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NYC Event: Spring Cleaning Home Body and Mind

cleaning events Apr 05, 2019

Get inspiration for spring cleaning!

Join me on April 18th in NYC for an evening all about spring cleaning for your mind, body and home! 

Hosted at California Closets beautiful Tribeca showroom, learn how to organize your home with intention, detox your life, and optimize your food and fitness routine with me and fellow speakers/moderators/hosts. Check them out on Instagram: @katiedalebout, @organizedecor, @freckledfoodie  @helenvphelan and @ofspaceandmind! 
 
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9 Brain Detox Tips

by Lily Kamp and by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The idea of detoxing the brain seems scary, but it does’t have to be. As you can probably guess, there is no one-step, cure-all brain detox to reduce the negative effects every day environmental factors have on us. But there are simple steps you can take right now, or over the course of the next few days.

The nine tips listed below can boost general brain health (especially cognitive function), reduce chronic stress, and protect...

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Brain Benefits of Meditation and How to Start Meditating

Above: Sophia Ruan Gushée at Inscape NYC.

Below: article by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

There are countless benefits of meditation. Since March is my brain meditation detox month, the article below focuses on how meditation can help brain health. The article introduces meditation and how meditation can help some people with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, ADD, empathy, and compassion. The article ends with tips on how to start meditating....

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3 Ways To Make Your Dream Kitchen Nontoxic

kitchen Mar 19, 2019

by guest blogger Karolina Gore

 

Home is an important place to detox. The kitchen is an excellent area to focus on, since most of us spend a lot of our time at home in the kitchen. It is also where we prepare and serve food.

So when you are building your dream kitchen, what should you consider?

Guest blogger, Karolina Gore, was excited to share the three tips below. From her perspective, they are three areas to consider to protect the health of those in your home and of the...

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8 Brain-Healthy Activities for When You Disconnect to Reconnect

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Disconnect to Connect for Your Brain Health and Overall Wellbeing

In March, we are meditating on the brain to pursue a gentle, organic detox of it. Some powerful memes for this month: 

  • disconnect to reconnect
  • prioritize time to be unplugged

We are not looking for ways to disconnect from technology because it's bad. Rather, by unplugging from technology, we are looking to gain invaluable benefits from when we disconnect to connect—or disconnect...

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How is our Brain and Central Nervous System Health?

brain emf heart immunity Mar 12, 2019

Eating healthy and maintaining your social networks are two brain-healthy activities

by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

The term “brain health” is a daunting one. The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body, serving thousands of different functions every second. When we talk about brain health, we are referring to the ability to remember, to concentrate, and to maintain clear, active thought. Basically, brain health is our...

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Breakfast Squash Pie Recipe

kitchen recipes Mar 08, 2019

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Making breakfast for my children is feeling harder each week. We're all sick of having the same thing. And trying to make it a healthy breakfast is even harder!

One simple recipe that helps is a homemade pie that's so healthy that I serve for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. Made mostly of squash, it's relatively healthy and gives me a break from our routine.

According to the School of Public Health at Harvard, winter squashes are rich in the following...

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Simple Tips to Detox Your Home and Body

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Our toxic exposures is a complex topic. However, effective solutions can be simple.

After studying an average family's toxic exposures and sharing what I wish I knew sooner in my nearly 500-page book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, I noticed a practical strategy in reducing our toxic exposures: Go back to basics.

 

Back to Basics

Chemicals that comprise our household products don’t stay in the products:...

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How does a nontoxic lifestyle expert maintain a positive mindset?

events yoga Mar 02, 2019
 

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Yesterday, I had the honor of speaking to employees at BlackRock, a global investment firm that is based in NYC. I was invited by the Families at BlackRock and Mindfulness networks to share 10 Simple Tips for Healthier Living.

One question they asked of me in advance was, How do you prevent a toxic mindset and stay positive?

As I prepared my presentation with that question in mind, I couldn't help but be honest: yoga. My yoga practice guided me towards...

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You could have EMF sensitivity, and not yet know it

Those with EMF sensitivity feel much better in nature, and some feel more healing from skin to earth contact

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

I suspect that EMF sensitivity (also referred to as electromagnetic hypersensitivity and electromagnetic sensitivity) may become as common an allergy as are nut allergies. And with so many people addicted to your phone (I'm guilty of that too), it makes sense that EMF sensitivity will increase.

The good news is that once you are aware that you are...

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