Healthy Home

The Holiday Glow: Beautiful, Healthy Candles

In anticipation of the holidays, I decided to replenish my candle supply.  As often happens when I'm making purchases for my home, something that I think will take a couple clicks on Amazon and a few minutes turned into an hours-long project. Whenever I bring...

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Five Simple Steps Toward a Healthier Home

In many ways your home is an extension of your body. In order for your home to nurture your physical well-being, you need to be just as mindful of what you put in your home, as what you put in your mouth. Many common household items, including certain types of paint,...

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One More Reason to Go Green

Healthy Living is Green Living We know that green living is better for our planet and can even save us some money, but it's also good for our health. Choosing to be energy efficient, to recycle and use organic, natural products is not simply an earth-friendly...

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A Healthy, Earth-Friendly Transformation

We had so much fun putting together the before and after pictures of Laura's new home in the mountains, we decided it would be fun to share all of our before and after pictures from our healthy, green renovation of Laura's old home in Los Angeles. The after photos you...

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Happy Pets, Happy Home

We wanted to write a blog and offer tips that celebrate some very important members of our family---our pets. My sister and her family just got their first dog---a sweet, handsome labradoodle named Hulen that they rescued from a shelter. Although Laura is still...

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The Simplest Way to Go Green

It’s no surprise that so many people are overwhelmed by the idea of going green. Over the past few years we have been inundated with information about all the things we need to do, and (ironically) buy, to be eco-friendly. It can feel both cost- and time-prohibitive,...

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A Dozen Must Haves for a Healthier Home

If you're like us, you do your best to take care of your health. We certainly try to eat well by choosing healthy, organic foods and we exercise as much as possible (Alison does yoga and Laura runs after small children---we think Laura gets more exercise!). And for...

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Green From the Inside Out

Being green is not only about a list of external tasks, such as changing light bulbs, using your own cloth grocery bags, or switching to reusable water bottles. Green is a way of being, and living, that emanates from the inside. Living green stems from a consciousness...

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The Joy of All Natural Cleaning Products

Next time you walk into a room that has recently been cleaned with conventional cleaning products notice how your body reacts. If you take a deep breath do you cough or sneeze? Does the room smell fresh or does it smell more like chemicals? Although for years we...

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Tips for a Healthy Office

We rarely think about decorating or enhancing our workplaces, but consider the amount of time you spend in your office. The following tips will help you create a healthy, inspirational workspace. 1) Choose an ergonomic office chair that supports your back and...

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Supporting Your Fitness Routine at Home

Starting and maintaining a fitness routine can be challenging, particularly when you’re a parent and have little time for yourself or you have a demanding job. When having difficulties committing to a workout, many people hire a trainer or join a gym for support, but...

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Help Yourself, Help the Planet

Rearranging Your Home to Make Being Green Easier… Sometimes it’s the smallest, most insignificant things that get in the way of our good intentions. Most of us want to lead healthier lives and do our part in protecting our planet. So why, when we learn that making...

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Healthy Decorating

Often the last thing we think about when decorating our homes is our physical health when it should be the first. What good is a beautiful room if the materials used to build, decorate, and care for it make us sick? When we think about our homes we think of protection...

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