Astrology & Feng Shui 008: October 2017 Self-Care and Knowledge

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 008

OCTOBER 2017 SELF-CARE AND KNOWLEDGE

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It's already October! Samuel Reynolds is back with us again for October's Astrology & Feng Shui episode, and we'll talk coolness, transition, the superior conjunction of the Sun with Mercury and much more! We're getting into a new season this month, and it's important to engage in a lot of self-care, so we'll share some feng shui tips for that, including using healing crystals (there's a powerful clearing day in this month!) for self-cultivation.

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 November 1 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

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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!

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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.

NEW EPISODES OF THE HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST WITH ANJIE CHO ARE AVAILABLE THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EVERY MONTH.

DON'T FORGET TO ALSO TUNE IN MAY 1 FOR OUR NEXT EPISODE OF THE ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI MINI-SERIES!

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 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!


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

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Episode 023: Katie Hess of Lotus Wei Talks Flowers

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KATIE HESS OF LOTUS WEI TALKS FLOWERS

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image credit: LOTUSWEI

UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away:

  • 30-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast) OR

  • $50 gift card to Holistic Spaces. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you choose the consultation!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and September 30th, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation or gift card! 

To leave a review:

  1. Click HERE to view In iTunes
  2. Under iTunes Customer Reviews or App Store Customer Reviews, tap Write a Review.
  3. If prompted, enter your password.
  4. Select a star rating, enter a title, write your review, then tap Send.

I'm incredibly excited to welcome Katie Hess, a flower alchemist and founder of one of my favorite companies, Lotus Wei, to the podcast this week. Katie is an expert in flower essences and a student of Tibetan Buddhist meditation (like me!) and has agreed to share her flower knowledge with us!

Thanks so much to Katie for chatting with us about how healing and life-enhancing flowers can be. If you're interested, be sure to check out the Lotus Wei Flowerevolution, and don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter to receive weekly insight on feng shui, green design and holistic living PLUS a 10% off coupon to the Holistic Spaces store.

If you have any questions about feng shui, holistic living or green design, please feel free to send them along for answers and a chance to be featured on the Q&A Sunday series!


Katie Hess is a flower alchemist and the founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. After 15 years of independent research of flower and plant-based healing, her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. Her transformative elixirs having been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The LA Times, Sunset, and Organic Spa Magazine. A lifelong spiritual seeker, Katie has studied meditation and mindful-awareness techniques with several Tibetan Buddhist masters, including the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa, Tibet’s next generation leader.

www.lotuswei.com


Tune in August 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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