Kitchen Hacks To Keep You Healthy

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  Keep your foods fresh. Here are some simple kitchen hacks to keep you healthy and safe from bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Foodborne illness is a public health problem, according to the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness is common, costly and preventable. Every year, one in six Americans get sick from contaminated foods or beverages and 3,000 people die. Here are some super simple kitchen hacks to…

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3 Healthy Design Tips for Stress Free Holidays

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  Stay happy, healthy and stress-free with these three simple healthy design tips to help you glide through the holidays stress free and keep you on track for a fun and festive holiday season. 3 Healthy Design Tips for Stress Free Holidays Shine Bright This Holiday 1. Design your bedroom for a good night’s sleep. Don’t skimp on sleep. Let’s face it; if you’re not getting the right amount of sleep each night, it can wreak…

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How to Design a Happy and Healthy Home and Life

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How to design a happy and healthy home and life Designing a happy and healthy home is synonymous with designing a happy and healthy life. It’s about taking action to achieve your health and happiness. A happy and healthy life is about living blissfully, with passion and purpose, and it’s about designing a life you love. It’s about being happy where you are in your life. It’s about relishing your surroundings and feeling happy in your…

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3 Ways to be Healthy and Happy By Design

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Healthy and Happy By Design – The Blueprint Start designing your healthy and happy life. Remember, it’s about taking small actionable steps. Small steps can have a big impact. Don’t get overwhelmed by thinking about too many things. Stay focused and start small. Your life is about being Healthy and Happy By Design. Just like in interior design, it’s the small tweaks, the small makeovers, the simple pops of colors that can have the biggest…

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How to Design a Happy and Healthy Kitchen

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    Fill your kitchen with style, love, laughter and healthy foods How do you design your happy and healthy kitchen? Does your kitchen reflect your style? Is it filled with love, laughter and healthy foods? Designing your happy and healthy kitchen is part of designing your healthy life. When you’re in your kitchen, how do you feel? Is it a space that makes you feel happy? Is there harmony and balance? Does it bring…

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3 SUREFIRE WAYS TO DESIGN YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

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Think DESIGN when you think about your own happiness and health. What steps do you want to take to design a happy and healthy life? Do you think it’s possible to design your own happiness? A happy and healthy life is about living blissfully, with passion and purpose, and it’s about designing your life. The great news is that you don’t need a complete overhaul. Take simple and small actions every day to design the life…

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DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR EMERGENCY KIT

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Design and build your emergency kit to include household items that you may need in case of an emergency. There are different types of emergencies, from medical emergencies to chemical emergencies to natural disasters etc. It’s easy to design and build your own emergency kit so you can prepare for the unexpected. This can help reduce stress in case an emergency occurs. Natural disasters range from hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tornados to blizzards, windstorms and…

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DESIGN YOUR DIET WITH FOODS FOR BEAUTIFUL AND GLOWING SKIN

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Design your healthy diet with foods for beautiful and glowing skin. It’s no surprise that beauty starts on the inside, so why not design your diet for beautiful and glowing skin? Who doesn’t want healthy, beautiful and glowing skin? No one I know. Most likely, you have designed your beauty routine. You know exactly what products you love and you use them daily. You give your skin the TLC it needs and your beauty products…

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HEALTHY DESIGN | WHERE DO YOU UNWIND TO REDUCE STRESS?

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    Where do you go to unwind to reduce stress?  Do you take time just for you? Do you have a place in your home where you go to unwind, relax and reduce stress? A place that brings you harmony, balance and happiness? A special sweet spot in your home where you can go to #take15minutes to focus on you?  I love this Tweet from Elle Décor Magazine, “A Colorful Look At The Home…

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WHY IS THE COLOR BLUE A GOOD CHOICE IN HEALTHY DESIGN?

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Healthy Design Element: The Color Blue The Color Blue – It can spark happiness, bring calmness or ignite boldness and energy. I love the color blue. It reminds me of the beauty in nature, a clear blue sky, the ocean, flowers, birds, and butterflies. (It also brings back great memories. My dad had beautiful blue eyes.) One of my favorite places to travel is the Caribbean. The tranquil turquoise waters are truly spectacular. Blue is…

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