Sarah Bernard of ELLE with Judith on Spring Cleansing

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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.”

SPRING CLEANSING
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.

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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?