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Blooming - A Healthy Home by Design

Blooming - A Healthy Home by Design

By Sheila Alston
Wellness includes so much more than diet and exercise. Now more than ever health conscious families realize that the home environment plays an integral part to our overall well-being. This podcast is dedicated to uncovering all the elements that lead to a healthy home.

Sheila Alston is a Realtor® and Designer who is passionate about healthy living and beautiful design. In this podcast, you will learn new ways to create an environment that supports your health and happiness so you and your family will Bloom and Grow! Together we are making the world a healthier place... one home at a time.
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Episode 04: The 2 Most Toxic Products You Have In Your Home with special guest Karen Wainie

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Eps. 28 An all around more enjoyable home can be yours - with special guest from Pearl Certification
Would you like to live where there's less dust, less bugs, cleaner air and water, cost less money to operate and is more comfortable for you and your family?  Well today, I've got Joseph Gentile who works for Pearl Certification and he's going to tell us how.  So, stay tuned! It's a great one! 
22:16
November 23, 2020
Eps. 27 A New IDEA in Urban Development revitalizing San Diego
I had the pleasure of interviewing San Diego's IDEA district developer David Malmuth and he tells all about the vision and IDEA of bringing innovation, design, education and arts together can inspire and transform a community and even a city for the better.   You won't want to miss this episode!   
37:22
November 10, 2020
Ep.26 - Eliminating Stress this Holiday Season
Recap of a popular episode I did last year, so I thought it would be great to bring it back again.  The Holiday’s are supposed to be the best time of the year, but for many of us it’s a race to fill in all the things we want to do to make the holiday extra special, so it’s super easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out.  I get it and if you have little kids you feel it even more because there’s baking, and decorating, and special outings and so many cool holiday traditions you can create, but at some point how much is too much?  Well, today let’s talk about how you can create a holiday season you look actually forward to.
20:23
October 31, 2020
Ep.25 On a Home Search? What to look for during a home inspection.
If you are on a home search, you won’t want to miss this week’s episode, because today we are talking to a home inspector who is also a certified home biologist. We’ve had her on the show before, Amanda Klecker from www.healthyhouseontheblock.com and she’s going to share with us what to look for during a home inspection so that you can feel confident that your new home is a healthy one! So let’s grow!
34:00
October 16, 2020
What the heck are EMFs and why should we care about them? With special guest Jasen Masek of Benchmark Environmental and NotoxCity in Vancouver BC.
Today’s episode is with an electro. Magnetic frequency specialist named Jasen Masek of Benchmark environmental and NotoxCity in Vancouver BC. He says we are natural biological beings and over the last century times have changed, we are now living in a highly synthetic world! And Some of us are just much more sensitive to this.  When people have health issues that doctors can’t help with like chronic chronic conditions, anxiety, depression, nervous system issues, people start to look elsewhere for answers and that’s where Jasen comes in. He helps them become aware of small changes they can make that have a powerful effect on their nervous and immune system. So, we are going to learn all about Electro Magnetic Fields or EMFs are and why we should care about them.  You’ll be surprised about some of this, I know I was! So thanks so much for tuning in today,  Jasen’s going to share with us ways you can protect your family. It’s a great interview you won’t want to miss. So let’s grow!
26:08
October 5, 2020
Ep. 23 - Detox Your Home with a Certified Building Biologist
Today, we are going to learn how to detox our house! We’ve all been cooped up here for several months now and trying to stay as healthy as possible. We are staying home to stay safe from this pandemic, but how safe is your home anyway? Well, I’ve got an amazing special guest on the show today, her name is Amanda Klecker and she is a certified building biologist and a certified professional home inspector. She specializes in helping families make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing a home and she also is teaching families all about how to create a healthier home so they can improve the home they are in!  So she’s going to lead us through several rooms in the home and give us some easy steps we can take to eliminate toxins so our home can be safer place. We do spend most of our time here after all, so thank you so much for tuning in! This is going to be a great episode! So let’s grow!
