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Live Better Outdoors

Discover Eco-Friendly Decking Materials and Finishes for a Healthier Outdoor Space

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Wellness Inspired Design for Everyone
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June is here, and so is the special travel edition of Wellness@HOME magazine! 🌟

This month's issue includes expert packing tips, Feng Shui travel advice, and ways to create a healthier, more joyful home environment. Happy travels and joyful living!

Recipe of the Month

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Crispy, Sticky, Asian Fried Cauliflower (Vegan & Gluten Free)
Heather Christo, Deliciously Allergen Free Recipes

I had some requests for a plant-based substitute for everyone’s beloved fried chicken wings- a game day staple for many. Cauliflower seemed like a good sturdy choice for deep frying and indeed it worked very well! This easy gluten-free batter is crispy and light and turns a lovely golden brown, while perfectly cooking the cauliflower to tender- not mushy!! I also have to say, that in using a smaller size pot, I didn’t have to use an overwhelming amount of oil and the whole frying/cleaning up was really pretty easy and not at all traumatic!

Photo Credit: Heather Christo

Organization

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Adventure Ready:
Packing Tips and Strategies for Stress-Free Adventures
By Jolene Nanette

Traveling can be an exciting adventure, but the process of packing can often become overwhelming. Whether you're going on a short weekend getaway or a long international trip, efficient travel packing is essential to ensure a stress-free and organized journey. Being mindful, we will provide you with practical tips and strategies to pack your luggage efficiently, maximizing space and minimizing hassle.

Feng Shui Essentials 

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Discover Harmony on the Road:
Enhance Your Travel Experiences with Easy Feng Shui Tips
By Dee Oujiri

Travel is more than just a change of scenery—it’s an enriching journey that touches your soul, broadens your perspective, and revitalizes your spirit. What if you could elevate these experiences by incorporating harmony and balance into your adventures? By integrating simple Feng Shui principles into your travel plans, you can turn your trips into holistic journeys that rejuvenate both your body and soul.

Featured Article
Wellness Starts at Home
Simple Changes for a Healthier, Happier Home

Stephanie Breckbill

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, we often zero in on diet and exercise. Sure, those are key, but they’re not the whole picture. The environment where we live can seriously impact our health and happiness too.


Studies show that our home environment can influence everything from mood and energy levels to our immune system and sleep patterns. Good air quality, natural light, and green spaces can boost our well-being, while exposure to chemicals and mold can drag it down.


Creating a healthy home doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It can be as simple as choosing homes with wellness features or making a few changes to your current space. Think energy-efficient appliances, better ventilation, and cutting down on environmental toxins.


By making these adjustments, we can boost our overall well-being and enjoy happier, healthier lives. Our homes are where we spend most of our time, so it makes sense that they should support our health and happiness.


So, next time you’re thinking about improving your health, don’t just focus on diet and exercise. Take a look at your home environment and see what changes you can make for a healthier, happier living space.

If you feel your home environment could use a wellness boost, we can help. At slb design co., we specialize in transforming spaces using what you already have, with a focus on wellness and sustainability. We help homeowners and real estate agents create healthy, inviting spaces that enhance well-being and appeal to buyers. Schedule your discovery call today – your body and mind will thank you for it!

Healthy House on the Block

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Healthy House Hunting:

Focus On Health & Wellness In Your New Space

By Amanda Klecker

Catching home buyers at the end of their house hunting journey is where I usually find myself. And quite often, by the time I get to them, they’re fallen so in love with the house we’re inspecting that there’s just very little I can do to change their mind if it really ISN’T the right home for them.

Home & Garden

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Live Better Outdoors:

Discover Eco-Friendly Decking Materials and Finishes for a Healthier Outdoor Space

By Andy Pace

Creating a healthy living environment used to stop at the doors and windows. But with the ongoing trend of turning our decks into an extension of our living space, it’s a good idea to think about the materials we use to do so.

Spotlight - Wellness Travel

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Wellbeing Beyond Borders
Unveiling the Healing Powerof Croatia through ZagrebMed
By Pamela Tames

If you watched Game of Thrones, you probably remember the jaw-dropping locations—King’s Landing, Daenerys Targaryen's throne room in Meereen, and the Haunted Forest. They were all shot in parts of Croatia, a country located in southeast Europe, nestled along the Adriatic Sea. As impressive as these iconic spots may be, they’re just part of what Croatia has to offer.

Family

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From Screens to Green:
Strategies to Replace Screen Time with Nature for Healthier, Happier Kids
By Sandi Schwartz

Kids are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics these days. The latest survey by Common Sense Media found that American teenagers ages 13 to 18 spend an average of six and a half hours of screen time per day on social media and other activities like video games.

Eco-Design

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Lagom: A Harmonious Way of Living
By Cassy West

Lagom (pronounced law-gohm) is the Swedish word used to describe an amount or a state which is ‘just right’- not too much and not too little. It is an amount so perfect that it creates a sense of harmony and serenity. Unlike hygge, a Norwegian term for a momentary state of bliss promoting warmth and comfort, lagom is a way of living.

Healthy Home Design Corner

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5 Essential Home Design Features for Sustainable, Healthy, and Accessible Living
By Kate Hamblet, Wellness Architect

Key Considerations in Home Design Designing a new home or renovation is such a big endeavor that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the decisions, and ultimately overlook some very important design considerations. As an architect who specializes in sustainable and wellness design, I see a lot of new homes and renovations that are missing key healthy and sustainable design features.

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