Episode 050: Kid-Smart Spaces with Magalie René-Hayes

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 050

KID-SMART SPACES WITH MAGALIE RENÉ-HAYES

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It's finally September! To kick off this month on the podcast, I've asked my good friend, Magalie René-Hayes to share some tips with us for creating study spaces and kid-friendly spaces as well as using mindfulness to keep clutter at bay. Magalie has also just released her first book, Kid-Smart Spaces: Decorating a Classroom that Changes Lives and I'm excited to chat with her about the launch!

Please remember to check out Magalie's new book and apply some of her wonderful tips to the spaces you share with kids! And as always, if you do use her advice, share photos with us! We want to see your holistic spaces!

If you're interested in more tips for creating holistic spaces, sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter

For specific questions, send us an email, and we'll do our best to answer as part of our Q&A Sunday series on the blog. If you'd prefer a more private or immediate answer, you can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call.

Also, please show our Patreon page some love! We appreciate even $1 a month to keep the Holistic Spaces podcast alive and ad-free!

Check back in a few weeks for Creativity and Feng Shui with Laura Morris, as well as the announcement of our giveaway winner!


Magalie creates beautiful spaces for a better world through Consciously Design.   She takes a unique approach that combines holism, science, and design principles to create spaces that improve lives.  She is also the founder of Kid-Smart Spaces™, working with schools, educators, and parents to design inspired learning spaces for smarter, happier, healthier children.

Magalie launched Consciously Design and Kid-Smart Spaces in 2012 and has been transforming spaces ever since. She works on a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional projects in the New York Tri-State area, Los Angeles, and across the US, including several elementary and middle schools.


Tune in September 25 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Creativity and Feng Shui with Laura Morris.

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Astrology & Feng Shui 007: September 2017 Mental Ideas Into Action

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 007

SEPTEMBER 2017 MENTAL IDEAS INTO ACTION

Welcome to our monthly feature on Astrology & Feng Shui! This month, as we prepare to move into the fall season, Samuel Reynolds is back to share what's coming up in September, including Mercury returning direct, Mars moving into Virgo, the sun moving into Libra and how great this month is for turning mental ideas into action. We'll also chat about how to do just that using feng shui!  

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former critic of astrology, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 27 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time in New York City. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards and writes weekly horoscopes on his site, UnlockAstrology.com. He can also be reached via email at unlockastrology@gmail.com


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

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Episode 049: Organizing and Functional Spaces with Diane Lowy

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 049

ORGANIZING AND FUNCTIONAL SPACES WITH DIANE LOWY

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UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away another 15-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast), similar to the one in Episode 030: Attracting a Successful Career, a Mini Consultation. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you wish!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and August 31st, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation! 

To leave a review

  • Click HERE to open the Holistic Spaces podcast in iTunes and select "View in iTunes"

  • Select "Reviews", "Ratings and Reviews" or "Customer Reviews" (depending on your device), and select "Write a Review."

  • Don't forget to select a star rating as well before sending!

  • Find additional help on the Apple support page!

  • Don't forget to email us your review to be entered!


This month on the podcast, I'm excited to sit down with organizer and creator of "apartment solutions," Diane Lowy. Diane works at New York at Home to help New Yorkers create functional, organized spaces that help their lives to flow more easily, kind of like we do with qi! Also, check out this month's My Favorite Things, where Diane suggests some great options for getting organized for the school year and / or busy season!

  • Apartment functionality
  • How functionality relates to organization
  • Benefits to having a functional, organized home
  • Clutter and stress
  • Getting rid of what no longer serves you
  • The idealized self vs. the actual self
  • Accepting who you are
  • Knowing when to get rid of things
  • Organizing the right places
  • Organizing closets for work / school
  • Reducing clothing decisions
  • Back-to-school tips

Thanks so much to Diane for sharing these wonderful tips on organizing your space! A holistic space is almost always an organized one. :) Did you learn any new tips on how to manage your space? If so, let us know in the comments! 

Sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for monthly tips on feng shui and holistic living that we don't share on the blog! 

If you have specific questions, let us know, and we'll do our best to answer them on the blog as part of our Q&A Sunday series. Or, if you'd prefer a private or immediate answer, schedule a 15-minute consultation call!

This is the last month for our giveaway, so please be sure to review the podcast on iTunes if you're interested, and let us know! We'll add you to our list of potential winners, and you could be our next mini-consultation feature!

Finally, if you haven't been to our Patreon page, check it out! We appreciate any help you can give to keep the Holistic Spaces podcast alive and ad-free!

Don't forget to tune in next month when we chat Kid-Smart Spaces with my friend, Magalie Rene-Hayes!


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Diane Lowy has managed the New York spaces for diverse brands such as Google and Chanel. She also has a technical background from her years working on historic restoration projects in Central Park and at Columbia University. She studied installation art (a combination of sculpture and architecture) at Bard College with a focus on the way spaces can evoke emotions.  She also studied construction project management at New York University.

