'Your home reflects your life': reporter seeks calm, creativity through feng shui
By ANITA FRITZ
Friday, October 16, 2015
(Published in print: Saturday, October 17, 2015)
It was time to harmonize with my environment.
I’m by no means a messy person, but as I had moved from apartment to apartment over the past four years, I knew something wasn’t right. Something was missing. I wanted to feel more at home, more at peace.
I turned to feng shui.
We’ve all heard the words. We all have our preconceived notions about what it is and whether it’s “for real.” Some dismiss it as just another whacky fad, while others are curious, like me, but have never really taken the time to learn about it. Feng shui is the ancient art of arrangement. It is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with their surrounding environment. It literally means “wind-water” in English. Feng shui is supposed to create a powerful connection between a person’s inner and outer worlds, and when practiced correctly, invites calm, clarity, connection, creativity, balance, abundance and all sorts of good into one’s life.
Enter Jen Heilman, a feng shui transformational coach from Shelburne Falls, who believes that when someone uses feng shui to balance their life, money will flow, love will grow and life will get easier. Heilman, 44, teaches feng shui online from her home in Shelburne Falls.
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