The question of why Feng Shui sometimes doesn’t work comes up once in a while with my students, clients, friends and strangers who email me.  The story typically goes: I did ___________________(cleaned out my closet, hung a crystal, painted by front door red, oiled my squeaky...

If the world were perfect and houses were built in perfect Feng Shui form, there would most likely be no stairs, because living and working spaces would all be on one level.  There would be no need to go upstairs since there would be no...

If a space can facilitate change in a person’s life, then it would certainly be possible to use your home to help in shedding some pounds.  Understanding where the “extra baggage” is located in your home, learning to read the messages about improper eating, and...

I’ve been corresponding with someone who is looking to purchase a space where the kitchen happens to be in the basement.  Because she had some basic knowledge about Feng Shui, she knew the situation may not be good.  Her question was whether she should move...

When we moved into our house 17 years ago, we made our dining room a music room.  I came with a grand piano in tow and that was the best place to put it.  Re-defining a room from one purpose to another requires some purposeful...

Feng Shui is all about balance.  Anyone who has read or studied it knows this is the case. A few years ago when I was in graduate school, I was required to have three years of Mandarin Chinese in order to get a Masters in...

When life gets crazy, it generally reflects in the space where you work and live. You need only look around in your physical space to get a quick read on how things are going on other levels----emotionally, mentally, schedule-wise, energy-wise. In Feng Shui,...

The Tao Te Jing is a little book about the philosophy of life written around 2500 years ago by an unknown Chinese scholar.  His had no legal name —“lao” means old and “tsu” means teacher or scholar.  The story goes that he scribbled it down...

In response to people who are looking for a quick fix and who don’t know a lot about Feng Shui, I offer the following nine actions to take to bring about some difference in your life.  You don’t have to do all nine steps---in fact,...

One of my clients has been struggling with clutter, specifically in their basement.  Years of accumulated stuff — theirs, her mother’s, their children’s, and stuff from unknown origins.  Although the rest of their home was presentable, it was the basement that became the nemesis that...

Joyce and I worked together several years ago to help her make Feng Shui adjustments concerning her lack of a relationship.  Joyce had been doing all the right mundane things with no success:  on-line dating services, blind dates arranged by friends, socializing through her church,...