Feng Shui That Makes Sense by Cathleen McCandless is a no nonsense Feng Shui book. Cathleen explains that Feng Shui is the study of the environment and how it affects us and is quick to debunk any silly Feng Shui gimmicks and myths. She often provides a brief history of how some of them came to be and why some are just plain scams. McCandless also offers real suggestions to improving a home that make sense, including how to use paint to make walls appear less narrow, adding soft touches to make a room feel more comfortable and why you should always remove clutter to keep your home a low stress environment. The most important part of Feng Shui is that the environment feels good to you. You cannot paint a room a color you find ugly and expect to be happy in it; that is not good Feng Shui! Even if you don’t wish to transform your home completely this book is filled with tips and tricks to update and make any space more pleasing.
~Jacqueline is a library assistant at the Oliver Wolcott Library