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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...
by Sophia Ruan Gushee
Podcast composer: Chris Robertson
Dr. Esther Sternberg served for 26 years in the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program as Senior Scientist and Section Chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health.
She has too many other impressive accomplishments to list here. But, currently, she holds the Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine and is Research Director for the...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
by Sophia Ruan Gushée
An environment—like in our homes, schools, and workspaces—can be designed to support therapeutic effects. Evidence has found that many hospital patients can enjoy better recovery than those in spaces without healing elements.
And many of these healing elements can be applied to our daily lives.
Optimal Healing Environment (OHE), a term coined in 2004 by the Samueli Institute, is used to describe a healthcare...
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...
by Sophia Ruan Gushée and her editorial team
On April 3, 1973, the first mobile phone call was made by a Motorola employee, Martin Cooper. Ten years later, in 1983, Motorola released its first commercial mobile phone, which sold for $4,000.
Another major milestone in the life of mobile phones came in 2007, when Apple unveiled its first iPhone.
By 2017, cell phones have become accessible to most Americans: about 95% of Americans owned a cell phone, according to a press...
Within a relatively short time, WiFi has increased its presence in homes, offices, public spaces, coffee shops, various modes of transportation, schools, hospitals, and throughout the world. WiFi is an integral part of our lives, and it has provided unimaginable convenience: We can get information instantly, and work from most anywhere with a laptop.
While this is amazing, it also poses health risks from the...