Invite Success at your work!

Invite Success at your work!


Corporate settings use two general seating arrangements: individual offices (one room per worker) and the dreaded cubicle (or office isolation tank). The move to more people sharing space, whether in cubicles or not, contributes to an admirable flattening of hierarchies within the corporation. However, the downside is sterility, a lack of privacy and personal space; you may feel like a unit in a machine rather than a person with individual needs and desires. Should that be the case with you, there is an immediate need for correction, for a feeling of stagnation and boredom in a space that you spend 6-10 hours in, is not only detrimental for your progress but also your well-being! This is how you can address these situations.

In a private cabin, make sure that the desk is in a command position, meaning, when you are sitting down, you either face the door or can see it without having to turn yourself. If your office is extremely irregular( not a square or rectangular), you can have inexplicable setbacks and continuous frustrations at work. If you can’t switch offices, you can apply the special nine green plants cure: Add nine healthy new plants to your space all on the same day. The plants should be purchased new for the purpose of this cure. If convenient, you can place the plants near particular irregularities in the room, such as strange angles, posts, cramped areas, and so on. Otherwise, just stick them where they fit best. For full results from this cure, visualize that your job and career are going very well. If you have glass walls try to cover them with blinds to create some privacy. Like the majority of office workers, if you work under fluorescent lighting, you can use a couple helpful hints. You may be able to replace the tubes yourself with healthier full-spectrum ones or let the natural light find its way into your space by keeping the blinds off the windows. I love the idea of having a water fountain in the cabin for some soothing sounds of water to address the high stress situations. Its best to keep the pictures of loved ones and family out of your space of work, so as to not confuse the chi with relaxation, and to be able to focus better. Its your office, not your home. Lets keep the energies separate. Having a painting or a picture of a mountain brings good luck and prosperity in work. If that can be incorporated, there isn’t a better success adjustment!

A cubicle is a much trickier Feng Shui situation than an office room. Cubicles are unfortunate paradigms of vulnerability for the individual worker. One of the chief problems is that you don’t use a real desk but work from a counter top, unless you work in one of the large manager type cubicles. However, you can do plenty to improve your situation. Bringing living flowing energy into your work space is a great idea. Try to have a small gold fish bowl on your desk to bring in the water and Fire element (don’t forget to feed the fish or change the water every so often). Place a plant in your space to invite some wood and Earth energy. Always be sure to keep live plants and not fake ones. Should your back be facing the entry of the cubicle, try to put a mirror in front of you, to reflect the entry. This is an excellent Feng Shui adjustment if you cannot place your desk in a command position. This adjustment helps with feeling of vulnerability at work and keeps your grounded.

Having a visualization chart in your office space is a great reminder of what you want to attract in your life. Simply take a chart sheet and place pictures that inspire you to be better, happier and more successful. Visualization, as a quantum technique, is gaining a lot of popularity, for you attract from universe, what you feed your senses. I like to put pictures of places I want to travel to, inspirational figures and coaches, sayings that inspire me and sometimes words that represent success on my “Visualization Charts”. My clients have found a great amount of success via this technique.

Last but not the least, try to keep the clutter at bay.The idea is that clearing away clutter helps bring in vital energy which promotes clarity and focus. Overall, 70% of your desk should be cleared and be empty space. You want to be able to arrive at a clean desk when you get to work and leave with a clean desk at the end of the day. Taking the extra time to organize things correctly and efficiently will help you from having to do it again in a few months.Another idea is keeping an organized schedule that segments your work accordingly. For instance, do your paperwork once per day. Don’t try to multitask, as it will interfere with your working memory. When scheduling, try to always complete difficult tasks first.

