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Feng Shui / Aging-in-Place

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Clearing clutter is a basics of feng shui. RedFin, the national real estate company, posted great ideas for welcoming the new year. The feng shui practitioners including Miyoko Fuse of Home Esteem shared valuable information about creating positive Chi for the New Year. Enjoy reading the blog! Click here to read the blog These ideas of clutter clearing are applied to anytime of the year.

Chi comes into your home from your front entrance. Clear your entry way by removing planter with dead or welted plants.
Visually acknowledged clutter clearing is rewarding. Remove the large coffee table, which has been collecting clutter on the top or hiding clutter under the table, in front of the sofa.
No need to cover entire walls with art or nick knacks on every shelf. Be selective, negative space rests the eyes and calms the mind and Chi flows freely.

A combination of feng shui and the Japanese year end cleaning has double effects, thorough cleaning and clutter clearing. The Japanese year end cleaning includes cleaning the places which regular cleaning might miss such as the deep inside the closet, back of the cabinets, or under the bed, by doing so you may find the forgotten items to discard. When you clean deep inside the closet, often you find things which you have forgotten you have had. New or old does not matter, they are to go since you have not needed them for a long time. Impulsively purchased kitchen items or multiple numbers of the same type of items that have been pushed back in the cabinets not needed. They are to go. You may find items which are outdated but have been kept in case. In case has not occurred for a long time; somebody else could use them.

Ancient wisdom is inspiring in the 21st century


Did you know the solar panels used in space by NASA were derived from a simple form of Origami? The Japanese traditional art has inspired cutting edge space science. Feng shui, the Chinese ancient wisdom of environmental evaluation has influenced some American homes since the late 20th century. Home Esteem helps you to take advantage of this ancient wisdom to create peace, happiness, and a “healthy home.”

Feng shui

Helps you make better informed choices!
Feng shui is all about Chi. You cannot see Chi but it affects your emotion and behavior. The feng shui consultation is a good opportunity to adjust Chi flow in your home and yourself. (Under uncertainty of continued Covid pandemic, Home Esteem offers remote consultations.)

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Harmony with Yin-Yang duality and Five elements

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Wisdom on space planning, shapes, colors , and materials


Design psychology explains emotion and behavior at home


Clear explanation and practical use


single family houses, condominiums, apartments, trailer homes, retirement units, retirement houses, college offices, massage therapist offices, dentist offices, graphic designer's studios, and hair salons

3D computer rendering bird's eye
3D computer rendering living room
3D computer rendering landscape
Your floorplan will be converted to the 3D renderings that will give you clear visions of feng shui suggestions.


Thinking about your home is to think about your life, your 2nd life.
Loneliness is an enemy. Social interaction is important for healthy aging. Your healthy home nurtures you to go out and interact with others and feel good to come back to your healthy home.


ADA recommendations / meet your needs


Assistive devices from DIY to a contractor involved project

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Feng shui interior design for aging-in-place


Eco friendly products / materials Indoor air quality


remodeling, modification, addition of devices, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, ramp, garden, space planning, lighting, colors, and environmental friendly materials.
Home Esteem offers computer renderings to help you see what the design would be.

wheelchair access no threshold
lift design in the garage
space planning / no coffee table
space plan
was no door to bathroom / is a barn door
Your floorplan and / or the area of specific needs will be converted to the 3D renderings that will give you clear visions of suggestions for feng shui and "aging-in-place."


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I established Home Esteem offering consultation on feng shui and aging-in-place in 2004. I create positive energy in your home or office that will help healthy interactions, peace, happiness, and safety for you, your family, or your business. I listen to you and I see the potential of space for a harmonious environment that reflects your needs met as well as better communication.

I practice form school and intuitive feng shui to personalize your home or office. I use feng shui design / consultation with my knowledge of interior design, gerontology, and communication. It encompasses a holistic approach including functionality, accessibility, sustainability, and communication. I see feng shui as design / environment psychology that affects your communication skills, emotion, and behavior.

I was born and brought up in Tokyo where old culture and innovative science are mixed. I was accustomed to see transforming positive Chi into homes and business environments. My strength is to create positive Chi in your space to fit your wishes in your homes and business offices.

Miyoko has given workshops and presentations for City of Portland, Multnomah County, Portland State University, Portland Community College, American Institute of Home Builders, Oregon State University, Japanese community in Honolulu, National Association of Professional Organizers, Southeast Portland Senior Support Group, and various public and private sectors.


Home Esteem Miyoko Fuse


Portland, Oregon


Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
issued by National Association of Home Builders

Certified Green Professional (CGP)
issued by National Association of Home Builders

Certified Feng Shui Consultant (issued by Emerald Feng Shui Institute) , A member of International Feng Shui Guild

caps cgp international feng shui guild


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MA Communication from Portland State University

BS Communication from Portland State University

AAS Gerontology Portland Community College

AAS Interior Design Portland Community College



Available www.amazon.com



Healthy Home for Healthy Aging with Feng Shui (available @amazon.com)

Journal article

Feng shui and aging in place (a journal article in The Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging)


Willamette Week Nester magazine: September 2022 "Raise your vibes at home" by Rachel Saslow

AARP Web site: September 2020 "COVID-19 Keeping You Home? Turn Your Bed Into a Comfy Oasis Budget-friendly ideas for textiles, pillows and color" by Sheryl Jean

Northwest Boomer and Senior: News July 2018 "Feel right at home"

Oregon Home Magazine: Spring, 2018 "FACE FORWARD"