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NUGGETS FROM THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Get Yourself Father’s Day Gifts You Really Want! (It’s Not Too Late.)

Golf balls, neck ties and brunch, oh my! It’s great being ‘Dear Old Dad,’ but Father’s Day never seems to bring you gifts that won’t end up in the donation bin. It’s not too late to get yourself something you’ll enjoy – or at least find useful – for years to come. Here’s the gift ideas list I shared on Forbes.com last Friday. Use it as inspiration for the fun, fabulous or functional purchase that gets you a truly ‘you’ gift. Any one of these goodies can be found as close as your nearest big box store, or online if you’re feeling unmotivated to leave the house.

Slat wall sports gear holder with ball basket, rackets, helmets and bike
Organize your sports gear (or tools) for easier access and a cleaner garage.
(Photo: Photo Courtesy of HandiSOLUTIONS® for Häfele America Co. //
Wellness by Design, Simon & Schuster, (c) J. Gold)

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BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS TOO!

If you’re looking for a housewarming, wedding or birthday gift for a health-conscious giftee, consider my award-winning Wellness by Design book. It now comes with a FREE Bonus Chapter, chock full of timely new information about making your home safer, healthier, more resilient and updated for how we live now!

Here’s an excerpt on resilience that published recently in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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HAPPY JUNETEENTH!

June 19th is a fairly new national holiday celebrating a historical occasion. It was on that date in 1865 when the final slaves of the defeated Confederacy would finally be free. In the century and a half since that emancipation, African Americans in the United States have achieved tremendous accomplishments and success, (not without significant struggle and tragedy along the way). I wrote about some of the issues they still endure in becoming homeowners, an idea to redress that challenge, and the relevance of wellness design to the African American community.

slave cabin with shrubbery in front
Juneteenth marked the liberation of the slaves who lived in quarters like these.
(Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay

SOCIAL GOLD

I enjoyed hosting conversations about wellness design topics with experts in a wide range of fields. You can listen to recordings of those conversations at these links.

  • 2023 Interviews – Allergies, Music Spaces, Dementia, Outdoor Kitchens, Man Caves and More!
  • 2022 Interviews – Noise Reduction, Work from Home, Garages, Back to School, Pets and More!
  • 2021 Interviews – Fitness Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Outdoor Living, Smart Home Technology, Self Care Spaces and More!

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GOLD DUST

Here are a few links from around the web to enhance your home, health, safety and life:

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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