Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Home, Your Life & Your Planetby Norma Lehmeier Hartie
An indispensable reference book for anyone who cares about their health and well being and for the future of the planet. Hartie concisely covers a wide range of subjects and includes a comprehensive listing of advisory organizations, product and service resources. See more details below
An indispensable reference book for anyone who cares about their health and well being and for the future of the planet. Hartie concisely covers a wide range of subjects and includes a comprehensive listing of advisory organizations, product and service resources.
"Harmonious Adjustments" provide principles to help individuals get started on their creative journeys. As Hartie notes, the practice "is based on the belief that if it feels and looks good, it is good."
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The goal of this book is to create positive energy both in your home and your life and to be kinder to the earth. Hartie is a design consultant, chef, gardener, and healer. She shares her professional and personal experiences with the readers, i.e., homemade earth-friendly cleaning products, tasty recipes for carnivores and vegetarians, etc. She recommends that after reading this book, you apply the process in the following order:
1. Remove toxic products from your home and garage
2. Clean, declutter, clear and organize your home
3. Buy/use environmentally friendly products
4. Learn how to use place objects (furniture, mirrors, etc.) to manifest change in your life
The relationship between people and the Earth is an important part of Harmonious Environment. To remind ourselves of this interconnection, Hartie recommends bringing the natural world into your home. Some ways to do this include displaying rocks and minerals and using houseplants as pollution busters.
Hartie uses Harmonious Adjustments (TM) that combines "the best principles of Feng Shui, the application of the Four Elements based on your birth date, color, Vastu, energy work and good design." I've read a few Feng Shui books in the past, but the author's clear instructions and enthusiasm has given me the confidence to actually try this at home.
I liked how the author reminded me to use this book as a guideline but to also trust myintuition. Do what looks and feels right for you. I also liked how the Resource section listed all the suppliers, organizations and further readings mentioned throughout the book.
Even if you aren't interested in Feng Shui, this book has valuable information about becoming an informed consumer and living a more eco-friendly life.
Armchair Interviews says read Harmonious Environment and get ready to change your life!
Harmonious Environment begins with the practical. Section one is an encyclopedia of both outdoor and indoor pollutants with workable suggestions for reducing both. This section also covers negative energy and how to determine its source and clear it from a space. In the second section, Hartie presents a concise, but respectable, explanation of earth-based spiritual practice, including use of the medicine wheel in conjunction with a simplified system of feng shui. In part three, she offers instruction for putting the information in the first two sections into practice and encourages the reader to rely on her or his own intuition and sense of fun. The last section is an extraordinary collection of resources with contact information for organizations, product suppliers, and teachers. There also are suggestions for additional reading. Harmonious Environment would be a terrific starting point for a monthly study group. Almost every chapter has plenty of information for intensive discussion and will provide a solid platform for the presentation of related books and sidelines.
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