Episode 067: Moon Cycles with Julie Kim McMahon

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EPISODE 067: Moon Cycles with Julie Kim McMahon

Photo by Linda Xu on Unsplash

Photo by Linda Xu on Unsplash

In this episode, I’m excited to welcome my good friend Julie Kim McMahon! We talk all about the different phases of the moon, and how to work with each phase in your business.

  • How Julie got into working with the moon

  • Benefits of working with the moon in life and business

  • Why it’s important to be in touch with the cycles of the natural world around you

  • What the moon represents in astrology

  • The best times in the moon’s cycle to brainstorm, build, launch, and reflect

  • Why it can be helpful to choose your activities based on which astrological sign the moon is in

  • What it means when the moon is void of course

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our courses. You can also take a look at our blog posts on feng shui basics.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page to support the podcast!


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Julie is co-founder of several businesses in food and fashion. As a Capricorn rising, Sagittarius Sun and Moon, she is happiest when building businesses and searching for the meaning in it all. Julie's desire to enlighten and share her insights on business and astrology with The Moon Your Business project will bridge practical applications of the moon energy to real-life circumstances.

For more information about Julie, please visit her website: www.moonyourbusiness.com


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Episode 066: What Is Feng Shui?

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EPISODE 066: What Is Feng Shui?

image credit: Hutomo Abrianto via Unsplash

image credit: Hutomo Abrianto via Unsplash

In this podcast episode, I’m very excited to welcome my new co-host and co-founder of Mindful Design Feng Shui School, Laura Morris! In this episode, we share our paths to becoming feng shui consultants and business partners, as well as our definitions of feng shui and some common misconceptions.

  • Laura and Anjie’s definitions of feng shui

  • Why feng shui is more than just moving furniture around

  • The relationship between feng shui and mindfulness

  • Common stereotypes about feng shui

  • Why you shouldn’t be embarrassed by your home’s “bad” feng shui

  • How to know if feng shui works

  • Why there is so much conflicting advice from different feng shui teachers and schools

  • Laura’s path from corporate marketing to feng shui

  • How Anjie was introduced to feng shui and her initial skepticism

  • How Anjie and Laura became business partners

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our courses. You can also take a look at our blog posts on feng shui basics.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page!


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Episode 065: The Feng Shui of Color

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EPISODE 065: The Feng Shui of Color

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels

As a feng shui consultant and architect, I get so many questions about what color is best for painting walls. Color is one of the most effective ways to transform your life and space, and it goes much deeper than just changing the paint on your walls, so this episode is dedicated to the topic!

  • The most important thing to consider when choosing a color

  • The symbolism and energetics of each color

  • How to include color in ways other than painting the walls

  • Which colors to use to invite passion, protection, stability, friendship, and prosperity

  • Which colors are most relaxing and therapeutic, and which are more stimulating

  • The colors associated with each area of the bagua

  • The connection between color and the five elements

  • How color can help us be more mindful

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our courses. Tune in July 8 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and to support the podcast!


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Episode 064: Summer Solstice with Amy Shellhorn

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EPISODE 064: SUMMER SOLSTICE WITH AMY SHELLHORN

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It’s almost summer! Hopefully the rain will subside and we can enjoy warm, sunny days here in New York. For this week’s podcast, I’m excited to welcome Amy Shellhorn, a graduate of Mindful Design Feng Shui, back for her take on the summer solstice. Tune in to what she has to say!

  • Creativity, motion and action

  • Warmth

  • Watching the seasons

  • Spring and traditional Chinese medicine

  • Balancing joy and sorrow

  • Exercise

  • Taking naps and breaks

  • Summer on the bagua map

  • Enhancing your home

  • Space clearing

Thanks so much to Amy for returning to the podcast to share summer wisdom! Be sure to check out Amy’s website below to learn about Joyful Family Spaces and how you can work with Amy!

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our courses. You can also take a look at our blog posts on summer solstice. Tune in June 24 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


Amy Shellhorn helps families create joyful spaces that nurture and support their unique family culture. By combining feng shui with other ancient wisdom, she works with modern families to shift the energy of their home to align with their goals. Amy holds a certificate in feng shui from Mindful Design School, a Masters of Architecture from the University of Washington and is a LEED AP BD + C. 

For more information about working with Amy, please visit her website at:

http://www.joyfulfamilyspaces.com  or email her at amy@joyfulfamilyspaces.com


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Episode 063: 9 Simple Tweaks to Feng Shui Your Home

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EPISODE 063: 9 SIMPLE TWEAKS TO FENG SHUI YOUR HOME

image credit: Anjie Cho

image credit: Anjie Cho

Feng shui is a very personal practice, and I’m a big advocate of working with a practitioner who resonates with you, but there are also basic feng shui adjustments each of us can make to bring more positive energy and harmony into our homes. This week, I’m sharing nine of my favorite little tweaks to feng shui your living space.

