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Wellness includes so much more than diet and exercise. Now more than ever health conscious families realize that the home environment plays an integral part to our overall well-being. This podcast is dedicated to uncovering all the elements that lead to a healthy home.

Sheila Alston is a Realtor® and Designer who is passionate about healthy living and beautiful design. In this podcast, you will learn new ways to create an environment that supports your health and happiness so you and your family will Bloom and Grow! Together we are making the world a healthier place... one home at a time.

Blooming - A Healthy Home by Design Sheila Alston

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Wellness includes so much more than diet and exercise. Now more than ever health conscious families realize that the home environment plays an integral part to our overall well-being. This podcast is dedicated to uncovering all the elements that lead to a healthy home.

Sheila Alston is a Realtor® and Designer who is passionate about healthy living and beautiful design. In this podcast, you will learn new ways to create an environment that supports your health and happiness so you and your family will Bloom and Grow! Together we are making the world a healthier place... one home at a time.

    Eps. 45 - Getting to the root cause of clutter with Yasmin Tatim

    Eps. 45 - Getting to the root cause of clutter with Yasmin Tatim

    You are listening to episode #45 of Blooming a Healthy home by design.

    This week we have yoga instructor and health coach, Yasmin Tatim, on the show and today we are going to be talking about clutter. And I have to say that going into this conversation I thought Yasmin was going to simply share with us where to start, or to start small by decluttering one room at a time, or even by organizing a drawer. But Yasmin goes so much deeper than that because she wants to get to the root of clutter. She says that if you don’t take care of the root cause as to why clutter happens in the first place, then you are just going to start accumulating clutter again which not only limits your ability to feel good in your space, but it also has a chaotic effect on your mind. So if you are looking for ways to feel better in your own home environment or work environment, you are going to want to listen in to this insightful conversation with Yasmin. Let’s grow!

    • 41 min
    Eps. 44 - Experience the healing power of clean real food! The story of Auberlin Springs a Farm-to-Table Agrihood

    Eps. 44 - Experience the healing power of clean real food! The story of Auberlin Springs a Farm-to-Table Agrihood

    This month we had the pleasure of learning more about an agrihood in Warren County, Ohio called Aberlin Springs. Leslie Aberlin, the founder of Pendragon Homes, combined her passion for community development and healthy living to create a place where families can further connect with their food, the planet, and each other. Through discovering the power of real, organically-grown food in healing her own chronic illnesses, she developed her family’s regenerative farm to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle. Her vision behind Aberlin Springs was to create a farm-to-table agrihood community that could connect people with farmers so they could experience the healing power of clean real food for themselves. Little did she know that people would want to live there for many reasons, and providing a safe place for children to play, explore and experience healthy living was one of them

    • 47 min
    Eps. 43 - Cultivating Community through PLACEMAKING

    Eps. 43 - Cultivating Community through PLACEMAKING

    What is placemaking?  According to forward-thinking developer, Brian Grover of Nolen Communities, it's about connecting people and place.  And it's not entirely a new concept, however it has been lost within the residential developments over the last several decades. Nolen Communities is developing a wellness community in No San Diego County called Fox Point Farms that will enrich the experience of the people living there and even the local community at large by integrating access to the land around them.

    "Fox Point Farms will serve as an innovative example of community-building for others to follow, particularly in an era where traditional high-density housing tends to lack open space, amenities, and overall livability."

    Learn all about this amazing new residential neighborhood, it will inspire you to think about how your home supports your wellbeing. Neighborhoods like this are popping up all over the country as forward thinking developers see how they can provide more benefits and an enriched experience to the place where we spend so much of our time...... our home.

    Let's grow!

    • 47 min
    Eps. 42 - Is AGRIHOOD Living for you?

    Eps. 42 - Is AGRIHOOD Living for you?

    Interested in learning what a Farm-To-Table neighborhood is?  Forward thinking developers are designing wellness communities all over the country, many that are centered around organic farms, earning them the name of AGRIHOOD.  Brett Coleman with his family set out to visit many of these new neighborhoods and traveled over 7,000 miles in over 7 months visiting over 20 different agrihood communities.  You'll love hearing his story and learning more about this popular way of life that gives residents a chance to connect with the land and live in neighborhood that was designed for healthy living.  Let's grow! 

    • 31 min
    Eps. 41 - Your Green Home Coach

    Eps. 41 - Your Green Home Coach

    Today I have Marla Esser Cloos on the show - she is the green home coach and has her own podcast called everyday green home.  Marla says - Living green or sustainably is about more than saving on your electric bill and doing your part to protect natural resources, it is about a safer and healthier life for you and your family without sacrificing style, quality, or budget.

    She helps her clients gain Peace of mind for knowing their home does all it can to be a supportive component to a healthy lifestyle.

    From simple swaps to green and sustainable actions and products or a green certified home, they all lead to a difference you can feel! Putting these actions in place can help you save money, time and effort to finance, operate and maintain your home.

    She’s a NAHB Master Certified Green Professional, LEED AP and Wellness Within Your Wall certified professional.

    So needless to say I love what she’s doing to help others live healthier lives and so I’m excited to have her here with us.

    We all deserve to live in a healthy home environment - today Marla is going to cover the 5 myths around green homes. It’s the common misconceptions that people have surrounding green. It means so many different things to different people, and I’ll bet you probably think some of these are true! So if you are interested in knowing how easy it is to live in a healthier home environment, or if you are a wellness agent and want to share these myths with your audience, be sure to stay tuned! Let’s grow!

    • 47 min
    Eps. #40 - Discover High Performance Homes Offer Comfort, Convenience and Built in Health & Wellness Features

    Eps. #40 - Discover High Performance Homes Offer Comfort, Convenience and Built in Health & Wellness Features

    Welcome to Blooming! A Healthy Home by design. Today I have Pete Beucke VP of innovation and sustainability for Landsea homes with us on the show. Landsea Homes are developers of high performance homes which they build in several states across the country. Throughout California, and also in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Arizona and Texas. They have built in convenience, comfort and health features in all of their homes while at the same time saves homeowners energy and money each month! 

    So if you are interested in high performance homes or how to make your own home high performance, stay tuned for this great interview! Let’s grow!

    www.landseahomes.com

    • 42 min

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Finally someone talking about things that matter!

Great source of information for people looking to incorporate healthy living and design into their lives. These podcasts interviews give me hope that we have bright future in front of us.

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