Feng Shui New York Consultant & The Make A Wish Foundation

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Feng Shui New York & The Make a Wish Foundation

As a Feng Shui Consultant in New York, we try to make a difference.  We are involved with Non-Profit groups to help pay it forward....and by "WE" I am speaking of my children and myself.  I'd always hoped I taught my children well....

It was my son, Adam, who completely rebuilt a deck for The Jones Manor in Oyster Bay Long Island, a senior non profit complex where the existing deck was too unsafe for the residents to go outside.

And today, Super Bowl Sunday, it is an annual tradition for the Long Beach Long Island "Polar Bears" to come out and take an icy dive.  If you haven't heard of it, every year more and more New Yorkers gather in Long Beach Long Island and make a dash into the icy waters of the AtlanticLong Beach Polar Bear Club, New York

It is done to help children with life threatening illnesses and all donations go to the Make A Wish Foundation.   Make-A-Wish Foundation : National Home Page Out of the over 3,000 people that attended today's event, Adam was one of them and helped earn money for this incredible cause.  

The Guinness Book of World Records was there as they believe it may have broken the record of having the post people for this event.  And while the tally isn't in yet, we are all hoping so.

This event over the years has earned over One MILLION dollars and made many, many wishes come true.  Kudos to you, Adam, and all the others who dared to step out (quite literally) to help such a wonderful cause.

If you've never heard of Long Beach, it's beautiful....a little Island off of Long Island New YorkThe pictures shown are of a Feng Shui New York Consultant where my client was able to purchase her DREAM home and wanted a Feng Shui Consultation. 

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*Feng Shui Long Island & New York was founded in 1997 by Carole Provenzale and Laura Cerrano providing Feng Shui Consultations for all of New York City, Queens and Long Island.  Online/Phone Consultations for those at a distance for homes, offices, businesses, corporations, renovations, and new construction.   


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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

I am proud of you and your son.  For me the example of volunteering was set by my grandmother.  She volunteered until the day she died and she lived to be 85 yrs old.  I carry on her legacy in many ways.  You are a gift to your children.

Feb 02, 2009 12:06 AM #11
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist

Carole- what a nice thing to do! The publicity brought to the Make a Wish people should help spur on more donatons too.  You and your family are an inspiration.

Love to see pictures of the group out there! Maybe we could get something going here on AR to donate also.

Now get in and stay warm! Have a great week.

Feb 02, 2009 12:20 AM #12
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

I know without a doubt that you taught your children well and not only with words but by example.  The Make A Wish foundation is a wonderful organization and makes such a big difference in the lives of the children (and families) they help.  Three cheers for Adam and his fellow "polar bears".

Feb 02, 2009 12:32 AM #13
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Wow!  Kudos to Adam!  God has blessed you richly with such wonderful children, Carole.  The Make A Wish foundation is such a wonderful group and has helped so many folks have that 'once in a lifetime' experience. 

Please give your son a huge round of applause from all of us.  And take a bow yourself ... for raising such a wonderfully compassionate son.

God bless, my friend.

Feb 02, 2009 12:34 AM #14
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I will get back to you all later and thank you for your comments but THEY DID IT!!  THEY BROKE THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS---3,500 people!

Feb 02, 2009 12:35 AM #15
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Carole, The Make A Wish Foundation is a terrific group. We've been blessed and have many opportunities to help others with our skills here in Lynchburg. My husband worked on several school recess playgrounds this summer and the principals were so appreciative. Love the photo's of the beach Carole, though I would be watching the Polar Bears break the record from your client's warm cozy beach home!

Feb 02, 2009 12:41 AM #16
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Good morning Carole,

What great photos. Thanks for sharing the story. I could not imagine jumping into such icy water. I guess I am just a chicken! Stay warm!


Feb 02, 2009 01:16 AM #17
Pat Whitehouse
RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va - Lynchburg, VA

Hi Carole-Great post. I'm a big believer in paying it forward. It doesn't surprise me that you are as well. A wonderful example for your children.  Love the pics and the DREAM sign in the window. Hope you are doing well. Have a great week. :-)

Feb 02, 2009 04:20 AM #18
James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

congratulations carol, to you and Adam, you are courageous , and a great role model for all of us !!

Feb 02, 2009 05:00 AM #19
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

Adam is a son to be very proud of. I am guessing though he had a great mother to teach him and his sister how to be a good person. Love the photo's they remind me of Florida.

