Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive guide to creating a toxin-free, environmentally friendly home-with an eye toward bringing health and harmony to those living there and those on the earth as a whole.
Recent studies show that nearly one-third of American adults, or 63 million consumers, care deeply about health and environmental issues and the realization of human potential through a unity of mind, body, and spirit. Appealing directly to the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) market, this informative and practical guide helps readers tend to their living spaces in ecologically sound ways that protect the health and safety of their families and the world around them.
From selecting weekly produce to purchasing a water-filtration system, from using a steam cleaner or non-toxic pest controls to adjusting the energy in a home with crystals and aromatherapy, Home Enlightenment examines the environmental impact of choices a consumer makes, and helps readers establish day-to-day practices and a lifestyle that bring healing and natural spirituality into their homes.
The author, host of Annie's Healthy Living Network online, is one of the most trusted names in the health and environmental awareness field. Twice poisoned by chemicals as a young adult, Annie has become one of the champions of toxin-free living. Here she shares her story of recovery, renewal, and transformation as a guide for living in a healthier home environment.
"Home Enlightenment has the power to change the way we live and breathe. You will feel healed—and whole—just by reading this book: Its a beautiful thing. Annie B. Bond, mistress of the green household and expert on chemical poisoning, gives us remedies for the toxins that ail us. She spells out the ingredients for the good life and the illuminating benefits of sun and candlelight, and she identifies the quiet needs of the everyday. Stockpile copies of Home Enlightenment and give them to everyone you care about." —Amy Goldman, advocate for agricultural biodiversity and author of three books on heirloom vegetables: The Compleat Squash, Melons for the Passionate Grower, and The Heirloom Tomato "Change is all about knowing what to change. We as a culture have much to change, and its always a question how we should make those changes. In a style ‘only Annie, Annie opens the door to your home, reveals the invisible, and helps you weave necessary change into everyday life. I have followed Annies sound advice for years." —Jeffrey Hollender, president of Seventh Generation, Inc. "Leave it to Annie B. Bond to create the ultimate healthy-home, living-well guide with all the right ingredients—soothing solutions, sensuality, and a whole lot of good sense." —Wendy Gordon, founder of the National Geographic Societys Green Guide
An informative, practical, and inspirational guide, Home Enlightenment examines the environmental impact of the choices we make each day and addresses how common, everyday chemical exposures have a subtle but profound impact on our well-being and quality of life. You'll learn how to detoxify your home one product at a time, choose environmentally friendly furnishings over products that off-gas, and establish day-to-day practices that bring healing and natural spirituality to your body and soul. Once you start to develop a natural and nontoxic lifestyle, you can transform your home into a sanctuary of health, comfort, and rejuvenation.
About the Author
Annie B. Bond is a respected authority on the natural lifestyle. Her experience with chemical sensitivity has been a catalyst for change on two fronts—in her own life, as she learned to create a healthy home without toxins, and in the lives of those whom she inspires to eliminate synthetic chemicals, off-gassing products, and indoor air pollution in their homes. Annie is the executive editor of Care2.com's Healthy & Green Living channel, where she writes two blogs called Ask Annie and Green Chi, and she gives inspirational and informative talks around the country. Visit her Web site at www.homeenlightenment.com.