Bonnie Primm

A native of Philadelphia, Primm studied anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania before settling in Norfolk.She owns Bonnie Primm Consulting, which specializes in color consultations and the teaching of feng shui for your personal life or business. While her thriving business keeps her in demand, Primm has also contributed articles to Tidewater Women newspaper and been featured in The Virginian-Pilot.She has taught classes on feng shui at Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University and she also conducts walking tours of the Ghent neighborhood in downtown Norfolk, where she has resided for over 30 years. The primary focus of Primm's presentations is to make people more aware of their physical environments and the important role it plays in their everyday lives.With her enthusiastic personality, she loves to interact with people and to engage them in learning how to use both color and feng shui to enhance their environments. The former advertising/marketing executive has a true affinity for color. "I have always loved color and I can actually see and feel color for people," states Primm, who utilizes this gift to help transform her clients' living areas. "Color can make or break a living space," remarks Primm."Most people tend to be somewhat afraid of color and afraid to make decisions regarding color in their personal spaces."Primm finds great satisfaction in giving people the tools they need to literally change their lives by using the right color combinations in their environments. Primm believes the same can be said for practicing feng shui.Feng shui, which originated in ancient China, is the use of the natural elements along with environmental changes to enact improvement upon one's well being, relationships, prosperity and health. "Practicing feng shui can bring balance and harmony into your life," says Primm. ... Although a difficult concept for many, Primm strives to get others to think of it as creating space for more of what you do want in your life.

Beyond Feng Shui

A Story:

We do this everyday when we go to work or care for ourselves or family. How often do we realize at week, month or years’ end we are not even aware of the passing time or even how we enjoyed, if we did, any part of this passing time. Could we count the joys, contributions and a sense of accomplishment?

A Choice:

The old maxim “you are making a choice when you are not making a choice” gets our attention. Make a choice to support every action and attitude by awareness and intention. Choose to change your attitude and environment – thereby the behavior and outcome you want in your work and life.

A Commentary:

Most of us are encoded by our culture at home and in the world we live to unconsciously perform our daily working and living without realizing how much our comfort, gifts and talents as well as our values, success and self reliance we abdicate in the process.

A Question:

If, the big “if”, we could find a sense of balance and self empowerment, would our life look and feel different, perhaps better if not more productive?

Beyond Feng Shui… connecting the dots with your inner and outer spaces.

Feng Shui and Your Personal Space with Norfolk’s Own Bonnie Primm

Feng Shui expert and practitioner Bonnie Primm, of Norfolk, Va., joins host Nora Firestone for an in-depth look at the ancient Oriental practice, including how, where and why we might implement Feng Shui in our own lives.

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