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10 Small Changes to Reduce Stress and Create a Calm Home

When I first starting researching how to making my home healthier, I was terribly overwhelmed.  

There was so much that I should be doing to my house to make sure my family was healthy and safe.  And there were plenty of moments where I thought...

"It's all too much!  I can't do all this, so what's the point?!"

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.

5 Ways to Design a Calm and Healthy Entryway

Your entryway is the first thing you see when you come home, and it helps define the mood you will be in upon entering your home.  If you have a messy, cluttered entryway, you're going to be agitated by the clutter and carry that agitation into your home.  If you have a clean, ordered entryway, you will take a sigh of relief and enter your home at ease.  

Your entryway is also the first line of defense to protect your family and create healthy indoor air quality.  Read on to discover 5 key ways to set up your entryway for a calm and healthy home and family.

Could You Have Radon Gas in Your Home?

We often picture dust and fumes when we think of indoor air pollution because they’re either visible or have a strong odor.  But what about the invisible, odorless gas called radon that’s naturally occurring in the ground beneath many of our homes?  According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US today.  In fact, only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.  

10 FREE Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

It's been estimated that 2 to 5 times more pollutants can be found in indoor air than outdoor air. Two of the contributing factors are: 1.) items found in our homes (like dust, scented products, chemicals, mold) and 2.) lack of adequate ventilation to bring in fresh, outdoor air.  

We know that improving indoor air quality is important for the health of our families, but some of the more complex fixes can be pricey.  Well, fear not – below are ten actions you can take now that will help clean up your air and won’t break the bank.

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