Make Your Home Healthier With These Tips to Align Your Circadian Rhythms

Ah sunshine.  We all crave it, but unfortunately, very few of us are getting much of it.  Working indoors all day and then going home to make dinner and prepare for the next day consumes most of our time.  

But science has shown that we need exposure to natural light to keep our bodies healthy and our minds functioning at their highest level.  So, what are we to do when stuck inside all day?!

As an architect with a focus on wellness design, clients often ask me how to best manage their sun exposure when stuck indoors all day.  Here's how you can set your home up to maximize sunshine and keep your internal clock on track.

10 Wellness Kitchen Design Trends

We are wrapping up our series on wellness kitchens, and I thought I'd end with a fun one.  Today we are going to showcase 10 wellness kitchen design trends.  These are trends that I see sticking around for a very long time as kitchens evolve to meet our current and future standards of nourishment.  

Tips For Choosing Healthy and Non-Toxic Furniture

One of the most common questions I get when people want to start making a healthier home has to do with choosing healthy furniture. 

And believe me, I know how challenging this can be!

I have done countless hours of research and trial and error to find the best non-toxic furniture for all different price points.  Rather than making you take hours of your time, I've condensed my research to give you a few great tips to help you choose healthier furniture.

How To Create A Safe, Natural and Healthy Nursery

It's crazy how many women I know that are all due right about now (including me!).  With my baby's arrival just weeks away, I certainly have baby gear on my mind!  And of course it is a priority to make sure I am creating a healthy and safe nursery for my new little one.  

I went through the process of creating a non-toxic nursery for my son four years ago, and spent months researching all the natural baby products I needed for a healthy and safe nursery.  It was exhausting!  

Biophilic Design and How To Sleep Better At Night Naturally

Well-being takes more than a visit to the gym and eating healthy food.  Since so much of our time is spent at home we should be surrounding ourselves in a space that promotes happiness and reduces stress.  That is where biophilic design comes in.  Biophilic design is design that reconnects us to nature.  A house designed with biophilic features will create a calm atmosphere for us to unwind at the end of a long day.  

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