Best Feng Shui Place To Sit | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant

Best Feng Shui Place To Sit

The best feng shui place to sit is where you have command over the room, which means good back support (a wall, a piece of furniture, or a high-back chair) and being able to see the door, facing the space in the room, and if possible, with a view of the window. Do you sometimes avoid sitting in a particular place because you don’t feel comfortable there? It could be that you simply don’t like the atmosphere in the room, but mostly it’s because you are sitting in the wrong place. This can make you feel unsupported, unprotected, vulnerable, disturbed, or …

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Wake Up In The Rooster Year | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant

Wake Up In The Rooster Year

The Year of the Rooster on January 28th is the start of the Chinese New Year. The energy influences for 2017 are Yin Fire over Metal, metal being the rooster’s element/energy. Fire and Metal clash, and the 2016 yang fire and metal monkey clash brought the energy of unpredictability and surprises, taking a risk and trying something different. 2017 yin fire and metal rooster energy gives us a wake-up call to get moving, but in a more calculated, methodical and practical manner. Rooster energy gives a sense of optimism, strength, leadership, collaboration and communication, while the yin fire kindles around it, …

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Feng Shui Shui Is For Keeps | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant

Feng Shui Is For Keeps

Feng Shui is for keeps, not for a quick, temporary fix. I once sat next to a BBC reporter at a dinner.  He was disappointed not to receive a quick feng shui diagnosis over the main course, followed by treatment over dessert. He asked me discreetly if our Host’s dining-room needed feng shui, then asked if I could help him to feel better, as he was lacking energy and generally feeling unwell. I did wonder if he would have asked a doctor or lawyer for some quick advice over a semi-formal dinner. I explained that I would need compass readings and …

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Feng Shui Hell In A Hotel Room | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant

Feng Shui Hell In A Hotel Room

Before this trip, I hadn’t really considered the importance of hotel Feng Shui. And why wouldn’t I when the same principles apply to any space we’re occupying, even if it’s just for one night. I wonder how many people walk out of this hotel room feeling ill, nervous, shattered and spooked. Some years ago I had my worst night’s sleep ever in this room. I had to check in quickly and rush off to a meeting which ended late at night. When I returned, I was desperate to drop into bed and sleep. I had no time to feng shui …

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Would It Have Happened Anyway | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant

Would It Have Happened Anyway?

Things usually happen after a Feng Shui makeover, sometimes quickly, sometimes gradually. When you shift subtle energy, changes take place, and it’s often the small feng shui changes that bring about positive feng shui relationships with life-changing outcomes. Would it have happened anyway? This is what I sometimes hear after I have carried out Feng Shui on somebody’s home and positive things start happening. They wonder if these things would have happened anyway, without the Feng Shui. One of my clients had problems with partners. She seemed to attract domineering men with emotional baggage, and being a kind, helpful person, …

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Feng Shui Is Powerful Energy Healing | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant | Oxford & Portugal

Feng Shui is Powerful Energy Healing

It is often simple changes that create positive Feng Shui energy. I’m thinking about one of my clients who kept breaking his legs, arms, wrist and more. His wife moved out, believing there was a ghost around. There were certainly a few things wrong with the energy in their house, and one of the culprits was such a simple thing. Feng Shui is amazing at clearing out bad energy in the surroundings, and it has many rules, tools and techniques to do it. But there is also a lot of common sense involved.  How often is our priority how the home looks, …

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Feng Shui For Happy Children | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant | Oxford & Portugal

Feng Shui for Happy Children

Feng Shui for happy children can make a huge difference to a child’s behaviour and unique development. One of my clients had a child who was terrified at night and didn’t seem to like being in her bedroom. During my consultation, I suggested that my client remove the red rug from the daughter’s bedroom floor. Apart from being bright red, which is a yang colour, and yang is too vibrant an energy for a bedroom, the rug depicted a pouncing tiger with open mouth. Similar smaller images of the tiger were also on the red curtains. No wonder she was terrified. …

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Move Ahead In The Monkey Year | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant | Oxford & Portugal

Move Ahead in the Monkey Year

The Year of the Monkey on February 8th was the start of the Chinese New Year. A good year to take a chance, make a change and believe that anything is possible. This is because the monkey is one of the most energetic, enthusiastic and optimistic animals in the Chinese zodiac, but he also gets up to tricks, so it can be an exciting and intriguing year. Each new year arrives with two energy influences, this year being yang fire over metal, the latter being the monkey’s element. According to Feng Shui, the interaction of these two elements can have …

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