Sharing 7 Home Hacks for Better Productivity, Happiness, Health with Blue Zones Readers

I’ve been a huge fan of the Blue Zones books since I first discovered them a few years ago, and have adopted many of their wellness ideas into my own healthy living programs. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it refers to areas of the world where people routinely live healthfully into their hundreds. Researcher and best-selling author Dan Buettner set out to discover why these populations live so long and with so much less disease and decline than most Americans. His findings have been published in a successful series of books, developed into a meal planner program, and included in the informative Blue Zones website and newsletter.

You can imagine how incredibly honored I was when they asked me to write a guest post for the Blue Zones newsletter. I’m proud to share it here as this week’s featured Gold Notes post too.

Three of the hacks I share in the guest post are embodied in this one photo from my book.
(Photo Courtesy: Herman Miller // Wellness by Design  (Tiller Press) (c) J. Gold)



I also shared healthy work from home tips with Money Magazine readers.

Taste of Home shared a few of my home organizing ideas with readers.


I recorded a new podcast on smart home technology for wellness design with technology association CEDIA that should go live in the next week or two. I’ll share a link here when it starts streaming.

I also participated in a CEDIA webinar that will be presented with a live Q&A on October 6. If you’re in the design and building community, you can register for that here.

My latest Trend Spotting for Kitchen & Bath Design News focuses on the evolution of laundry rooms into flex rooms that handle your clothing, but do so much more. Check that out here.


Not long after the pandemic struck, I created a home health guide for making the extended time at home easier, safer and more functional. I just updated the guide with more tips and the latest science. You can download a FREE copy here.

Healthy Home Tips for Covid Pandemic


If you’re one of the many people who have read and enjoyed my latest book, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness, (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press), which just published September 1, please take a few minutes to write a review on AmazonGoodreads or another favorite book site. Here’s a fillable form you can use to create a review, then copy/paste it to multiple sites and make reviewing faster and easier. (You might need to download the form to your computer, depending on which operating system and browser you’re using.) Your 4 and 5 star reviews are greatly appreciated and help other readers find the book too.

Thank you in advance.




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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

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

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