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


Tune in June 24 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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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

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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!


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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.

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


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


Tune in May 13 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 060: Spring Equinox with Amy Shellhorn

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EPISODE 060: Spring Equinox with Amy Shellhorn

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We’re in the spring season now, even if some days feel more like winter. I’m excited to kick off a series of interviews with our Mindful Design students, beginning with Amy Shellhorn. Amy is interested i seasons and feng shui, so she’s chatting spring equinox with us today! Check out her tips for living more joyfully this season!

Thank you so much, Amy, and happy spring!

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 Amy! You can also take a look at our blog posts on spring. Tune in April 22 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


Tune in April 22 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 059: Art in Everyday Life with Marcia Shibata

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EPISODE 059: Art in Everyday Life with Marcia Shibata

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I’m so excited to have Marcia Shibata, my wonderful Ikebana teacher, back on the podcast. Marcia joined us back in December of 2016(!) to discuss Ikebana, but for this week’s podcast, Marcia and I talk art in everyday life, or dharma art. We’ll discuss art through the western and Buddhist lenses, how to make art part of everyday life and how important it is to make space in our lives.

  • What is dharma art?

  • Western art and Buddhist art

  • Dharma though flower arranging

  • Inspiration for art

  • Competition in art

  • Creativity and making space

Thanks so much to Marcia for sharing her wisdom with us again!

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 blog posts that correspond with this podcast and Marcia’s previous podcast! Tune in April 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 join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakong Mipham Rinpoche. 

for more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit http://kado.shambhala.info/


Tune in April 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 058: Kick Off Your Spring Cleaning With Feng Shui

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EPISODE 058: Kick Off Your Spring Cleaning With Feng Shui

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It’s finally almost spring, which means it’s time for spring cleaning! As in most aspects of life, there are ways to incorporate feng shui into cleaning your spaces, whether at home, the office or elsewhere. In this episode, I’ll share some of those tips with you to make the best of moving into a new season!

  • Spring equinox

  • Spring in feng shui

  • Spring cleaning

    • Under the bed

    • Your closet

    • The refrigerator

    • Windows

    • Your front door

Be sure to check out the Mindful Design Feng Shui website to learn how to enhance the feng shui in your life. Also check out the blog posts on spring cleaning that correspond with this podcast. Tune in March 25 for our next episode on art in everyday life!

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 March 25 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 057: Feng Shui Love Story, Activate Your Love Life

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EPISODE 057: Feng Shui Love Story, Activate Your Love Life

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Along with wealth and career success, love is one of the most popular topics among my feng shui clients. In fact, it’s so popular that we’ve written a mini-course about relationships on Mindful Design Feng Shui. Check it out here! In this episode, we’ll share some tips on feng shui adjustments to help you write your own love story!

  • How feng shui relates to love

  • Feng shui tips for your bedroom

    • Your bed

    • Your nightstands

    • Rose quartz

Be sure to check out the new Mindful Design Feng Shui course on creating your own love story as well as the blog post that corresponds with this podcast! You can find rose quartz, as well as the feng shui love story kit in the Holistic Spaces store. Tune in next week when we talk Spring equinox and spring cleaning with feng shui!

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 March 11 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 056: Chinese Zodiac for 2019: Year of the Earth Pig

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EPISODE 056: Chinese Zodiac For 2019: Year of the Earth Pig

We’re back! Welcome to episode 56 of the Holistic Spaces podcast. We’ve missed you! Did you miss us?

Happy New Year, and welcome 2019! The Chinese New Year is tomorrow, on February 5th.

Welcome the Year of the Earth Pig, listen for insight for the coming year, and remember that even challenging years can bring great results!

Be sure to check out the blog post that corresponds with this 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.