Posts Tagged ‘environmental psychology’
What the center of your home is like can tell a lot about your health and how chi flows in your life. The center is a very important space. Here are some tips to improve the chi of your home: 1. Open – Make sure that the center of your home is open to ...Read more.
Are you curiously uncomfortable in your home? Join the group. Many clients tell me that their home, however long they've lived there, does not feel like "home." This is so sad. Our homes are our only places of refuge in this big world. It should be a place where, when we pull into the ...Read more.
Those McMansions…that major home building trend of the last couple of decades had our ceiling heights grow from the standard 8 ft. ceilings to 18 ft. plus. These heights created a majestic and impressionable entrance way and would often carry through to great rooms and sometimes the entire first floor. Problem is they resulted ...Read more.
Can buildings boost well-being? Yes, it seems that there is consensus among many researchers and psychologists that this is so, however, hard evidence will take years to produce. The "soft" evidence, and common sense, shows that people are much more apt to be satisfied in their jobs, have better retention, and increased productivity in ...Read more.
Although I'm an ardent student of biophilic design – a fairly recent movement to infuse our buildings and structures with nature and natural elements – I’m still ambivalent about the use of faux nature in architecture and interior design. Studies have shown that we significantly benefit from the real deal. The illusions, although help us ...Read more.
I have developed a working relationship with an applied environmental psychologist this past year. I have been so excited: someone that speaks my language! Yes, I am a Feng Shui practitioner, but I have many years of working in scientific applications for marketing. I am a researcher at heart, a scientist and analytical, but my ...Read more.
The kind of art and icons we’re attracted to shows us who we are, where we are in our life and how we perceive the world. Feng Shui principles assert that whatever is on the outside is on the inside, as well. The nature of our homes and our workspaces are a mirror as to ...Read more.
(April 2008) I’ve been practicing Feng Shui for several years and it’s been a struggle to get my family, some of my friends and acquaintances to understand what I do. But it seems that almost overnight, a new sensation has sprouted that makes it that much easier to explain. The “Green Movement” seems to have ...Read more.
Many of the principles of Feng Shui are inherently within the sustainable building movement: namely, treading lightly on the Earth and using her resources wisely. However, there is a significant part of Feng Shui that is often missing from typical green designs. This wisdom can be integrated into sustainable-design practices to enrich human beings through ...Read more.