As we continue to search far and wide for the key to happiness and good health, the answer may very well be in our own home, says Nicky Nole, a certified feng shui “master” who recently moved to Baltimore. “Feng shui can really optimize a person’s well-being in all aspects of life,” says Nole, who studied the ancient practice at the Singapore Feng Shui Centre in Singapore. “It’s interior design but adding in the element of health and success.” Feng shui masters take their responsibilities quite seriously. “We can do good in enhancing your well-being, but if we mess up, we can bring illness and misfortune,” she says. Nole further explains that she truly believes in personalizing home design. “There are some basic principles, like you should never have your bed under a beam or your desk opposite the door, but you really need to go to the personal level. If your ideal color is red, and I told you to paint it blue, you may start to get really moody and depressed.” Nole likes to keep a close eye on her clients’ progress. “I’ll follow up six months and then a year later. It’s like a health checkup: Are things still running smoothly, or are there little things that we can tweak to make sure things are going well.”
Using feng shui in a modern way to increase health.
Issue date: May, 2013