How you interact with our space is how the universe interacts with you! Keep it clean, loving and lovely! Sign up for a Business and Career Feng Shui at

-Kanika Babal


ADHD and Feng Shui

ADHD and Feng Shui

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” is most often diagnosed in people when they are children, and it carries with them throughout their lives, but perhaps manifesting in different ways. It is recognized as a condition where the person will be very impulsive, will be unable to follow directions well, won’t be able to focus or remember information, and often has trouble organizing or accomplishing other tasks.

My little client, whom I will call Max, was 4 when his mom approached me in desperation after having tried everything under the sun for her son! She was at her wits end, but what we often forget is that it is equally frustrating for the child who is undergoing bouts of ADHD and living with it, while getting judged or misunderstood. On my visit to their home, and to Max’s room I noticed posters of superheros, a big bright car bed, shelves overloaded with books, and lots of gun and sword toys!!! Hmmm……rings a bell? It did to me.

We often underestimate the power of our surroundings and what our mind is feeding off of it. Don’t let the house and what’s inside get out of control. There is no need for a home to be piled high with junk. They don’t do anyone any good, and it will bring both the energy of the ADHD person and the vibe in the house, down. A child who is already overwhelmed in his personal environment is only getting more overwhelmed by the “too much” he sees around him. If a cluttered and disorganized room will create a stressful environment for someone without ADHD, just imagine what it would do for someone with it! Also, it can be useful to not display too many decorative pieces or articles around the house.

If it’s the child who has ADHD, don’t place too many toys or overstimulating items in their room. It will distract from the entire purpose of the child’s bedroom. In Max’s case, his bedroom had posters of super heros which reminded him of all the power struggles and fights, to top it all off he played with only guns and swords. All these are high stimulants for a kid with ADHD. It was imperative to rid his room of these stimulants. The person with ADHD has a mind that is always on the go. It can’t stop doing and thinking and just ticking along. The natural world can be a boon. I recommended Max’s mom to use essential oils to calm his senses down and keep stress balls in his space, that he can squeeze or play with. One great tool for these kids is a rubic cube puzzle. It can keep them occupied for hours and their energy can be well channeled. These toys and tools also help reduce the time with technology, which is a must. Studies are cropping up that are showing the connection between the use of electronics and lack of good sleep which in turn leads to muddled and over stimulated minds.For people with ADHD who are always moving, they especially need their sleep time to recharge and restore themselves to prepare for the next day. So, keep the use of electronics confined to a certain area of the house and for a certain time.

Colors have a significant impact on the way a room feels and the way people think when they enter it. Choose colors that stimulate calming energy such as blues and earthy tones. These colors do not overstimulate or over-energize. Consider painting a kids room in these colors. In Max’s room, the colors of red and orange created too much of fire element. Balancing it out with water and wood was essential. Wood is an earth element and therefore helps to bring calmness and a grounded feeling to the room. So, it was be a good idea to have a wooden bed in Max’s room.

If someone has this mental disorder, it doesn’t mean they aren’t capable, smart, or able to have relationships. But, this disorder can get in the way of a lot of things.As a child, it can display itself as poor behavior in the classroom because of distraction and impulsiveness , or as not doing homework because planning is too difficult. As an adult, it can manifest as forgetting appointments or due dates.Or, it could mean having a lot of relationship troubles because it’s difficult to listen and stay focused when someone is talking for extended periods, and it can be hard to remember dates or everything a partner has said. That is why Feng Shui tips are so great, since they help calm the immediate environment of the child or an adult which reinforces a sense of calm and togetherness in the person. It helps them feel renewed and confident.

In my work with kids, I have noticed a 60-70% change in their behavior immediately after applying Feng Shui tips to their room and space.Healing therapies like “Color Healing” and “Recenter Yourself”, that I offer, have done magic to boost the self confidence of the kids. Using the child’s date of birth, to see what element he is ruled by and then to balance his space with the appropriate elements can go a long way. The use of colors, the placement of furniture to allow the chi to flow freely and taking too much clutter and sound out of their space can help the child feel at home!

Feng Shui for ADHD

Kanika Babal