Episode 041: Yin and Yang with Barry Gordon

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 041

YIN AND YANG WITH BARRY GORDON

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One of the most important concepts of feng shui is that of yin and yang and balance. I'm honored to have one of my BTB teachers and a student of Grandmaster Lin Yun, Barry Gordon, to share his insight on the yin and yang system, the Tai Chi Symbol and how yin and yang work in our lives and spaces. 

Thanks so much to Barry for taking the time to explain this basic, but complicated, concept to us! I hope you can better understand why the ideas of yin and yang are so important in feng shui and creating a holistic space! If you have questions about this or any other feng shui or green design aspect, please feel free to reach out! You may even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series! You can also set up a consultation call to have your questions answered on an immediate and personal level. Don't forget to also sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for once-a-month tips on holistic living and feng shui! 


Barry Gordon got his degree in Physics and then became a Career Naval Diving Officer. During his three tours in Vietnam, he had a Near Death Experience which changed the course of his life. In 1970, he left the Navy and went to live in India for two years, where he lived in an Ashram, meditated extensively, became a vegetarian, learned yoga, tended an elephant, and learned how to heal his PTSD’s.

When he returned to The States, Barry continued his meditations and eclectic spiritual studies. In 1983, he had the good fortune to meet Feng Shui Grand Master, Professor Lin Yun. Barry devoted himself to studying with the Master for 7 years. Then, Prof. Lin asked Barry to teach Feng Shui classes, at USF. In 1992, Prof. Lin asked Barry to be one, of three, Founders & Teachers of his BTB Feng Shui Masters Training Program.  For more information on Barry, visit his website: from-the-heart-feng-shui.com


Tune in May 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Clutter and the Five Elements with Katherine Metz

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Episode 040: Feng Shui for New Beginnings in Spring

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FENG SHUI FOR NEW BEGINNINGS IN SPRING

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Happy Spring! Spring is an amazing time for new beginnings, both in the world of feng shui and in life in general, so this week, I thought we would talk about how to welcome spring and new beginnings in our holistic spaces. We have many posts on the Holistic Spaces blog about spring and new beginnings, so be sure to check them out after this! 

I want to thank each of you for listening to the Holistic Spaces podcast! You are the reason I do this! I would love to hear what new beginnings you are looking forward to this year and how you may use these feng shui adjustments to ensure they go well. If you have specific questions about feng shui, new beginnings, green design or holistic living, send them along or set up a consultation call. Your questions could even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series! And don't forget to also sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter for fresh tips every month! 


Tune in April 24 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Yin and Yang with Barry Gordon.

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Astrology & Feng Shui 002: April 2017 Dragon Month in the Fire Rooster Year

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 002

APRIL 2017 DRAGON MONTH IN THE FIRE ROOSTER YEAR

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Welcome back, and thank you for joining us for our second episode of Astrology & Feng Shui! It's already April, which is the Wood Dragon month this year, and I'm honored to have my friend Beth Grace with us to chat Four Pillars Astrology and what this month means for the Fire Rooster year

Beth is an International Classical Feng Shui and Chinese Metaphysics consultant who has trained with several masters in the U.S. and Asia and brings insight to her clients through knowledge in traditional Classical Feng Shui, 4 Pillars Chinese Astrology, Qi Men Dun Jia and I Ching. Beth is a Red Ribbon Professional Member of the International Feng Shui Guild, an Accredited Consultant of the Feng Shui Society in London, and founder of the American Academy of Metaphysics. Find out more about her at www.bethgracefengshui.com!


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2017 Feng Shui Charm Keychain for Protection & Luck


Tune in May 1 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

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Episode 039: Space Clearing with Feng Shui

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 039

SPACE CLEARING WITH FENG SHUI

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This week's podcast is all about space clearing! If you've read the Holistic Spaces blog, you may know that space clearing is incredibly important in feng shui. There are many ways to clear your space, and each of them works just as well, but what's so important about clearing space before using feng shui adjustments?

Do you have any upcoming events or auspicious dates that may need space clearing? Try one of these methods or enlist the help of a feng shui expert and see if you can feel the difference in your space afterward! If you have questions about space clearing or other green design or feng shui aspects, please let us know! You could even be featured in our Q&A Sunday series. If you are interested in more private consultation or have urgent questions, check out our new 15-minute consultation call option. If you like the tips we share in the Holistic Spaces podcast, sign up for our newsletter to get even more insight on green design, feng shui and holistic living and check back next week when we discuss feng shui and new beginnings!



Tune in April 10 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui and New Beginnings.

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Don't forget to also tune in April 3 for our next episode of the Astrology & Feng Shui mini-series!

Astrology & Feng Shui 001: April 2017 Venus and Mercury Retrogrades

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 001

APRIL 2017 VENUS AND MERCURY RETROGRADES

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I’m so excited to introduce the first episode of our mini-series called Astrology & Feng Shui. Each month we will have this mini-series as a bonus to the Holistic Spaces podcast. We'll look at astrology and feng shui together every month with an astrologer to tie both eastern and western astrology in with feng shui. 

This episode is with my good friend Diana Mahiques. Diana Mahiques is a traditional Western Astrologer, Certified Feng Shui Master and Intuitive Counselor with over 25 years of hands on experience based in New York City. You can find out more about her at integrativeastrologyandfengshui.com


Tune in April 3 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

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    Episode 038: Bathrooms and Feng Shui

    HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 038

    BATHROOMS AND FENG SHUI

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    Welcome back to the Holistic Spaces Podcast! One of our listeners sent in a question recently about bathrooms and feng shui, so I thought we'd use this week's podcast to offer a little insight on bathrooms and their significance in feng shui. Bathrooms are the second most commonly renovated room in homes, so I'm sure many of you will find this useful!

    I hope this episode has been informative for those of you completing bathroom renovations as well as those of you who are interested in feng shui or looking to make adjustments in your bathroom space. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions on bathrooms, feng shui, holistic living and green design. There's a good chance it will be featured on our Q&A Sunday series or even a podcast episode! If you're interested in learning more about feng shui and holistic living, don't forget to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter as well! We send out tips and insight once a month. If you're looking for specific insight or answers or you'd like advice on a more personal level, take a look at our new 15-minute consultation call!


    Tune in March 27 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Space Clearing with Feng Shui

    Don't forget to also check back next week and catch our very first episode of the mini-series, Astrology and Feng Shui.  

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    Our brand new mini-series, Astrology and Feng Shui, begins next week and will be available on the first and third Mondays of each month.

    Episode 037: What's In Store for Your Chinese Numerology in 2017

    HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 037

    WHAT'S IN STORE FOR YOUR CHINESE NUMEROLOGY IN 2017

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    Happy Chinese New Year! While the new year actually began earlier this month, there's still plenty of time to calculate your Nine Star Ki for the upcoming lunar year and see what 2017 has in store for you. Over the last few weeks, we heard from experts on the Chinese Zodiac animals and their energies for the year, but I'm also a huge fan of Nine Star Ki in addition to the animal horoscopes. Listen in for how to calculate your number and what to expect this year!

    I hope you are all as excited as I am for the new year! What does 2017 have in store for you? Does it match with your expectations? If you have questions about your Nine Star Ki or want to learn more, feel free to send in your questions or schedule a consultation! You could even use our new 15-minute consultation call service for this! Don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter too, where I share monthly tips on holistic living and feng shui. Gung Hay Fat Choy! 


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    Tune in March 13 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui for the Bathroom.

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    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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