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Feng Shui from A to Z by Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

Celebrating life with Feng Shui -- Mid July, this is a yang time of year here in Los Angeles – lots of sunshine, long daylight hours, and the best of all, weekend Obon festivals. The Obon festival in Southern California is a traditional gathering, almost every weekend at a different venue, usually on the grounds of a Buddhist temple, to express respect & gratitude to the spirits of our [...]

Feng Shui in Hanoi – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui in Hanoi – Janet Mitsui Brown

The first evening after catching up with our daughter in Hanoi we retired for much needed rest. A wonderful shower after an extended journey is refreshing – but with a time difference of plus 14 hours I woke up at 3:00am and could not get back to sleep, so I meditated - a good use of time. At 6:00am I prepared for the day. Breakfast begins service at 7:00am…the Vietnamese rise early [...]

Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

I know it’s been awhile… I have been spending time in Vietnam with my husband, reuniting with my daughter, who was a Fulbright scholar in the town of ThaiNguyen, two hours north of Hanoi. Besides re-discovering Vietnam with our daughter, I was eager to learn more about feng shui in Vietnam and Cambodia. We flew to Hanoi, and daughter met us at the airport the final day in May – a [...]

Feng Shui (and Download the ‘Happiness Chronicles’ Free 3/19 Only!) – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui (and Download the ‘Happiness Chronicles’ Free 3/19 Only!) – Janet Mitsui Brown

The T’ai Chi Cycle -- I often give presentations to groups – at the library, real estate agencies, retirement homes, seminars, networking groups – about feng shui – and at the introduction I always talk about the t’ai chi circle, the yin and yang circle that is the core of feng shui. I always tell my audiences that life is constantly in transition, as seen, for example, in the [...]

Feng Shui for the New Year – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui for the New Year – Janet Mitsui Brown

The solar Chinese New Year used in feng shui starts February 4, and the lunar Chinese New Year, the traditional Chinese New Year, begins January 31 this year – and both dates signify a new beginning. the year of the Wood Horse! The solar new year – traditionally February 4/5th, is the date used in Chinese astrology four pillars – Chinese fortune telling & compass school flying star [...]

Feng Shui and Balance – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui and Balance – Janet Mitsui Brown

The fall months of October and November kept me busy - The Joy of Feng Shui store had a sale the end of October, which proved to be a grand opening for the distinctive array of feng shui cures available to clients and friends. Then, as November began, I had a book reading at the Japanese American National Museum. I wrote the children’s book, Thanksgiving At Obaachans, and gave a presentation [...]

The Joy of Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

The Joy of Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

Joy is about balancing your home with the proper elements so you can enjoy the advantages of living with the environment. The vitality that accompanies a positive spirit raises chi – one’s energy level, and with trust in one’s mind and heart, good things happen. How do you know if you need a cure? Well, if something is missing in your life – the security of money, the companionship [...]

Autumn Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

Autumn Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

Here it is, October in full bloom – the Dodgers are in the playoffs (they might need a qi infusion though), football both college and pro are flourishing, and pro basketball teams are just starting to practice. The air is a little brisk, and summer is a season of the past. It’s time to look forward to Halloween, and the family traditions that follow in the months ahead. How are you [...]

Autumn and Feng Shui Prosperity – Janet Mitsui Brown

Autumn and Feng Shui Prosperity – Janet Mitsui Brown

Fall has always been a special time for me. When I was much younger, it was the time when the new school year started -- a few dress! new shoes! new school supplies!and new teachers – a nice clean slate. Fast forward, forward… my husband and I married, in the summer, but we had our reception in September, the commencement of the autumn solstice. Perfect weather – no wind, crisp air. The [...]

Feng Shui and Dowsing – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui and Dowsing – Janet Mitsui Brown

Dowsing is a divination art, taking us on a journey beyond our five senses, and it is one of the most ancient and particular art/science forms known to mankind. It is used to detect and cure energy pockets in our environment created by the Earth’s natural energy flow that are in conflict with our bodies and homes. Put in context, feng shui helps you to work with the energy of a template also [...]

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