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!

If you're interested in more tips for creating holistic spaces, sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter

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.

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

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! 

Sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for monthly tips on feng shui and holistic living that we don't share on the blog! 

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!