New York Times. To Bricks and Mortar Add Harmony and Luck

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Harmony & Luck


“At the Baccarat, Ms. Wendell was hired to work with the architects and designers to ensure that chi, or cosmic energy, flows freely and brings good fortune to the residents, developers and investors alike. To ensure that the structure is being built in the most harmonious way possible from the ground up, she chose an auspicious date in late July to perform a ground-blessing ceremony.”


Blessings and so-called smudging or space clearing rituals, which include meditation, chanting and the burning of herbs to purify the space and help promote good psychic and spiritual energy, are a major focus of her work. But she also draws on the design courses she has taken and looks for ways to introduce the five elements of feng shui — water, wood, fire, earth and metal — into a room or building, to create a harmonious environment in subtle but effective ways.


“The real art of this,” Ms. Wendell said, “is how to meet with the best designers of the world and have their concepts also translate the principles of feng shui so the atmosphere is not just absolutely exquisite, but really emulates the idea of prosperity and success and health.”

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New York Times. October 14, 2012. To Bricks and Mortar Add Harmony and Luck

Judith Contributes to Real Housewives of New York City

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York on YouTubeJudith Wendell contributed to the ever popular television series, Real Housewives of New York City so that bring a unique element to their show. Judith provided feng shui consultation  in order to mix ancient teachings with modern entertainment.

Sonja Morgan of Real Housewives of New York City commented on the Bravo TV website:

Judith Wendell ( was so nice to come over and help me clear the energy fields in my home.

CNN Business Correspondent Maggie Lake, NY Real Estate

CNNCNN‘s Int’l Business correspondent Maggie Lake, asks feng shui expert Judith Wendell how Feng Shui is increasingly coming to play in NY real estate.

CNN Interview with Judith Wendell

Judith also appears in:

  • The New York Post
  • AM New York
  • Feng Shui for Modern Living
  • Spa Business
  • IN New York
  • Gotham
  • Fitness
  • Acupuncture Today
  • Glamour
  • Real Estate Weekly
  • Other Publications

Feng Shui for Stress Relief with Dr. Manny on Fox News

Dr. Manny: Feng Shui for Stress Relief

Ask Dr. Manny: Fox News

From Dr. Manny – Feng Shui is the almost four thousand year old practice designed to improve lives and increase the positive energy around you.  For those of you like me who aren’t too familiar with it, it’s all about where things are placed in your home and how the colors you use to decorate with effect your stress levels.  To see this ancient practice in action we visited the Madaran Orient Hotel in New York City wtih Feng Shui Guru Judith Wendell.

One of the very basic principle of Feng Shui is the balance of yin and yang.  A living environment should always be somewhat more yang, so much more alive.  That’s a healthy environment.  But there are places where it should be more yin, especially sleeping.  A quite environment.

Another important function of Feng Shui is the command position.  That being that someone can see exactly what’s coming toward them and yet not be in line with it so that they’re empowered in their live.  That’s the metaphor.

Judith Wendell with Dr. Manny on Fox News

Judith Wendell on NBC Today Show with real estate guru Barbara Corcoran

Looking to sell your home for the best price (in any market)? Judith demonstrates how the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui can help you get the results you want.


Barbara Corcoran

Real estate guru, Barbara Corcoran highlights some of the things people are using today to sell their homes.  On the NBC Today Show you’ll see Judith Wendell and others practicing their expertise to help sellers generate interest in their properties and attract the best offers.

Today’s Real Estate, thinking out of the box. With the market down creativity among home sellers is up and some people are thinking of unconventional, even extreme methods to attract buyers.  We haven’t sellers in this type of situation since the the early ’90s.  In the wild world of real estate, desperate times call for desperate measures.  In this market sellers have to be more creative than they ever have.

Some employ the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui.  “Not too long ago I went into an apartment that had been on the market for a year and not selling.  We did a Space Clearing, we did some Feng Shui, It sold within the next week.”  Said Judith Wendell.  “The realtor was amazed!”

NBC TODAY SHOW ~ Dec 5th, 2008


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Sarah Bernard of ELLE with Judith on Spring Cleansing


Sarah Bernard of ELLE Magazine writes

“Business owners seeking a financial boost are among her most devoted clients. …Wendell also gets lots of calls from love-seeking singles asking her to remove romantic blockages from their bedrooms.”

Judith Wendell in Elle Magazine

“Business owners seeking a financial boost are among her most devoted clients. …Wendell also gets lots of calls from love-seeking singles asking her to remove romantic blockages from their bedrooms.”

We’ve all hear about the beneficial effects of detoxing our bodies, but could it work for our living spaces too?  After an onslaught of repairs, Sarah Bernhard lets a Feng Shui Consultant take a crack at her home.


Sarah Bernhard Lets a Feng Shui Consultant Take a Crack at Her Home

ELLE, 3/06: Spring Cleansing
Wendell got right to work.  She’d superimposed the Bagua, the feng shui “map,” over our floor plan and divided the space into nine sectors with the crisp pencil lines of an architect.  Our bathroom is smack in the center or the health sector, which she deemed “draining.”  We had a “missing” area in the creativity sector, where our apartment narrows, in need of bolstering.  The beams in our ceilings, which we found charming, apparently lead to headaches, especially if they run directly above your bed.  “It’s like water running over a rock,” she said disapprovingly.  “At first nothing happens, but after 10 years it makes a ridge.  She eyed the bedrooms’ two doors and gasped: “A big door facing a little door,” she said, shaking her head.  One east the other.”

Wendell spent a weekend ordering surgical strikes such as salt cures, hanging crystals, and positioning a jade plane in front of her back door, which stands across from the front door.  (In feng shui, facing doors mean energy enters the space and then rushes out.)  Borghese, who felt the changes “made the atmosphere lighter and brighter,” said she didn’t know if the clearing had actually worked or if the entire enterprise was just an exercise to give them a sense of control over the house.  “I don’t and can’t know,” she said, “but it made me happy.”  And what, in the end, is really the difference?

Feng Shui and Vegan Fare Battle a Neighborhood Curse

Dining In

New York Times. Feng Shui and Vegan Fare Battle a Neighborhood Curse.

A neighborhood curse cured.  Candle 79 hired Ms. Wendell to go where no contractor had gone before and fix what seemed to be ailing the two-story town house.

If you noticed them at all, you would think they were part of the restaurant’s new design: two small octagons outside, each with a mirror at its center.  The point?  To protect the restaurant from the building across the street, whose sharp edges, according ot Judith Wendell, a feng shui consultant, “create a knife-like effect on the restaurant’s energy, cutting into it – so we’re reflecting it back.”

“We use feng shui in the Third Avenue location,” Mr. Potenza said, “and after being in business there for nine years and going strong, we think it’s an element that has added to its overall success.”

“They will then literally anoint the space,” she aid, “sealing the doors, putting it down drains and toilets and touching the center part of each burner on the stove.”

I still another ceremony,shw will use rice to “feed the negative spirits so they are sated and o longer need to occupy the space,” Ms. Wendell said.  “One of the things that prevented me from coming in a first was the yin, or what I call predecessor chi.” (Chi is the Chinese word for energy).

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