41:42
October 1, 2020
Ep. 22 Pure Delicious Allergen Free Cooking with Celebrity Chef Heather Christo
I’m so excited, I have a celebrity chef on the podcast today and she’s going to share with us what cooking allergen free looks like and how she gets kids to eat healthy! There are so many families that suffer from allergies or who have dietary restrictions!  And if you are one of them, you know how difficult and burdensome eating a family meal can become. Restricting your diet can suck the joy out of any meal. So if that’s you - be sure to stay tuned because today you’ll learn how you can still be safe and eat delicious meals that your entire family will love and live fully and joyfully through the power of wholesome food. Heather shares her incredible story of how she went from being a classically trained French chef who relied on butter, flour and white sugar to making and loving delicious food allergen free!  So let’s grow!
34:12
September 22, 2020
S4 Ep.3 - Burn more calories at home without exercise!
Today we are going to share several ways you can create a healthier home that will help you burn more calories without adding any additional exercise!  What? How is that even possible you ask? Well, I’ve got fitness expert Ror Alexander here on the show again and he’s going to tell us all about movement furniture, and how to create a NEAT home. NEAT stands for Non exercise activity thermogenisis. So this is going to be a great episode since we are all at home and probably much more sedentary than we’ve ever been. I have friends who have said they’ve gained the Covid-19! So if that’s you, this episode is going to help you with that! So stay tuned.. I’m so excited so - let’s grow!
32:27
August 27, 2020
S4 Ep.2 - The Quickest and Easiest Way to Feel Happier in Your Home! with special guest Ror Alexander
So many of us have chronic stress. We run from here to there, we are constantly busy and have so many responsibilities and things to take care of it’s no wonder we feel ragged by the end of the day. COVID has given us all a chance to slow down and stay put, but for many of us this means having to juggle working from home where the kids are in your space! Maybe it’s hard to find a moment to yourself.  You might even be thinking it’s time to move or I hate my home! Well in this episode, you’ll learn how to transform your space into something you’ll love. No matter the size of your home or where you live, anyone can do this! And we’ve got Ror Alexander here with us again to share with us his secret to feeling happier in your home. So let’s grow!
34:41
August 10, 2020
S.4 Ep1 - How to Set up the Ultimate Home Gym, with Fitness and Integrative Health Expert Ror Alexander
In today’s episode we’ll discuss the HOME GYM, how you can set one up, the equipment and space you’ll need and other elements that you might not have thought about that will keep you motivated and ready to work out! With fitness studios closing across the country due to COVID, home gyms are on the rise. How can you create a home gym even if you don’t have an extra bedroom to dedicate to it? On today’s episode you’ll learn how!  Well I’ve got fitness and healthy living expert Ror Alexander on the show today, he’s also an integrated health and fitness coach, and founder of thrive fitness academy. He has a BA in psychology, and has lived and travelled in Asia and India for more than the past 7 years.  So, I”m super excited for you to hear our interview about home gyms. So let’s grow!
37:35
August 3, 2020
S3 Ep10 - How to Turn Your Kitchen Into a Wellness Kitchen With Wellness Architect, Kate Hamblet
Are you thinking of doing a kitchen remodel or just looking for ways to improve your kitchen?  Don't miss today's episode on How to Turn Your Kitchen into a Wellness Kitchen!   We have special guest and wellness architect Kate Hamblet on the show.  We’ll be talking about the best layouts, the best materials to use, and ways you can design your kitchen for wellness so your kitchen will look beautiful AND function in a harmonious way that encourages a healthy lifestyle! I know we all want that! So let’s grow!
52:47
July 27, 2020
S3 Ep.9 - Organizational hacks to keep your pantry and fridge healthy with special guest Danielle Keith from Healthy Girl Kitchen
Kitchen organization mistakes to avoid and how we can organize the pantry and fridge and the rest of the kitchen so that it supports healthier habits!   With special guest Danielle Keith from www.HealthyGirlKitchen.com  
41:07
July 20, 2020
S3 Ep.8 - Feng Shui your Kitchen!
When you Feng Shui your kitchen you’ll be inspired to cook healthy foods and you will feel less stress when cooking!  So I’m so excited to learn more! Amy Stephens is with us again to tell us how.  
