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Can Negative Energy Attach to Objects and "Stick" to Your Space?

Can negative energy get attached (or assigned) to objects, and therefore contribute to negative energy in your home?

There are different ways of considering this. A common way objects can create negative, toxic energy is simply by its association with a difficult experience, which results in those objects being triggers of a biochemical cascade of hormones that can contribute to stress and depression. When this is the situation and these objects are in your home, seeing...

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Please do this one thing!

Last night, I recorded a podcast with a superhero you should know: Dr Devra Davis. She has an impressive career as an epidemiologist, author, academic, and pioneer in public and environmental health. For example, President Bill Clinton appointed her to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (1949-99); she has counseled leading officials in the US United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World...

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Clean Beauty Q&A with Juhi Singh

Ayurveda, also known as Ayurvedic medicine, is a 7,000 year old Hindu system of medicine native to India. Familiar aspects of Ayurveda include meditation, yoga and the alkaline diet. This holistic perspective on wellbeing can support health, pain, energy, beauty, and more.

Juhi Center in Manhattan provides "a personalized treatment protocol that includes diagnosis, therapy, education and empowerment, creating a virtuous cycle of healing," according to its website. Clients range from...

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Practical Nontoxic Strategies to Manage Sunburn, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Toxic Sunscreens

Published May 14, 2019. Updated May 29, 2019

As a mother of three and a toxic exposures specialist, I have grappled with my sun exposure strategies. Knowing that there is no such thing as nontoxic sunscreen and that our bodies need sun exposure for vitamin D, I have wondered what is best for my children as I slather them with heavy sunscreen that is not natural.

With sunburns, skin care, and vitamin D deficiency (and related health issues) all on the rise, I summarized how I balance all this...

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Tips to Incorporate Music Therapy Into Your Routine

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Advances in technology now allow scientists to measure sounds and examine reactions from our brains, nervous systems, biological electrical communications, and hormones. Technology has shed light on how sounds—from music to noise pollution to silence—can influence our stress, moods, heart rate, memories, immune response, and healing.

Sounds can be incorporated into your daily or evening routines to help you take care. Our brains,...

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Counter Your Noise Pollution

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by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

We live in a noisy world. In cities, obvious sources come from honking drivers, and sirens from fire trucks and ambulances. We all hear noise from airplanes flying above, thunder and rain during a storm, barking dogs, and sometimes construction. Within households, loud sounds can come from appliances, babies, and children.

I'm grateful for having learned more about noise levels that can damage hearing. There are free apps that can measure sound so...

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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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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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What triggers your feel-good hormones?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

It feels like there's a tremendous collective craving for more true connections, kindness, and sincere love. Especially love for oneself.

I don't know if my stage in life makes me more observant of this, if it's my particular lens and/or my surroundings (NYC), or if it's a new reality. Regardless, I hope this article raises awareness to common triggers (like social media) of feel-good hormones.

By learning more about triggers of feel-good...

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Depression: Does social media make it worse?

by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

In 2019, social media is among the greatest constants in of our lives. We wake up and we lie in bed, responding to notifications and subsequently scrolling and scrolling before we’ve even brushed our teeth. The “mindless scroll,” as it is popularly designated, continues throughout the day—on the train or bus to work, during lunch and bathroom breaks, and at various other times until we go to bed, when we again check...

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