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Rx for Living
June 2001

Feng Shui Goes to the Office
How to Thrive from 9 to 5

by Nancilee Wydra

Don't let a Cubicle Get You Down

Dear Nancilee.

I am stumped as to how to layout my office cubicle? Our office building faces south, and when enter my space the desk (horseshoe) faces south, but the feel of it seems to face west.

I am an executive assistant to a president of a small entertainment company, so my relationships with both the staff and other high level executives are important. In addition, I work long hours so it’s important that my cubicle space remains centered so that I don't burn out.

Tracey S



Dear TS

The question of direction of a desk or a door seems to confound readers of most feng shui books. What matters in pyramid feng shui is the direction you enter a space and face when seated in that space.

The direction you face is important in so far as what you do and when you do. For example, I get my best work done in the morning and I face East. The rising sun sustains my morning optimism and I find that when both the sun and my natural upbeat morning temperament has passed, I should engage in tasks requiring less concentration. Therefore in my case I do my intense writing in the morning and perform less taxing tasks later in the day.

As an executive assistant in a busy office, it is important that you have a sustaining nurturing position both for yourself and for those you are in contact with. Be sure that a chair used by others when visiting your desk area makes you turn to the right. A person feels more compassionate toward others when turning to the right and the interchange will be less stressful to you.

Facing west would cause strain during those hours that we humans are naturally in a downward swing. Have something in motion like a clock’s hands, a fan on a plant’s leaves or a mobile under an air duct to help sustain your energy level throughout the day. Keep lemon essential oil in your desk and you might try our new essential oil Memory Boost and use it after lunch or after the sun starts its descent. Should your back face an entryway, hang a convex mirror to reflect the opening.

These suggestions are bound to increase your productivity and contentment while working.

Best future,

Nancilee Wydra
Author of Feng Shui Goes to the Office and 5 other feng shui books

Nancilee Wydra, Feng Shui Master and author of six books on feng shui travels the country lecturing and consulting for Fortune 500 companies and individuals. She is the founder of the Feng Shui Institute of America and has developed the first nationally certified professional training program on feng shui in the country.

To secure additional information about her lecturing, consulting and teaching contact her at: NancileeWy@aol.com or visit www.Windwater.com -- for FREE answers to feng shui questions: www.EfengshuiUSA.com

Nancilee Wydra’s Books:
Feng Shui The Book of Cures
Feng Shui in the Garden
Feng Shui and How to Look Before You Love
Feng Shui Goes to the Office
Feng Shui for Children’s Spaces


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