was informative and fascinating. You taught me about the concepts of feng shui in situ, so that I could immediately relate them to my space. You were very thorough, covering not only the orientation and relationship of the bagua to my apartment, but also the corresponding colors and elements and yin/yang in ways that I could relate to my space and stuff immediately. Your advice about clutter is helpful, too, as it makes tackling it feel less overwhelming, plus the thought that it will clear the energy for other projects is also motivating. It was especially helpful that you started out by asking what my goals were, and that we repeatedly came back to ways I can implement changes to achieve them. Of the many ideas and suggestions we discussed, there were things I was motivated to get to right away because of my desire to change careers. Right after I saw you, I went to the hardware store and bought a pile of little magnets, and that evening I started putting up some key images and reminders in my “career” area, and taking some active steps toward looking for a new job. A week later I had two appointments to speak to friends of friends who work in areas I was interested in, and within about 6 weeks I had found an internship with an organization I love and still work for. Since then I've periodically referred to my notes from our session, at times when I've found myself needing to focus my intentions on an outcome in a particular life area. As my fortieth birthday approached, I found myself feeling more ready than ever to find a partner (this after about 10 years being single!). I checked out my bagua chart and your suggestions about colors and symbols, and decided to spruce up my “love and marriage” corner. I bought a beautiful wall hanging, and some red candles. It took a while for me to put the wall hanging up, but by then I'd met and dated several people. At the end of the summer, wall hanging finally hung and reminding me of my desire to “pair up,” I met a fantastic man who is proving to be a better match and partner than I ever thought possible! I will be more than happy to recommend your services to friends.
Deborah Dimasi, Development Assistant at StoryCorps, New York City
rearrange my bedroom to bring out my favorite aspects of the room: its airy lightness and calming energy. My decor, consisting of light hues with a few splashes of deep red and icy blue, was chosen to enhance those traits, but the pretty deep brown of my wooden desk had been covered up by my cotton laundry bin. Moving the desk in front of the laundry bin de-emphasized its functionality and brought the solid richness of the wood into view. Given that I love the look and feel of wood and have a few other such items in my room, repositioning my corner desk brought a sense of visual flow and completeness that I had been missing. Gwen also helped me to understand my natural, fitting gravitation toward yin energy in my most intimate space, and how switching the hamper and desk ushered in a softer look that better complimented the rest of my room. I love the change and have enjoyed it every day since!
Michele Kennedy, Arts Program Officer at New York City Department of Cultural Affairs