Episode 036: Self-Love with Feng Shui

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EPISODE 036: SELF-LOVE WITH FENG SHUI

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm happy to dedicate this week's podcast to the art of loving YOU! Many of us get very excited to show love to others on this holiday, but we often neglect to love and appreciate the most important person - ourselves! Practicing self-love can actually be easy and incredibly helpful for creating a nurturing, holistic space. Listen in for some of my favorite ways!

Which of these methods of self-love sound best to you? Or do they all sound great (that's me...)? As I mentioned, I would love to hear from each of you who make a self-care list on what you do to make yourself feel loved and cared for. If we share our tips, we can all enjoy full cups and help others do the same. :) Happy Valentine's Day, and thanks so much for listening in!

Questions about self-love and feng shui? Send them through for answers on our Q&A Sunday series, or check out our new 15-minute consultation calls to have your questions addressed right away. Be sure to also sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for monthly tips and tricks on living holistically and practicing feng shui. See you in a few weeks! 


Tune in February 27 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Nine Star Ki for 2017!

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Episode 035: The Energy for Each Zodiac Animal in 2017

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EPISODE 035: THE ENERGY FOR EACH ZODIAC ANIMAL IN 2017

This week we're back with Doris Ingber to talk Chinese Zodiac in the Year of the Rooster! If you missed Episode 034, we chatted with Doris about the energy of the Fire Rooster and what we have to look forward to. This week, we'll get more in depth and learn about the energy of each Chinese zodiac animal in this year. Listen in!

  • Understanding the Chinese zodiac
  • Individual animal energies
  • Preparing for potential challenges

For each of the years below, if your birthday falls before February 4, use the preceding year for accurate astrological readings. For example, if your birthday is January 13, 2009, follow the Year of the Rat, instead of the Year of the Ox. 

RABBIT - 00:11:17

2011 | 1999 | 1987 | 1975 | 1963 | 1951 | 1939 | 1927 |1915

DRAGON - 00:12:44

2012 | 2000 | 1988 | 1976 | 1964 | 1952 | 1940 | 1928 | 1916

SNAKE - 00:14:10

2013 | 2001 | 1989 | 1977 | 1965 | 1953 | 1941 | 1929 | 1917

HORSE - 00:15:06

2014 | 2002 | 1990 | 1978 | 1966 | 1954 | 1942 | 1930 | 1918

SHEEP - 00:16:20

2015 | 2003 | 1991 | 1979 | 1967 | 1955 |1943 | 1931 | 1919

MONKEY - 00:17:18

2016 | 2004 | 1992 | 1980 | 1968 | 1956 | 1944 | 1932 | 1920 | 1908

ROOSTER - 00:03:55

2017 | 2005 | 1993 | 1981 | 1969 | 1957 | 1945 | 1933 | 1921 | 1909

DOG - 00:05:31

2006 | 1994 | 1982 | 1970 | 1958 | 1946 | 1934 | 1922 | 1910

PIG - 00:06:40

2007 | 1995 | 1983 | 1971 | 1959 | 1947 | 1935 | 1923 | 1911

RAT - 00:08:07 

2008 | 1996 | 1984 | 1972 | 1960 | 1948 | 1936 | 1924 | 1912

OX - 00:08:55

2009 |1997 |1985 | 1973 | 1961 | 1949 | 1937 | 1925 | 1913

TIGER - 00:10:16

2010 | 1998 | 1986 | 19 74 | 1962 | 1950 | 1938 | 1926 | 1914

Remember, no matter what your animal, feng shui always recommends carrying a three-dimensional charm of the year's best friend. The best friend of the Rooster is the Dragon, so head to Holistic Spaces and get your charm now!  

Once again, we're so grateful to Doris for sharing her insight on the Chinese zodiac and helping each of us to prepare for the coming lunar year. If you have any questions about your animal's energy, or anything else related to green design, feng shui or holistic living, ask away! You could even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series! Be sure to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter to receive monthly tips and tricks on living holistically and practicing feng shui as well. If you're interested in having questions answered on a more personal or immediate basis, check out our new 15-minute consultation calls! Happy Year of the Rooster!


