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Feng Shui Your Life

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  295 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Jayme Bartett; the feng shui consultant to the rich and powerful of Beverly Hills, has written the most comprehensive and life changing book on the subject. Taking us on a personal tour of the homes she has transformed, Ms. Barrett explains the techniques she uses to create "positive space." Room by room, she illustrates the deeper purpose of every aspect of design; she de ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Sterling Publishing (NY)
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Nina
Aug 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best feng shui book ever. Pink light to all of you.
Robin Ripley
This is one of those books I have picked up and put down for years. I read it just before bed to pick up a hint or two.

Frankly, I'm not big into the feng shui mumbo jumbo (skeptic alert!), but the intuitive information makes sense to me. I will incorporate an idea here or there because I like that Barrett doesn't present feng shui like some type of science. She states very clearly that you should do what feels right.
Evie
Apr 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone nesting
Shelves: bookporn
I love this book and the feng shui philosophy, though I'm not hanging all kinds of tchockis (sp?) all over the place. I get the jist: make the energy flow through your house and feel better!
Narariel
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book followed "Western Feng Shui" and was reasonably well-written and had pictures. But it felt like it wasn't written for the average person. Feng shui for Hollywood stars and millionaires, perhaps? The author did add to the concepts with the idea of internal feng shui, of changing your attitude and approach. Her way of explaining this felt a bit... odd. Sort of like pushing one (or possibly more) of the Eastern religions/religious traditions at the reader, but trying to present it as part ...more
Stella
Too much of "your luck will go down the drain" for my taste. For the more common sense use of energetic aspects of feng shui without all the superstition, I would recommend Feng Shui that Makes Sense. But I still liked this book for its other recommendations and peaceful outlook.
Tome Reader
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gets a little woo-woo with spirituality but I expected it. After all it's a feng shui book. But the photos are lovely and the author is overall down-to-earth.
Fourborne
I read this in one day. It had some insightful practices. Very easy to understand.
Fonnell
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was needing change the kids all grew up and left home and here I was with no way to think about things. I was just walking through the Barnes and Noble passing time. I picked this book up and flipped it open to a page that grabbed me and had me thinking. Does your space hold what you love and reflect who you are? Mine didn't and this book is changing my life as I see it.

Yes the pink light stuff is way out there but this book is amazing! I am finally free of my pioneer ancestors habit of SAVE
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Janl
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
last read this in 2006 when i received it as a gift. something drew me to pick it up again & it has inspired me to clean & clear my home. it possibly explains why my life has stood still - stagnated maybe - for several years but, whatever it was, i'm immensely thankful that it has given me the kick i needed to get on & thoroughly clean (& take an interest in) my home and sort a dozen or so boxes of papers that have been waiting since 2008. i'm not sure that keeping my bathroom do ...more
mindi
Sep 10, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
this book is big, has huge gorgeous pictures, and a TON of information. it's probably one of the best feng shui books, especially judging from all the 5 star reviews.

it was just a bit much for me. when it started talking about going within and sending "pink light" to all of your loved ones...um, okay? i just wanted to know where to put a potted plant or a mini-water fountain to help me be more calm and less stressed. ;)

needless to say, i skimmed through the rest of it and turned it back in to th
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Stacy
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book because we just moved to a new home and wanted to get some ideas for our fresh start. I liked parts of it and some of the ideas. I like a clean, clutter free home - only surrounding yourself with things that you love and things that bring good memories. However, as I got into the more detailed later chapters I had to start skimming as some of the ideas (many of the ideas) were pretty out there and bothered me (i.e. Always close the lid of your toilet and the door to your ba ...more
Leesha
Jun 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Leesha by: Ida
This book is fantastic! I picked it up on a friend's recommendation (thanks Ida!), and used it to help decorate our new apt. in Munich. It truly has made a difference in our lives. We have especially noticed a difference after we focused on energizing our career and wealth/prosperity energy centers. We both have found new jobs that we are really happy about!
Megan
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was straight forward and very informative. I really liked how this book went into detail about decluttering and space cleansing. She gave very easy to implement methods to improve the flow of energy in a space. This has to be one of the best Feng Shui books I have read so far.
Susan
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: decor
I read tons of this stuff and this is a good, clear, if over-simplified, explanation. In discussing the philosophy of feng shui from a western perspective she gives the reader a lot to think about before you ever get to the part about hanging windchimes and moving the furniture. And the photos of properly feng shui-ed interiors are beautiful.
Gloria Petrey
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a book to live and grow with. It's a feng shui that is not only for the material possessions but for the heart and mind as well. Just the kind of thing that resonate with me. I got this book at the library but am putting it on my short list of books i'd like to buy and keep as it contains many wonderful pearls of wisdom.
Kelley
Dec 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading this book trying to find ways to work on our new house and I must say it has motivated me a lot. I am ready to clear clutter and beautify my spaces, but as the book suggests this is a slow process and can't be done in a weekend. Darn.
Susan
Feb 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
This book has some great ideas, while others are a bit out there. I love to decorate and rearrange rooms (especially with things I pick up at garage sales!) so this book is fun to have as a reference for ideas.
Shawna
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
I love this literary map into the world of Zen by Jayme Barrett. I keep this book on display in my home primarily to grab it whenever I feel I need to change things up ;)
Darlene
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thumb through this book quite a bit.
Gail
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a re-read, if you enjoy reading about how to uncluttered your life. Than this is a book for you.
Mark
Feb 20, 2009 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Helena recommended this.
Erica Cosminsky
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feng-shui
My absolute go to book on Feng Shui. Buy it if you don't already have it.
Becca
Dec 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, 2010
Great, great, great. I can't wait to get into our new place and start over completely fresh!
Ahme
Mar 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was pretty good. After reading it I went through about 4 other Feng Shui books and my favorite was "Feng Shui for the garden".

Marie M
Mar 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn't live any other way
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