VA: “Casa Organizada Vida Equilibrada” [Home Organized, Life Balanced] is your most recent project, started in January 2019. Tell us a little bit about this new project and what it entails.
SLC: “Home Organized, Life Balanced” is a Feng Shui series, where I will be uploading several videos on the subject onto my official YouTube channel throughout 2019. (https://www.youtube.com/c/SofiaLoboCeraConsultoraProfissionaldeFengShui). There will be 25 videos on Feng Shui; two or three will be uploaded every month so people can apply Feng Shui in their homes, their lives, their workplace, among others, in an accessible format with practical tips and suggestions so people can live a better life with positive energy and vibes!
My team and I produced the project in the second half of 2018, one that is unprecedented in this field in Portugal and which promises to become a basis for knowledge of and reference in Feng Shui in our country.
The videos can have captions in Portuguese for the hearing impaired or in English, as my follower community goes beyond our borders.
Several renowned entities were involved in this project, namely Hotel do Chiado in Lisbon, the Lisbon Golf Academy, Challet Fonte Nova in Alcobaça, Campo Grande Garden Centre in Lisboa, Top Atlântico, Centro Pré e Pós Parto in Lisboa, Arboretto, Linhas Direitas, Pedro de Santarém school in Lisbon, the multinational Steelcase, and Topo restaurant.
VA: How did this project come about?
SLC: It was an idea I’d had in my mind for quite a while now, but I hadn’t yet felt that “the time is right!”. Until one day, specifically from 30 June to 1 July 2018, I woke up in the morning, opened my eyes and said to myself: “this is it. This is the moment!”. I did what I had to do, and we started working on the project. I put everything together, from the script to the locations for shooting, the clothes I’d wear, the days we’d shoot and the days when the videos would be uploaded. I recall that when my producer looked at the first draft of my document, he said “it’s not through lack of organization that this project won’t move forward!” And so, on 1 August 2018, one month later to the day, we shot our first video, the video to be released exactly one year later, on 1 August 2019. Of all the videos we made, and I like them all, of course, this is my favourite; perhaps because it was the first, it has a different taste to it 😀.
From them on to the end of 2018, we shot and edited all 25 videos, so they’d be ready for the launch at the start of January 2019.
VA: What is the aim of this project?
SLC: The aim of this project is to help people and make their lives easier by offering them practical and visible solutions on how they can implement simple solutions that can change their lives. In addition to these suggestions, I also explain how things work, why they should be used and when, so the results are boosted. A professional and personal consultation is always better, of course, but for those who can’t have this for any reason, these tips already help quite a lot.
VA: Throughout these months, you began by explaining what Feng Shui is, what it’s based on, how you can get energy flowing inside a home and you also offered tips on how to have energy, drive and time to get your body in shape for summer, be healthy and use plants in our favour. What else can we expect moving forward?
SLC: In June, as many are starting their holidays, I started by making people aware of the care to take when choosing a holiday destination, because it’s not just important for it to be pretty, at a good price, near the beach, it’s also important for people to know whether they are travelling somewhere where they will feel good, as it isn’t nice to invest in holidays that turn out a fiasco. Or even when what happens after the holidays is unpleasant. I also spoke about how to stimulate travel in people’s homes, as we often hear it being said that they never travelled again since they moved into that space. Still in June, I’ll run some very practical tips on how to organize the holiday logistics. From here on we will talk about many interesting topics, namely how to make the most of this season, how to encourage romance, marriage/relationship and passion, return to work so that this runs smoothly and also how to achieve professional or financial aims, among many other subjects people want to know more about.
VA: Why the name “Home Organized Life Balanced?”
SLC: “Home Organized, Life Balanced” was a name I came up with in 2017 for my upcoming professional project, as deep down the idea was already being mulled. It’s a name that fully relates to Feng Shui, although Feng Shui is much more than organization. However, it’s with organization that it all begins.
VA: Is there any message you’d like to leave?
SLC: Yes! I’d like to thank the people following this series on our YouTube Channel and social media and to invite you to follow us, as this project was created and developed with you in mind. Having contributed and continuing to contribute to people fulfilling their dreams is sheer happiness!
in Vento e Água Magazine published on September 2019