Feng Shui in Long Island

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Feng Shui in Long Island-A feng Shui Consultant's Dream

On a recent Feng Shui Consultation on Long Island, I arrived at my client's home early.  As I waited outside I began to reflect on what a journey it was to get to where I am today.

It was a difficult period in my life; going through a divorce with small children and finding myself having to work six days a week-and feeling a pull SO STRONG to join this Feng Shui Study Class that I kept hearing aboutThe very first class in the United States that was licensed and accredited in Feng Shui Studies right on Long Island New York.

My job wouldn't allow me the time.  Which would mean finding a new one---in less then a month's time.  Then there was the money issue-I didn't have it.  My ever encouraging mother gave me half and I wondered who I could possibly borrow the other half from.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  I swallowed any possible pride and asked my soon-to-be ex-husband for the money.  I can still see him when he broke out in laughter and said "You think you're going to even SURVIVE doing that?" 

Reluctantly (and probably out of guilt), he gave me the money.  I found another job who WOULD allow me the time off and flexible hours during the time I was in school.  I was amazed that at the very last day I had to submit the rest of the money for the course and sign up, I'd done it!

Babylon Long Island by Feng Shui Long Island ConsultantBabylon Long Island--places to dock right in your backyard!

Many of us have a fascination with homes.  Certainly realtors do-it's something that's not able to be explained.  I've spoken to so many Home Stagers and many of them say the SAME thing:  They have ALWAYS loved decorating and re-decorating.  Seeing other people's homes and imagining it a different way-the way THEY see it.

Long Island by Feng Shui Long Island ConsultantBitter cold -- now if our brave friend could find some WATER--that's ice.

It must be a love we've grown up with and never knew exactly WHY.  It doesn't matter.....

Babylon Long Island by Feng Shui Long Island ConsultantBabylon Long Island LOVES it's Lighthouses!

I know this one thing:  If you LOVE what you're doing, if you put your heart and soul into it, you WILL succeed.  No matter what the odds or how difficult it seems at times.  Follow your dreams and they will come true; I've seen it over and over again.

Long Island by Long Island & New York Feng Shui I guess we're all going to fall at times.........

Here's a few shots I took across the street from my Feng Shui Consultation in Babylon Long Island New York.  A lovely part of Long Island-only about 15 minutes from my home and 12 years to get here.

 Long Island by New York Feng Shui Consultant Carole ProvenzaleAnd then we'll get back UP...we ALL have more exploring to do!


*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and along with Laura Cerrano are the Founders of  Feng Shui Long Island & New York providing Feng Shui Consultations for all of New York City, Queens, Long Island and 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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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Carole ~  You are on an amazing journey and your love and passion shine through in all that you do!  You have inspired so many to live their dream.  May you continue to love each and every day with the same energy and drive.

Feb 10, 2009 03:09 AM #32
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

A room with a view.  Thanks for sharing.  I love that the duck found the water and didn't fall in


Feb 10, 2009 06:25 AM #33
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Donna, I'll just bet he isn't :)  I haven't heard the song so I'm going to YouTube it.  I DO love what I do and know you love your profession as well--thank you for the wonderful words.

Cathy, It's my pleasure being your friend!  We are all fortunate, any of us that followed our dreams and passions.  The only things you regret are the things you didn't try.

Paddy, That is very true.  There always seems to be a way around things if we look hard enough and don't give up.

Mara, I'm not so brave, just determined I think.  Spring is coming and things WILL thaw for you--I'm sorry you're having a rough time but please know that I'm always here--and love phone calls from fellow "rainers."

Melissa, Thank you--and thank you for reading and commenting.  I know how difficult it is to handle a new business and always admire all the people who passed some pretty difficult hurdles to get to where you want to be. 

Diane, Thank you.  So many of us have had a difficult time or are having one now---I hope they see that they'll get by even through the "curve balls" that come our way.

Debbie, Long Island is really beautiful.  It has gotten very built up and there are too few precious places left but it's why we struggle so much to live here.

Jacqueline, Thank you and thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

Libby, I'm not sure what he thinks but I'm sure it came as a shock when my name starting coming out--the thought makes me laugh a bit.

Joan, I think we've all had some difficult journeys and will have more---and somehow we always manage to get through them--somehow :)

Allen, What a brave duck---but I guess he had no choice.  It was interesting to watch him and see his determination!

