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An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereAn essential and accessible guide to increasing happiness, improving your financial well-being, and bettering your health through the timeless Chinese art of feng shui.Promising health, wealth, and happiness, feng shui offers endless appeal—at least in concept. Unfortunately, feng shui’s seemingly complicated methAn alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereAn essential and accessible guide to increasing happiness, improving your financial well-being, and bettering your health through the timeless Chinese art of feng shui.Promising health, wealth, and happiness, feng shui offers endless appeal—at least in concept. Unfortunately, feng shui’s seemingly complicated methods are often difficult to learn and apply in a meaningful way. Fortunately, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life is written in plain and simple English for the modern Western reader. Revealing the ancient Chinese secrets that are as useful and necessary today as they have been for centuries, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life communicates how to:· MEET “THE ONE” · FIND A DREAM JOB · EARN BETTER GRADES IN SCHOOL · ENJOY A BETTER SEX LIFE...

Title : Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life: How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness
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ISBN : 9780684866048
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Number of Pages : 233 Pages
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Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life: How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness Reviews

  • Creative Choices
    2019-01-22 16:43

    Ok this is the longest Review I have written as I am very passionate about it due to my personal experience with it - so please bare with me. If you are interested in Feng Shui it may be worth the read. Please note parts of this review are copied from other similar titles I have reviewed. First for the actual book at hand - "Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life". This is one of the first books I read when I began reading about Feng Shui. I was very taken by the ease of use and the concept of making it easy so I wouldn't have to 'work to hard'. I found that easy isn't always better.In theory this like the other 'western style' Feng Shui books are great. By western I mean anything that does not hold up to the Classical/Authentic Feng Shui concepts. Easy to read, easy to apply for the most part and fairly easy to incorporate into most homes.There are a few 'universal' concepts 'these' books shared that are logical, useful and truly helpful. Such as decluttering your life/home and using plants to bring in good energy. For the sake of being fair I am quite certain there are a few more that I am neglecting to mention here.If anyone has read different books on Feng Shui they will notice how each one seems to contradict the next. So even if you think you are 'playing by the rules for one' the next one tells you, you are way off course. First let me say I tried so many different techniques found in these books that I thought my head would spin. Not just for a day or two but for well over two years. Some of the things seemed to have an effect but as I have realized this has more to do with the power of positive intention which most of these books work from.When we bought our first home I used a good majority of the techniques to sway my decision as to which home to buy & where. Not to mention the placement of my furniture etc. Western Feng Shui is sort of a set it and forget it concept but they often use Asian influence chatskies as well to keep bringing the mind back to the intension. With such limiting results I had pretty much chalked it up to 'not worth too much of my effort'.So when a Classical Feng Shui speaker was presenting at a fair I had no intention of going but since the other speaker who was to present during that time did not show I thought I would go ahead and check it out. I was pleasingly surprised but skeptical as she explained why these techniques worked a little but nothing seemed to 'stick'. She shared her experience with it and how in learning Classical (Authentic) Feng Shui vs. what we find on our book shelves, it made all the difference in the world. Also explaining how every person has to find out what their best and worst directions and that it is NOT universal. Along with the importance of understanding your 'Destiny Chart' which plays just as big of a role in the 'outcome' of how effective Feng Shui can be. I noticed everything she was working with was in Chinese characters and she talked about how her teachers were Masters that were from China.Everything she shared made since so for the better part of the next day her, my friend & I spent time talking more about it.I asked her if she had any books she could recommend on the subject - then came the bomb...She said 'there are no English books on the subject in print right now'.That pretty much discouraged me but after I got home I started researching and found one resource that seemed legitimate. I did as much research as possible and found him to be highly reputable. Joey Yap seems very sincere in his agenda to bring Classical/Authentic Feng Shui and other Chinese arts to the western culture.After reading his website, hundreds of his articles, watching some of his videos I applied some of his techniques and was AMAZED and the results. Then I compared my 'favorable and unfavorable' directions with the places I have lived using Google Earth to pinpoint the direction of my bed placement and found the One time in my life I was the healthiest was the ONLY time my bed had ever been in one of my favorable positions. After moving our bed within ONE DAY both my husband & my energy had increased (thankfully we both share the same favorable directions). That along with many other things has made me a believer in something that I didn't hold much weigh to before.Needless to say I have since been slowly learning more and more about Classical Feng Shui, Bazi (Destiny) Charts, and Mian Xiang (face reading) and continue to be impressed with it's accuracy.The most disheartening thing about 'Western' Feng Shui concepts is that most of the authors feel they what they are doing is good and helpful and for the most part the power of positive intention allows them to have some results. But unknowingly some of these Consultants don't realize that what they are teaching/sharing can actually be doing more harm than good. Since many of them use a Universal Bagua for everyone and give everyone the same positions for everything.In closing I would like to suggest that you skip all the hype and the books suggesting that they have an 'easier way'. If you Truly want to experience what Feng Shui can offer don't mess with techniques that can sometimes do more harm than good. Check out Yap's books and/or DVD trainings and learn what Feng Shui truly is about.

