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If January was hit and miss for you, today is your reboot: It’s the Lunar New Year!

What can you expect during the Year of the Dog? An uptick in sincerity, loyalty, and friendliness. (No biting allowed and keep the growling to a minimum!)

It’s easy to join in the celebration:

  • Clean your home from top to bottom;
  • Sweep the house, starting at the front door and ending at the back (where you symbolically sweep last year’s energy into the past);
  • Open the back door at midnight and release all the stress from last year;
  • Buy fresh flowers for abundance, especially red; and
  • Place a bowl of oranges in the kitchen or dining room for good luck.

Auspicious dishes include fish (symbolizing prosperity), noodles (long life) and dumplings (wealth). Don’t forget to add a little spice or chili peppers in, so you have a zesty year!

Above all else, have fun! Make your home a place of joy. That’s irresistible to good fortune.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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