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POSTED: Friday, October 10, 2008

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Feng shui tips for island life

Feeling that life's a little chaotic? The number of slippers and shoes on your doorstep just might be the culprit.

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According to Clear Englebert, author of “;Feng Shui for Hawaii”; (Watermark Publishing, $19.95), a minimal number of shoes should be left outside, a maximum of one to two pairs for each person in the household. Clutter is an example of stagnation, prevents the smooth flow of energy and represents chaos, he explains. Too many slippers block the energy flow.

Englebert suggests storing other shoes on shelves or in shoe containers. Wherever they are stored, all the footwear should face in the same direction. Shoes represent our foundation, and when placed in opposite directions, they symbolize our going against ourselves.

Other tips in the new book directly address issues found in and around island homes, from excessive windows and houses on poles to “;dead end”; signs near the home and bumpy driveways.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

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Clear Englebert will appear at these book signings, which will include an informal feng shui basics seminar:

» Oct. 18: Noon, Barnes & Noble Ala Moana; 2 p.m. Borders Ward

» Oct. 25: 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall; 1 p.m. Borders Waikele

» Oct. 26: Noon, Borders Windward Mall

  At these events, Englebert will lead a walk-through of furniture displays to discuss feng shui problems and solutions:

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» Oct. 17: 6:30 p.m., INspiration showroom, Honolulu Design Center

» Oct. 24: 6:30 p.m., INspiration, Pearlridge

Call 237-5462 or visit CupolaHawaii.com/reservations.htm for reservations for either event.