Helping groups of professionals use the same space in many different ways inspired her to apply this strategy to homes in order to identify small adjustments that can have a big impact. Read more about her at newyorkathome.com.


Tune in September 11 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Kid Smart Spaces with Magalie Rene-Hayes

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Episode 048: Essential Oils and Feng Shui

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 048

ESSENTIAL OILS AND FENG SHUI

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UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away another 15-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast), similar to the one in Episode 030: Attracting a Successful Career, a Mini Consultation. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you wish!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and August 31st, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation! 

To leave a review

  • Click HERE to open the Holistic Spaces podcast in iTunes and select "View in iTunes"

  • Select "Reviews", "Ratings and Reviews" or "Customer Reviews" (depending on your device), and select "Write a Review."

  • Don't forget to select a star rating as well before sending!

  • Find additional help on the Apple support page!

  • Don't forget to email us your review to be entered!


On this episode, I'm happy to welcome my friend and fellow BTB Masters graduate, Andrea Giordano, to discuss essential oils and how we can use them to create the feelings we want in our holistic spaces. Andrea is an expert in both feng shui and essential oils, and she uses the two together to create incredible healing spaces and balanced lifestyles. 

  • What are essential oils?
  • Essential oils in healing
  • Essential oils and the limbic system
  • Blends to use for 
  • Essential oil consultations
  • Using essential oils with the bagua map

I'm so grateful to Andrea for agreeing to spend time with us chatting about essential oils and how to use them. Hopefully each of you picked up some great advice about which oils to apply to your current situations! 

If you're looking for more tips on feng shui, holistic living and green design, be sure to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter. We'll only send it once a month, and you'll get tips and insight we don't share just anywhere!

Questions about feng shui or holistic living? Send them our way, and they may be answered on the Q&A Sunday series on our blog! You can also choose a more private, immediate option by scheduling a 15-minute consultation call!

This is the last month for our giveaway, so please be sure to review the podcast on iTunes if you're interested, and let us know! We'll add you to our list of potential winners, and you could be our next mini-consultation feature!

 One last thing, if you haven't already, visit our Patreon! We love bringing the Holistic Spaces podcast to you each month, but we could use your help to keep it going without ads!

See you in a couple weeks for tips on getting organized, just in time for fall!


AromatheraChi was created from a lifetime interest in plants combined with a devotion to natural and organic products. These interests led AromatheraChi owner, Andrea Giordano, to pursue a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and begin exploring natural applications like Herbalism, Distilling (essential oils and Hydrosols), then even furthering her studies to include a degree in Feng Shui for the soul. All of these techniques are brought to you at AromatheraChi.

Please know that we are caregivers; we Empower you to create a stronger You through our fun-filled, intimate DIY classes. They provide a deeper meaning to an individual’s life through the power of Aroma, Thera(py) and Chi."


Products Mentioned in This Podcast:

Holistic Spaces Apothecary 


Tune in August 28 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, 

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Astrology & Feng Shui 006: August 2017 Mercury Retrograde

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 006

AUGUST 2017 MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thanks for tuning in to this month's Astrology & Feng Shui! Our chat with Diana Mahiques in this episode reviews the upcoming Mercury retrograde, as well as the upcoming solar eclipse which will be seen across most of the country. Of course we will also discuss how to use feng shui to mitigate some of the potential effects of retrograde and eclipse. We'll also touch on the importance of listening and the new exhibit at the Rubin Museum!

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 September 1 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH.

Episode 047: Feng Shui for Katie Dalebout

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 047

FENG SHUI FOR KATIE DALEBOUT

image credit: Abbey Moore

image credit: Abbey Moore

UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away another 15-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast), similar to the one in Episode 030: Attracting a Successful Career, a Mini Consultation. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you wish!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and August 31st, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation! 

To leave a review

  • Click HERE to open the Holistic Spaces podcast in iTunes and select "View in iTunes"

  • Select "Reviews", "Ratings and Reviews" or "Customer Reviews" (depending on your device), and select "Write a Review."

  • Don't forget to select a star rating as well before sending!

  • Find additional help on the Apple support page!

  • Don't forget to email us your review to be entered!


My friend Katie Dalebout, author of Let It Out, has just relocated to New York City from the midwest, and I'm very excited to have her on the Holistic Spaces podcast to address the feng shui in her new space! Katie has her own podcast as well, Let It Out, so for this episode, we'll be doing a collaboration with her! Listen here for the consultation with her, and be sure to check it out here as well!

I'm so excited to finally have Katie here in New York! Hopefully she's able to implement all these feng shui cures and create a wonderful, nourishing holistic space in the city. We may even do a follow-up with her later to see how it goes!

For more insight on feng shui, green design and more, be sure to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter! You can also send in specific questions or schedule a 15-minute consultation call. You may even make our Q&A Sunday series!

Our podcast giveaway ends next month, so be sure to review on iTunes for your chance to win a free mini-consultation!

Don't forget to also visit Holistic Spaces on Patreon and support the podcast so we can keep bringing you new episodes!

Tune in August 1 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui!


