Harmony and Bottom Line in the Workspace

New York Times harmony

Fast Feng Shui

Four tips for improving the chi, or energy, of a workspace:

  1. If you have an office, place your desk so that you face the door but aren’t in direct line with it. If that is not possible, hang amirroe on the wall that lets you look at the door.
  2. Use a round worktable for meetings with colleagues to foster harmony.
  3. Adorn you desk with plants. Water them; they must be alive to active chi.
  4. Clear your desk of clutter, the biggest foe of chi.

Another believer is Janet M. Loeffler, a co-owner of Bath Island, a personal care and gift shop on the Upper West Side. Business was slack, so she called Judith Wendell of Sacred Currents, a feng shui design firm, for advice. Ms. Wendell, processed simple changes like adding windsocks and chimes to the entrance way and eliminating clutter from the office in the store’ wealth sector.

“An increase in traffic was instantaneous,” Ms. Loeffler said. People who thought the shop was relatively new to the neighborhood were surprised to learn that it had been there 10 years. Other changes included opening up aisle space, improving lighting and ventilation and introducing soothing aromas intended to put shoppers at ease and possibly in a buying mode. “in my six years here, this last one has been the best,” said Kenna Kolaitos, a sales clerk.

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Like a Candle in Wind & Water

Feng Shui for Modern Living. Like a Candle in Wind & Water

Feng Shui for Modern Living

Why curse the darkness when you can light a candle.  We all know about that.  But how about the qualities and placement of a candle, author Tina Ketch’s Fen Shui Candle Lightning (US$18.95) is designed to illuminate one’s needs with a flick of a Bic and a bit o’ bee’s wax.

“Each bagua section refers to health about what ails or fails you,” claims Ketch.  Listed in Who’s Who In America and Time Magazine, USA Today voted her best in her field.

On a compatible candle-conscious note, FS – entrepreneur Judith Wendell’s clients – including NYC’ Felissimo, Soho’s Kirna Zabet and Arizona’s Miraval Spa-wax poetically about her bagua-design-aligned candles.  Each is design with an octagonal shape, specific color, organic essential oil and vibrational crystals, and are available at: www.newdimensions.com or +1-212=410-1832.

“People should follow their intuition to distinguish which area of their life needs balance,” Wendell shares.  Her tips are for Abundance – the Wood element of the purple candle with dear oil and carnelian crystal; Recognition – fiery red, clary sage oil embedded with amethyst; Relations – pink, geranium rose oil with moonstone crystal embodying the yin earth energies; Completion – metallic white candles with rose quartz crystals and pine oil; Benefactors – silver candle with lemongrass oil and Sodalite gems representing yang, masculine energies; Path in Life – for career and social enhancement, black with smoky quartz crystals and peppermint oil; Self-knowledge blue, rosemary – ‘new’ wood green with adventurine crystals and bergamot oil; and Unity – bagua’s center of orange and lavender with garnet for health.

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Aromalite from Sacred Currents

Aromalite. Health for WomenWake Up and Smell the Spearmint!

The Aromalite from Sacred Currents acts as both as night-light and aromatic diffuser. It comes in three motifs inspired by feng shui (the Chinese practice of strategically placing objects to achieve spiritual harmony): a wheat design with orange essential oil for emotional balancing, a Chinese long-left symbol with peppermint oil for invigoration,and a good-luck goldfish with lavender oil for relaxation.

If rolling out of bed is miserable chore, try the Aromalarm by Essential Time, which wakes its users with a gentle diffusion of essential oils. You can use any type of oil you wish (invigorating oils include spearmint, lime, rosemary and basil). If you fear a fresh scent alone isn’t enough to get you of bed, rest assured, the gadget also comes with a sound alarm!

Health for Women: September 7, 1999 »

New York Magazine. Lavender-filled longevity silk sachets

longevityFeng shui with lavender

Lavender-filled “longevity” silk sachets with cinnabar medallions are $35 at Felissimo.

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Geisha Glam Accessories

Geish Glam accessoriesFeng Shui Accessories

The last thing on my warm-weather mind right now is wondering about a white Christmas.  But come on!  Try these Santa specials – now! New York designer Judith Wendell’s elegant feng shui accessories and gifts are flying off Manhattan shelves.  From handmade journals (gorgeous), to exquisite aroma wall diffusers (great) and scrumptious silken pillows, they come in all sizes and are designed for specific pa kua needs (grand).  Wendell’s all-natural wonders prove this GEO senior student knows her stuff.  Functional without funkiness.  Beautiful breakthroughs.  Harness the ‘holy’ holiday.

From: Feng Shui For Modern Living, June 1999

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The New York Times. That Smell So Sweet

New York Times. That Smell'st So Sweet

Smell the Feng Shui

That Smell’st So Sweet

Felissimo, at 10 West 56th Street, sell Whiffers (top $25), personal inhalers that look like short pens, in varieties like the Wall Street Whiffer, for clarity and alertness, and Heartmending Whiffer, for “emotional wholeness.”  For the smell that heals.

The New York Times, 1/24/99
by Ellen Tien

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