27:08
July 13, 2020
S.3 Ep. 7 - Increase the Positive Energy Flow in Your Home With Feng Shui Expert, Amy Stephens
For thousands of years the Chinese have used Feng Shui principals to bring more peace and prosperity into their lives.  You might think it’s just superstition or hogwash and I’m here to tell you that it’s really just the study of how to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.  And if even if you are a scientist or a physicist you understand that life is energy we are all made up of energy.  So if we can learn to harness that energy we can feel better, we can think more clearly, we can feel more at peace, be more patient, be inspired, and ultimately create a more comfortable life on our own terms.  Fundamentally, Feng Shui teaches us how we can take control of our lives.  It offers guidance, so money issues, family issues, career problems anything that is going wrong in our lives, we can apply Feng Shui principals to improve them.  It allows us to create balance and bring more flow into our life so we aren’t working so hard.  You know how when you feel like you swimming upstream and nothing seems to be going your way, or just there’s road block after road block, vs sometimes when you are in the flow, you have endless energy and exactly what you need just seems to appear at the right time?  This it what I’m talking about when I say flow.   Pretty amazing right?  So, I’ve got Amy Stephens on the show again, she’s been practicing and helping others use Feng Shui in their homes for over 20 years and she’s going to dive a little deeper today and explain the Bagua map and how you can use it to make adjustments to the energy in your home.  So it’s going to be an episode you won’t want to miss!  Let’s grow!
35:33
June 29, 2020
S3 Ep6: How to Design a Space That FEELS Good - with special guest Amy Stephens
Have you ever walked into a home or restaurant and had a uncomfortable feeling that you didn’t know what was wrong about it, but it just didn’t quite feel right, so you thought let’s leave?    Have you ever walked into a home and felt immediately comfortable like it was drawing you inside and you just got that feeling?  A lot of home buyers are searching for that feeling you know.  They can’t place what it is, but they will know right away when they walk in.    Well, what you were feeling is the energy of that space.  And what if I told you it’s something you can control.  Cool right?  Well, that’s what we’re talking about on today’s episode.  I’m super excited to have a special guest here Amy Stephens.  She’s an interior designer, and Feng Shui specialist for the past 20 years and she’s also a yoga instructor and teaches others all about energy, how to harness it and use it to our advantage.  So she’s going to walk us through the house and give us some quick tips on how you can transform the energy of your spaces so that they are inviting, welcoming and more comfortable for you and your family to live in.  It’s going to be a great episode!  So, let’s grow!
48:20
June 22, 2020
S.3 Ep. 5 - A holistic community designed for family and community wellness with special guest from North River Farms
Wellness real estate is on the rise and this week is as special treat as we learn all about North River Farms a new holistic community being developed in Oceanside, CA.
22:27
June 8, 2020
S3 ep4 - Is Take Out Hurting Your Family Wellbeing?
In today's quick episode, I want to share with you the easiest way you can immediately increase connections and grow the bond with your family and friends.  Let's Grow! 
08:27
June 3, 2020
Season 3 Ep. 3: Home Schooling Tips to Save Your Sanity
This segment is a continuation series of season 2 where we discover how health and wellness is so much more than diet and exercise.  Home Environment is this weeks topic and so many of us are hyper aware what is currently working and not working in our home environment lately!!   So if things are not working and you don’t want to move, what are some things we can do to create a home environment that we enjoy being in. One big struggle right now is kids are home from school, so I’ve brought on my good friend Monica Lopera Nassar again to the show.  She has two young boys, she’s a health coach specializing in family wellbeing and she’s also creating an amazing program for homeschoolers that involves tapping into your intuitive brain.  So I’ve asked her to speak with us and give us some insight into how we can make small changes at home that will improve your child’s learning as well as your sanity!    So thanks so much for tuning in today, it’s going to be a great one!   let’s grow!
34:17
May 25, 2020
Season 3: Ep.2 Easy Home Improvements that Enhance Family Life
This segment is a continuation series of season 2 where we discover how health and wellness is so much more than diet and exercise.  Family Life is this weeks topic and it’s fitting since we have had more than 6 weeks of consistent family life.  So today we will talk about What have we learned these last few weeks and how can our home support family life into the future. And I’m also going to give you 3 quick things to consider that will help you enjoy your home even more!    So thanks so much for tuning in today, it’s going to be a great one!   let’s grow!
11:09
May 14, 2020
Season 3: Ep. 1 - 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Social Life at home
This segment is a continuation series of season 2 where we discover how health and wellness is so much more than diet and exercise.   Today we will discuss how our social life can bring us joy or pain and I think it’s so fitting right now since we are all feeling the pain of social isolation being quarantined at home for so long!  So this will be a quick episode, but I just want to share with you things you can do to create a more social atmosphere in your home.  Because we all know that we are dying to have company over!!  Listen to this episode and you will be ready for when the time comes…… let’s grow!