  • Diana
    2019-01-19 09:30

    I have bought this book seven times at this point, partially because it makes a great housewarming gift, but mainly because everytime I loan it out, it never makes it back to me.This book is concise, fun to read, well-organized, and helpful. Details and anecdotes are included but it never gets too confusing or esoteric. You don't even need to read it chronologically since each chapter stands enough on its own that you can skip around to the specific issues you want to address with feng shui "tools."I can't say that I believe there is actual magic chi circling my apt that I can manipulate to get a better life. But there is something to the concepts of positive intention and creating a comforting, harmonious environment. A lot of the tips focus on keeping your place clean, organized, and secure-feeling, which would most likely be beneficial, feng shui or no. But I'm a cynical person and I've had success just by implementing her suggestions. Seriously.

  • kasifrass
    2019-02-07 14:49

    My mother gave this book to me as a "Yay! You're moving out of my house!" gift about 8 years ago. I have since moved three more times and this book is always my guide. Not only is the writing friendly, casual, and entertaining, it's always relevant because every house is different. My husband (whom I met shortly after rearranging the laundry room that comprised my then-Love and Relationships gua... coincidence?) and I will be first-time homeowners in about a month (I'm sure the keys sitting in our Helpful People gua had nothing to do with the fantastic realtor/lender/inspector/sellers we found lol) and, once again, I am using this book to orchestrate our move. Things go so much more smoothly when you know exactly where each piece of furniture will go. We'll actually be able to paint this house, so I'm paying attention to the colors a little differently this time. All in all, a fun, interesting, and very informative read with simple exercises for infusing your home with positive intention. Highly recommended!

  • Glo Sollecito
    2019-02-12 16:39

    This book makes the subject of Feng Shui very accessible. Admittedly it’s a subject that can come across as complex and intimidating. This book is very encouraging in that even a little effort in the right direction can yield positive results.

  • Colleen Wainwright
    2019-01-22 09:35

    Best book on feng shui I've found, and a heap of fun, to boot. There is a lot of corny writing, but it's so earnest, I don't mind. This is a terrific tool for unsticking yourself, relieving yourself of obsessions, and generating creative solutions—it works, and you get a groovy new living space, to boot.

  • Lisadecorates
    2019-01-24 11:41

    Since I bought this book in 2007 I used to so many times that the pages are falling out. I recommend it to everyone I converse about Feng Shui with. It is easy to understand and apply right away. I can relate countless stories about how I have applied this information through the years with just this one book.

  • Stacey Couch
    2019-02-10 12:54

    I love this book! I have improved my prosperity, helped my reputation at work and so many other things over the course of the 8 years that I have had this reference as my companion. Many of the people I have recommended it to have also benefited. Such a great, humorous way to see what steps you can take to improve your life!

  • Licia
    2019-02-07 14:43

    One of my favorite books. I return to it frequently. One of the best explanations of the basic principles of Black Hat Feng Shui. The title sounds like self-help fluff, but it's actually very thorough and well organized, and it works! I was drawn to practice Feng Shui because of this book.

  • Laura
    2019-01-30 11:41

    This is THE book to get when starting out with Feng Shui. I too have bought many copies because I keep giving mine to friends. Karen makes it easy to apply these principles to your life. Don't hesitate. Get it!

  • Laura Doyle
    2019-02-06 11:56

    What can I say? I applied some of the easiest cures (methods) of the book and now my car is running and I have a new job. It's written for practicality but is also highly entertaining and engaging.

