Author Archives: Laura Benko

About Laura Benko

Holistic Feng Shui Expert, TV segment host, Brooklyn Momma and wife. One day it's Birkenstocks, the next it's Jimmy Choo's. This is my life.

Most Loved Valentine Gifts Touch the Mind, Body, Spirit & Space!

A main philosophy of my book, The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind, Body, Spirit, Space delves into making effective, positive changes in your life through a holistic approach. By addressing anything in your life – even gift giving! – through a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual perspective, you are implementing a multi-level approach that is deeper, richer, more effective and more meaningful for the recipient. And who wouldn’t want to give gifts that rock? read the full article

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Forget New Years Resolutions and Just Do This…

A New Year inevitably brings a yearning for a clean slate, a new you and fresh beginnings. Its almost innately programmed into us, with the most popular question on the eve of the New Year being, “What are your new years resolutions?” Losing weight, drinking more water, working out more, being more organized? These are the top promises people make to themselves and the discouraging facts are, only 8% of people really stick to them. It’s damn hard to change deeply ingrained habits overnight. So, here is my three step, slightly unconventional way to make some powerful changes happen easily. Trust me. read the full article

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Give Holiday Gifts with Meaning This Season

For some people, they know exactly what they want to give their loved one for the holidays. For others, maybe its a bit more overwhelming. TheHolisticHomeCompany.com tries to take out the stress of the season by making your gift giving options much easier and a bit more meaningful. With divisions that range from BEAUTY to HOME to DOG, and much more in between, we’ve got it all covered. We specialize in personalization and can wrap up gifts adding a hand burnished wooden name tag with the recipients name. We can add your loved ones name on a gold label to a cylindrical glass container of gold tipped Positive Intention Matches! You can even choose the scents you know they love under “Custom” and create a salt scrub or sugar facial scrub that is made just for them! read the full article

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Creating Mindful Spaces, The Holistic Way. My Interview In Ivy Mark

Recently I did an interview for Ivy Mark, a cloud based business management tool for interior design professionals. I was asked a gamut of questions from my own personal journey to how Feng Shui has evolved to how it can help interior designers and more. Here are some of the questions and answers from that interview that clear up misconceptions about Feng Shui and specific ways you can tap into these principles to enhance your own space. read the full article

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The Holistic Dog: Inside The Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space – Coming Soon!

My first book, The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind, Body, Spirit, Space delves into the connections between our spaces and ourselves. It came out earlier this year and has already been a huge success – and has even went into a second printing! I am thrilled to announce that my second book, The Holistic Dog: Inside The Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space is well underway and will be available everywhere books are sold in the spring of 2017. The book will be a coffee-table style book with pictures of the dogs in their spaces taken by read the full article

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6 Ways Your Home is Unhealthy (And its not what you think!)

We often think about the health of our bodies. Sometimes these thoughts extend to the health of our living spaces, but these worries are almost always about the physical aspects of our surroundings. Concerns like non-toxic building materials, a lower load of plastics, HEPA filters, no moldy drywall from China, sustainable furnishings – these are all the typical concerns that the general population contemplates in regards to a healthy home. But what most people DON’T think about read the full article

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A Pop-Up Shop and Book Signing at Jivamukti!

I am so excited to be doing a pop-up shop of The Holistic Home Company goods and a Holistic Home book signing April 29th and 30th. I’ll be at the Jivamukti boutique at Union Square from 11am-8pm. We are debuting our new Body Oils, Beauty Serums and yoga mat, face & space sprays that we’ve made just for Jivamukti! Check out these wonderful formulas that enhance your yoga practice and your state of mind while naturally ridding your mat of anything bacterial, viral or microbial. read the full article

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Media Attention for The Holistic Home Book

On January 19th, 2016, The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind Body Spirit Space released everywhere books are sold. Leading up to this date and beyond, there has been a nice amount of press and talk. What I find so interesting, is the variety of wide ranging publications it has been featured in, which is a true testament to the extensive spread and growing development of what The Holistic Home offers. Without question, there is a growing movement for people seeking more from their spaces than just a place to put their stuff. There is an enormous trend for cutting edge developers pursuing more than a marketing tool to attract conscientious home buyers and a reason why a highly respected school of architecture and design – Pratt – offers a class based on my book. Ushered in on the heels of eating organically and living sustainably, this, is the new lifestyle movement of mindful living. read the full article

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Color The Holistic Feng Shui Way! My Interview for House Beautiful

I recently did an interview for House Beautiful on color. It was a great opportunity for me to break Feng Shui superstitions and myths. Heads up. You don’t need to paint your front door red to have “good Feng Shui” – especially if you don’t like the color. Read on to see how Lauren Piro at House Beautiful put together this article in such a succinct and clear way and even created the color chart seen here to perfectly illustrate my words. read the full article

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Three Tips for Keeping Your New Years Resolutions

Most people feel invigorated by the fresh start of a New Year to begin resolutions that will enable them to be the best versions of themselves. However, most resolutions tend to teeter off in tenacity within a few months. The Holistic Home: Feng Shui For Mind Body Spirit Space reveals how by connecting your self and home together, you will have an advantage in obtaining your goals and reaching a longer lasting transformation. Here are some tips that you can do within your own home that will help create the most supportive environment possible for you to stick to your goals. read the full article

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