Gabriele answers your questions about feng shui for the home and your home office.
Bedroom over the kitchen
Hi…it’s feels very nice to read your article, it’s so informative. I started using feng shui in my life from last couple of years only. Me and my husband both are sick from past 4 years. I read in your article that having a bedroom above the kitchen as mine is a bad feng shui . We have no plans of moving yet…but are there any other ways we can fix this problem. If you can help please ….Thanks, Suki
GA: Hello Suki, I am sorry to hear about your and your husband’s health issues. You are correct, a bedroom should not be over the kitchen. The energies are contrasting…the kitchen is associated with fire energy, while you want calm, serene energy in the bedroom. The first place to start is to move your bed if it is located directly over the stove–this location is very detrimental to health. Also, add “Earth” energy to your bedroom–add linens and a rug under the bed in Earth colors–soft browns, brick, terra cottas and the like to protect your bed from the kitchen’s Fire energy. And finally, take a small mirror and place it under your bed facing down. This symbolically reflects the heat from the kitchen back down and adds a water element (glass) to “cool” the kitchen heat. When you do move, please make sure you avoid this location! Another bad location for the bedroom, is over the garage.
Losing Weight by Decluttering
Hi, I am wondering if you can answer a question for me. I am busy moving furniture and clearing closets in my home. I just put a fountain by the front door. I must have taken 6 bags to Goodwill the other day.
I am noticing now that my appetite has changed. I don’t have food cravings or am not that hungry. It is wonderful since I need to lose weight and usually stress eat.
My question to you is: By changing the energy of your home through Feng SFhui, can your appetite be affected and can you lose weight? It is just so wild how this has come over me. Am I imagining things that Feng Shui could have caused this? I am so curious. TD
GA: What a great question! Yes, I think this is a wonderful example of the impact of Feng Shui! Clutter is actually a stressor and can stimulate eating for comfort. While areas of clutter cause stagnation and blockage–and weight gain, when the energy moves smoothly throughout your home, you feel energized and more active—and can lose weight more easily!
You are the second client in a week who mentioned weight loss associated with decluttering!
Bad Couple Energy…
Hi there, I am wondering if you could help. Me and my partner moved to a new house about 14 months ago and since we have been living in this new house we have been arguing and what not alot. We never did this before. I wonder if it is because we may have bad energy and if you could think of anything I could do to turn it in to positive energy? thankyou,
Most importantly, make sure there is no junk, especially near the entrance of your home since this blocks energy and opportunity.
My son is always so restless at night since we moved. Any Feng Shui solutions?
GA: Make sure his bed is not directly in front of the door—this can be disturbing. His bed should face the wall with the door.
• Are the colors in his room soothing? Too much red can be disturbing—too dark can be depressing.
• Violent pictures and posters can also be a factor in poor sleep. Make sure the images that he sees first thing in the morning are soothing.
• A mirror that reflects the bed can be the source of poor sleep.