10:36
May 4, 2020
Episode 21: A Green Home, Healthy Home or Wellness House - What's the difference?
Welcome to Blooming! Today we are going to talk about Healthy Homes and what that basically means.  Is it a green home I’m talking about or a wellness home?  Sometimes I think it can pretty confusing so, I’m going to cover all the differences between the three and also give you the 10 basic fundamentals of a healthy home, that way you’ll be able to use this information to create a healthier environment for you and your family!   So this will be a good one!  Let’s grow!
28:04
April 28, 2020
Episode 20: Chakras in the Home with special guest Jerah Payne
If you have done yoga before you might have heard of Chakras and how they are the energy centers of your body.   In this episode we have a special guest, yoga instructor, Jerah Payne to talk to us about how we can get our chakras all flowing in the right direction to bring more balance and well being into your life.  So, you are in for a treat today as we learn about becoming aware of our chakras how they work and the role they play in our home environment!
50:03
April 20, 2020
Episode 19: What's the ONE thing you can do to make the most of your #quarantine?
What’s the ONE thing you can do to make the most of your quarantine time? Focusing on what matters most to you, keeps you productive, instead of just busy.  I like to focus on ways to create a healthier home in this show, but you can take what we talk about today and really apply it to any area of your life and watch it grow.  So, I hope you enjoy our show today!!  My hope is that it will inspire you to do something that when you look back on this COVID shelter in place time, whether it ends up being for 1 month, 2 months or more, that you don’t feel like it was wasted time and that your life actually stood still.  Let’s take advantage of this gift we’ve been given.  The gift of time.  Let’s grow!
15:46
April 13, 2020
Episode 18: Who Do I Want to Be During COVID-19? with special guest from Calibrate Your Wellness
Welcome to blooming!  A healthy home by design.  Thank you so much for tuning in today!  I’ve got a great episode planned for you!  We are going to discuss how we can become aware of our actions to see if we are being the person we want to be during this COVID-19 crisis.   Because there is a lot of panic and blame going around right now.  Why does this even matter?  Well it’s because panic and blame are actions based out of fear and for us to help others and to make positive impactful change we need to become aware of our own actions.  once we become aware of what we are thinking and doing, that’s really the first step to change but then HOW do we start thinking differently? or behaving differently?  That’s the hard part, I’ve got one of my favorite guests back here on the show also to help us out. she's wellness expert and health coach Monica Lopera Nassar and she’s a wealth of knowledge and she’s going to give us some tips on how we can start creating healthy habits that allow us to take control of our emotions and our lives so we can be the person we really want to be.    So please stay tuned it’s going to be a great learning experience.  Let’s grow!
30:25
April 8, 2020
Episode 17: COVID-19 stress? How to be calm in uncertain times.
Welcome to blooming! On today’s episode I just want to celebrate a little. We are all doing our best to stay positive during this crazy time. What I’ve noticed is that even though fear and uncertainty still surrounds us with Coronavirus, I’m just uplifted by all of the gratefulness and positivity I witness all around me.  So thank you so much for tuning in today! I truly hope that you and your family is safe and staying healthy. If you are stressed out or worried a lot about all the unknown, I hope that today’s episode will bring you a sense of calm to help you through your day.
12:59
March 31, 2020
Episode 16: Top 10 Things to Do while "Social Distancing"
These are some really unsettling times but I’m glad to know that we are doing our part by staying home and trying to keep this virus from spreading to others.  So now that we are home, even if we are working from home, it’s hard not to keep one eye on all of the Coronavirus news that is out there - you could listen or watch news all day long!   Well, if you are like me, I can’t ever sit still when I”m at home.  I’ve got to be doing something!  Especially now that I am feeling better!   So, I’m here to help you because I've got a list of the top 10 things you can do at home while you are keeping your " social distance”  and doing your part to keep this corona virus from spreading.  I sent this email out today and it was so good I thought I would do an episode on it!  I will also be putting some really helpful links in this blog post so be sure to go check it out on my website. www.luxlivingsocal.com
18:54
March 23, 2020
Episode 15: Organizing your Home! Why, What and How to begin with special guest: Angie's Orgainzing
Welcome to blooming! Today I’m super excited because we have a special guest who is an organizing specialist! If you are feeling a little chaotic in your home or organizing makes you feel stressed because you aren’t sure where to start, tune in to this episode! Because we are going to answer some great questions like: -Why organizing is important -what are some Problems people have with organizing -what are Things people can do on their own? -Ideas how to start tackling organizing projects And -When to call for help Ok! So let’s grow!!
