Many optional solutions are offered when problem situations are mentioned. Every object commonly in bedrooms clocks, rugs, lamps is carefully discussed. Some items are too yang such as mirrors and should be used sparingly, and too many items make the room too yin and stifle the energy. The various details, such as color, texture, lighting, and artwork, that help a bedroom support sound sleep, are thoroughly covered. No detail is overlooked, says author Susan Levitt. Chapters are devoted to special bedrooms such as children's rooms, studio apartments, and guestrooms.
Even the bathroom is covered, since it is often adjacent to a bedroom. The feng shui bagua is thoroughly explained, telling the location and use of the Wealth Corner and the Relationship Corner, which are famous, for good reason, in feng shui. Harmony and prosperity are often the main reasons people first try feng shui. This book is based on Form School feng shui, not Compass School. Form School could be called the common sense school, because it is based on the form or shape of objects. The book does not discuss lucky directions or numbers, which are not a concern in Form School.
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Reviews Review Policy. Published on. Flowing text. But I was even able to mostly ignore that until I got to the chapters on the I read books on decluttering to keep myself on track. But I was even able to mostly ignore that until I got to the chapters on the body. I'm not sure when I've see so much bad science collected in one place. Colon cleansing, holding your arms over your head on the toilet, monitoring your poop, bras channeling electromagnetic rays into your breasts to cause cancer The list goes on.
She presents this hogwash as fact, in spite of a lack of robust data to support it and some of these ideas have been solidly dis-proved. For mental de-cluttering she even advocates canceling out last minute on your obligations if you just don't feel like it, rationalizing that says probably what the other people involved would want anyway. Really - that's not self-serving? And now I can't get that time back. What does feng shui have to do with what your poo looks like?
Everything, apparently. Dec 01, Cayleigh Stickler rated it it was amazing Shelves: reading-challenge. Growing up, I lived with a hoarder who didn't allow me to have things, which meant I grew up in a home where there was all this junk around me but none of it was mine. The few things that did come into my possession were later taken for garage sales.
Needless to say, when I left home, I went on a possession binge because it translated to safety, security, and comfort. I read this book in two sittings. I didn't write down the exercises, but I walked around my home and calculated the clutter. I found the room associated with the area of my life that needs the most work I thought finances, which is my kitchen and started to clean it, only to be pulled out and into the basement symbolizes the past and subconscious, which is something I know I need to work on where I went through forty boxes of things down there--in one night!
This book repeated a lot of the same concepts, but I needed that repetition to get it through my mind that clutter isn't healthy or good. I am inspired, and after that night of cleaning and decluttering, I feel incredibly empowered to continue this process through my entire home. Sure, you can find these concepts on the internet, and probably not much of them are new. Feng Shui isn't modern, after all. But it's the way the information was presented that made it have such an impact on me, personally.
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I am not easily offended, and usually take things with a grain of salt. I also usually give authors the benefit of the doubt, and in this case I really wanted to because I know virtually nothing about Feng Shui. But this book was so extremely out-there that I got the feeling the author may be psychotic. I'm not kidding. People actually believe that the things that happened in your house before you bought it will probably also happen to you, such as divorce, or bankruptcy?! At one point she claims credit for healing a heroin addict. She calls palm reading an "extraordinary skill". She claims she "can smell clutter in a person's aura".
To top off this ridiculous cake, on page 40 she asserts that fires and floods that destroy everything one owns are in fact "wonderful opportunities", and that they are your fault, "cocreated" by you and God. Are you kidding me? Is this a joke? This woman has the biggest superiority complex I've ever seen. I wanted to finish reading it just so I could be a fair critic, but I cannot. Frankly I am in disbelief of the positive reviews it has gotten, but maybe I'm simply, like the author claims herself to be, "a great skeptic".
I would have given it zero stars if I could have. Please don't waste your time, money, or energy on this garbage. So far this book has made he a happier person and I am only on page I have a lot of clutter, though. Let me know if you want to borrow it. This book inspired me to do a complete "feng shui" clean-out of my home!
I have been scaling down my belongings for the past few weeks and feel such a surge of excitement with this wonderful revitalization of my living space. Why do I still own this thing? If it still has a use, then fine, but if there is any negative memory This book inspired me to do a complete "feng shui" clean-out of my home! If it still has a use, then fine, but if there is any negative memory attached to it, then its presence in my home will keep me in the past.
Instead, getting rid of things like this will allow me to grow toward positive experiences in my present and future. Also, quite practically, clearing clutter creates space for new things I was amazed that this whole process of letting go works on so many levels. There is the physical aspect of it, of course, but it is also a cathartic, emotional experience.
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It was also a meditative process, too, awakening my spiritual sense in a similar way that Yoga does for me , giving the old proverb "cleanliness is next to Godliness" a new meaning in my life! It's amazing how the physical world around us, especially the home, can manifest in other areas of our lives as well Fucking changed my life. Super inspiring!
I have already started to clean up the mess in our basement. This is a book I need. And yet, whenever I read tips about how to de-clutter your life, I seem to always say that the ideas make sense, I can just never follow through with them. Even though, now, he doesn't, that jerk.
I hate him. Some of it seems to me the skeptic like common sense psychology type of stuff, not necessarily something that happens because of a Higher Power. But, whatever. I'm really just here for the cleaning advice. View 1 comment. I really liked this book. It inspired me to clear out so much clutter.
