Episode 060: Spring Equinox with Amy Shellhorn

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EPISODE 060: Spring Equinox with Amy Shellhorn

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:

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


Tune in April 22 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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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

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/


Tune in April 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 058: Kick Off Your Spring Cleaning With Feng Shui

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EPISODE 058: Kick Off Your Spring Cleaning With Feng Shui

It’s finally almost spring, which means it’s time for spring cleaning! As in most aspects of life, there are ways to incorporate feng shui into cleaning your spaces, whether at home, the office or elsewhere. In this episode, I’ll share some of those tips with you to make the best of moving into a new season!

  • Spring equinox

  • Spring in feng shui

  • Spring cleaning

    • Under the bed

    • Your closet

    • The refrigerator

    • Windows

    • Your front door

Be sure to check out the Mindful Design Feng Shui website to learn how to enhance the feng shui in your life. Also check out the blog posts on spring cleaning that correspond with this podcast. Tune in March 25 for our next episode on art in everyday life!

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!


Tune in March 25 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 057: Feng Shui Love Story, Activate Your Love Life

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EPISODE 057: Feng Shui Love Story, Activate Your Love Life

Along with wealth and career success, love is one of the most popular topics among my feng shui clients. In fact, it’s so popular that we’ve written a mini-course about relationships on Mindful Design Feng Shui. Check it out here! In this episode, we’ll share some tips on feng shui adjustments to help you write your own love story!

  • How feng shui relates to love

  • Feng shui tips for your bedroom

    • Your bed

    • Your nightstands

    • Rose quartz

Be sure to check out the new Mindful Design Feng Shui course on creating your own love story as well as the blog post that corresponds with this podcast! You can find rose quartz, as well as the feng shui love story kit in the Holistic Spaces store. Tune in next week when we talk Spring equinox and spring cleaning with feng shui!

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!



Tune in March 11 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 056: Chinese Zodiac for 2019: Year of the Earth Pig

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EPISODE 056: Chinese Zodiac For 2019: Year of the Earth Pig

We’re back! Welcome to episode 56 of the Holistic Spaces podcast. We’ve missed you! Did you miss us?

Happy New Year, and welcome 2019! The Chinese New Year is tomorrow, on February 5th.

Welcome the Year of the Earth Pig, listen for insight for the coming year, and remember that even challenging years can bring great results!

Be sure to check out the blog post that corresponds with this 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.

Episode 055: Sound Healing with Julius Betila

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EPISODE 055: SOUND HEALING WITH JULIUS BETILA

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Welcome to the final episode (for now) of the Holistic Spaces podcast. I am sad to put the podcast on hold, but hopefully we'll be back soon with new episodes. Please let us know if you'd like to hear more! 

For our last session, we're chatting with Julius Betila, a sound healing artist I met at a Kundalini yoga event. Julius graciously joins us and opens up around his sound healing journey, how sound relates to feng shui and science and how we can begin our own sound journeys. I'm very excited to chat with him about all his wonderful instruments! 

  • Julius's sound journey

  • Sound and energy vibration

  • Sound and the body

  • The heart and the mind

  • How sound connects to the heart

  • Using sound to cut through energy

  • Tingsha and other sound healing instruments

  • Shamanic dream journey

  • Sound to lift chi and find happiness

  • Opening up through sound

  • Space clearing and sound

  • Ways to start working with sound

  • Catching the breath

  • Colors as vibration and frequency

  • Electromagnetic signals and clarifying your message

I'm so grateful to Julius Betila for sharing his sound journey and insights with us. I loved the experience of his music and sounds, and I highly recommend attending a sound healing workshop or meditation near you if you're interested! I also want to thank each and every one of you for listening to the podcast for these last 55 episodes. Please do let us know if you miss the episodes, and we'll hopefully be back! 

Don't forget to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter, which we send once-a-month with tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living.

Since it's holiday shopping season, be sure to check out our Holistic Spaces 2017 Holiday Gift Guide as well! 

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. If you're looking for more in-depth or urgent answers, schedule a 15-minute consultation call!


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A student of life, Julius Betila’s natural curiosity in science and technology led to spirituality and a deeper connection to the universe. He believes that Quantum Physics is the modern language of the mystics that we can use to bridge our inner and outer worlds. With a loving intention and sacred instruments like a gong, Himalayan bowls, drums, flutes, and chimes, Julius creates a meditative soundscape to promote a sense of well being by synchronizing the heart and brain. You can find more information at Www.soundhealingvibrations.com

Episode 054: Yantras and Sacred Art with Mavis Gewant

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EPISODE 054: YANTRAS AND SACRED ART WITH MAVIS GEWANT

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Mavis Gewant has been my sacred art teacher for eight years, and I'm happy to finally have her on the podcast talk yantras and sacred art! Mavis shares her vedic knowledge and how sacred art is like meditation. If'd you like, check out the Holistic Spaces yantra mandalas while listening and see if you can match up numbers and designs! 

  • What is a yantra?