Feb 11, 2009 01:39 AM #34
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

So true Carole -- Do what you love and the money will follow . . . I was told this years ago, and believe it!  Aren't we blessed to have the ability to love what we do? 

Feb 11, 2009 08:16 AM #35


Feb 12, 2009 02:46 AM #36
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Carole...as always Great Post.Zig Ziglar aways says if you help enough people get what they want you'll get what you want...Carole That was written by Zig for you. Well Done.

Carole you Rock !

Feb 12, 2009 02:56 AM #37
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Carole- See ex-husbands are good for something. LOL. From the sound of his reaction to your success there was probably not room for him AND Feng Shui anyway. You definitely got the better end of the deal. And we got you!! Thank you ex-husband!!

Feb 12, 2009 12:34 PM #38
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Margaret, We truly are.  I too heard it many years ago and have always found it to be true.

Louis, Thank you for the comment and stopping in to read.

Fred, I loved that quote!  Thank you for sharing it and I absolutely believe it!

Margaret, Your remark is too funny :)  I DID get the better end of the deal, I've heard he hasn't changed a bit (NOT a good thing!).

Feb 14, 2009 12:18 AM #39
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

I love looking apartments even though I so many of them.  The ability to find the right apartment for every customer's needs is the goal and that is where the satisfaction comes in from.

Feb 15, 2009 12:03 AM #40
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

 Carole, I love the story but even more, I love the pics! Then again, pretty much anything with cute animals gets me every time. I'm still a BIG kid! ;-)

Feb 15, 2009 02:07 PM #41
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Your Story Carole shows how close one can be to either giving up or gutting up.... - Last week Jeff & I had the privilege of hearing Henry Winkler Speak ( he grew up in NY) his story is very similar - he was broke but somehow persevered and got a big break after almost throwing in the towel....imagine that!



Feb 16, 2009 06:58 AM #42
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Morgan, I know you get to see some beautiful spaces in the City...and can just imagine finding the right one for one of your clients...nice feeling!

Marti, He WAS cute!  He was just all alone but seemed to be doing just fine.

Grace, You always have such great stories in a comment!  I didn't know Henry Winkler was almost broke or that he grew up in NY. I bet it was a wonderful speech!  Thank you for sharing that.

Feb 18, 2009 10:20 AM #43
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

I think that as long as we are doing something we love then we will be successful. It is when you try to force something that doesn't feel right that the potential for failure becomes real. Great post and great example you set.

Feb 18, 2009 11:31 AM #44
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Carole - what a wonderful article about your journey. That is awesome and thanks for sharing it. I am so glad you took the class and it worked out. I love your photos as well. That duck on the ice is priceless.

Feb 20, 2009 02:10 AM #45
Sherie Earley-Womack
Choice Real Estate - Monterey, TN

That is so beautiful! I would love to visit this area! Thanks for a great post!

Feb 27, 2009 03:03 AM #46
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Rich, I do believe, too, when you love something and stick it out, you'll eventually win at it.  I had some very difficult years but am so thankful I never gave up my dreams.

Sharon, I'm so glad it worked out as well.  The idea of being in one of those "corporate" jobs I know I would be very unhappy in!

Sherie, You're welcome anytime although Spring and Summer here are just gorgeous! 

Mar 01, 2009 06:29 AM #47
Isabel Waters, CDPE©, HUD Reg.,REALTOR® Residential Property Consultant
Waters Real Estate - Lic. R.E. Broker, State of Florida - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Carole, I am not surprised how many good comments you have on your post, including mine! I am also passionate about Feng Shui....Your transmit your vibes through the water view, no doubt you're facing one of your best directions and elements!... Love both, BTB and compass - I will keep reading your posts!

Greetings from Florida!


Isabel Waters, Waters Real Estate, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Apr 06, 2009 11:15 AM #48
Bobby LehmKuhl
4 Malibu Real Estate - Malibu, CA
Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.

Carole, loved the story. Great pictures. Thank you for sharing.  

May 03, 2009 01:57 PM #49
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


Great posts and pictures. You sound like a survivor. Keep it up.

May 08, 2009 01:26 PM #50
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Carole, what a lovely post. Like a good chef, you have given me enough to satisfy without over filling making sure that I will come back for more.

May 17, 2009 08:32 PM #51
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