The central idea is that we can let go of our clutter by feeling confident that what you need will be available to you when you need it. In other words, I don't need to keep all the tons of craft supplies that I've been lugging around from state to state for years and never using, "just in case. Who knows, the right tool or doo-dad might just come along serendipitously I really liked this book.
Who knows, the right tool or doo-dad might just come along serendipitously when I have a use for it. I love this premise, but those who are sick of "the Secret"-type ideology might hate it. It's not exactly a scientific way of thinking, and that weakness comes through in the chapter on clearing the clutter from your body. Yes, there's a chapter on herbal colon cleansing, and it's full of pseudo-scientific assertions like "in countries where women have only recently begun wearing bras, breast cancer is only now becoming known," and "when you fast on juices all your internal organs get a holiday, so all that surplus energy is available for repair and revitalization.
I found this in my bedside table where I must have swiped it from somewhere and then forgot about it ironic! But after flipping through this but before really reading much of it I decided to really declutter my place, and this book was my feng shui guide! Yes, a lot of feng shui is woo woo, but I believe that stuff has energy, much of it negative, and it can hold you back because you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have. I got ri I found this in my bedside table where I must have swiped it from somewhere and then forgot about it ironic!
I got rid of 5 big bags of trash and donated an entire rolling bin of goods to Salvation Army. I've touched every closet, drawer, cabinet, and shelf in my place. And you know what? I don't miss ANY of it.
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One of the most interesting things Kingston mentions is that yes, some of your things can be sentimental, but they don't have to have value forever And so I looked at sentimental items in a new way, and thought--I've wrung as much sweetness out of these things as I need, and they've served their purpose.
Bye bye, things! I'm sure I could take another pass around my apartment and get rid of a whole new batch of stuff, but you know what? This was a huge first step. I'm breathing a sigh of relief when I walk into my house! The book has helped me understand a few things about myself, about why I have accumulated so much unnecessary clutter.
I hope after I clean out the clutter from my apartment that I will feel better. This book definitely helped me feel some more interest in learning feng shui. The only complaint I have about the book is about the last few chapters. Most of the book talks about clearing physical clutter from a home, but then the final few chapters talk about clearing clutter from one's body, mind, and emotions. Even though the tips listed in those final chapters are good, they're a little out of place for the whole book. Plus, some of the advice Kingston states for "clearing clutter from the body" seems a bit strange.
I also don't really like the tone she has in those chapters, making it seem like, even though she herself is a Westerner living in Asia, she is better than other Westerners in the sense that she "gets" Asian philosophy more than others. Even though there are some reasonable principals related to getting rid of stuff, why it is helpful, and what prevents us from doing it, the author is condescending, presumes the worst, and promotes things that are downright unprincipled in both emotional and physical terms.
To say that you have t buy a place that had happy people in it, and if you screw that up, woe to you, well, she is not speaking to the people who have little or no control over that, and it also defers blame off of you for y Even though there are some reasonable principals related to getting rid of stuff, why it is helpful, and what prevents us from doing it, the author is condescending, presumes the worst, and promotes things that are downright unprincipled in both emotional and physical terms. To say that you have t buy a place that had happy people in it, and if you screw that up, woe to you, well, she is not speaking to the people who have little or no control over that, and it also defers blame off of you for your unhappiness, it is your space.
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Configure your space for the way you live, not how the place was originally designed--that makes sense. But not this. The other is that she offers unrealistic benefit--the benefit of getting rid of stuff is becoming unencumbered, not so that you will win the lottery and get what you want. Not recommended. This book has a few practical points that must be filtered out from stuff that struck me as BS.
The practical points are useful and motivating. The BS parts often caused me to laugh out loud and have provided me with amusing funny-story material -- seriously, you must clap your hands in corners and ring specially-designed bells but only if you are experienced or a trained space-clearing consultant, otherwise doing this might be dangerous?? I also had serious issue with her ending notes about the This book has a few practical points that must be filtered out from stuff that struck me as BS.
I also had serious issue with her ending notes about the importance of colon cleansing. After reading this, I did a bit of research on colon cleansing and it appears to be the general medical consensus that it is completely unnecessary and can, in fact, cause injury and be dangerous to one's health. The author may thus be doing many people harm by touting the practice so enthusiastically, as I can imagine gullible people who take the Feng-Shui part seriously will also take her strong pro-colon-cleansing opinions seriously.
As a professional Organizer and Certified Relocataion and Transition Specialist, I enjoy this book once a year or so, especially after dealing with client's whose homes are horribly cluttered. Less is More everyone. I find so much more energy and peace when things are in alignment. I try to start the year out right, although I must admit that after helping someone else sort through their junk all day, it really hard to come home and do your own.
Every day is a new day, just minutes a day w As a professional Organizer and Certified Relocataion and Transition Specialist, I enjoy this book once a year or so, especially after dealing with client's whose homes are horribly cluttered. Every day is a new day, just minutes a day will change your life. I know that I just have to keep plugging away - just what I tell my clients. This is something like the shoemakers kids having no shoes!
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Furniture must have certain properties to contribute to Feng Shui, and it must be positioned properly in the room. There are a few lucky items that contribute to Feng Shui without requiring specific placement, but for the most part, location is key. Please note that Feng Shui only applies to the main room of the player's house. Items placed in other rooms will not affect the player's luck. Every object has two colors associated with them - the colors that take up the majority of the item. For items that have only one major color, the "two" colors are the same see examples.
However, the only colors that contribute to Feng Shui are red, green, and yellow. For the first room the player has 4x4 , that covers the whole room. Each tile that has Feng Shui has two colors associated with it.