Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well Being

Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well BeingAuthor(s): Carol Venolia, Debra Lynn Dadd

Publisher: Celestial Arts

Paperback: 240 pages

ISBN: 0890874972

ISBN-13: 978-0890874974

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From The WomanSource Catalog & Review:

Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by SH, 02/01/97:
The physical environments we live, work and play in have a direct, but often unrecognized, effect on the harmony of our lives. Becoming aware of our interactions with these spaces and making changes to improve them can help create balance and emotional well-being. Healing Environments provides ways in which to reconfigure our lifestyles and surroundings that will enhance our lives and spiritual beings. For instance, adding accents of silver, the color of the moon, can aid creativity, soothe emotions and soften the ambience in our surroundings. An architect by profession, Carol Venolia guides us beyond the structural dimensions and into the sensorial realms of the spaces we inhabit. This book is presented as a way to get to know ourselves and evaluate our environments, as well as to teach us how the components of color, sound, temperature, light, arrangement and texture can be cultivated to create a healthier and more fufilling existence.

Excerpted from Healing Environments by Carol Venolia (as appears in The WomanSource Catalog & Review). Copyright(c) 1988. Reprinted by permission, all rights reserved:
A friend of mine found another way to change his environment via his perceptions. His heart was in the Sierras, but his work was in San Francisco. He made his peace with the city by knowing the origins of its parts: the granite veneer on his high-rise office building was quarried in the mountains; his drinking water came from the snowfall of the Sierra Nevada; his Victorian row-house was built from the redwood forests; the sun that shone on him also irritating, but necessary requirements for home-dwellers.

Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home

Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home
Author(s): Debra Lynn Dadd

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group

Paperback: 464 pages

ISBN: 087477859X

ISBN-13: 978-0874778595

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Toxins in the home can be the cause of unexplained headaches, fatigue, and depression. It is also widely believed that there is a definite link between the increased use of toxins and the rising rate of cancer. In this book, the author of Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise and The Nontoxic Home & Office presents more than 400 tips, including do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace harmful substances found in the home. Card catalog description Home Safe Home offers more than 400 tips, including do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace harmful substances we are exposed to in our own homes. Whether you suffer from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression, or if you worry about the link between increased use of toxics and the rising rate of cancer, the many suggestions in this book can make your life virtually toxic-free!

Comments

A reader from New York state , 01/07/98, rating=10:
A sure-fire formula for making your home safe This guide was written to give consumers an overview of the problems of everyday toxins and harmful household products. It’s designed to help you choose safe products depending on your interests, budget, medical conditions and lifestyle. The author has spent seventeen years investigating the toxic substances that caused a breakdown in her immune system. Each of her fast reading chapters explains a hazard and then provides a safe solution to the problem. Included are hundreds of inexpensive do-it-yourself formulas. The appendix includes pertinent information on the following topics: the harmful effects of common substances, dealing with household poisonings,recommended reading and organizations for each chapter, annotated mail-order sources with addresses and phone numbers, a directory of product manufacturers, an extensive bibliography, and an index. Every household needs a book like this because we can do something about the toxic environment in our homes. The table of contents and the index make this a ready reference book though it should read in its entirety. Then we will be better equipped to deal with the toxins in our homes. This book would make a great bridal shower gift. Highly recommended.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Ch. 1. How Safe is Your Home?
Ch. 2. Indoor Air Pollution
Ch. 3. Household Cleaning and Laundry Products
Ch. 4. Home and Garden Pest Control
Ch. 5. Water
Ch. 6. Drugs and Medications
Ch. 7. Beauty and Hygiene
Ch. 8. Food
Ch. 9. Textiles
Ch. 10. Home Office and Art Supplies
Ch. 11. Home Furnishings
Ch. 12. Babies and Children
Ch. 13. Pet Care
Ch. 14. Finding a Safe Home
App. A. Harmful Effects of Common Substances
App. B. Household Poisons
Recommended Resources
Mail-Order Sources
Directory of Product Manufacturers
Bibliography
Index