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8 Ways to Create a Home Filled with More Positive Energy

How does the energy in your home make you feel?

Most of us overlook the energy of our home but many others have believed in its importance for centuries. For example, Feng shui, used for 3,500+ years, is a philosophy that aims to harmonize the energy of a place. It incorporates many considerations—like astronomy, where sunlight enters the room, and which materials can reflect or absorb this sunshine.

While I was skeptical of Feng shui for decades, I have noticed...

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Healthy Home: Simple Tips for All

home Sep 17, 2019

Well+Good Talk at The Assemblage NYC in 2018

If you're looking for simple tips to transform your home into a healing space, then watch the video below. Druing last year's Well+Good Talk in NYC's The Assemblage Nomad, I and my fellow panelists shared practical advice that you can watch.

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How to take care of plants with 3 easy steps

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House plants offer many invaluable benefits. They can convert toxic chemicals, like formaldehyde and benzene, into oxygen. And they are also essential to healing spaces. Science has proven that seeing nature helps us relax and heal.

The biggest challenge, however, is how to take care of plants so that they don't die!

Most of us juggle so much that adopting additional responsibilities—like taking care of house plants—can feel impossible. I highly encourage you to try...

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Tips to Spring Clean and Organize Your Home

air cleaning home Apr 24, 2019

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the California Closets' beautiful store in Tribecca. Our topic: Spring Clean: Your Home-Body-Mind.

 

Highlights

Below are a few highlights in my mind:

  1. You can fold your clothes, underwear, and socks so that when you open your drawers and open your closets, you see little "presents." Imagine how that might alter how you start your day or unwind as you get out of your day clothes for bedtime! Founder of Organize Decor, Samantha...
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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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Should your home be mindful too?

home Jun 21, 2018

 

The media is reporting that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have moved into the first and only Manhattan residential building designed by the late Zaha Hadid, which my husband, Greg Gushee, developed on behalf of the Related Companies. (Check out the gorgeous, curvaceous facade in the picture below!)

 

 

Recently, at an event for a curated audience, my husband and I were...

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Using Wood as a Stress Reducer at Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

In today’s fast-paced world, stress is increasing. Along with the amount of time we spend indoors.

On average, people spend 90% of their time indoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (1) The need for a low-stress, indoor environment is more important than ever.

Studies show that indoor environments that have wood, plants, and other natural elements improve health. However, there are...

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How Home Can Become Your Hottest Wellness Destination

events home Mar 06, 2018
 

 

I couldn't be more thrilled to be part of Well+Good's recent talk about why home is becoming the hottest wellness destination.

With technology having us be more productive and busier than ever, I need my home to be where I can restore all parts of me.

 

"A healthy home does not harm my body, and it facilitates the restoration of my body, mind, soul, energy, and spirit."

—Sophia Gushee

 

Our indoor environment is more polluted than outdoors

Most people...

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De-Clutter Your Home to Detox Your Home

bedroom home kitchen Dec 10, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Clutter accumulates quickly in our homes. Before we know it, the one storage cabinet has expanded to three. And flat surfaces are covered with...well, anything and everything.

What we often don’t consider is how this clutter may be affecting our health. In addition to the dust that accumulates with clutter, so do the number of products that may contaminate our homes with chemicals. Of special concern are those that have...

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