  • Annie
    2019-01-25 11:44

    This was an interesting, easy to read book which lays out the basics of feng shui for the curious beginner. It assures you that there are definitely ways to work with what your limitations are (room size, directions, items, etc.) and emphasises that the basis of change is intention. I've made copious notes about colour, elements, what to do/not to do, where to place things and what to do to enhance what you have if moving or changing things around simply isn't possible. Highly recommended for the curious and for those, like me, who know very little about it but would like to understand and learn more about the practice. There are plenty of other books out there, geared for different levels and focus, but this one kept my attention and I've already started making a few little changes to my room (which is my only personal space in the house I live in). I'll be keeping the book as a reference and starting a list of items I can acquire to add to my space to make it the best it can be.

  • Amber Glidden
    2019-01-24 12:35

    I really wanted to grab onto the ideas in this book and run with them. And I could...but the book lacked the background and importance of affirmations and intent. It's mentioned at the end, but by then, I was already reeling from the idea of creating a paper doll of my favorite super hero with my face on it and my company logo on the chest.This book is quirky... (I'd like to know what a "skanky" car looks like!) and carries fun references, but the depth of it stops there.

  • Allison
    2019-01-22 12:32

    This is a fun book that motivated me to get organized. There's something to be said for organizing your life in a way that makes it easier for life to happen around your stuff and bring yourself good energy.

  • Anna Potter
    2019-02-11 13:56

    Interesting

  • Claire Nassutti
    2019-01-26 14:55

    Changed my life!

  • Gone Readin'
    2019-02-08 11:46

    This book is a quick and easy to read that I would happily recommend to beginner feng shui practitioner. Proper feng shui is a term borrowed from the Chinese that is used to purposefully arrange ALL YOUR STUFF around you to gain positive results. Everything that happens in your life is part of nine categories or situations (prosperity, fame and reputation, relationships and love, family, health, creativity and children, skills and knowledge, career, and helpful people and travel), and these can be spatially represented into NINE sections in your living quarters. These areas are called gua and the guas put together is called a bagua. Move Your Stuff just gets down to business with a lot of humor, and a great deal of information. I admit I have lots of accumulated clutter to clear before I can think about arranging my work and living quarters for optimum prosperity and well being. However, it will be easy with each chapter as a guide. Clearing clutter is the key!! This book takes all the typical questions about what Feng Shui is with regards to arranging your space and answers them! Each chapter takes you step by step through each part of the house and gives specific examples of applying the art of Feng Shui to clean up your house and your life! There are many diagrams (maps) that explain in very simple steps what to do in each area. There are also quick fixes as well. As I begin "my next chapter" with an empty nest (FINALLY!!), I will be clearing and donating all that STUFF I no longer need or want. I'm ready to "move my stuff AND CHANGE MY LIFE!!"

  • Tiffany Young
    2019-02-08 17:46

    This was a great intro into Feng shui. Several years ago, I was really into reading about Feng shui, but had not really practiced it in a while. When I found this book at Half Price Books last week, I decided it might be time to revisit it.If you're not familiar with the concept, Feng shui is all about placing things in your home with intention in order to have the best outcomes in your life in terms of money, love, fame, health, etc. it also teaches about creating space for energy to flow in and out of your life more easily. It's a quick read and offers many solutions to whatever design problems your home may have. For instance, there are good and bad places for your toilet to be positioned in your home. Your bed should not face a door.I also liked that the author invited readers to learn other practices of Feng shui besides her own, being open to different practices of Feng shui.Overall, I found the book helpful and easy to read and was able to apply the tips to my own home easily.

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-01 11:38

    This book is a great practical primer for basic feng shui. I have not had a lot of experience with feng shui prior to reading this (as in, I've only encountered it in passing--via friends who are into it or watching YouTube pointer videos), and I note it does not include some feng shui remedies I've read about or heard about elsewhere (so it's not exhaustive, but I also get the vibe that there are various feng shui philosophies out there), but the book does cover each of the gua and give not-overwhelming suggestions for how to work with each section to boost the supportive energy for each area of your life. After implementing several of the fixes I feel like the feeling in my home is more supportive and alive.As a bonus, this book is fun to read and offers an easy-to-reference section at the back of each chapter with action items to take care of immediately and things to avoid -- this is great for getting off to an easy start.

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-17 16:37

    I gave this a cursory reading in Borders last night and have not stopped laughing since. Some of the ideas I love, and some... well... ?? I'm just not sure how placing a square earthenware bowl of fruit in my shoe closet will improve my health. Although at this point it would give me a good laugh! And the whole bit with my ch'i (life force) falling through the cracks in my spiral staircase or being taken out with the trash leaves me wondering. But over all some interesting ideas. Just let me say that the Prosperity part of my house is currently falling apart, literally, and sucking our money out with it. So, there you go.

