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Seven Wellness Design Technology Trends to Make Your Home Healthier

Where do you see yourself on the smart home tech spectrum? Are you asking Alexa to play your favorite tunes? Are you hoping your Nest thermostat will achieve bedroom harmony with your too-hot or too-cold partner? Are you monitoring your Ring doorbell for porch pirates? These are all highly-popular mass market smart home technology devices. But they’re a sliver of what’s possible, helpful and healthful for your life and home.

I explore seven of the hottest wellness-enhancing smart home technology trends with three pros in my latest Forbes.com piece. You’ll have a chance to ask these experts your questions this afternoon in my next WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS Clubhouse conversation too. (FYI, you no longer need an invitation to this audio drop-in platform. I think of it as interactive podcasting, since you get to ask questions, share ideas and be part of the event.)

Human centric lighting was one of the first well-tech innovations for home design.
(PHOTO: SERVICE TECH, INC./CEDIA MEMBER COMPANY // WELLNESS BY DESIGN (TILLER PRESS) (C) J. GOLD)

On a related note, I had fun creating a fun two-minute video celebrating the links between smart home tech and wellness. Check it out, give it a like and subscribe to my channel please!

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BONUS NUGGET

One of the top wellness designers in the country shares her insights on adding healthy features to your kitchen, bathroom and overall home with a blog. I was honored to see her include my Wellness by Design book in her “Picks.” You can read Paula Kennedy’s insights here.

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SOCIAL GOLD

Save the Date — This Saturday!

I’m going to be a presenter at the San Diego Union-Tribune‘s 2021 Festival of Books on Saturday, August 21. I love this event and am excited to be invited to share tips on creating a healthy work from home space! This event will be virtual again, so you don’t even have to leave your home to participate. General admission is free.

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Clubhouse Update 

Next up is my smart home trends conversation. That happens TODAY! at 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific. If you click the link below, it will help you join Clubhouse if you’re not already on and add the event to your calendarI

These are all of the past and upcoming WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS events on the Clubhouse app. All are scheduled for 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific the first and third week of the month! Hope you’ll join us for one or more. In case you can’t make it, I’ll be sharing links to the recordings afterward, as you’ll see below.

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GOLD DUST 

I’m a pretty avid reader on wellness-related topics and decided to share some of the riches I’m finding with my Gold Notes readers. Here are a few links you might find interesting and helpful:

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THANK YOU NOTE

I get offered a ton of stuff every month from public relations firms wanting exposure for their clients’ products. Most of the offers get a polite ‘thanks, but no thanks’ response. But when the offer is for plush towels made with non-toxic fibers and finishes from a well-respected American brand, my answer was a resounding yes! This set feels deliciously soft and fluffy against my skin — the perfect follow-up to rough trail miles! Thank you, Therapedic! I look forward to many years of healthful comfort and joy! Seems like I’m going to have to get myself some more of these. (Happily, they’re sold through Bed, Bath & Beyond, so it won’t be hard to add them to my linen closet.)

My towels are “fog,” the second color from top,
which complement my plum-painted bathroom walls
(Therapedic)

 

 

 

 

 

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