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Hurricane Season is Now Upon Us: Is Your Home Fortified Against Damage?

I’m always interested in ways to increase a home’s resilience, so when I read about a program called FORTIFIED that does exactly this for properties in hurricane-prone areas of the country, I leaped on the opportunity to share more about it with my readers. I learned in the process that not only does FORTIFIED dramatically improve a home’s chances of withstanding storm damage, it also reduces owners’ insurance costs and increases the resale value of their asset! That’s a triple win! Check out the article I wrote for Forbes.com about FORTIFIED. (I didn’t note that it also helps homes in the tornado belt, so readers in that region should also consider this resilience builder for their homes.)

Dramatic storm surge for homes along waterfront.
Is your home FORTIFIED against hurricane damage? 
(Image by Jerry Coli from Pixabay)

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If you have a copy of my award-winning 2020 Wellness by Design book from Simon & Schuster, you’re also able to access a FREE copy of my new 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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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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San Diego, CA

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