Episode 072, Wonder Walking with Amy Won

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EPISODE 072: Wonder Walking with Amy Won

Photo by Jason Long on Unsplash

Photo by Jason Long on Unsplash

In this episode, we’re excited to welcome Amy Won, artist and creator of the Wonder-Walking oracle deck. We loved talking to Amy about the story behind her deck, her love of nature, and her approach to mindfulness.

  • What inspired Amy to create this deck and how she invites people to use it

  • The benefits of taking mindful walks

  • How awakening your sense of wonder can also help you learn about yourself

  • The importance of nature’s healing energy when we’re surrounded by so much digital noise

  • Amy’s suggestions for connecting with nature (besides her beautiful deck!)

  • How Amy has created her own holistic spaces

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!


Amy Won

Amy Won

Amy is an artist, nature lover, and wonder-seeker creating art and tools to enchant the everyday. She is deeply inspired by nature, mythology and labyrinths! Through her art and offerings she hopes to inspire you to wonder-filled adventures that sharpen your own senses, fuel your aliveness, and renew your enchantment with life. You can find Amy online sharing her enchanting paintings, wonder walks, and creative adventures at amytwon.com, Instagram @amytwon, and Facebook.


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Episode 071: Autumn Feng Shui Transitions

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EPISODE 071: Autumn Feng Shui Transitions

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Are you feeling your energy shift as we move into fall? We certainly are, and we’re feeling that back-to-school energy too, because our Mindful Design Feng Shui Certification program begins this week! In this episode we talk all about the metal energy that comes with the transition to autumn, and how to work with it to make the most of the season.

  • What the metal energy of fall feels like

  • Why fall is a great time to get things done and get organized

  • How to work with this metal energy from a feng shui perspective

  • How to balance metal energy if you already have an overabundance of metal

  • What to expect from the coming year, as we leave the year of the pig and enter the year of the rat

Our Mindful Design Feng Shui Certification begins September 2019!

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 070: Fall Equinox Transitions with Any Shellhorn

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EPISODE 070: Fall Equinox Transitions with Any Shellhorn

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Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash

Amy Shellhorn is back for a third time on the podcast! We love Amy’s approach to feng shui, and are so proud to have her as a Mindful Design feng shui consultant. In this episode, she’s joining us to talk about how we can work with the energy of the fall equinox and the transition into autumn.

  • What the fall equinox means

  • How the fall equinox relates to feng shui

  • How to ground ourselves with the earth element during the change in seasons

  • Which crystals and essential oils to use during this transition

  • Adjustments to make in your home to bring in the earth element

  • Ideas to celebrate this time of year

  • How feng shui can help us tune in to the cycles of nature

Our Mindful Design Feng Shui Certification begins September 2019!

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!


Amy Shellhorn

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 061: A Feng Shui Bagua Garden with Rose Garbien

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EPISODE 061: A FENG SHUI BAGUA GARDEN WITH ROSE GARBIEN

image credit: Rose Garbien

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!

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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

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.

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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

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

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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 040: Feng Shui for New Beginnings in Spring

    HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 040

    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.

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