Doris was introduced to Chinese metaphysics in 1999 after her 30 year career as a fashion merchandiser. Intrigued by the spirit and science of energy she pursued certifications in Classical Feng Shui, Interior Alignment, 4 Pillars Chinese Astrology and Space Clearing. She consults with architects, interior designers, home and business owners to create environments which enhance the lives of those within. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Yorker and Fortune.com. For more about Doris, visit www.kismetfengshui.com.


Tune in February 13 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, a surprise!

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Episode 034: 2017 - Year of the Fire Rooster

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2017 - YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone's 2017 is off to an incredible start. :) We're also preparing for another new year: the Chinese New Year! My friend, feng shui expert and Chinese astrologer, Doris Ingber is back this year to discuss the upcoming Fire Rooster Year and the energy it brings. Tune in for her insightful information around the Rooster and his energy! 

  • Yin Fire Rooster Year and Chinese New Year
  • Archetype of the Rooster
  • Energy of the Rooster
  • The Rooster and the Five Elements
  • Health influences for the year
  • Emotional influences for the year
  • History and Chinese astrology
  • Varying energies and charts for this year

Once again, Happy New Year to each of you! Thanks so much to Doris for her expertise and time, and to each of my listeners as well. Be sure to drop in for the next podcast on January 23, when Doris returns to share predictions and animal horoscopes for the Year of the Rooster! As always, I encourage you to submit questions to our Q&A Sunday series or reach out directly for a 15-minute consultation call, a new service we offer for more personal answers! If you're interested in tips and insight for green living, sustainable design and feng shui, sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter and receive a few each month! Here's to 2017!


Doris was introduced to Chinese metaphysics in 1999 after her 30 year career as a fashion merchandiser. Intrigued by the spirit and science of energy she pursued certifications in Classical Feng Shui, Interior Alignment, 4 Pillars Chinese Astrology and Space Clearing. She consults with architects, interior designers, home and business owners to create environments which enhance the lives of those within. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Yorker and Fortune.com. For more about Doris, visit www.kismetfengshui.com.


Tune in January 23 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Zodiac Animals in the Year of the Fire Rooster

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Episode 033: Feng Shui and Intentions for the New Year

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FENG SHUI AND INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

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Happy New Year! We're so grateful to each of you for taking the time to listen to the podcast this year, and we're very excited about next year! In honor of 2017, I'd like to share some ways to use feng shui to welcome a positive, inspiring new year. I'm planning to take each of these steps myself and would love to hear what your intentions are as well!

Whether you choose to do one or all of these feng shui adjustments, please feel free to share how your space feels afterward and how you feel heading into a brand new year! Again, thank you all for listening to the Holistic Spaces podcast and making 2016 such a great year for us. To start the new year (and every month in it) with feng shui, green design and holistic living tips, be sure to subscribe to our Holistic Spaces newsletter! You can also submit any questions or feedback to us here and possibly have your question answered as part of our Q&A Sundays! We also have a new service, 15-minute consultation calls, to have your questions answered privately and right away! We'll see you next year!



Tune in January 9 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Doris Ingber and the Energy of 2017's Fire Rooster

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Episode 032: The Way of Flowers with Marcia Shibata

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THE WAY OF FLOWERS WITH MARCIA SHIBATA

Welcome back to the Holistic Spaces podcast! This is our next-to-last podcast this year, and we have such an amazing guest. Marcia Shibata is a Master Shambhala KADO instructor, classically trained in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and has studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist community. She's also the co-founder of the Shambhala Kado School and is my spiritual mentor in addition to my KADO and Ikebana teacher. I'm so happy to welcome her insight around the path of flowers and bringing them into your holistic spaces.

  • What is KADO?
  • The meaning of "holistic"
  • Thich Nhat Hahn's "interconnectedness"
  • Our connection to nature
  • Flowers, "the jewels of the planet"
  • Flowers and your environment
  • Disposing of flowers 
  • Bringing flowers into your space holistically and mindfully

Thank you so much, Marcia, for sharing your knowledge and advice for including flowers in our holistic spaces. I hope each of you will consider these ideas when choosing aspects of nature to add to your homes. For more insights and tips into feng shu, green design and holistic living, be sure to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter! If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out and have them answered via Q&A Sunday or through our new service, 15-minute consultation calls! Tune in after Christmas for our final 2016 podcast and tips for setting intentions for the new year!


