Feng shui expert Kathryn Weber’s Red Lotus Letter is read around the world. She pens a syndicated column for Tribune Media Services and wrote the book 2012 Feng Shui Forecast: Year of the Dragon. HSN carries her line of Red Lotus Jewelry, and her clients are international in scope.
We previously offered some of Weber’s feng shui tips for the home. Here are additional tips for your home and your home office:
When you enter your house, does your eye goes right out the window to the backyard? That allows the chi, the energy, to rush in – and then rush right back out. “It’s like pouring a bucket of water over your head and saying, ‘that’s all you get to drink for the day,’ ” Weber says. She suggests you find a way to block that view, perhaps by using a screen.
Weber also advises against an L-shaped seating arrangement in the living room. “If you put the sofa and chairs opposite one another, it’s easier to converse; you don’t have to turn your head or your body.”
Don’t place the desk in your home office in front of a wall, Weber says. “That doesn’t allow energy to move in front of your desk. You end up feeling pressured, or like you’re rolling a boulder up a hill. By bringing more flow around your desk, you increase the flow in your life.”
Final bit of advice: Leave three blank folders on the left side of your desk for new clients. They should be red folders – the red color keeps them activated; it keeps you warm, and keeps your files energized. You’ll also be amazed to find potential clients start calling, asking about working with you.