Regenerative Home that Enhances Your Well-Being {Maison Régénératrice qui Améliore Votre Bien-être} – French

Regenerative Home that Enhances Your Well-Being – French


Beyond Green Design, a regenerative home that enhances your well-being.

Homes have been designated as “Green” for years, the aim of green design is sustainability, Vera Iconica Architecture, an architectural firm in Jackson, Wyoming specializing in wellness architecture, challenges us to think beyond sustainability into the world of regeneration. Posing the question “do we really want to sustain the current condition”? Suggesting that instead we think bigger and look to create design standards that give back, regenerative design does just that. Regenerative buildings live in harmony with the local ecology and can establish symbiotic relationships that allow local flora and fauna – including humans – to flourish.

It is already well documented that our environment impacts our physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and financial health, even how well we age. Environmental psychologists, neuroscientists and clinical doctors are beginning to study just how big that impact is. Additionally, products marketed as green or environmentally friendly are not always so. Product manufacturers are quick to tout the benefits of a single element of their product without appreciation for how the remaining elements interact with our environment, sometimes doing more harm than good to our health and planet.

The architecture and real estate communities can help, with education and the opening of the western mindsets to ancient wisdom and knowledge from around the globe. All of this to enrich and regenerate our environment while contributing to the enhanced well-being of those who currently share our environment and future generations.

Here are 3 small shifts you can make today to move toward well-ism in your personal environment:

1. Sync your natural Circadian Rhythms to the rhythms of the environment, this helps to balances your hormones for optimal health . Create connection to the natural color and intensity shifts of daylight, by waking up and preparing for sleep away from the blue screens of digital devices. Integrate candlelight in your morning and evening rituals when additional light is needed.

2. Nourish your space, so it can nourish you and don’t be the only thing living in it. Bring your space to life with plants, crystals, trickling water, and essential oils. These seemingly small additions to your space can shift your mood, your ability to respond to stress, and your cognitive performance, not to mention your indoor air quality.

3. Reduce your exposure to toxins, especially unknown toxins. Unless you are cleaning with vinegar and essential oils, you are inadvertently putting chemicals into your body and the bodies of those around you. Airborne cleaning products that spray on to surfaces or aerosol products that mask smells are proliferating the air with harmful chemicals that are absorbed through your lungs, skin, and eyes. Cosmetic products, lotions, and perfumes are no different. A small amount of research and education can save your body the stress of constantly detoxifying itself and use those energy resources for your vitality and well-being.

Article by Veronica of Vera Iconica Architecture. She can be reached at veronica@veraiconicaarchitecture.com for inquires and consultations. Vera Iconica Architecture is a partner in JHREA’s wellness program; a program that develops and implements health and wellness services exclusively for our team and clients. As clients seek the Jackson Hole lifestyle, many are also seeking to change the way they are living, and JHREA is able to assist in achieving lifestyle and health goals. 

Regenerative Home that Enhances Your Well-Being {Regenerative Home that Enhances Your Well-Being} – English

Regenerative Home that Enhances Your Well-Being – English

Beyond Green Design, a regenerative home that enhances your well-being.

Homes have been designated as “Green” for years, the aim of green design is sustainability, Vera Iconica Architecture, an architectural firm in Jackson, Wyoming specializing in wellness architecture, challenges us to think beyond sustainability into the world of regeneration. Posing the question “do we really want to sustain the current condition”? Suggesting that instead we think bigger and look to create design standards that give back, regenerative design does just that. Regenerative buildings live in harmony with the local ecology and can establish symbiotic relationships that allow local flora and fauna – including humans – to flourish.

It is already well documented that our environment impacts our physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and financial health, even how well we age. Environmental psychologists, neuroscientists and clinical doctors are beginning to study just how big that impact is. Additionally, products marketed as green or environmentally friendly are not always so. Product manufacturers are quick to tout the benefits of a single element of their product without appreciation for how the remaining elements interact with our environment, sometimes doing more harm than good to our health and planet.

The architecture and real estate communities can help, with education and the opening of the western mindsets to ancient wisdom and knowledge from around the globe. All of this to enrich and regenerate our environment while contributing to the enhanced well-being of those who currently share our environment and future generations.

Here are 3 small shifts you can make today to move toward well-ism in your personal environment:

1. Sync your natural Circadian Rhythms to the rhythms of the environment, this helps to balances your hormones for optimal health . Create connection to the natural color and intensity shifts of daylight, by waking up and preparing for sleep away from the blue screens of digital devices. Integrate candlelight in your morning and evening rituals when additional light is needed.

