Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet

ABOUT Norma Lehmeier Hartie

Norma Lehmeier Hartie
Norma Lehmeier Hartie is an award winning author, speaker and an eco-friendly designer. Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet won The Grand Prize in the Writer's Digest Book Awards, and was the Award Winner for Best New Non-Fiction USA More...


Best selling, award winning book Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet shows you how to create a beautiful, non-toxic and natural home and workspace; a sanctuary that will support, invigorate and nourish you to enable you to flourish in all aspects of your life—while being kind to the environment. There are hundreds of resources and information providing eco-friendly and safe construction and building materials and household goods.

You will learn how to make your home harmonious, combining the best principles of Feng Shui, the application of the Four Elements, color, Vastu, creative visualization, energy work and good design.

 Harmonious Environment:

  • Suggests ways to create a beautiful, non-toxic, natural home and workspace; a sanctuary that will support, invigorate and nourish you to enable you to flourish in all aspects of your life—while being kind and respectful to the environment.
  • Introduces Harmonious Adjustments™, in which selected principles of

Feng Shui, the Four Elements, color, energy, Vastu and good design are illuminated.

  • Replacing the ‘bad stuff’ with safe and eco-friendly products
  • Organizing the rest
  • Bringing in the beautiful
  • Placing objects with the intent to manifest your dreams

Award Winner for Best New Non-Fiction USA National Books 2008

Grand Prize Winner of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest International Book Awards

Drawing on her background in design, holistic healing, gardening, and cooking, Norma Lehmeier Hartie has compiled an eco-friendly guide for turning a home into a nurturing sanctuary that resonates with the positive energies of the earth. Despite the tremendous amount of information that the book contains, it is extremely readable and well organized.

Harmonious Environment would be a terrific starting point for a monthly study group. Almost every chapter has plenty of information for intensive discussion and will provide a solid platform for the presentation of related books and sidelines.” Anna Jedrziewski, Spirit Connection New York, N.Y., N.Y. for New Age Retailer

     “Author Norma Hartie has put together this well-designed, highly informative volume to introduce the world to her applied philosophy of ‘Harmonious Adjustments,’ intended to do everything from clearing negative energy in public spaces to populating your garden with the 50 best plants for controlling pollution.

     One can also hop and skip through the book just to pick up interesting recipes, scattered decorating tips, and useful references to healthy home product suppliers. Clearly written, cleanly organized, and enthusiastically presented, this is an unusual and eclectic addition to anyone’s home improvement library.” Fearless Reviews

     “We can all use more harmony in our lives, and this book delivers a helpful assortment of what the author calls ‘Harmonious Adjustments,’ designed for achieving the harmony, peace, and beauty we all strive for. From the most basic housecleaning tips to expert spiritual advice, Norma Lehmeier Hartie brings together a perfect blend of the practical and the magical to help us recapture the simplicity that modern society has stolen away.” Independent Publisher Highlighted Title Winner

     “From practical tips for eliminating clutter to replacing harmful products with eco-friendly ones, a how-to guide for dowsing one's house, embracing the spirituality of honoring mother earth, tips for flower arranging, and much more. Tips, tricks, and techniques for promoting metaphysical harmony abound in this compassionate guide, which also provides numerous references to where assorted toxin-free and ‘green’ products can be obtained. Recommended reading for anyone seeking to revitalize their living space.” The Midwest Book Review

    “It’s a handbook for those wanting to achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle in harmony and balance with nature.

     She’s the creator of the practice known as Harmonious Adjustments, which combines the following: principles of Feng Shui (interpreting a particular space), a central belief in various life energies (yin and yang), the four elements (earth, fire, water, air) based on birth dates, color schemes, and good design. Hartie, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Parsons School of Design, has also been a chef and floral designer, and cites her twenty-plus years of research and life experiences.

     ‘Harmonious Adjustments’ provide principles to help individuals get started on their creative journeys. As Hartie notes, the practice ‘is based on the belief that if it feels and looks good, it is good.’” Robin Farrell Edmunds. ForeWord Magazine

    “Worried about what your family is being exposed to? Are you hoping to increase your wealth or find love this year? Trying to decide on the best color to paint your walls? If you answered ‘yes!’ to any of these questions, then Harmonious Environment is a must read. The goal of this book is to create positive energy both in your home and your life and to be kinder to the earth.

    The relationship between people and the Earth is an important part of Harmonious Environment. To remind ourselves of this interconnection, Hartie recommends bringing the natural world into your home. Some ways to do this include displaying rocks and minerals and using houseplants as pollution busters.

      Hartie uses Harmonious Adjustments (TM) that combines ‘the best principles of Feng Shui, the application of the Four Elements based on your birth date, color, Vastu, energy work and good design.’ I've read a few Feng Shui books in the past, but the author's clear instructions and enthusiasm has given me the confidence to actually try this at home.

      I liked how the author reminded me to use this book as a guideline but to also trust my intuition. Do what looks and feels right for you. I also liked how the Resource section listed all the suppliers, organizations and further readings mentioned throughout the book.

     Armchair Interviews says read Harmonious Environment and get ready to change your life!” Yuka Mizushima, Armchair Interviews, Amazon Top 500 Reviewers