Friday, October 17, 2008

Go With The Flow

www.leichic.comWhen you’ve got cash to spare, it’s easy to close your eyes and roll the dice. But these days who wants to leave success to chance?

That’s why we enlisted nationally acclaimed feng shui consultant Clear Englebert, author of the just-released book “Feng Shui For Hawai‘i” to give some simple solutions to bring positivity and harmony into your life and home. Because right now, every little bit helps.

• For basic empowerment, don’t sleep, work, or spend significant time with your back to the door. If the furniture can’t be reconfigured, use a mirror.

• For health, prevent weakness from developing by not spending significant time with something aimed at you, such as an overhead open beam, sharp furniture right angles, or bare glass tabletop.

• The easiest money-saving tip is to keep the toilet lid closed and the bathroom door shut, because water represents money and drains represent money leaving.

• Enhance relationship harmony with a solid headboard, representing a solid union. Open headboards with bars or slats symbolize an open relationship. And for single people, a solid headboard represents backing in finances and decisions.

• Home colors: green is a good color in bathrooms because it symbolizes plants, which symbolically suck up excess water; yellow, a gathering color, is good for living rooms; and warm hues in a couple’s bedroom signify a warm relationship.

• Remove stagnant energy by throwing out dried plants – including lei – that are more than a few months old. Clean artificial plants are just fine.

“Feng Shui For Hawai‘i” is available online at For free shipping, use the code LEICHIC at checkout.

Clear Englebert will be giving free talks on feng shui tonight and tomorrow where you can learn more and ask questions about your home layout.

Tonight: 6:30 to8 p.m. at Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd., second floor (check in at the concierge desk), call 808.237.5462 to guarantee your seat.

Tomorrow: Noon to 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana, and 2 to3 p.m. at Borders Ward Centre. See more dates and times on Englebert’s website.

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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