Most of us know what it takes for us to find our proverbial “happy place.” It might be an actual place or a place somewhere in our mind----either way we feel better when we find ourselves there. If truth be known, our stress levels probably drop...

In 1913, my grandfather was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He was banished to a sanatorium in Pine City, MN, leaving my grandmother with my mother who was 3 and twin baby boys to continue working their farm until he got better and could return. There were no antibiotics or...

One of the characteristics of an integrated hospital space is that it be vibrant and alive.  This isn’t just referring to color selection, although that is certainly important.  But just as important is the link to nature that involves the ever-changing current we see throughout...

As a Feng Shui consultant helping healthcare facilities create an integrative and healing space, I look at factors that cause environmental stress.  One factor often on the short end of consideration is noise. All aspects of surroundings make an impact on whoever is in those surroundings. ...

In 2003, I was hired as a Feng Shui consultant to assist in the building of a hospital in Hudson, Wisconsin.  My position on the design team enabled me to offer ideas for color, furniture placement, office arrangements, an overall entry experience, optimal garden settings----and...

A common complaint I hear from my corporate Feng Shui clients is they “never have enough time.” There are never enough hours in the day or minutes in the hour. They’d love to do more, engage more, listen more, help more---but there’s not enough time. Too many meetings,...

Waiting is an uncomfortable task—whether waiting for time to pass, waiting for a special event, waiting for water to boil.  It’s even more difficult when waiting to see a medical professional. If you happen to be going in to a clinic for a check-up, it will...

Working as a Feng Shui consultant in various hospitals over the years, I have been cognizant that there are specific life-critical systems in place near each hospital bed.  In an emergency, an oxygen supply, medical ventilators, monitoring capabilities are all crucial to helping people heal. Along...

A client’s first impression when walking into your business is always important.  A whole set of conclusions are made in the first 30 seconds or less, so whatever  experience the client has in the reception area helps them conclude what it’s going to be like...

If you’re having a bad day at work, you can probably pinpoint the issue to deadline stress, performance anxiety, co-worker annoyances or a hundred other reasons.  There may be a combination of things that are contributing generously to you having the proverbial bad day. One factor...