Feng Shui and the Curse of the Dollar Store

by Heather Melcer
I was doing a Feng Shui consultation follow-up for a close friend of mine. We walked through her apartment assessing all the changes I told her to make during our initial meeting. We were passing by the kitchen (which was the Relationship area of her home according to the Bagua Map) and she was pointing out a few things changes she made, as this was an area of growth she wanted to focus on. She had this big plastic platter with a pair of two flamingos on display in the corner, the most concentrated point of energy. (As a side note, pairs are good to have represented in some way in this part of the Bagua Map). And without missing a beat, she said in passing, “oh, those are just some cheap-o little things from the dollar store I just got”. … More Feng Shui and the Curse of the Dollar Store

The Bookcase Challenge!

by Heather Melcer
Many people think that incorporating Feng Shui into your environment means massive rearranging, lots of redecorating, and even reconstruction. However, I’m here to assure you that even the smallest of changes within your home or office can have a positive impact on the total energy flow of your home, and thus in turn in your life. Take a look at the following before and after photos: … More The Bookcase Challenge!

The Feng Shui Stimulus Plan

by Heather Melcer
I’m not usually one to jump on the buzz word bandwagon, however, I was sitting at a diner one evening recently and there was a little laminated advertising card in one of those metal holders in-between the salt and pepper shakers that read: “The Stimulus Breakfast Package.” It went on to describe the abundance of food you would receive for shelling out just one low, low price. I have to admit, first I chuckled at it, and then my mind was off and running. I started to think from a Feng Shui perspective what were the areas that needed the most attention right now, and how each one of us could create our own “stimulus” package. … More The Feng Shui Stimulus Plan

Getting the Most Out of A Feng Shui Consultation: 10 Tips to a Great Session.

by Heather Melcer.
Congratulations! You’ve hired a consultant to come into your home or office and will soon be on your way to reaping the benefits of this wonderful ancient art. Of course, each Feng Shui consultant naturally has their own process, but there are some things that you can do on your end to ensure a good session; to make sure the energy of the appointment actually flows as harmonious as you want your new found energy of your home and life to flow.

Practicing professionally for 9 years now, I’ve experienced it all. These are some of my top suggestions on how to make things flow smoothly… … More Getting the Most Out of A Feng Shui Consultation: 10 Tips to a Great Session.

Feng Shui – Going Beyond Your Neighborhood: My Move to the Windy City

by Heather Melcer
Proper furniture placement, the right balance of elements in each room, solid position of a house on the lot, these are all examples of important aspects in Feng Shui. Then we add into the mix the personal energy of the individuals living in the home to get an overall sense of how the energy flow is being impacted. Each person has a unique energy, each one of us “fits” into a different type and style of environment.

Take a look at the following two photos: … More Feng Shui – Going Beyond Your Neighborhood: My Move to the Windy City

What’s this Feng Shui Stuff & Why Do We Need It Anyway?

by Heather Melcer
Yoga, Tai Chi, Acupuncture…these are everyday vocabulary words of modern day society. Whether you actually know what they’re about in-depth or not, is another story. However, most people at least have a sense of the basic concept; that these various methods come form the distant far corners of the world and have something or other to do with bringing balance to our lives. Well, Feng Shui is one more of those gaining popularity on the mainstream tip of the tongue… … More What’s this Feng Shui Stuff & Why Do We Need It Anyway?

Consciousness and Your Environment – Creating Spiritual Power

by Heather Melcer
There is no doubt about it, our physical environment and home atmosphere impacts our lives. Why else would we choose beautiful, breath-taking scenic places to take a vacation? We do it to get out of our own environment and into a space that renews our spirits and breathes a bit of relief and new energy into our souls. While there might be other things on our mind, what’s going on within our homes on a daily basis is a significant element to consider at the present moment in our history… … More Consciousness and Your Environment – Creating Spiritual Power

Hiring a Feng Shui Consultant: Top 10 Tips for Choosing the Right One

by Heather Melcer
If you are considering hiring someone to come into your home or office, like any other service provider it’s natural to shop around, especially if you don’t have a direct referral. Here are a few things to keep in mind, as well as questions to ask, to assist you in making the right choice for you at this time… … More Hiring a Feng Shui Consultant: Top 10 Tips for Choosing the Right One

Buying a New Home with Feng Shui Eyes – The Outside View

by Heather Melcer
Finding that perfect house with as much checked off on your list that you’ve been dreaming of is the ultimate task for hopeful homeowners. Everyone sets out attempting to find that rare gem with everything they desire in the perfect location at the perfect price. However, going beyond just the normal house hunting attributes, it’s important to find a house that is Feng Shui friendly which can impact the overall success and journey of your life… … More Buying a New Home with Feng Shui Eyes – The Outside View