Justin's Story ① Organizing space, organizing life (Summary of the event "Sharing Your Mind


The event "Sharing Your Mind & Space" that I organized with Junko Matsushita, the life coach and organizing coach, ended successfully on Sunday 9/30/2018.

Junko and I have the same belief that our mind and space are connected to each other. We share the same goal as professional who deal with client's mind and space.

I am specialized in space designing by using feng shui knowledge, color theory and environmental psychology.

Junko is specialized in space organizing by using coaching and psychology.

When we work together, the result is amazingly effective.

Justin Cobb's case is a great example.

We had Justin, my client then and one of my best friends now, as a guest speaker, and he shared his experience through Ai feng shui interior consulting's 8 weeks home project collaborated with Junko, with people at the event.

Until I met Justin in fall 2017, most of my typical clients were Japanese women who had no problem with cleaning, organizing and decluttering.

One day, I started feeling like,

"I want something challenging....maybe I want someone like who has no idea about organizing...someone who is a non Japanese, maybe a single American man."

Then I met Justin.

When I visited his studio apartment for the first time in November 2017, I was very excited.

"Yes, this is what I was looking for!"

His space was packed with unused stuff but he could not let them go for many many years.

Despite of my excitement, I felt a bit worried thinking 8 weeks might not be enough for him unless he really seriously works on decluttering and organizing process. Because that process is deeply connected with his phycological issues.

So, I contacted my friend Junko Matsushita, who is a life coach and organizing coach, and asked her to give 2 hours organizing lesson to Justin one week before his home project start day.

She said Yes generously.

I knew he had a negative feeling about letting things go.

I'm not talking about only stuff as his belongings...but also feelings and emotions that he had been clinging to for many years.

At first in Junko's lesson, he was very skeptical and we could see that from his body language in the first two videos below.