29:43
March 9, 2020
S2E6: Expand Your Life in the Areas of Education, Career and Finances
How can you expand your life in the areas of education, career and finances?  How can you start attracting what you want out of life?  How can your home environment support the growth you want in your life?  These are the questions this episode helps to answer.   Show notes are available here: www.luxlivingsocal.com/blog
26:20
February 24, 2020
S2:E5 Create the Life You Want by Nurturing the Explorer in You
Wow this is a great episode about Exploration and how this area of our lives is so important to overall wellbeing.  We discuss how our home can support this area and then also as an added treat I have included an awesome interview with my friend Selena O'Conner from Olive Alchemy.net.  She has an amazing olive oil business and describes how not all olive oils are the same.  In fact many grocery store brands are lacking in nutrients, mixed with other vegetable oils or are even rancid!  So she tells us what to look for to find fresh olive oil because it's the freshness that is most important!  So get ready to learn and then it'll be up to you to incorporate this into your life so that you are fueling the explorer in you!   Thanks so much for tuning in!  Show notes will be on my website at www.luxlivingsocal.com/blog
24:35
February 10, 2020
Episode 14: 10 basic principals of a Healthy Home & Wellness House
In this podcast I talk a lot about a healthy home, What exactly is a healthy home?  What is wellness house?  Are they the same thing?  Well, in this episode I want answer those questions for you.  When most people talk about healthy homes, it’s always about energy efficiency, and I believe there is so much more to having a healthy home.  To me a wellness house takes Healthy home to a new level.  If you are a health conscious person and you want to provide a safe environment for your family to grow and thrive, then this episode is for you! show notes are here: https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/10-basic-principles-of-a-healthy-home-wellness-house
19:40
February 3, 2020
S2E4: Self Expression & How to Create a Home that is Uniquely You
Today we are still talking about personal growth - which is one of the major categories that I believe contribute to overall wellness.  Health and Relationships being the others.   In this series we are going to touch on 6 different areas - we already touched on creativity and spirituality, so today we’ll discuss self expression, and discuss steps we can take to encourage self expression for ourselves and our family members and then we’ll see how our home environment can support that area of our lives. show notes are available here:  https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/show-notes-for-s2e4-self-expression-how-to-create-a-home-that-is-uniquely-you
17:59
January 27, 2020
S2E3: Unlock your subconscious mind to create the life you want for you and your family! With special guest Kelsey Padigos.
I have an awesome guest for today’s show.  We’re going to discuss hypnotism and how you can unlock your subconscious mind to search deep within to find your purpose and ultimately create the life you want for you and your family. Her name is- Kelsey Padigos.  She’s a certified hypnotist in the San Diego area and she explains what hypnotism is and how we can use it to stop the mental chatter or shift the things that block us from moving forward in our lives.  She gives us practical steps we can take to foster the very best mindset for ourselves and our children to be self confident and live our best lives! .  We will also uncover how we can create an environment at home so you can get started today!  So this a great episode!! Thank you so much for tuning in!  Let’s grow!
46:46
January 20, 2020
S2E2: Healthy Your Home™ with more Creativity!
Everyone is creative - even if you don’t think you are, you are unique individual and you have the ability to create.  Creativity isn’t limited to art, dance or music.  Creativity is simply the use of ideas in new and original ways.   And if you start flexing your creativity muscles you’ll find that your life begin to have more meaning, purpose and joy.    How can you home support creativity for you and your family?  Well in today’s episode we’ll dive into that!   Shownotes can be found here.
20:40
January 13, 2020
S2E1: Improve Your Life With This ONE Thing!
