SPRING FENG SHUI CHAL­LENGE

Highfields' Own - - Lifestyle - BUILD­ING BI­OL­O­GIST JOANNE GALEA SHOWS YOU HOW TO WEL­COME FRESH EN­ERGY FOR 2017 BY FENG SHUI DE-CLUT­TER­ING

Most of us have at least a hand­ful of places in our homes that are wait­ing for some spring clean­ing at­ten­tion. The amaz­ing thing is that once we clean up con­gested parts of our home and cup­boards, we ac­tu­ally freshen and clear up our minds and health.

With the hol­i­days upon us, it is a per­fect time to freshen our New Year outlook.

Feng Shui, pro­nounced ‘fung shway’ or ‘fung soy’ means ‘wind, wa­ter’.

It is the tra­di­tional Chi­nese method of us­ing ob­served univer­sal laws of en­ergy for the ben­e­fits of hap­pi­ness, health, good re­la­tion­ships, per­sonal and busi­ness success and vi­tal­ity.

It can be ap­plied to the man­ner in which our homes and work­places can be de­signed and fur­nished to op­ti­mise ben­e­fi­cial en­ergy flows. Try these com­mon-sense starters: ■ Re­move gar­den rub­bish and al­le­vi­ate bad smells ■ De-clutter by clean­ing out the old and un­used to make space for the new ■ Re­move old clothes, shoes and un­used items ■ Fix leaky gut­ters and taps ■ Re­paint flak­ing and fad­ing paint ■ Dis­card ex­pired food and bro­ken items ■ Bin old, chipped and bro­ken crock­ery ■ Clean away cob-webs and dust ■ Spring clean walls, win­dows, cur­tains, bed­ding, and car­pets To book in your own de­tailed, cus­tomised form, school and com­pass school re­port and de­sign, phone Joanne Galea on (07) 4696 8064 at De­signs For Cre­ation Pty Ltd (QBCC Lic No. 1188614).

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