Tune in December 26 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui and Intentions for the New Year 

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Episode 031: Nine Star Holiday Dynamics with Rosalie Prinzivalli

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NINE STAR HOLIDAY DYNAMICS WITH ROSALIE PRINZIVALLI

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You may notice that this episode is a bit off schedule. That's because it's our first holiday podcast this year, so we wanted to get it to you before Thanksgiving! This is a very special episode, because we'll be talking with one of my closest friends and one of my first and most amazing mentors, Rosalie Prinzivalli. The holidays are meant to be loving time spent with friends and family, but they can actually be very stressful, since we're all different people with different needs! Understanding the nine star ki dynamics can help us to handle this stress and actually enjoy peaceful, grounded holidays during this season, and Rosalie is an expert. Let's see what she has to say. :)

Hopefully each of you are feeling less stressed about going into the holiday season, thanks to Rosalie's advice! We're very grateful to Rosalie for sharing her insight. :) Be sure to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter for more tips and advice on feng shui, green design and holistic living, around the holidays and all year! You'll receive a 10% off coupon for signing up, just in time to save on holistic gifts! As always, we love to hear from you with comments or questions. You can send them in here and may even be featured in our Q&A Sunday series! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We're incredibly grateful for you every day. :)



Tune in December 12 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast 

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Episode 030: Attracting a Successful Career - A Mini Consultation

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ATTRACTING A SUCCESSFUL CAREER - A MINI CONSULTATION

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This week's podcast is very exciting, as we'll be listening in on my mini consultation with Anna, the winner of our podcast giveaway! She left a wonderful review and chose to receive the free mini consultation. Interestingly, one of Anna's wishes is to improve her career, so this week we'll build on last week's podcast and talk about how Anna can welcome a happy, stable career to her life. Let's get started!

Thanks so much, again, to Anna for her great review! We have high hopes for her career in real estate (or whatever she decides)! :) Anna, please let us know how things go and how these feng shui tips work out for you!

If you'd like more tips and tricks on holistic living, feng shui and green design, be sure to join our Holistic Spaces newsletter! You'll even receive a 10% off coupon to the store for signing up! We'd also love to hear from you with any questions about feng shui and creating your holistic space. Send them along and you could be featured in our Q&A Sunday series! Thanks again for listening, and we look forward to our next podcast with you! 


Tune in November 21 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, A Holiday Episode!

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Episode 029: Finding a New Job - How Feng Shui Can Help

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FINDING A NEW JOB - HOW FENG SHUI CAN HELP

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Losing or leaving a job can be a stressful experience, even if the choice was yours. It can make us feel rejected, insecure and even afraid, but feng shui can help! This week we'll dig into how we can use feng shui philosophy and adjustments to attract work and career opportunities following a job loss.

Hopefully you're all very happy and content with your careers, but if that isn't the case, there is still hope! Give one, or all, of these feng shui tips a try, and be sure to keep your intentions positive and hopeful. If anyone is experiencing job loss now and finds work after using these adjustments, we would LOVE to hear from you!

We love to hear from each of you, so please don't hesitate to send questions or comments through! Your questions could even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series! If you're interested in more holistic living, feng shui and green design tips, be sure to sign up for our monthly Holistic Spaces newsletter, and receive a 10% coupon to the Holistic Spaces store. As always, thank you for listening. :)


Tune in November 14 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Attracting a Successful Career - A Mini Consultation

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Episode 028: Vision Boards and Their Feng Shui Placement

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VISION BOARDS AND THEIR FENG SHUI PLACEMENT

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I'm excited for this week's podcast, since we'll be announcing our giveaway winner and talking about vision boards! Vision boards can be such an amazing way to get in touch with and manifest your goals; I'm living proof! So this week we'll talk vision boards, and I'll share my personal story as well as tips on using vision boards and feng shui! 

Hopefully you're looking forward to creating your own vision board and manifesting your dreams and goals! I would love to hear from you on whether a vision board has helped you or what goal you'll be working toward with your new board. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions on green design, feng shui or holistic living. You may be featured in our Q&A Sunday series! For monthly tips on how to live holistically and create nourishing spaces, sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter, and receive a 10% off coupon for the Holistic Spaces store! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast!


Tune in October 24 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Finding a New Job - How Feng Shui Can Help

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