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Since Joy helped me arrange my offices I have twice as many clients and they stay twice as long for consultations. They love the vibe of the space.
Ronnie Noize, Marketing Coach, Vancouver WA
So many great colors! The painters are in heaven – the head guy said, ‘this is the coolest place I ever painted.’
Cassandra Sagan, writer, Portland OR
Joy's creative color choices transformed a former warehouse into a cheerful workspace that really supports our call center staff in the stressful work they do.
Liesl Wendt, Executive Director, 211 Info, Portland, OR
Our seniors really enjoyed your talks on downsizing and de-cluttering. You made them really think about their priorities. We all learned a lot.
Kasey Frazier, Outreach Coordinator, Clark County Sheriff's Department, WA
Joy’s sense of color and balance, her innovative ideas and her ability to see the larger picture make her services invaluable.
Holly Tashian, musician, Nashville TN
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Tag Archives: feng shui
Learn to create a home office that supports your work with my “Six Secrets of a Successful Space” class Wed., Sept. 14, 12-1 at SOHO Marketing in Vancouver. Continue reading
By popular request, the text of a sermon I delivered on impermanence and change at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver. Continue reading
From a feng shui perspective, it’s very important that one’s environment be conscious, intentional and current. That includes freshening the paint from time to time – especially when you first move into a home. One of my Seattle clients is … Continue reading
I love the satirical country band, the Austin Lounge Lizards. (Among their irreverent classics: “The Shallow End of the Gene Pool”, “There Are No Banjo Players in Heaven”…) This song, “The Other Side” tickles my feng shui, clutter-clearing heart. If … Continue reading
Feng shui is all about safety and comfort. Some safety and comfort issues are more psychological than actual – for example placing the head of your bed or your desk chair where you can see the door. If you can’t … Continue reading
Recently I helped a terrific community service agency, 211Info, transform what had been an empty warehouse into a cheerful yet soothing new home for their hard-working call and resource center staff. Here’s the story… Continue reading
Nervous about hosting a party? Use these tips to make it your best party ever – or help revive someone else’s dying one. Continue reading
The simple addition of a few bold and well-tended potted plants transforms the entry of an office near Pearson Airpark in Vancouver WA. The awning makes the door seem bigger and it protects visitors from the elements. Clearly visible street … Continue reading
Very roughly translated, the Japanese terms “wabi” and “sabi” together mean the beauty of the imperfect, the unpolished, the rustic – a natural state that takes into consideration the effects of time’s passage on everything. In my work (and personal … Continue reading