  • Mavis's story as an artist

  • Yantras as meditation

  • Vedic astrology

  • Relationship mandalas

  • Psychic vedic numbers in sacred art

    • 1 - Sun - Orange, Yellow, Gold - Ruby - Sunday - Renunciation

    • 2 - Moon - Light Blue, Silver, Grey, White - Pearl - Monday - Individual Stability

    • 3 - Jupiter - Yellow - Yellow Sapphire, Citrine - Thursday - Selfless Service

    • 4 - Rahu, North Node of the Moon - Earthy brown, Smoky blue, Gold - Hessonite - Saturday - Satisfaction

    • 5 - Mercury - Green - Emerald - Wednesday - Sobriety

    • 6 - Venus - White, Pastel shades, Multicolors - Diamond - Friday - Discipline

    • 7 - Ketu, South Node of the Moon - Smoky greens - Cat's Eye - Tuesday - Practicality

    • 8 - Saturn - Black, Dark blue, Purple - Blue Sapphire - Saturday - Kindness and Forgiveness

    • 9 - Mars - Red - Coral - Tuesday - Patience

Once again, thanks to my incredible teacher, Mavis, for sharing her insight on the interesting practice of sacred art and psychic vedic numbers. Mavis's art, classes and more are available on her website at sacredmotherarts.com. I encourage you to check out her work and see if she is offering workshops near you!

Check out the Holistic Spaces newsletter and sign up to receive our once-a-month collection of tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living. Our 2017 Holiday Gift guide is also in the works!

Have feng shui questions? Send them to info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series. If you're looking for more in-depth or urgent answers, schedule a 15-minute consultation call!

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


Mavis’ next workshop will take place November 3 at The Living Seed in New Paltz, NY. She teaches Sacred Painting Workshops worldwide, including a yearly retreat in Haridwar, India. It is her humble desire to help others through this transformational art form and she makes her painting a spiritual practice. Her artwork can be seen on her website: www.sacredmotherarts.com

 


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Tune in November 27 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 053: Dreams and Sacred Spaces with Ash Riley

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EPISODE 053: DREAMS AND SACRED SPACES WITH ASH RILEY

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This week, I'm very excited to welcome my friend, Ash Riley, an intuitive personal development mentor who works with many spiritual topics, including dreams. This time around, we'll chat with Ash about dreams and sacred spaces, but hopefully she'll be back soon with more insight on all the spiritual aspects of her work.  

Thanks so much to Ash for stopping in to share her knowledge and advice around dream interpretation! It would be interesting to know how many Holistic Spaces fans keep dream journals or intention altars, as Ash recommended. Share with us if you do, or even if you're planning to start one now!

Don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter! We send out great tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living once a month, plus we have a gift guide for the upcoming holiday season!

Please let us know if you have questions, and we will aim to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series. You can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call for a more personal, in-depth answer!

Finally, I encourage you to stop by our Patreon page and support the Holistic Spaces podcast.

P.S. We'd love to hear your suggestions for our upcoming episodes. We want to discuss what YOU, our listeners, want to hear!


Ash Riley is a spiritual entrepreneur, intuitive lifestyle blogger, and personal development mentor who enjoys empowering others to tap into their own inner-strength. She is the voice behind In My Sacred Space, an intuitive lifestyle blog which explores personal, spiritual, and intuitive development, and incorporating spirituality into daily life in the mind, body, spirit and space. Visit her website, www.inmysacredspace.com for more info!

 



Tune in November 13 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Yantras and Sacred Art with Mavis Gewant

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Episode 052: Ghosts, Entities and Feng Shui with Barry Gordon

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GHOSTS, ENTITIES AND FENG SHUI WITH BARRY GORDON

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Happy October! In honor of this month's spooky theme, one of my instructors and mentors, Barry Gordon, returns to share his expertise on ghosts, entities and feng shui! In addition to being a wonderful feng shui practitioner and educator, Barry is also a trained physicist, and he offers great insight to the "other side" from a fresh perspective!

  • What are ghosts and entities? 
  • Shamanism
  • BTB feng shui and shamanism
  • Positive and negative energies
  • Reasons for ghosts
  • Healing ghosts
  • Identifying a ghost or entity
  • How ghosts affect us
  • Ghosts and addiction
  • Working with ghosts and entities
  • Feel Free Fast
  • Curses and the White Umbrella practice

Thanks to Barry Gordon for sharing his knowledge on the real ghosts and entities all around us! Ghosts and spooky creatures are always fun around Halloween, but if you are experiencing a real entity, get in touch with Barry for help! You can reach him through his website: From the Heart Feng Shui

Do you have your own stories of interaction with ghosts or entities? Share them in the spirit of the season! 

Sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter for great tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living heading into the busy holiday season, as well as our very own gift guide!

As always, reach out with questions, and we'll do our best to get you an answer in our Q&A Sunday series. You can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call for a more personal, in-depth answer!

Don't forget to stop by our Patreon page and support the Holistic Spaces podcast.

See you in a few weeks for a surprise episode! 

P.S. We'd love to hear your suggestions for our upcoming episodes. We want to discuss what YOU, our listeners, want to hear!


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 October 23 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast!

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