Category Archives: Feng Shui

Children learn better without visual clutter

A study published in May 2014 in Psychological Science has confirmed what many teachers have told me for years – that an uncluttered classroom makes a much better learning environment for children. Anna V. Fisher, Karrie E. Godwin and Howard … Continue reading

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How to survive home renovations

Home renovations can really wear you down. It’s not just the noise and dust and intrusion of having builders in the space of your home. What many people don’t realize is that we rest part of our consciousness on the … Continue reading

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Does it matter where you keep your shoes?

In most Asian cultures it is common practice to remove your shoes before entering a home. This is because it is well understood that low level energies tend to sink to ground level, and some of these inevitably get stuck … Continue reading

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Feng shui bagua systems

What is the difference between the Compass method that is used in traditional feng shui and the Front Door method that I explain in my books? This is a huge topic with no simple answer, but there are some insights … Continue reading

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Feng shui for cars

A question I’m asked from time to time is whether the feng shui bagua can be applied to cars. Some feng shui books say it can, but I don’t agree. The reason is that the bagua is designed to be … Continue reading

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Feng shui desk positioning, and why it matters

When I lived in Bali, I would sometimes entertain my Balinese friends with tales of life in the West. Something that would always evoke astonishment and a great deal of laughter was explaining to them what common practice it is … Continue reading

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Integral garages

Integral garages are a challenging feng shui issue in many modern homes today, especially in the United States, where so many houses are designed that way for convenience, with no thought for the energetic effects. The problem is four-fold. Firstly, … Continue reading

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What hand sensing reveals

Everything in a person’s home is a reflection of something inside them, but this does not mean that this is all they are. Buried deep inside there may well be latent talents that have never emerged, or yearnings and desires … Continue reading

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Names and numbers

A 41-year old woman in the UK changed her name by legal deed poll recently to this: Red Wacky League Antlez Broke the Stereo Neon Tide Bring Back Honesty Coalition Feedback Hand of Aces Keep Going Captain Let’s Pretend Lost … Continue reading

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Modern feng shui practices

Very glad to hear that eBay has announced that  from 1 September 2012, “due to a large number of misclassified items and eBay policy violations”, spells, curses, hexing,  conjuring, magic, prayers, blessing services and magic potions will be prohibited from … Continue reading

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Finding my place on Earth

There was a time in my life when I lived in London and knew it was time for a change. I closed my business and made plans to go exploring California with a friend. But when it came to booking … Continue reading

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Change your bedroom, change your life

What do your front door, your kitchen stove and your master bedroom have in common? According to most feng shui experts, they are the three most important areas of your home to get right. If the design and energy flow … Continue reading

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How the shape of your home can affect your life

It’s often said that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, and this can certainly be the case with feng shui. I wrote a blog a while ago about the problem with oddly shaped houses, and a man called … Continue reading

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The problem with oddly shaped houses

Here’s a message for all the architects of the world: Stop designing buildings with missing areas. Just stop it. Okay? “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us,” said Winston Churchill, who knew nothing about feng shui but summed up … Continue reading

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How big is your bed?

Do you know that most adults sharing a double bed have 25% less space than if they were each to sleep in a single bed alone? How crazy is that? The UK, Australia and New Zealand have the tightest fits. … Continue reading

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