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You don't need to be a professional designer or a feng shui expert in order to have a beautiful, comfortable home. Feng Shui That Makes Sense takes you step-by-step through the process of using feng shui principles to create a home that will please your eye, relax your body, inspire your mind, and lift your spirit.
After reading this book, you will be able to:
– Easily create a home of beauty, harmony, and comfort
– Learn basic feng shui principles that work every time in every space
– Improve the look and feel of any room in your home
– Discover the origins of popular feng shui myths and misunderstandings
– Enhance the areas of your home relating to Love, Money, Health, Family, and more
– Apply feng shui principles to your landscape and garden
– Integrate nature and natural materials into your living space
– Clear your home of unwanted energy
– Create a home that nurtures and inspires you physically, mentally, and spiritually
– Understand how and why your environment affects you the way it does
- Paperback: 302 pages
- Publisher: Two Harbors Press; 4/30/11 edition (May 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936401568
- ISBN-13: 978-1936401567
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Practical and Realistic
82 people found this helpful
There are at least a dozen books about feng shui on my bookcase. Each expert has their own opinions and to be honest I was ready to give up because the “must dos” were different and contradicted each other. Then I found Cathleen McCandless’ book and wow what a difference! The explanations of why the remedies of the past were used and how they may not be applicable to modern western living were such a help. Her common sense approach is balanced by the obvious respect that she has for the practice and history of feng shui. It’s well written and easy to follow. There are some immediate – inexpensive suggestions that can help you get started making positive changes right away. If you were like me, interested but confused, I would highly recommend giving Feng Shui That Makes Sense a chance.
Best feng shui book, period
16 people found this helpful
This book is a must read for anyone remotely interested in feng shui. I’ve done years of informal research into feng shui because its practicality fascinates me. This is by far my favorite book on the subject. There is a lot of misinformation out there that converts well-meaning people into superstitious and paranoid interior decorators (including me at some points, unfortunately). The effect is counterintuitive to what feng shui is all about, which is living in an environment that optimizes your health. This book addresses all the myths that I’ve come across and re-grounds you in the common sense and natural science that the practice is based on. It also puts feng shui practices into historical context, bringing it to life in important ways. Lastly the author gives really interesting, incredible (and sometimes comical) examples from her experience as a consultant. In addition to helping me nurture my home with more confidence, I can now better explain some of my interior decorating decisions to my husband in a way that appeals to his reason. Two thumbs up!
Completely Unexpected and Enlightening
3 people found this helpful
So this may be a long review so I apologize because I don’t often feel so moved to review a book as I do this one. Over the years my husband and I have lived in many rentals across the country due to frequent moving and a horrible home buying experience in our 20’s. Well faced with yet another move and my desire to no longer live in condos, apartments or townhouses (shared walls and bad neighbors are to common for us) we decided to try purchasing again. I have read many books in the past on Feng Shui and Vaatsu in desperate attempts to create balance when our options were limited and have to say I gave up on it a decade ago. Home buying terrifies me after our one and only home purchase turned into a 15 year nightmare of which we only lived in the house 3 years of so I decided to once again look at ways to try and make sure we purchased a comfortable home. This book was completely different. She doesn’t focus on placing fountains and knick knacks all over the place to bring good luck which I appreciated immediately because I cannot stand to much clutter. Her approach is about flow and comfort.
A perfect companion and guide
12 people found this helpful
It’s easy to get discouraged when reading through the range of feng shui guides out there. It can seem that they contradict one another in their advice on best practice. Some are more complex than I needed and others way too “easy” to apply to be realistic. This is the book that has me really fired up about practicing this fascinating art. It is explained in a way that makes sense for the culture we live in, while not losing sight of its essential origins, and respecting the fact that there are still mysteries that we cannot fathom about energy and how things manifest. It offers the perfect combination of a common sense approach to what intuitively feels right in your home, and the actual technical art of figuring out how to enhance it, using the compass energy points as they relate to your particular surroundings. These are explained fully but simply, in a way that makes it possible and exciting to make your own blueprint feng shui chart for your home.
Excellent Book that is proving to make our home feel great. Adds to Life!
6 people found this helpful
7/2/2014:This is an addendum to my initial review. The author has made this book very accessible, very’practical, and a book which, while I am Woking on making our house into our home right now, something I use every day.This author has gone WAY above and beyond the norm to create a practical, well written volume that feels friendly and very practically informative, useful and accessible. I have been consulting this book as I arrange and decorate, Balance and organize my new rental home. It is easy to follow but detailed.enough to really help me to maximize the chi (good energy), our finances and our comfortand health becoming more and more what we want it to be deeply inside and out. We are able to do this within our fairly tight budget, too thanks to the various suggestions we have found in . She explains how to figure out the most important things to do as we start. I can truly say that it makes a huge difference. My husband and I both feel better as we implement as.many of the a suggestions from this resource e-book. Room by room, space by space inside and outside, we can feel our relationship(great already) start to gently change for the better.
Hands down, the best book for practical Feng Shui decorating for todays living!
2 people found this helpful
My daughter asked for a Feng Shui book for her birthday. I looked over MANY different ones before deciding on this one. It’s great! I know because I have been enjoying reading it with her and applying many of the principles to our decor. I love that it is much more practical than many I looked at. Some of the old concepts of Feng Shui just aren’t practical for modern day America. From keeping our tv in the living room as a practical focal point to more modern ideas of the bathrooms energy and function, this book finds the perfect balance to create what I call practical Feng Shui. This is by far the best one I’ve found on Feng Shui decorating. It is easy to read and the topics are organized easily for quick referencing. The book is very thorough and well written. I appreciate the examples throughout the book as well. Clear and concise, practical and in depth. I feel I found the right book choice for my daughters wants and needs. Thanks!
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning feng shui thru this wonderful book
2 people found this helpful
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning feng shui thru this wonderful book. After checking out some feng shui books from the library I realized the art of feng shui could be a little complicated but this book and Cathleen McCandless made it easy, fun and her recommendations DID totally made sense. After reading her book I went to her website and found I could send her my home floor plan and she in turn would map out my home for me. With the recommendations in her book and her map of my floor plan I totally transformed my home. In spaces that lacked energy it is now bubbling with the sound of water. Areas that I thought had little significance like my kitchen pantry ended up being the center health of my home. It’s now tidy, clean and organized and the space feels so much better. The book teaches you how to enhance the footprint of your home and how each area relates to different aspects of your life. With the elements of metal, water, earth, wood and fire she teaches you the right and perfect place to add these elements in your home. I feel totally at peace and comfortable in my space. I’m so happy I found this book by Cathleen McCandless and I know anyone who reads it will feel the same.
Everyday Feng Shui
7 people found this helpful
I have recently been reading several books on feng-shui, and noticed a real difference in the approach of each author. This author approaches the topic in a sensible and practical way. Less emphasis on specific rules and traditions – though she offers some interesting side-bars on how and why such rules may have existed – and more common-sense reasoning on why feng shi works. I would recommend this title for those a bit hesitant on this topic since it introduces concepts in a manner that is comfortable and inviting. Think interior decorating rather than serious study. Examples and stories make this an interesting read. Not for the serious or traditional student, but for those looking to bring some feng shui into their everyday environment.