  • Beneth
    2019-02-10 10:52

    Actually, I have finished it. It's funny and spells out the concepts. I became somewhat obsessed with completing it after I began. It's a whole little system of what goes where and why. Very intriguing. After I feng-shui'd my apartment using it, I was somewhat disallusioned to hear from a friend of mine who studies "classic feng shui" that what is really more important than the placement on the bagua map relative to the front door is placement based on North, South, West and East. I am dismayed to find that the house I just bought has the front door facing the entirely wrong direction. Hmm, what's a homeowner to do?

  • Keshia
    2019-01-30 14:40

    This is a good book that serves as an introduction to Feng Shui offering cures, explanations and the occasional, yet whimsical off beat attempt at humor that doesn't always read well. The explanations are balanced with Feng Shui cures for your home that can be easily implemented with many things that one may already have on hand. Well organized with a summary at the end of each chapter makes thumbing through the chapters a cinch. There are also a number of affirmations included which helps intensify the cures. The book is a keeper and could easily serve as a point of reference for any feng shui practitioner.

  • Jessica
    2019-02-06 14:50

    This book was very fun. You can take it with a grain of salt...but why? Nothing KRC suggests will harm you or your home, and realigning energies in a way that has been practiced in the east for thousands of years can only lead to positive results (that is, if you educate yourself and do it right! :)I had so much fun making small changes in my home. Most of them could not even be noticed by the average observer, and my husband was very pleased that I did not move around our furniture at all.

  • Audra (Unabridged Chick)
    2019-02-09 10:52

    Despite the rather flip title, this fantastic book is a serious but very readable introduction to feng shui. Designed to be used immediately, it offers fantastic suggestions for getting started and inexpensive ways to get your whole house in alignment -- especially if your home is part of an apartment building, etc. I can't recommend this book enough -- it's my go-to guide for feng shui and I'm always referring to it!

  • Theresa Cizanne
    2019-01-22 15:49

    If you've ever wanted to learn how to feng shui your home and office, this is the easiest and most practical book I've seen. From the exercises to the simple explanations of energy, the bagua, and associations for each gua, you will be able to change the energy in your surroundings in a day. I did this and visitors noticed a big difference right away! It's paperback, only 233 pages in well organized and simple sections, so it's a quick read.

  • Emily
    2019-01-24 15:30

    This book is pretty cheesy sometimes, but I love her approach to feng shui and the way she writes about changing things in your house as a way of bringing your own attention to what you want in life. This isn't about moving your furniture or pure woo-woo magic.It was also a pretty good review for me of five element theory and the associations with each element. Dovetailed nicely with some of what I'm learning in my Intro to Eastern class which is the first in our Shiatsu series.

  • C.J. Heck
    2019-02-13 13:47

    I've bought (and then sold in a yard sale) a lot of books on "how to use Feng Shui" in my home. The only one I have found to be easy to understand, easy to put into use, and a book I will always keep and refer to, is this one.If you also feel at peace when your home is properly balanced, I recommend this book.

  • Maya
    2019-02-05 14:35

    Loved this book the first dozen times I read it. It's helped a lot through several different living situations. Now I'm reading it again as I paint and swap some rooms and I'm finding myself frustrated. Guess it is time to move on to more in depth study. Excellent book for beginners and people short on time. The author has a wonderful sense if humor.

  • Natalie
    2019-02-15 15:44

    I liked this one less than the Dummies and the Room by Room guide, but I still liked this one quite a bit. Because she approaches it on a sector by sector basis, she doesn't dive into "if this room is in this sector do this" sorts of stuff, which I would be interested in, but still a good easy read for an easy start.

  • Sunny
    2019-02-07 13:53

    There are other Feng Shui things I have learned from videos, etc. that are helpful as well. I think this is a good guide to start out with and gives a general idea of how to feng shui your house. I would read the whole thing before I start applying things.This is more like a manual and therefore I keep it around the house and refer back to it when I need help and think I can use it.

  • Teri
    2019-02-01 16:34

    This book definitely changed my life. I kid you not.....once I read this book and began clearing the clutter from our place, things started changing. I also applied a few of the techniques to certain areas of the home and not long after, things started happening. For real.