on September 30th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian
"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
When you bite into a crunchy apple, eat a bunch of juicy ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on September 16th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Truth comes out in wine." ~ Pliny the Elder
"The people who give you their food give you their heart." ~ Cesar Chavez
By Cynthia Brian


Published on September 16th, 2020
Squeaky clean hacks for the home
Since we have all been spending more time indoors this year, I decided to do some research on some fun and interesting cleaning hacks. Having everyone at home 24-7 has definitely led to a messier house. I am excited to try out some of these tips this weekend. Maybe ...By Amanda Eck


Published on September 2nd, 2020
Are you ready to evacuate?
In the last few weeks, we've experienced unprecedented weather conditions with temperatures in the triple digits, ferocious winds, low humidity, thunderstorms, and lightning strikes resulting in more perilous and damaging wildfires. Dry conditions will only worsen in ...By Cynthia Brian


Published on September 2nd, 2020
Feng Shui
The most important aspect of Feng Shui for your student to study online for their fall 2020 classes involves placement and selecting a positive location in the home. As in closely related real estate Feng Shui, "location, location, location" applies to deciding where ...By Michele Duffy


Published on September 2nd, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"When the ancients first observed Sirius emerging as it were from the sun . they believed its power of heat to have been so excessive that . the Sea boiled, the Wine turned sour, Dogs grew mad, and all other creatures became languid." ~ John Brady, 1813, a Compendious ...By Cynthia Brian


Published on August 19th, 2020
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian, the Goddess Gardener, for August
"Dog Days bright and clear, indicate a happy year!"~ The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1817
Sirius, the Dog Star, rises in summer in the Northern Hemisphere with the "dog days" traditionally ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on August 19th, 2020
Home remodel planning during a pandemic
Now more than ever we are seeing that our homes have become a place of not just comfort, but an office, a classroom, and even a vacation substitute. Homeowners are embarking on remodels now more than ever. I thought I'd share some tips on what to expect during a ...By Amanda Eck



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