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!

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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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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! 

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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

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 SEPTEMBER 1 FOR OUR NEXT EPISODE OF THE ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI MINI-SERIES!

Episode 043: Clutter and Five Elements with Katherine Metz, Part 2

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 043

CLUTTER AND FIVE ELEMENTS WITH KATHERINE METZ, PART 2

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 June 30th, 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, my friend, mentor and fellow feng shui practitioner, Katherine Metz, is back to finish up our discussion on the concept of clutter and the five elements. If you didn't catch the first part, check that out here! In the last episode, we talked clutter, the yin and yang theory and how to address clutter if you have a Metal or Water personality type. This week, we're on to the other three elements!

Once again, thanks to Katherine Metz for taking the time to share her knowledge and insight around clutter and feng shui! Do Katherine's notes on the five elements match your personality? Weigh in, in the comments!

If you have further questions regarding clutter, the five elements or anything else related to feng shui and green design, let us know! You may get an answer on the Q&A Sunday series, or you can opt for a FREE discovery call or 15-minute consultation call.

Don't forget to also sign up for our newsletter and get tips on holistic living and feng shui each month!

And if you're enjoying the podcast, please drop by iTunes and leave us a review, then let us know, and you'll be entered to win a free 15-minute mini-consultation on the podcast!

Tune in next week for a mini consultation on stability!


With over 30 years experience, Feng Shui Expert Katherine Metz is your guide and personal Sherlock in an exciting forum—Feng Shui Storyboard.

The Storyboard illuminates the mystery of place. We are all profoundly shaped by our environment. It’s imperative that we unfold a better understanding of the working relationship between buildings and people. Only then will our buildings offer the grace required of them.

Inspired by 25 years of study with H. H. Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun, Katherine is boldly and creatively infusing new life into an ancient art. You can find more information about Katherine and her services at katherinemetz.com.


Tune in June 12 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Creating Stability During Unstable Times - A Mini Consultation

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

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Episode 042: Clutter and Five Elements with Katherine Metz, Part 1

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 042

CLUTTER AND FIVE ELEMENTS WITH KATHERINE METZ, PART 1

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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 June 30th, 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!


I'm so excited to talk with one of my mentors, Katherine Metz, on clutter, feng shui and the five element philosophy. Clutter is becoming a popular concept in our society, and Katherine has decades of experience with addressing and correcting clutter, keeping feng shui and the five element theory in mind.

Thanks so much to Katherine for joining us and offering her wonderful knowledge on clutter and feng shui. Be sure to join us for the second part of this podcast on May 22! If you are a metal or water personality, do you identify with the points, Katherine touched on? We'd love to hear from you!

You can also send in feng shui and green design questions and potentially have them answered on our Q&A Sunday series!

If you'd like urgent or private answers, check out our 15-minute consultation calls!

Don't forget to also sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter for once-a-month tips on holistic living and feng shui, and leave us a review on iTunes for a chance to win a mini consultation on the podcast!


With over 30 years experience, Feng Shui Expert Katherine Metz is your guide and personal Sherlock in an exciting forum—Feng Shui Storyboard.

The Storyboard illuminates the mystery of place. We are all profoundly shaped by our environment. It’s imperative that we unfold a better understanding of the working relationship between buildings and people. Only then will our buildings offer the grace required of them.

Inspired by 25 years of study with H. H. Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun, Katherine is boldly and creatively infusing new life into an ancient art. You can find more information about Katherine and her services at katherinemetz.com.


    Products Mentioned on This Podcast:

    Agate Non-Metal Feng Shui Rings

    Sun Moon Mirror


    Tune in May 22 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Clutter and the Five Elements with Katherine Metz, Part 2

    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 JUNE 5 FOR OUR NEXT EPISODE OF THE ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI MINI-SERIES!

    Episode 003: Feng Shui for Your Desk

    HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 003

    FENG SHUI for YOUR DESK

    This week, we’ll talk about feng shui for your desk. The back to school season is in full-swing, and chances are, work is picking back up too. How can you make adjustments to your workspace to maximize the energy of your day?

    You most likely spend a lot of time at your desk and on your career, so why not make sure you’re inviting abundance, focus and healthy relationships into your work? Take a look at your desk now. Is it positioned for positive energy? Can you add focus or make any other adjustments?

    Tune in October 12 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast: Feng Shui for Your Bedroom!

     

    Products Mentioned on this Podcast: 

    Feng Shui Mirrors for Expansion & Positive Energy

    Citrine for Wealth & Abundance

    Durga Yantra Mandala for Harmony & Balance

    Mars Yantra Mandala for Fire & Passion

    Rose Quartz for Relationships