Products Mentioned on This Podcast:

Feng Shui Mirrors for Expansion & Positive Energy


Tune in August 14 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Essential Oils with Andrea Giordano

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Episode 046: Feng Shui and Health

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 046

FENG SHUI AND HEALTH

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UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away another 15-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast), similar to the one in Episode 030: Attracting a Successful Career, a Mini Consultation. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you wish!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and August 31st, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation! 

To leave a review

  • Click HERE to open the Holistic Spaces podcast in iTunes and select "View in iTunes"

  • Select "Reviews", "Ratings and Reviews" or "Customer Reviews" (depending on your device), and select "Write a Review."

  • Don't forget to select a star rating as well before sending!

  • Find additional help on the Apple support page!

  • Don't forget to email us your review to be entered!


This week's podcast was inspired by my own recent experiences. This year I've had a surgery and a few other health checkups, so I wanted to touch on feng shui and how it can help out with health. As with most feng shui, the mundane actions matter more, but there are ways to increase your health with adjustments!

Hopefully you won't need many of these adjustments, but if you do find yourself facing health issues or concerns, try a few feng shui options along with the necessary medical actions!

As always, thank you for listening to the Holistic Spaces podcast! For more tips and insight on feng shui, green design and holistic living, sign up for our monthly newsletter. If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out for an answer on our Q&A Sunday series or schedule a 15-minute consultation call

You can also support the podcast by visiting Patreon and pledging as little as $1 / month to help keep the episodes coming.

Finally, don't forget to review the podcast on iTunes and let us know for a chance to win a free mini consultation! Good luck!


Products Mentioned on This Podcast:

Yantra Mandalas for Healing


Tune in July 24 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui for Katie Dalebout

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Astrology & Feng Shui 005: July 2017 Volatile and Hot Mars

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 005

JULY 2017 Volatile and Hot Mars

Welcome back for the fifth episode of Astrology & Feng Shui! This month, eminent NYC Western astrologist, Samuel Reynolds, graciously joins us to discuss what's coming in July. Samuel breaks down moon and planet placement throughout the month and how to use these changing energies to make positive adjustments in our lives. You can find even more information by contacting him directly!

Samuel also so kindly included these dates for July 2017:

  • July 2nd-- Mars opposite Pluto
  • July 4th -- Venus in Gemini, Mercury square Uranus
  • July 5th -- Mercury in Leo, Sun square Jupiter
  • July 8th -- Full Moon
  • July 9th -- Sun opposite Pluto
  • July 17th -- Venus square Neptune
  • July 17th -- Mars square Uranus
  • July 19th -- Mercury trine Saturn
  • July 20th -- Mars moves into Leo, Sun Square Uranus
  • July 22nd -- Sun moves into Leo
  • July 23rd -- New Moon in Leo
  • July 24th -- Venus opposite Saturn, Mercury trine Uranus
  • July 25th -- Mercury goes home to Virgo
  • July 26th -- Sun conjoins with Mars
  • July 31st -- Venus moves into Cancer

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former critic of astrology, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 27 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time in New York City. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards and writes weekly horoscopes on his site, UnlockAstrology.com. He can also be reached via email at unlockastrology@gmail.com


Products Mentioned in This Podcast:

Mars Yantra Mandala for Fire & Passion


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

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH.

Episode 045: Starting in a New Home - A Mini Consultation

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 045

STARTING IN A NEW HOME - A MINI CONSULTATION

UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away another 15-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast), similar to the one in Episode 030: Attracting a Successful Career, a Mini Consultation. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you wish!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and August 31st, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation! 

To leave a review

  • Click HERE to open the Holistic Spaces podcast in iTunes and select "View in iTunes"

  • Select "Reviews", "Ratings and Reviews" or "Customer Reviews" (depending on your device), and select "Write a Review."

  • Don't forget to select a star rating as well before sending!

  • Find additional help on the Apple support page!

  • Don't forget to email us your review to be entered!


On our last podcast, we did a mini consultation with my team member, Shanna, who is moving and looking to find stability in her space. We'll catch up with Shanna in this episode and discuss maintaining a stable home, adjusting for some feng shui issues in her new space and more.  

  • Wishes for a new space
  • Minimizing adjustments
  • Doing the mundane things
  • Activating the New Beginnings area
  • Feng shui and spiral stairs
  • Double doors in a bedroom
  • Feng shui adjustments for a stove out of command

Hopefully these suggestions will help Shanna to create a nourishing environment in her new space.

Do you have questions that could be covered in a mini consultation? You could win one in our giveaway! Just review the podcast on iTunes, then email us and let us know which review is yours. At the beginning of September, we'll choose a winner for a free mini consultation!

For answers to feng shui and green design questions, you can also reach out or schedule a 15-minute consultation call. Your question may even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series.

Be sure to also sign up for our newsletter to get monthly tips on living holistically, feng shui and more, and support us on Patreon.

Come back this Saturday, July 1, for our next episode of Astrology & Feng Shui, and we'll be back in July with Feng Shui for Health! 



Tune in July 10 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui for Health

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