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While sick (probably from the novel coronavirus), I wondered:
With my value system of practical nontoxic living, what is the appropriate perspective given our novel coronavirus?
I wondered this for my family and I as much as for you.
More specifically, I was trying to understand:
Are toxic cleaning products worthwhile now because of the novel coronavirus?
Homebound with family members on wireless devices, are our EMF exposures...
Are you worried that your current mattress might be toxic?
Not all mattresses are created equal. While some will provide the benefits of a good night’s sleep, others can slowly contribute to health issues. There are a few symptoms you should pay attention to if you think that your mattress may be negatively impacting your health.
In this article, we will discuss 7 common warning signs of toxic mattresses, as well as tips for alleviating your toxic mattress...
Getting informed is tricky business. Generally, the more I learn, the more conflicting factors I have to reconcile and balance.
The May skin detox theme reiterated to me the importance of shade, being in the sun mindfully, re-evaluating sunscreen applications (the children watched a video about most people not applying enough sunscreen), foods to incorporate into our diets this summer for skincare, and that sunscreen ingredients can enter our bloodstream and how they participate in...
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...
Kimberly Snyder is author of several New York Times bestselling books, including the Beauty Detox series.
Recently, Kimberly released a recipe book titled, Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life: Everyday Ways to Live and Eat for Health, Healing, and Happiness.
From her books and as a fellow Well+Good Council member, I knew that Kimberly's approach towards radiant skin and beauty was centered on a plant-based diet. Given her natural approach of nurturing glow from the...
I wasn't going to write an article about voice. But I became inspired while watching the RBG documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In trying to explain her passion for the opera, she says:
The sound of the human voice is like an electrical current going through me
That got me curious, especially since I've been writing a lot about sounds, vibrations, and silence for April's ear meditation detox. And then I thought about one of the most important voices to us: the voice of our mother....
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:
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...
by Sophia Ruan Gushée
My 9-year-old loves making lemonade. There have been several occasions during which I have watched her work really hard to squeeze a dozen lemons manually for her small glass of lemonade. Impressed and touched by her determination and work ethic, I decided to blow her mind (and give her hands and fingers a break) with a Breville citrus juicer. It has brought many benefits into our family.
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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...
by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée
Selfies—self-portrait photos taken by one’s smartphone—is a modern phenomenon.
estimated number of selfies that were posted on Google's servers in one year (Google 2016)
estimated number of "selfies" taken each day by just Android users (Silicon Valley Business Journal 2014)
Cell phone accessories—selfie mirrors and lighting—are available to improve...