Episode 062: Fertility and Feng Shui with Steph Santiago

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EPISODE 062: FERTILITY AND FENG SHUI WITH STEPH santiago

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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.

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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


Tune in May 27 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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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

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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 051: Creativity and Feng Shui with Laura Morris

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CREATIVITY AND FENG SHUI WITH LAURA MORRIS

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Before we get into this episode, I would like to congratulate the winner of our Holistic Spaces giveaway. The listener named Napping Owl left a lovely and touching review on our iTunes page and has been selected as the winner of a mini consultation! If you are Napping Owl, please email us at info@holisticspaces.com so that we can set up your consultation. We don't have your contact info! 


This month I'm so happy to have my friend and fellow classmate, Laura Morris, joining us on the podcast! Laura and I completed the BTB Masters Training Program together and have remained good friends. Previously an interior designer and now a certified feng shui consultant, Laura has just released her book, Creating Change: 27 Feng Shui Design Projects to Boost the Energy in Your Home, and she's with us today to share one of these projects and discuss how creativity fits into the practice of feng shui!

  • Creating Change: 27 Feng Shui Design Projects to Boost the Energy in Your Home
  • Feng shui and creativity
  • Using your own hands
  • Creativity on the bagua map
  • The role of intention in feng shui
  • Tips for inspiring creativity
  • Style Your Bookcase with Feng Shui and the Five Elements
  • Approaching feng shui with the goal of balance

I'm so excited for Laura's book! Visit creatingchangebook.com or morrisfengshui.com to download an excerpt of the book, including this project, and keep an eye out for where to find the whole book. Of course, if you decide to complete any of the projects, please share with us!

Don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter and receive monthly tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living.

Have a question for us? Let us know, and we'll do our best to answer it on the blog as part of our Q&A Sunday series. You can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call for a more personal, in-depth answer!

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Next month, we'll catch up with my teacher, Barry Gordon, and talk Ghosts, Entities and Feng Shui, just in time for Halloween!


Laura Morris is a certified Feng Shui consultant, artist, and designer. Through her articles, workshops, videos, TV appearances and consultations, Laura has guided thousands of people to shift their ch’i and revitalize their living spaces, increasing both energy flow and harmony. She believes that by combining mindfulness, Feng Shui and creativity you can transform both your space and your own personal energy.


Tune in October 9 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Ghosts, Entities and Feng Shui with Barry Gordon

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

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CLUTTER AND FIVE ELEMENTS WITH KATHERINE METZ, PART 2

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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! 

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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.

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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

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

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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

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    Episode 041: Yin and Yang with Barry Gordon

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    YIN AND YANG WITH BARRY GORDON

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    One of the most important concepts of feng shui is that of yin and yang and balance. I'm honored to have one of my BTB teachers and a student of Grandmaster Lin Yun, Barry Gordon, to share his insight on the yin and yang system, the Tai Chi Symbol and how yin and yang work in our lives and spaces. 

    Thanks so much to Barry for taking the time to explain this basic, but complicated, concept to us! I hope you can better understand why the ideas of yin and yang are so important in feng shui and creating a holistic space!

    If you have questions about this or any other feng shui or green design aspect, please feel free to reach out! You may even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series!

    You can also set up a consultation call to have your questions answered on an immediate and personal level.

    Don't forget to also sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for once-a-month tips on holistic living and feng shui! 


