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Change is a constant in life, and nowhere is this more evident than within the family unit. As children grow, parents transition through different life stages, and the dynamics of the household evolve. Maintaining a balanced and harmonious home becomes essential.

That’s where Feng Shui comes in—working to promote positive energy flow. By thoughtfully applying Feng Shui principles, you can create an environment that supports your family through these transitions, fostering harmony and well-being.

I want to share with you some practical Feng Shui tips to help you navigate the inevitable changes in family dynamics, particularly during midlife. From decluttering your teenager’s bedroom to revitalising key living spaces, these strategies will empower you to adapt with ease and grace.

Whether you’re dealing with the challenges of adolescence, returning to the workforce, or embracing the empty nest, Feng Shui offers powerful tools to create a nurturing and balanced home.

Children’s Bedrooms: Feng Shui Tips

If appropriate, a good place to start is to look at your children’s bedrooms. I will start here because when children become teenagers, they often spend long hours there, frequently on social media. With hormones kicking in, the positional layout needs upgrading.

Decluttering their bedrooms is massive; you can do this with them or let them sort what’s important to them moving forward. Don’t be offended by their choices—it’s all part of the growth stage. They benefit from having current, loved, and functional objects around them. Easier said than done, you may say, but this is not about tidiness; it’s about relevance.

Children’s and teenagers’ health is a common issue and one I’m regularly consulting on. Look at the air quality in the room. Do they open windows, or are there exterior negative factors like power poles or overhanging trees blocking airflow? Also, consider the position of the bed. Is there any other way to position the bed? (Avoid feet facing the door and head backing onto a wall with plumbing.)

If a child has been in their bedroom for many years, trust their opinion. However, if there are sleep issues or they are regularly falling sick, get very curious.

Understanding Feng Shui and Family Dynamics

Feng Shui is about flow, and all flow comes from the environment. I can’t stress this enough.

In the context of changing dynamics, it’s a matter of sorting out what issues belong to whom. It’s also important to look at your own life—your role in the family may have shifted. For example, you may have returned to the workforce or become an empty nester.

If it is a personal issue, consider what area of your life is out of balance. Diary work is very helpful for a mid-life shift. What are you feeling? Do you resent something or are you working on what’s pushing your buttons?

The image above is a perfect example. Are you wound too tight, have you changed color, or moved to a different location? Just see what emotion arises. Perhaps you want to be red, not blue. All symbolic, but as I said previously, Feng Shui is about emotional energy flow.

Targeting Key Living Spaces

Time to look at placement in your living spaces. There is no need to Feng Shui the whole home. It’s better to target areas of concern. If you’re a beginner, start with your bedroom, the kitchen, and the entrance.

The Entrance: Gateway from the Outside In

The entrance is an area to tackle seasonally. Simple changes here result in massive alignment with what is coming into your home. It’s like saying what you want. In midlife, you are reevaluating, resetting, and internally changing. This is important. Revaluing yourself as a mature adult is a new beginning, and your front door is the perfect place for this.

The Master Bedroom: Your Personal Sanctuary

When did you last buy yourself new linen? What pictures are on the wall? Choose pictures with dream locations or beautiful gardens. This is the inner you; make it glow.

The Kitchen: The Family Hub

Is your kitchen a happy, active place? Color, texture, and smell are key to Feng Shui activation in this space.

Feng Shui for Midlife: A Powerful Tool

Feng Shui for midlife is a powerful tool to have at hand. If low energy surfaces, do something to introduce change. You may take up knitting. It’s all about your response.

Embrace Change with Feng Shui

Navigating the inevitable changes in family dynamics can be challenging, but with the principles of Feng Shui, you can create a balanced and harmonious home that supports your family’s well-being. From decluttering your teenager’s bedroom to revitalizing key living spaces, these strategies empower you to adapt with ease and grace.

Ready to help you feel alive, grounded, and supported in your environment?

I am a New Zealand-based Feng Shui Designer who has helped hundreds of clients overcome blockages and create unique and beautiful spaces. My approach to Intuitive Feng Shui design is tailored to the Southern Hemisphere, serving clients in Australia and New Zealand.

In a consultation with Equate, you can:

  • Introduce new positive energy vibrations into your life.
  • Support your intentions by aligning your environment with your goals.
  • Clear past negative events and energies from your house.
  • Prepare your house for sale and attract that perfect buyer.

Equate Feng Shui offers a range of services to help you achieve alignment and energy balance in your home:

  • Personal Energy Maps: Counteract negative forces depleting your energy field.
  • Online Feng Shui Consultations: Create memorable and personable spaces that activate all the senses.
  • Renovating and New Build Advice: Receive clear advice and practical steps to move your project forward.
  • Space Clearing: Recharge the energy of a place and make room for new purposes.
  • Feng Shui Workshops: Educate and inspire through a series of workshops and events.

Let’s talk about how to start you on your Feng Shui journey