“I cannot believe how working with you has changed my life. It amazes me how just by making small shifts in the practical everyday life of my desk my whole attitude changed. Your gentle and direct guidance instilled me with confidence….You treated me and any anxiety I had with such dignity and respect that it gave me the courage to face the overwhelming piles on and under my desk. In fact I never thought I'd laugh so much doing it. You taught me how to do things I was too embarrassed or ashamed to ask about…Thank you so much for your encouragement and for teaching me that the process of keeping organized is actually a practice of mindfulness and respect.”
A.T., New York City.
Debra Riva is a Feng Shui practitioner and professional organizer, working with people in their homes, home offices and businesses.
Debra is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, New York Chapter and is also a member of the International Feng Shui Guild, NYC Chapter.
She has studied ancient indigenous traditions and wisdom for a great many years including ancient Chinese traditions and the pre-Judeo-Christian era wisdom of the Goddess.
Debra has traveled extensively in China, Europe, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand and Egypt. She visited and studied a still-existing matrifocal society in China where people worship a Mountain Goddess along with Tibetan Buddhism. These people embrace the balance of nature, feminine/masculine, yin/yang. These are the same concepts expressed in the practice of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui is a perfect match to Debra's organizing practice where she realized she was practicing Feng Shui intuitively. She was attracted to Feng Shui because of its spiritual nature and her life-long thirst for ancient wisdom.
After participating in a number of workshops, Debra received her formal education in Feng Shui at the Long Island School of Feng Shui, studying with R.D. Chin, David Kennedy, Melanie Lewandowski, Katherine Metz, Alex Stark and others. She continues to study with Katherine Metz and R.D. Chin and has assisted Mr. Chin to crystallize his mentoring programs.
Debra practices BTB Feng Shui and wishes to acknowledge, with great gratitude and respect, all her teachers; and especially His Holiness Grandmaster Professor Thomas Lin Yun, for his wisdom and guidance in these teachings.