Home vibe – what it really is and how to positively resonate with your home, part 2

Home-lovers and house-users are two kinds of homeowners that look at things very differently. The home-lovers cherish their homes dearly; the house-users have a non-emotional go-about their day, move tomorrow if a better gig appears type of sentiments. There is nothing wrong with either; however, if you’re in the house-user camp, something is to be…

Home vibe – what it really is and how to positively resonate with your home, part 1

Home vibe is not a myth. It is controllable, measurable and real. As obvious as this may be, the less obvious part is the strong dependence between vibe and meaning. Science may not have quite all the tools set up, but the foundation is there, and the data is available. When lawyer and philosopher Tam…

A healthy house in the age of global sickness, part one

First and foremost, a healthy home needs to be a pleasant environment. That simple. As your wings to society are tied up, and your home is your entire universe, how happy are you with it? For some, homes are the womb of daily living, while others consider it just a house. Whichever camp youʼre in,…

Detox power 102 – Reading nooks are a healthy and affordable alternate to meditation | Part 2

Unlike popular belief, you do not absolutely need meditating to relax, and you do not need meditation prior to reading. Because of course, like a busy adult that you are, you have no time for both. But you can, in fact, use reading instead! of meditating. Reading takes a lot out of you if you…

Best of 2021 – from home rituals to healthy habits, design helps you live a better life

As the year ends, join me, and let’s revisit some of the best, most read, and most liked of My 2 cents on design blog posts of 2021! I have to say I’m very proud of myself. It is not an easy feat to keep a weekly blog. It is hard work and frankly, without…

The truth about how EMF in your home is connected to your health

Electromagnetic fields, known broadly as EMF, are regions of atmosphere where each point is affected by the Lorentz force. The force is magnetic and acts upon electrically charged particles accelerating them as a result. Both the electrical field and the magnetic force have a kinetic effect on the particles. Now does that not sound like…

Endogenous pharmacotherapy – stimulate your brain at least through rearranging your home

Without a doubt, the biggest power humans hold is their minds. What is mind, really? Some mistakenly call it a brain, some call it intellect, and granted, there are overlaps here that are hard to ignore, there are distinct characteristics that define the ‘mind’ that are only pertinent to it. Mind is both a set-up,…

The three things that we should not give up any one day of the year

Ever wondered how some people are able to keep a schedule and repeat the same rituals every day? The kind of rituals that are poster-ready, the kind that you would want to have because through some weird and magical connections if you do that, you will achieve some elevated sense of self and accomplishment? Well,…

Why is your home able to boost or kill your mood

You know that scene in America’s Sweethearts when John Cusack complains about Catherine Zeta-Jones taking her new beau to “their restaurant”? As if by doing that, she’s poisoned all the dinners he had with her there in the past. Have you’ve experienced that? Did you ever wonder why that is? This is happening because we…

What is health and what does it have to do with disease

Health is a hot topic in any day and age, especially now. As a species, our primary instinct and goal is survival and health helps yield high survival rates. But what is health anyway and what does it do for me? Here is what health is not: it is not the absence of disease. Disease…

2020 / the biggest crisis of our life time?

Is 2020 the biggest crisis of our life time? Possibly. And hopefully! I certainly am not looking at having another major negative event that is bigger than this one!   And now the challenge we all share is to devise mechanisms to cope with the aftermath. We’ve all undergone fundamental lifestyle changes that are out…

New Year’s resolutions // Two ingredients needed to make them happen

What I’ve learned from the design process is that the word of the day is… HIERARCHY Why the hierarchy is important is that it divides the items you want to do into categories that are broader than “done” and “not done”.   The done // not done categorization is doomsday for even the healthiest of…