There's ONE thing that can help you reach your personal and family goals in 2020!  In this episode we are going to find out what that ONE thing is and also learn how our home environment can support that ONE thing.   Season 2 is all about Personal Growth.  I believe there are 15 areas of our lives that contribute to overall wellness, and I group those areas into 3 different categories.  Personal Growth, Relationships & Health.   Because let’s face it, if you are struggling in an area of personal growth or relationships, no amount of kale or green juice is going to fix that!  So it’s important to understand what these different areas of our lives are and how becoming conscious of our actions and behaviors and habits will help lead to making better decisions!   Because once you are aware, that’s when you can start creating change and attracting what you want in the behavior of others, in yourself and in the life you want to create. So Season 2 will be all about personal growth and how the home can support that area of our lives.  So I’m super excited today’s episode, and can’t wait to get started,  so let’s grow! Shownotes can be found  here.
14:19
January 6, 2020
Episode: 13 Family Goals Guaranteed to Enhance your Lives and Make 2020 the BEST YEAR EVER!
Happy New Year!  In todays episode we are going to talk about Family goals!  I thought of this topic because at the beginning of a new year we often think of new year's resolutions and things we want to change about ourselves.  It’s a time to reflect on the year behind us and look to the future and made decisions about where we want to go.  But a lot of people give up on their resolutions by February!  So I didn’t want to give you more to-dos or ideas that won’t last.  I want to inspire you to make tiny adjustments in your home environment that can bring about lasting change and huge positive benefits.  So today,  I’m going to give you 7 goals you can use for your family that are guaranteed to enhance your life, bring your family closer and make 2020 the best year ever!
24:51
December 30, 2019
Episode 12: Healthy Home Trends for 2020
In this episode we will discuss healthy home tends for 2020. When most people talk about healthy homes they are referring to energy efficiency. I think that is part of the equation but not the whole. I feel that the home environment can actually support your overall health and wellness so that is what I hope to bring to you in this episode. I’m hoping to inspire you to think of your home in new ways and even overall well-being as more than just diet and exercise! As we go into a whole new decade, let’s make it the best yet!!  For show notes: https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/healthy-home-trends-for-2020
22:16
December 23, 2019
Episode 11: 10 Steps to a Healthier Holiday Season
In today’s episode we will discuss 10 simple steps to have a healthier December! You’ll learn some easy tricks to keep from getting burned out so you can enjoy the season and make tons of wonderful memories with those you love most. For show notes: https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/10-steps-to-a-healthier-holiday-season
13:16
December 16, 2019
Episode 10: Healthy Your Home - a makeover that supports vibrant living
Healthy your Home is about building or bringing in new systems into your existing home that support a healthier lifestyle. My mission is to help make the world a healthier place... one home at a time, by teaching you how to Healthy Your Home!   For show notes: https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/episode-10-healthy-your-home
19:50
December 9, 2019
Episode 09: Green Living with special guests from Bare Energy
Today we are with San Diego solar consultants from Bare Energy, Justin and Veronica Lee. We discus what it means to go green and how that’s different from sustainability. We talk about simple things you can do to improve energy efficiency in your home and also dive into solar a little bit, answering questions like what are the components of a solar system , what is important to know, what kinds of questions you should ask your solar consultant and how much solar do you actually need?
45:23
December 2, 2019
Episode 08: Zero Stress this Holiday Season
Today we discuss how you can eliminate stress this Holiday Season. We are going to get rid of that for good with some simple easy tips that you can incorporate into your next few days and weeks to have a more meaningful, thoughtful and wonderful time with your family. Happy Thanksgiving!!
21:27
November 25, 2019
Episode 07: Using the Psychology of Color in Your Home
In this episode you will learn how color can influence our behavior and affect our moods. We’ll discuss how to select colors that inspire us and our families so that our home environment supports us getting a restful nights sleep, inspires us to work or play and learn how it can even increase our appetite!
