Feng Shui Friday


My education in Feng Shui, or the art of placement,began in Japan in 1992. I was teaching English in Sendai, and my employers and his wife were trying to have a baby. One Feng Shui Master and 5 empty white picture frames later, they were expecting, and I was hooked. Over the next 20 years, I've consumed over 30 books on the subject, and have practiced 3 variations of Feng Shui from 3 schools of thought in my many consultations. I have arrived at a practice that combines the Form School, Flying Star elements, and Black Hat, or Western Feng Shui. I utilize traditional Feng Shui principles, but use a Western perspective with respect to architecture, property layout, and land location. I've completed a gold level Feng Shui practitioners program and am a graduate and professional member of the International Feng Shui Guild. My expertise lies in achieving a balance of all areas in a retail or personal space while maintaining the aesthetic integrity in order to achieve the client's goals. -Melissa Leib.

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We cannot fix everything; I think this is the collective acknowledgement of 2020. The year of the Metal Rat is directly opposed to me, the Fire Horse. I was told it would be a year of struggle. Yes. I’ve been fighting this tub for well over 2 weeks trying to get it to the cast iron color I love. I’ve changed course. The legs went to a sand blaster for refinishing, and the tub is going to be color matched to my favorite Hinkley finish, Aged Zinc and painted. Done.

In life, and in Feng Shui, you must pick you battles. I’ve learned it is the big picture, the land location, the forms, the safety of the space and the health of the Property’s earth, not the color of the tub that matters. Don’t waste time on things you don’t want to do if you don’t have to. It’s been a hell of a year so far. As the late great Winston Churchill said “if you’re going through hell, keep going” there is no other option. 

Make your place feel safe; it has been your refuge more often than not in the last couple of months. Don’t waste time or money on things you do not need. In this case, I’m letting my perfect version of this tub…accept, adapt, repeat.