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.”
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 Corona
pandemic, Home Esteem offers a remote consultation.)
Harmony with Yin-Yang duality and Five elements
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
bedroom / items reused
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.
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.
lift design in the
space planning / colors
barn door / bathroom
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.
MA Communication from Portland State University
BS Communication from Portland State University
AAS Gerontology Portland Community College
AAS Interior Design Portland Community College
Healthy Home for Healthy Aging with Feng Shui (available @amazon.com)
Feng shui and aging in place (a journal article in The Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging)
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
Northwest Boomer and Senior: News July 2018 "Feel right at home"
Oregon Home Magazine: Spring, 2018 "FACE FORWARD"