13:05
November 18, 2019
Episode 06: Family Wellness Begins at Home with a Monica Nassar a Certified Health Coach
In this episode we are taking with Monica Nassar. She’s a certified Health Coach who focuses on bringing health and wellness to families not just individuals. Learn the first steps towards making healthier habits stick in your life and learn about her free local Masterclass series Right from the Start geared towards families as well.  Show notes can be found here.   https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/family-wellness-begins-at-home
18:26
November 11, 2019
Episode 05: Creating a CALM Environment at Home and Why it’s So Important
In today’s episode we will discuss the benefits of creating a calm environment in your home. We will explore ways you can help your family with these 5 simple steps so you can create a retreat you will feel good about coming home to. Blooming! Is a podcast dedicated to helping you create a healthier home by design.  Show notes can be found here.  https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/creating-a-calm-environment-at-home-and-why-it-s-important
09:59
November 4, 2019
Episode 04: The 2 Most Toxic Products You Have In Your Home with special guest Karen Wainie
In this episode we are talking with Karen Wainie founder of Love Your Life Wellness. Together we are going to dive a little deeper and discuss 2 of the most common toxic products we have in our homes. Becoming aware is the first step to healing and knowing that this information is available for you to make more informed choices for your family is actually very empowering. Now you are in charge of what you allow in your home and you can do something to help create a healthy living environment for you and your family.   Show notes can be found here.  https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/the-2-most-toxic-products-you-have-in-your-home
21:58
October 28, 2019
Episode 03: The Extraordinary Power of Plants
This is a podcast dedicated to discovering the many different ways we can create a healthier home by design. As a licensed realtor, designer and also certified health coach, I’ve been searching for ways to incorporate health and home. Today we will discuss the amazing power plants have to increase our overall well-being. Besides all the benefits we get from eating more plants, you’ll learn in today’s podcast how house plants help us and how we can easily incorporate them into our decor. 👍🏡💪🏻 To see the the show notes associated with this episode click here.  https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/the-extraordinary-power-of-plants
08:23
October 21, 2019
Episode 2: Healthy Home Gifts You Never Knew You Needed with Special Guest Khara Serrato from Shop Chic Mommy
Welcome to Blooming! This is a podcast dedicated to discovering the many different ways we can create a healthier living environment by design. My name is Sheila Alston and I am your host.  As a licensed Realtor, designer and also certified health coach, I have been searching for ways to incorporate wellness into the home environment.  Everyone deserves to be healthy, happy and live their best life.  In this podcast you will learn new ideas for you to bloom and grow.  So thank you soo much for listening! So we are all about health these days, trying to eat right and exercise but did you know you can have a healthy home too?  Having a healthy home environment helps support our overall well being, and one of the many ways we can do this is by choosing HEALTHIER products to bring into our homes. And with the holidays approaching - it’s the perfect time to be thinking about healthier gifts we can give to others AND ourselves! In today’s podcast we are in a special location AND we have a special guest!  The special location is Studio Barre in Encinitas and the reason we are here today is because it’s breast cancer awareness month and they have special events going all  month long to help support breast cancer research and awareness.  My special guest is Khara Serrato! She’s the owner of a local on-line gift shop called Shop Chic Mommy and she’s here today holding open a pop up shop and she’s giving some of her proceeds to the Keep A Breast foundation.  Khara has a whole assortment of wonderful affordable luxuries for your home and so I thought it would be fun to talk with her so she can share some of her products that you never knew are actually healthy for your home! Whether or not you choose to buy these products, I hope you will find this episode helpful to learn about how you can make healthier choices buying things you already love to buy!  If you’d like to learn more about her store and even where her next pop up shop will be, check her out on instagram @shopchicmommy or her web-store.   To see the items featured in this podcast you can check out my instagram @luxlivingsocal or the blogpost on my website.   https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/gifts-you-ll-be-thrilled-to-give
11:37
October 16, 2019
Episode 1: Introduction & 5 Simple Ways to Create a Healthier Home
Welcome to the very first episode of Blooming! Today we’ll be talking about having a healthier home in 5 simple steps but before we get started, I’d like to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my vision for this podcast. This is a podcast dedicated to discovering the many different ways we can create a healthy living environment by design.  My name is Sheila Alston and I am your host.  As a licensed Realtor, designer and also certified health coach, I have been searching for the many different ways to incorporate wellness into the home.  In the coming episodes I’ll be sharing the things I’ve learned.  I’ll be interviewing industry experts who are also passionate about health and home and have found a way to bring the two together creating a wellness directed approach to their business.  From architects, and designers to certified EMF consultants and other specialists, you will learn simple ways for you and your family to continue to thrive. Everyone deserves to be healthy, happy and live their best life.  In this podcast you will learn new ideas for you to bloom and grow.  So thank you for listening! Today we’ll be learning how to have a healthier home in 5 simple steps. Show notes can be found on my website.   https://www.luxlivingsocal.com/post/a-healthier-home-in-5-simple-steps
12:48
October 14, 2019
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October 13, 2019