2. Nourish your space, so it can nourish you and don’t be the only thing living in it. Bring your space to life with plants, crystals, trickling water, and essential oils. These seemingly small additions to your space can shift your mood, your ability to respond to stress, and your cognitive performance, not to mention your indoor air quality.

3. Reduce your exposure to toxins, especially unknown toxins. Unless you are cleaning with vinegar and essential oils, you are inadvertently putting chemicals into your body and the bodies of those around you. Airborne cleaning products that spray on to surfaces or aerosol products that mask smells are proliferating the air with harmful chemicals that are absorbed through your lungs, skin, and eyes. Cosmetic products, lotions, and perfumes are no different. A small amount of research and education can save your body the stress of constantly detoxifying itself and use those energy resources for your vitality and well-being.

Article by Veronica of Vera Iconica Architecture. She can be reached at veronica@veraiconicaarchitecture.com for inquires and consultations. Vera Iconica Architecture is a partner in JHREA’s wellness program; a program that develops and implements health and wellness services exclusively for our team and clients. As clients seek the Jackson Hole lifestyle, many are also seeking to change the way they are living, and JHREA is able to assist in achieving lifestyle and health goals. 

Staying Healthy on the Trails {Staying Healthy on the Trails} – English

Hitting the trails is a must during the beautiful Summer months. And these tips from our Chief Wellness Officer will help keep you healthy, happy, and hydrated when you’re on the trails.

Hydration – This should be your first priority, particularly if you aren’t used to exercising at higher elevations. General recommendations for water are 1 liter per hour of exercise. Instead of stopping for large gulps of water take small sips throughout the hour. And don’t forget, water can feel heavy when you carry it for long periods of time – 1 liter of water weighs almost 2 pounds.

If you don’t want to carry your water you have another option; carry a filter system such as Lifestraw or a water sterilizing pen like SteriPEN so you can drink water straight from the source. Generally, natural spring water fresh from a spring doesn’t need filtration. But filters do a great job at removing larger particles and are usually effective enough for drinking from U.S. water sources. On the other hand, a sterilizing pen can kill viruses and/ or bacteria that can’t be caught by a filter. Some people like to have both, and both are pretty lightweight.

Chemical purification tabs are an alternative to carrying equipment. Most hikers prefer Chlorine Dioxide Tablets. Plan ahead as these tablets can take between 30 minutes and 4 hours to properly purify the water.

Nutritional Support – With hydration also comes electrolyte and mineral loss. For shorter 1/2 day hikes proper mineral balance can be achieved by keeping water intake high and with some smart snack choices. Eating foods that are high in potassium and contain some salt, fat, and even a little natural sugar are great. Make your own trail mix with salted mixed nuts, fresh dates, and dried (unsweetened) coconut can for the perfect nutritious snack. If you don’t have access to any of the above supplementing with electrolyte drinks or tabs is always an option.

Nutritional bars are another great choice, but finding the right one is key. How can you tell what nutrition bar is going to be best for you? Make sure that the sugar grams are lower than protein grams, there are no added sugars or sweeteners, carbohydrates are between 25 to 45 grams per serving, and there are 10 to 25 grams of protein. For shorter hikes, protein can remain higher and carbohydrates lower, for longer hikes over 90 minutes increase carbohydrate intake and decrease protein.

Conventional wisdom says to load up on carbohydrates before a workout but a meal higher in fat will actually give you better-sustained energy. Carbohydrates can then be used for immediate energy as needed. Be sure to enjoy a healthy protein rich meal after your hike to refuel.

Bear spray, a hat, proper shoes, and sunscreen are always essential. For sunscreen, Rathna Raju, MD of Reincarnation Medical Spa recommends Elta MD sunscreen for face & body. Apply even when it feels like the sun is not out, those rays in Jackson are powerful!

As with any successful outcome, it all starts with proper planning. Knowing how many hours you’ll be active, how strenuous your activity will be, and any water sources that you’ll be near to hydrate if you choose not to carry your own water.

Article created by Chelsea Kmiec, Chief Wellness Officer at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates/Christie’s International Real Estate. Kmiec develops and implements health and wellness services exclusively for our team and clients. As clients seek the Jackson Hole lifestyle, many are also seeking to change the way they are living, and we are able to assist in achieving lifestyle and health goals. 

