Green & Healthy Living

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, finishes, carpeting, mattresses, […]

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Celebrating with Natural Sweets: The Summer Edition

My sister and I grew up with big holiday celebrations. Both our parents really enjoyed making a fuss out of the holidays by decorating the house and cooking big meals. Part of the magic of these celebrations was the abundance of sweets—ice cream and popsicles on the Fourth of July, candy canes in Christmas stockings, […]

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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 lifestyle choice, it’s also often associated with living a […]

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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 may recognize as our renovation was […]

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas: An Earth-Friendly Holiday Season

Nine healthy, eco-friendly choices you can make this holiday season. Your family, and the planet, will thank you! 1) Try wrapping presents with recycled paper or choose boxes and cloth gift bags, which can be used again for years to come. Recycled wrapping paper is now available at many stores. A few of our favorites […]

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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 adjusting to muddy paw prints on her clean floors, she, her husband […]

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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, but don’t be discouraged. The simplest and perhaps […]

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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 many, being healthy usually stops with eating […]

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A Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is important for all aspects of our wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It is a time for our immune systems to replenish, our psyches to process the day, and our bodies to repair damage caused by stress and environmental toxins. It is difficult to be at our best when we […]

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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 of oneness and compassion that naturally drives us […]

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