Monthly Archives: August 2013

Artwork and Feng Shui: How the Choices you Make Influence the Feng Shui of your Home

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Frequently I work with clients who either have no artwork, artwork that they don’t love, or artwork that evokes emotions that aren’t pleasant or positive. This happens so often that I realized when I wrote my book that I really needed to address this common concern that people have when decorating their homes. Since feng shui goes beyond simply how a space looks and concentrates on how it feels, artwork choices become paramount. The following is an excerpt from my book, Feng Shui that Makes Sense which takes a look at some ways artwork affects us and how we can make better choices when it comes to what we choose to display in our homes. Continue reading

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How Clutter Affects Your Body, Mind, & Spirit

This is an excerpt from my best-selling feng shui book, “Feng Shui that Makes Sense”. Please note that this entire article has copyright protection and NO part may be copied without the written consent of the author.

What’s clutter? Clutter is anything that you don’t want, love, need, or use. It’s the pile of cooking magazines stored in the garage that you’ll never read again. It’s the rake with the broken handle that you never got rid of but have long since replaced. It’s the obsolete computer now sitting forgotten in a closet.

The accumulation of stuff creates a ball-and-chain effect, bogging you down and impacting you in insidious and profound ways. Clutter has its own built-in sense of inertia. Having too much stuff sitting around can make you feel lethargic and unmotivated. Not knowing what to do with unnecessary-but-useful items results in procrastination. As one of my feng shui students aptly put it, “Clutter is postponed decision-making.”

Having a great deal of clutter can Continue reading