How Can Our Home Affect Our Health

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Deanna is joined in this episode by friend and home design guru Andrew Dooley. Andrew is the principal creative force behind Andrew Dooley Design Associates, which hosts studios in Mobile, Alabama and Los Angeles, California. The company has created signature home designs across the country, and Andrew believes the design of a home has a big impact on health.

Our homes are our biggest support systems, making it extremely important to create a space that’s conducive to your wellbeing.

Clutter is one of the biggest stressors in a home and Andrew works with his design team to eliminate this and ensure everything has its place. He encourages people to take inventory of what makes them happy and from there can decide which elements need to be in a space.

Deanna and Andrew discuss steps for someone who is not ready for a full redesign just yet can take to start improving their home. One of the most important aspects to consider is how much light is in a space. Andrew offers tips for improving natural light, as well as creating illusions of more light and space. 

The popularity of different color schemes and designs has waned over the years. Andrew and Deanna discuss these, as well as the most popular schemes right now and if their popularity will persist. You can never go wrong with taking a contemporary approach to design and Andrew explains the benefits of this method, as well as ways the unexpected can still be introduced to more subtle design schemes. 

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About the Host

I too, struggled in my late 40s when I hit peri-menopause! I was experiencing all those not-so-fun physical changes in my body, as well as mental and emotional fatigue. What worked for me before was not working anymore. 

And the mainstream wellness advice I was following was not for women my age but for women years younger. I also realized very quickly that there is no one formula that works for all women. We are all different and need a customized approach. This aha moment was the first step to my transformation…