Feb 02, 2009 08:05 AM #20
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

We have one of these events here in Mass as well. It is a great program but makes me cold just thinking about it.

Feb 02, 2009 11:57 AM #21
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Carole, when I was a kid in NYC the Pola Bears used to dip on New Year's day.  I wonder if it's the same group? 

Congrats on having such a civic minded kid!  You must be proud of him.

Feb 02, 2009 01:49 PM #22
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Wonderful News about the record Carole!  Congrats to Adam again.

Feb 02, 2009 10:52 PM #23
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kate, He's still thawing out :)  I am thrilled they made the record...everyone who participated should be vert proud.

Morgan, They must be doing something right...almost everyone who participated this year signed up for next year--including Adam :)

Sally, They have---I love the wonderful events they hold and a real opportunity to help these children.

Gary, Honestly, I couldn't do it.  There was no parking anywhere near the beach, they had to walk for miles besides...

Joan, Fun times....watching the news coverage and hearing about it from Adam. 

Fred, I absolutely LOVED that movie....and I believe it.  Long Beach is such a beautiful place--I guess that's why the polar bears head there!

Jo, This is a really special part of Long Island that I love.  This organization did well and I'm so thrilled!  And expect even more next year.

Paddy, You hope they follorw....I am lucky both of my children will always step in to help.

Kathy, You might have seen it on Channel 12.  And it's all over You Tube. I'm thrilled they broke the record.

Julie, I am SO happy to see you back, you have been missed my friend!!  I was off for a day after I posted this, I hope I will see a post from you and Welcome Home!!

Mel, That is beautiful...I too watched my Grandmother and Mother who always stepped in to help if they could.  It's a nice legacy they left us and we can leave behind.

Linda, I heard they are all over You Tube....and am going to go over and look when I have some time.  Things have been busy and that's wonderful here.

Cynthia, Make a Wish IS a wonderful foundation to help and have raised over one million dollars to help children's dreams come true.  And this will add to it--I'm sure it all helps.

Carol, I'm proud of Adam.  This isn't by far the first time he's really helped to make a difference in the lives of people....and I hope he and Laura always continue. 

Debbie, I was working that day but thought if I weren't, I just may have contacted her :)  But there is no parking in Long Beach, people were parking towns away and walking over the drawbridge to get there---and it was WAY to cold for me!

Betina, It is a gorgeous part of Long Island---we have some absolutely beautiful places here and especially in the summer, that is one of them.

Pat, I do try to pay it forward whenever I can.  It causes the ripple effect I believe and spurs others to do the same.

James, I couldn't do that, believe me :)  I can't imagine that so many people showed up but I am thrilled that they broke the record and helped children in need.

Trace, I'm definitely a proud mom.   He and Laura step up quite often to help and it makes them (and me) feel so good.

Bill It's not an event I could do--and you're even colder up there!!  But you live in one beautiful state, it's often my destination for a road trip.

Maggie, I remember that too....and I remember the Super Bowl from Long Beach.  I honestly don't know if it's the same group or for the same cause...but it's growing! 

Paddy, Thank you.  There was a notice that there would be a class teaching Walking on Fire for those who participated--and he passed on that one.  Wonder why--lol

Feb 03, 2009 11:31 AM #24
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access - Philadelphia, PA
Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate.

Carole - That is awesome for the "Polar Bears" !!  I have seen some news stories of various different groups taking their dive... is great !  Also, what wonderful photos too !!  Very relaxing and dreamy : )

Feb 03, 2009 12:20 PM #25
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

brrrrrrr!!!!!! but I might get coerced since it befits kids! Thanks for your post here. Very nice!

Feb 03, 2009 12:48 PM #26
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Chris and Stepanie, I believe they are all over----This is the Superbowl one.  Come to think of it, my son's team won.  I wonder if he bet on it :)

Mara, It IS a wonderful benefit but not something I could ever think of doing.  Even if I weren't working that day, I wouldn't have been able to stand on the beach for hours......

Feb 03, 2009 03:06 PM #27
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

I am so impressed that your son has followed the lead you gave him growing up and is now "paying it forward" in his own ways. I aspire to instill similar values in my kids and you're an inspiration to me!

Feb 04, 2009 12:52 PM #28
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Carole - the saying "there is more happiness in giving than receiving" is so true, and you and family set a good example.

Feb 04, 2009 12:58 PM #29
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

Yes, giving of one's self is such a wonderful thing!

Feb 09, 2009 08:41 AM #30
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