Try one or two (or all nine!) of these feng shui adjustments if you’re dipping a toe into feng shui, making small tweaks while you look for a consultant or just want to make a few changes to enhance your feng shui. These are simple tasks that can be done any time!

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our courses. You can also take a look at our blog posts on feng shui basics. Tune in June 10 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


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Episode 062: Fertility and Feng Shui with Steph Santiago

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EPISODE 062: FERTILITY AND FENG SHUI WITH STEPH santiago

image credit: Steph  Santiago

image credit: Steph Santiago

We have such a treat on the podcast this week. Steph Santiago, another Mindful Design School graduate, is here to talk fertility and feng shui with us. Steph shares her story with finding a relationship, getting pregnant and dealing with post-partum depression, then gives some insight on working against infertility with changes in energy through feng shui. Listen in for her wisdom on a difficult topic!

  • Steph's story

  • Post-partum depression

  • Infertility

  • Secondary infertility

  • Fertility and the bagua

  • Adjusting triggers

  • Crystals and fertility

  • Violet alchemy

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Steph. Such a cool concept.

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our program You can also take a look at our blog posts on pregnancy and feng shui. Tune in May 27 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


Stephanie Santiago of Fertility energy: Dedicated to creating an energy based approach for women experiencing infertility via Feng Shui and Reiki.   A small shift in one’s energy can create an enormous shift in her life. 

Visit her website at: Www.Fertilityenergy.com


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Episode 061: A Feng Shui Bagua Garden with Rose Garbien

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EPISODE 061: A FENG SHUI BAGUA GARDEN WITH ROSE GARBIEN

image credit: Rose Garbien

image credit: Rose Garbien

I’m so excited for this week’s podcast! Join me for a chat with Rose Garbien, a Mindful Design School feng shui student who has designed her own bagua map garden. Rose has extensive knowledge in feng shui as well as the human body, and she’s an avid gardener. I love that she put all these together to create such a beautiful feng shui garden!

  • Rose’s inspiration

  • The bagua and body parts

  • Five elements in gardening

  • Guas and associated plants

  • Gardening in your climate

  • Feng shui garden design

  • I Ching

  • Feng Shui with Intention

What an awesome idea, Rose! I hope you do bring this garden to life!

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our program and maybe joining Rose! You can also take a look at our blog posts on gardens. Tune in May 13 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


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Rose Garbien started to seriously studying Feng shui in 2017. She is a certified Feng Shui consultant from the Mindful Design Feng Shui School, and Karen Rauch Carter. She lives in Ct. with her husband and two dogs, one cat and one talking bird. They have one son.

You can email Rose Garbien at R.Garbien@GMail.Com


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Episode 060: Spring Equinox with Amy Shellhorn

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EPISODE 060: Spring Equinox with Amy Shellhorn

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We’re in the spring season now, even if some days feel more like winter. I’m excited to kick off a series of interviews with our Mindful Design students, beginning with Amy Shellhorn. Amy is interested i seasons and feng shui, so she’s chatting spring equinox with us today! Check out her tips for living more joyfully this season!

Thank you so much, Amy, and happy spring!

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our program and maybe joining Amy! You can also take a look at our blog posts on spring. Tune in April 22 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


Amy Shellhorn helps families create joyful spaces that nurture and support their unique family culture. By combining feng shui with other ancient wisdom, she works with modern families to shift the energy of their home to align with their goals. Amy holds a certificate in feng shui from Mindful Design School, a Masters of Architecture from the University of Washington and is a LEED AP BD + C. 

For more information about working with Amy, please visit her website at:

http://www.joyfulfamilyspaces.com  or email her at amy@joyfulfamilyspaces.com


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Episode 059: Art in Everyday Life with Marcia Shibata

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EPISODE 059: Art in Everyday Life with Marcia Shibata

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I’m so excited to have Marcia Shibata, my wonderful Ikebana teacher, back on the podcast. Marcia joined us back in December of 2016(!) to discuss Ikebana, but for this week’s podcast, Marcia and I talk art in everyday life, or dharma art. We’ll discuss art through the western and Buddhist lenses, how to make art part of everyday life and how important it is to make space in our lives.

  • What is dharma art?

  • Western art and Buddhist art

  • Dharma though flower arranging

  • Inspiration for art

  • Competition in art

  • Creativity and making space

Thanks so much to Marcia for sharing her wisdom with us again!

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our program. You can also take a look at blog posts that correspond with this podcast and Marcia’s previous podcast! Tune in April 8 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakong Mipham Rinpoche. 

for more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit http://kado.shambhala.info/


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