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.
Ep. 37 What the heck is a Barndominium? And why does everyone want one??
Have you ever heard of a Barndominium? It’s basically a steel structured home that has been around for many years, but has recently become all the rage in certain parts of the country, many thanks to Johanna Gains and the movement of the popular farmhouse look that people now want in their homes Today, I have two real estate agents from Houston, Steph Essary and Nina Patel, who are helping all sorts of people learn about this new reinvention of the Barndominium, a luxurious version that is more adaptable, flexible, energy efficient, and even cost effective option for building a custom home. So if you are curious to know all about Barndominums or you are thinking of building a home someday, you’lll love today’s show! Let’s grow!
Eps. 36 Saving money on your electricity bill isn't just about getting solar!
Solar Energy Consultant , Van Parseghian here today, he helps people find ways to save energy that not everyone knows about. Today we are going talk about how we can get started doing that.
Van Parseghian is the founder and Senior Energy Consultant at Delta Solar Electric, Inc. in San Diego, CA. He has been helping Southern CA customers reduce their SDG&E costs through energy efficiency and solar for the past 13 years. Prior to that, he spent 24-years at Hewlett Packard as an engineer and in various technical roles.
Eps. 35 - The Psychology of Color - Reducing Anxiety in the Home Environment with Mehnaz Khan
Do you ever stop to think about the colors you have in your home environment? Today we have a special guest, who after years of dealing with seasonal depression realized that she had been depriving herself of color and through her understanding of how colors influence of behavior and mindset, she’s been able live a much more vibrant life. Mehnaz Khan is an artist and color psychology specialist for home interiors. She helps women create a restful and stress-free home, using the power of colors so they can enhance their productivity, sleep better and cope with everyday anxiety. So if you aren’t sure about the colors in your space, tune into todays episode. it’s a great one! let’s grow!
Eps. 34 - One Planet Living®
Today, I have a great interview for you! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ben Gill from Bioregional, and he explained to us all the amazing work this non-profit has done to champion sustainability and one planet living over the last 25 years.
What is One Planet Living®?
Imagine a world where everyone, everywhere lives happy, healthy lives within the limits of the planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness. At bioregional, they call this One Planet Living®, and they believe it’s achievable.
But globally we are living as if we have more than one planet. In fact, ecological footprinting shows that if everyone in the world consumed as much as the average person in western Europe, we’d need three planets to support us." So if sustainable living is an important value to you and your family, you are going to love todays episode. Let’s grow!
Eps. 33 Biophilic Design with Michelle Ifversen from DesignWell Studios
What is Biophilic Design? It's all about connecting with nature and bringing nature in as a design element within built environments to increase occupant connectivity and overall well-being. It's a concept used in commercial spaces, but Michelle Ifversen from Design Well Studios is blazing the way to bring biophilic design into our home environment. DesignWell Studios is an environmental wellness design and testing company that optimizes built environments that promote beauty, health + well being. They offer state of the art, professional environmental testing services that allow their clients to see if their home or workplace has issues from poor air or water quality, mold or high levels of EMFs that could have negative effects on their health and well being. They offer education, creative design hacks and products and services to help remedy spaces so people can thrive. Michelle has so much knowledge to share with us, we will have to have her on again, today we are focused on biophilic design in the home. So if you are wondering how you can create a space that not only looks good but feels good and it also supports the wellbeing of you and your family, you won't want to miss this awesome interview. Let's grow!
Eps.32- 3D Printed Sustainable ADU units with Sam Ruben, co-founder of Mighty Buildings
Today, I’m super excited to introduce to you a guest that is co-founder of Mighty Buildings. They are using 3-D printing technology to battle housing crisis. That’s right - 3D printed buildings!!! I was so excited to learn about the materials they use and how they rate on the wellness factor, so I’ve got Sam Ruben on the show to tell us more. So if you need an additional home office or an place for the kids to watch tv that is outside the main house - a place for your adult children or your parents or even a place to Air BnB to earn some passive income, you will want to listen to this episode! Let’s grow!
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.