    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 May 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Clutter and the Five Elements with Katherine Metz

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    Episode 031: Nine Star Holiday Dynamics with Rosalie Prinzivalli

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    NINE STAR HOLIDAY DYNAMICS WITH ROSALIE PRINZIVALLI

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    You may notice that this episode is a bit off schedule. That's because it's our first holiday podcast this year, so we wanted to get it to you before Thanksgiving! This is a very special episode, because we'll be talking with one of my closest friends and one of my first and most amazing mentors, Rosalie Prinzivalli. The holidays are meant to be loving time spent with friends and family, but they can actually be very stressful, since we're all different people with different needs! Understanding the nine star ki dynamics can help us to handle this stress and actually enjoy peaceful, grounded holidays during this season, and Rosalie is an expert. Let's see what she has to say. :)

    Hopefully each of you are feeling less stressed about going into the holiday season, thanks to Rosalie's advice! We're very grateful to Rosalie for sharing her insight. :)

    Be sure to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter for more tips and advice on feng shui, green design and holistic living, around the holidays and all year! You'll receive a 10% off coupon for signing up, just in time to save on holistic gifts!

    As always, we love to hear from you with comments or questions. You can send them in here and may even be featured in our Q&A Sunday series!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We're incredibly grateful for you every day. :)


    Rosalie is a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, 2002 Graduate and the first graduate to become a full-time faculty member and mentor of the BTB Feng Shui™ Masters Training Program. She has 30+ years of studies in Taoism, energy healing, meditation, astrology; an MBA from NYU Stern; and many years of corporate management experience. Rosalie takes a practical approach to Feng Shui and makes complex concepts easily understandable. Rosalie is a Red Ribbon Professional Member of the International Feng Shui Guild® where she served as Board Chair from 2006 to September 2014 and where the BTB Feng Shui Masters Training Program is a Gold Level Member.

    For more information or to study with Rosalie, visit btbmastersfengshui.com.



    Tune in December 12 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast 

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    Episode 019: Feng Shui and the Fire Element

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    FENG SHUI AND THE FIRE ELEMENT

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    We've made it to the last of the five elements on the Holistic Spaces podcast! This week we'll talk about the Fire element, what it represents and how to keep it balanced in your life and spaces. If you're just tuning in, listen in to our previous podcasts on the Earth element, the Metal element, the Water element and the Wood element for tips on balancing each of them as well. The Fire element is related to passion and recognition, so if it's balanced, you'll feel a healthy enthusiasm for life and in your relationships with others. Who doesn't want that? So let's talk balancing the Fire element!

    - The Five Elements

    - Qualities and characteristics of the fire element

    - Feng shui adjustment

    - Too much Fire

    - Too little Fire

    Where does the Fire element fall in your life? Do you have too little? Too much? Just enough? If you feel you need a little more harmony in your Fire element, try a few of these suggestions, and be sure to check in on the blog for the My Favorite Things post on adding fire to your space. You can also check out each of the other elements' corresponding posts as well! 

    As always, I encourage you to subscribe to the Holistic Spaces newsletter for monthly tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living. You'll get a free 10% coupon to the Holistic Spaces store when you sign up!

    If you have questions about feng shui or green design, send them my way and you could be featured on our Q&A Sunday series or a future podcast! 



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    Episode 018: Feng Shui and the Wood Element

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    FENG SHUI AND THE WOOD ELEMENT

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    The Holistic Spaces Podcast is back this week with the next-to-last element in the five element series, Wood. So far we've covered the Earth element, the Metal element and the Water element, so be sure to check back through our podcasts to listen in for tips on balancing each of those. As you may know by now, balancing the five elements and remaining in harmony with nature is a huge part of feng shui. The five elements theory and feng shui share the same goal! The Wood element relates to your ability to connect deeply with others and symbolizes growth, so it's definitely important that the Wood in your life and space is balanced. 

    - Tapping into your elemental needs

    - The Wood element

    - Feng shui adjustments

    - Too much wood

    - Too little wood

    If the Wood element isn't balanced in your life, try a few of these adjustments to create some harmony. Kindness, human heartedness and growth are so important for positive, meaningful lives. In addition to these suggestions, don't forget to stop by the blog and check out the My Favorite Things post for bringing the Wood element into your home. 

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    Also, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have regarding feng shui, green design or holistic living. You may even be featured as part of our Q&A Sunday series


    Tune in May 23 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui and the Fire Element.

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