How I Learned that we can Communicate without Speaking the Same Language

Many years ago, our family lived in Kuwait due to my husband’s job.  The experience taught me a lot about different cultures and communication.   What I learned was that you don’t always need words to communicate.  And even without communication, you can understand the energy.  Energy doesn’t need an explanation.   While driving down the …

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Make a Living Room Feel More Energized

Does your living room feel organized and neat but you feel that something is missing? Being an interior designer and a feng shui consultant, I get the opportunity to visit a lot of different homes.  Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are large, some are narrow, others have very high ceilings, while …

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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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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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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 to Bring Chi to an Office with No Windows

Several clients have lamented that they have no windows in their office. One shared, “I don’t know if it’s sunny or raining. After a while, I have to get out of my office so I can see outside. I don’t know why, but I just want to know what the weather is like.” Imagine sitting …

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One-Day Health Workshop – Start 2015 with Better Health for Life!

Happy 2015!   New years is a great time to make changes in life.  Why not start 2015 with the goal to improve your health for life! Dr. Shan-Tung Hsu, will be leading a One-Day Health Workshop:   MindBodyChi Health Workshop – Ancient Eastern Wisdom of Self-Healing Date:  January 24, 2015  Time:  9:00 a.m. – …

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Increase Your Energy By Spending Time with People

My one New Year’s Resolution was:  Increase Energy. I know it’s just one, but there are many facets to this one.  My step one was  – Meditate.  You can read the post here. Now, on to step two – Spend Time with People In learning about energy, Dr. Hsu tells us that people connect to …

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How A Power Outage Made Me Reflect On How We Live.

The core concept of feng shui is “living in harmony with nature, in tune with the heart.”  Dr. Hsu always reminds us to live in accordance with nature, following her patterns.  This means we should rise at sunrise and rest at sunset.  We should also eat regional and seasonal foods.  But, today, with all our conveniences …

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