Episode 068: Everyday Feng Shui Tweaks

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EPISODE 068: Everyday Feng Shui Tweaks

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Photo by Dijana Grahovac on Unsplash

In this episode, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how we apply feng shui in our own lives. We hope that hearing about some of our everyday feng shui tweaks will inspire you to make some small changes in your own space!

  • A simple way to use the power of fragrance to uplift your personal qi

  • Feng shui tweaks that may not look like feng shui at first glance

  • A simple breathing exercise for moments of anxiety or anger, and how breathing is connected to feng shui

  • Why the stove is connected to wealth

  • How Anjie is reminding herself to play and have fun

  • Everyday actions to attract prosperity

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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Episode 067: Moon Cycles with Julie Kim McMahon

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EPISODE 067: Moon Cycles with Julie Kim McMahon

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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


Tune in AUGUST 12 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 066: What Is Feng Shui?

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EPISODE 066: What Is Feng Shui?

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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!


Tune in JULY 22 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 065: The Feng Shui of Color

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EPISODE 065: The Feng Shui of Color

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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!


Tune in July 8 for the next Holistic Spaces 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!


Tune in June 10 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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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 039: Space Clearing with Feng Shui

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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!