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.

Feng Shui Friday Latest Posts

Take a deep breath…

Last week I touched on what was a week packed full of emotions for me. Well, I made it! So how do I/we/you weather these crazy times? Bad weeks, bad years? 

First, I’m going to share another secret about me. I suffer from chronic anxiety. My trigger: If I wasn’t able to breath through my nose (cold, allergies etc), I’d have full-blown, gasping for air, paper bag breathing episodes.

But if you ask me, I was fine. I’m fine! 

For years, every mentor, practitioner, doctor kept telling me “you really should meditate.”

I finally said yes to a 6 week program which my Dr referred me to that is run through Stanford.

When I lived in Japan, I did learn how to meditate in my Aikido classes. I didn’t continue the practice once I got home, but really wish I had! 

I could go on and on about the benefits of consistent daily practice, but here are some facts:

After 8 weeks of consistent daily meditation, the structure of your brain changes…yes, really. 

You can repair your DNA through consistent meditation

You can extend your natural life by years through consistent meditation

You perform better on standardized tests

You can lower your blood pressure with consistent meditation

The list goes on and on and is quite impressive.

Almost anyone CAN do it-it’s a question of whether they will and when. 

There’s never a shortage of bad stuff going on, this is an inexpensive way to help mitigate our responses to the bad stuff.

So that’s my big reveal… my big advice. Don’t wait to get started if you want to see some positive change.

There is no shortage of free apps and videos that will guide you in meditation. I use Insight Timer (free) and Oura because the app accompanies purchase of an Oura ring. Oura ring is outstanding, btw.