When Feng Shui Conflicts with Common Sense?

Have you ever read or received feng shui advice that really didn’t make sense to you?  Sometimes I read other feng shui advice on the internet and I just have to shake my head. For example, someone advised painting a laundry room purple to bring in more finances.  A reader claimed they followed instructions and lo …

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The Feng Shui of Who You Spend Time Together With

Do you believe in the exchange if energies? In feng shui, we are taught that everything in the universe is a vibrating energy, which we call chi or qi. Not only live things such as plants and animals have chi, but objects, images and even empty spaces all have chi. Therefore, everything in our environment, …

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How to Use LED Lights in Feng Shui

This is a guest post by Jocelyn Brown.   Feng-Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of creating harmony in the environment by letting energy flow freely through spaces. In doing so, it promotes or attracts prosperity, good health, happiness and flow energy levels in the environment to attract happiness and feeling of well-being. It is anchored on …

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Why Do Relationships Come to an End?

Relationships are complicated.  Only those in the relationship understand what’s going on between them.  Even if you’re the one in the relationship, we often wonder why they come to an end. The other day, I was talking with group of my girlfriends and the subject of friendships and relationships came up.  As the year is …

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What is the Feng Shui of Dark Mirrored Ceilings?

The function of mirrors is reflection.  For example, there are times in interior design where a mirror will be placed adjacent to a large sunny window.  The purpose behind this placement would be to reflect the outside greenery and allowing more sun to enter the home.  With more light and nature in the room, the …

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A Mid-life Crisis Lifestyle Change – Saying Goodbye to City Life

There’s a saying in Japanese, “Ginsei Wakaranai Monda” meaning, “You just never know in life”. Me, the city girl is moving to the country.  As my sister said, “who would have ever thought that you would live in the country.”  How true.  You just never know in life. I’m a city girl, raised in the …

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Improve Indoor Air Quality with Plants and Get Better Health

Many of us worry about air pollution and how it can affect our overall health, but have you ever thought about the indoor air quality in your home? As an interior designer, I understand how people assume that interior design is all about aesthetics.  It’s true that we want to make sure paint colors match …

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The Energy of a Hand-made Dining Table from Reclaimed Wood

In feng shui, we say all things have energy.  That means inanimate things like dining tables have energy too. But not all dining tables have the same energy.   Unlike a factory made table, one made from reclaimed wood carries a different kind of unique energy. How do we assess this energy?  Through it’s chi.  The …

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How the Loss of a Lake Changes the Feng Shui of a Village

The other day I saw the title of an article from the Guardian that piqued my curiosity. Bolivia’s second-largest lake dries up and may be gone forever, lost to climate change.  The basis of feng shui is how the environment affects the people.  So, I wondered, “if the lake is gone, what happened to the people?” …

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Fundamental Feng Shui and Helping Us Stay Safe From Floods

You don’t need to study feng shui to realize that probably building on a flood plain isn’t such a good idea. The problem is, when searching for a home,  we consumers assume that if a house already exists on a property, it couldn’t be sitting on a flood plain.  Isn’t that why we have city codes?  Okay, now …

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