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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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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Urban Design and the Art of Camouflage

Design in urban areas has really improved over the years.  Today, there are visible signs of the extra steps they have taken to beautify the city.  One of the things I really appreciate is how they have begun to camouflage unsightly utility and mechanical boxes in public spaces.    Usually, on the sides of streets and roads, we often see …

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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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What the Feng Shui of Trees can Teach Us about Life

Every time I visit family in Hawaii, I always marvel at the vegetation.  There are just so many beautiful trees.  I don’t know if it’s because of the climate, blue skies or ocean, but why do the trees there look better than the ones where I live?  Or is it just my personal biases. While …

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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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