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"Books like Feng Shui Your Life usually languish on coffee tables, picked over like so many hors d'oeuvres. But this one is more than just a pretty face. It's a practical, inspiring roadmap to clearing clutter from your life, and the first on Feng Shui I've seen that isn't just for people who can afford to throw out their broken things and buy new ones. It is, in other words, a helpful basis for true change." -- Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book Review


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806976292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806976297
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Feng Shui Consultant * Personal Fulfillment Expert

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As seen on "The Today Show, best-selling author Jayme Barrett is a leading authority on Feng Shui living and personal fulfillment. Jayme empowers individuals to design their lives for increased balance, energy and motivation. For the last decade, Jayme has been the driving force in changing the lives of thousands of people around the world.

Jayme's philosophy is simple and effective. When one displays symbols of beauty, abundance, success and love within their home and work environment, it creates a manifestation of the life they want to live: a blueprint for their destiny!

Jayme's book, "FENG SHUI YOUR LIFE", continues to be the #1 most popular feng shui book. In August, 2003, "FENG SHUI YOUR LIFE" hit the Los Angeles Times Best Seller list and is still the top feng shui book on Amazon.

Jayme specializes in techniques for personal fulfillment, prosperity and integrated health. Many of her clients come from Hollywood, including Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Sela Ward, Alyson Hannigan, Chad Lowe, Suzan-Lori Parks as well as TV directors, successful fashion designers, and movie executives. In the business world, her clients include attorneys, hotels and spa owners, financial planners, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, car dealerships, talent agencies and retail boutiques.

Jayme has appeared nationally on NBC's "The Today Show" and "The Other Half," E! Entertainment's "Will Work for the Stars," Style's "Dress my Nest" and "Modern Girls Guide to Life," HGTV's "Country Style," and Soapnet's "SoapTalk." She has written articles and been featured in magazines including Self Magazine, Health, ELLE UK, Body Soul, Woman's World, Redbook, First for Women, Parents, Healing Lifestyles and Spas, Delicious Living, The Nest, Yogi Times, American Spa and Healthy Living Magazine.

Jayme gives key-note speeches and workshops for businesses, corporations, retreat centers, resorts, and non-profits in the United States and worldwide. She has been a speaker at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. studios, Omega Institute and Canyon Ranch as well as many charitable organizations. One of her favorites is Turning Point, a transitional housing program that helps the homeless secure jobs and apartments.

Jayme's international seminars in Hong Kong, Morocco and Mexico have inspired people from multiple races, professions and backgrounds. She regularly offers free consultations to raise money for Educational Programs, Aids and Cancer research. Jayme's personal charity is Children International.

Jayme is a graduate of UCLA, having earned a B.A. and graduating Cum Laude. For over fifteen years she has studied Eastern and Western healing traditions, life coaching and spiritual practices from teachers around the world. As a certified feng shui consultant, her inspiring and transformational work with individuals, businesses and corporations has made her a sought-after speaker on lifestyle feng shui and inspired living.

Jayme Barrett resides with her husband in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit

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137 of 144 people found the following review helpful By J.C. on May 21, 2003
Format: Paperback
I was very pleased to have found this wonderful book. I have read many books on Feng Shui in the last 2 years, and this one was definitely one of the very best ! With lovely pictures, a brilliantly organized -- and easy -- description of the ba-gua and how to use it, and an intelligent, simple, solution oriented approach to lifting the energy/increasing the harmony/blessings of each area/room of your house and garden.
Thoroughly enjoyable reading. The kind of book that you keep. And read again and again. This is a great guide to Feng Shui. It takes away much of the contradictions and confusion presented by other people, yet does not leave out a single important point. Better yet, all the solutions are easy to do !
Jayme Barrett will be someone whose seminars I would attend, and who I would definitely seek a feng shui consultation for in my home !
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By S. on October 20, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is so much more than placement of furniture or painting your door red. You will want to read it from cover to cover many times. Ms. Barrett is truly an inspired and gifted writer bringing to her audience a way to `Feng Shui Your Life'. Bringing energy into your home and into your life is not a quick fix but a lifelong pursuit. The author gives us many tools to work with in our every day lives. To be able to connect to our energy with our intuition and our sacred spaces brings healing on all levels. This is a great reference, instructional and inspirational book that you will want to revisit many, many times. I am deeply appreciative of the guidance and encouragement I received. If you read this book, you will indeed be grateful for the positive changes you make in your life.
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85 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Chellie Campbell on February 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
I first heard about feng shui from a woman who had been a physicist for eleven years, and then decided to become a feng shui practitioner. She found it to be totally consistent with the laws of physics. That made me interested in finding out more about it.

No one could explain it better than Jayme Barrett, who's beautiful book should be on everyone's coffee table! She makes feng shui simple and easy to apply to your home or office right away. Just simple realignment of objects and furniture can help you sleep better, have more harmony in your relationships, and help more money flow to you more easily and Jayme shows you how. In the 24-hour period after I installed a fountain in my wealth center, I received nearly $2500.

Jayme is a true transformational coach with years of professional experience, and her book is a real find!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Reyes. Yoga Instructor on October 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
Within a month of owning and utilizing this book my wife and I have already had a couple of fortuitous experiences. Not only is this book a beautiful collection of transforming one's entire life, but the emphasis on the home is what called to me. Teaching yoga, I already know how people's bodies change with dedication, committment, and movement. But, upon putting to use even a few of Jayme's concepts, my and my wife's life has moved in external ways. After cultivating our "Wealth & Prosperity" center, I was paid handsomely to shoot & lead a yoga video... something I've never done. And the following week, when fitting our "Career" center with a fountain, candles, and making that space in our apartment feng shui'd, my wife was offered an opportunity to sing, (her creative talent), with a band that she loves. Two huge shifts in our lives. We're definately continuing to develop the other 7 centers of our home.... and see what happens next. I highly recommend this book, (and yoga - shameless plug for yoga), to create energetic breakthroughs. AND it's beautifully written, photographed, and packaged.
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55 of 64 people found the following review helpful By John P. Morgan VINE VOICE on September 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a beautiful really is...the pictures themselves are totally and completely inspiring and worth the price of the book alone!

I got this book because I do believe that Energy is everything and everything is Energy and your home is a reflection of that One Energy. Is your house full of old clutter? It could be a reflection of the old emotional clutter you keep your house nice and perfect? You could be controlling and rigid in your approach to life.

I grew up in a house that was almost like a museum. It was filled with all sorts of pretty things, beautiful things, expensive things but we weren't allowed to touch anything. Sitting on the raw silk couches was especially forbidden unless there was company. This was all my dad's doing. In fact, when my mom was alive, our home was always a little bit on the bohemian side of things; a planter made out of an old coffee can, brightly colored throw rugs on hardwood floors, original artwork done by yours truly matted and framed by my mother, plates that didn't match around an old wooden table my dad had built with chairs found here and there. It was an odd, delightful mix but our home always felt cheerful and relaxing.

After my mom passed away, my dad threw out all this stuff that he now called "junk" and replaced it with Queen Anne furniture and Ethan Allen couches and replicas of famous art pieces. Sure, the end effect was beautiful...but it wasn't was kind of like my relationship with my dad.

When I got my own place, an excessively large master bedroom I rented from a delightful couple, I returned to the Bohemian way of life.
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