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Nancilee Wydra

Rx for Living
August 2002

101 Ways Feng Shui Can Change Your Life by Nancilee Wydra
New! "101 Ways Feng Shui
Can Change Your Life"

by Nancilee Wydra


A School Basement Room Transformed

Dear Nancilee,

I am a learning coordinator for elementary kindergarten through 5th grade. Our school is a traditional 3-story brick building. Teachers are most interested in maximizing every available asset a classroom environment can provide.  Maybe the mistakes in design we are making are a bit harmful to our students and their learning. Here is one case in point.

This is 7’ x 11’ room is off the lunchroom. Its function is to be both meeting room for teachers and a place for about 8 fourth graders to read for 1 Ľ hours each afternoon.  The floor is grayish linoleum.  The walls from floor and 2/3rd up are beige pink.  The upper 1/3 of the wall is a creamy vanilla color.



What do you suggest? Thanking you in advance.

SK
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Dear SK

Let me get this right. You use a 7’ by 11’ room filled with a great deal of furniture for up to eight 9 year olds and as a teacher’s meeting room? There are a couple of serious feng shui problems in this scenario.

First of all the children biologically become tire in the afternoon and like being out in nature, this room needs to engage all the senses. This would add vitality to a very yin or enervating room.

  1. I suggest you have four murals painted that are at least 5’wide by 3’high on paper by the students representing the four seasons. Every four years the murals should be changed. Why not use this opportunity for encouraging creativity and expression of Wisconsin? Perhaps the Chamber of Commerce can sponsor it and the children can receive some publicity? If you can’t see change and nature, a replication is necessary.
  2. Paint the walls a pale orange for orange are the color of connections and when we are cut off, (no windows) this is a good color to use.
  3. It is essential to see movement and her intermittent sounds. Perhaps a mild sounding wind chime can provide both engaged by a tabletop fan.
  4. Scent may prove more difficult to infuse in the space for one person’s rose can be another’s skunk. Food and spice scents are best to try for they can be diffused from real vegetation. I would try sage for winter, nutmeg for spring, lemon and orange peels for summer, cinnamon for fall.

Finally, here are the layout suggestions.





  1. The computer desk and the other desk probably won’t be used at the same time. If they typically are you can separate them in order for the chairs not to hit if used at the same time.
  2. The easel with a book would be wonderful outside the door announcing the room’s intention.
  3. A rug rolled out each afternoon will provide the additional seating necessary for the fourth graders. That and four floor pillows could provide the relaxed atmosphere that reading is experienced in life outside of a classroom.

The elimination of some files and bookcases and the addition of the murals will help those using the room thrive. Let me know how it works.

Best,
Nancilee Wydra



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. The next class is March 15-22, 2002 in Palm Beach Florida.

To secure additional information about her lecturing, consulting and teaching contact her at: NancileeWy@aol.com or visit www.Windwater.com or 888-488-FSIA or --for FREE answers to feng shui questions: www.EfengshuiUSA.com.

Nancilee Wydra’s Books:
1. Feng Shui The Book of Cures
2. Designing Your Happiness
3. Feng Shui in the Garden
4. Feng Shui and How to Look Before You Love
5. Feng Shui Goes to the Office
6. Feng Shui for Children’s Spaces
7. 101 Ways Feng Shui Can Change Your Life
8. Feng Shui Principles for Building and Remodeling

 

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