Archive for August, 2010

the power to eliminate hidden toxins

August 15, 2010

I don’t like to use scare tactics to convince people to lead healthier lives, but the problem is, there are some pretty scary things in this modern world. Some pretty scary things in probably every household in this country. Whether it’s formaldehyde in furniture, lead in toys, or phthalates in fragrances, it’s not so easy to avoid some exposure to these chemicals (like the video above points out). And though many of these chemicals have been ubiquitous for at least the last 50 years, the data are finally mounting and becoming public as to the harm they actually pose.

What I find empowering despite this dark news is that we do have a good deal of control over our exposure to these baddies. We can do some research and find better, less toxic products while boycotting the stuff that’s toxic. We can eliminate products from our homes that are causing us harm. We can support legislation that ensures industry is being honest and using safer materials. We are not powerless. If we focus our energies on this priority – of creating a healthier, happier world – then we can be healthier and happier.

Still not convinced? Come to my workshop tomorrow night (Monday the 16th) at Sun In Bloom. Full details here.

If you can’t make it to the workshop, get in touch. I’ll be happy to help!

REMINDER: clean & clear workshop

August 9, 2010

gerber daisy Pictures, Images and Photos

Come join me on Monday, August 16 at a delicious cafe in Brooklyn for an engaging and interactive evening!

In collaboration with GreenEdge NYC & Sun In Bloom~

Let me show you how easy it is to make your own cleaning products at this fun, hands-on workshop…

Clean & Clear: Improve the Health of Your Home

Home is a sacred place, a place to find comfort and security, a place to breathe easy. Unfortunately, the air quality in our homes and workplaces can be up to 10 times worse than the air outside (and our city has poor air to begin with).

But fret not! There are several simple solutions you can implement to improve the health of your home, as well as those who inhabit it.

This hands-on workshop led by Liz Neves, Healthy Home Consultant from Raganella, will help you:

• Make your own customized, non-toxic, non-polluting cleaning products
• Identify everyday household products that may be harmful to your health
• Learn about plants that filter out toxins in your home
• Walk away with skills you can apply right away

Please bring
• An 8 ounce glass jar (with lid)
• An 8 ounce spray bottle (we will have spray bottles available if you can’t bring one)

At the end of the evening you will take home a Surface Scrub and a Glass Cleaner.

Cost: $25 Purchase now!

Find empowerment in creation!

Monday, August 16
at Sun In Bloom
6:30 to 8:30
Come at 6:30 to grab a bite, workshop begins at 7.