Art of Home Staging {Art of Home Staging} – English

Art of Home Staging – English

When it comes to art for staging homes, it’s about creating an atmosphere that will inspire buyers and capture the essence of the home. The best art for home staging will complement the home it’s placed in while not distracting from the home itself. Art will enhance each space and help bring out the best features of the home, serving the overall story of the property. It’s not just about solving a design problem, but much more about presenting a lifestyle to prospective buyers.

Through Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates partnership with Heather James Fine Art, we can enhance space and help bring the best features of a property, serving the overall story of the property. The right art for homes can make everything come alive and feel truly complete.

Heather James Fine Art is dedicated to bringing world class art and service to clients and museums around the globe with a rare look into art history’s past and present featuring fine artwork by premier Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists. Offering white glove service in logistical, curatorial, and financial services, Heather James can help you fill your new home, sell artworks, or hang and store your current collection. Additionally, Heather James Fine Art offers first-class curated experiences such as exclusive gallery tours with premier art experts, private in gallery dining with world class chefs, and special events after hours, and more.

Operating for over 21 years, Heather James Fine Art opened a Jackson Hole gallery seven years ago, understanding the unique needs and culture of this amazing locale. Beyond Jackson Hole, WY, Heather James has galleries located in Palm Desert, CA and New York, NY, with consultancies in Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL and Austin, TX.

Shedding Light on Home Lighting and Health {Shedding Light on Home Lighting and Health} – English

The lights in your home can have a huge impact on your health!

Corey Hart was on to something with his 1983 hit “Sunglasses at night”! Little did he know biohackers (people who study biology hacks for longevity and optimal health) across the globe would be wearing orange colored glasses at night. These glasses are designed to block harmful blue light that disrupts circadian rhythm and promotes ill-health when exposure is artificial and mistimed.

Before 1879, when Thomas Edison patented the electric lightbulb, people relied on candles, lanterns and fires for sources of light after the sunset. Just 3 decades ago, researchers at Harvard discovered that light in fact governs our interval clock, known as circadian rhythm. Research on light, particularly blue light has been on the rise, especially since the introduction of computers and personal electronic devices. So much so that the 2017 Nobel Prize in “Physiology or Medicine” was awarded for such research.

Here’s what we know:

  • Exposure to blue light before bedtime is linked to a 99% of melatonin suppression and up to 90 minutes of decreased duration of melatonin.
  • Melatonin is essential for restful sleep, brain health, gut health, and fertility. it is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Melatonin production is suppressed when cortisol levels are high, particularly due to artificial lighting, stress, and late night meals or snacking, particularly high carbohydrate or sugary snacks.
  • Heart attack, asthma, arthritis, depression, diabetes & obesity instances are higher in those sleeping less than 7 hours per night.

Here’s what you can do about it:

  • Swap out LEDs for incandescent or low-voltage incandescent halogen lights or Consider a Smart Home system such as Nest or Alexa to program lighting shifts from day to night.
  • Get exposure to direct sunlight early in the morning, at times when natural sun is not available consider an indoor wide spectrum white light lamp to simulate sunlight in the morning.
  • Limit exposure to blue light after sunset, adjust computer, phone and other personal electronics to limit blue light or install apps or software such as f.lux or use apple’s “Night Shift” settings.
  • Use candle light or orange tinted lights at night, especially in bedrooms.
  • Use orange tinted, blue light blocking glasses in the evenings where blue light exists (computer/phone use).

Article created by Chelsea Kmiec, Chief Wellness Officer at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates/Christie’s International Real Estate. Kmiec develops and implements health and wellness services exclusively for our team and clients. As clients seek the Jackson Hole lifestyle, many are also seeking to change the way they are living, and we are able to assist in achieving lifestyle and health goals. 

Essentials Post {精华帖} – Simplified Chinese

Essentials Post {Essentials Post} – Simplified Chinese

Did you know – Traditional cleaning solutions are responsible for 11% of poison exposure, according to the poison control center.  These ingredients are not federally regulated and have been liked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity.

Here you will find a handy shortcut guide to creating personalized cleaning solutions for the home.  NO need for complicated recipes, just a few oils and a few ingredients, most of which are already in the kitchen!

 

Essentials Post {Essentials Post} – English

Did you know – Traditional cleaning solutions are responsible for 11% of poison exposure, according to the poison control center.  These ingredients are not federally regulated and have been liked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity.

Here you will find a handy shortcut guide to creating personalized cleaning solutions for the home.  NO need for complicated recipes, just a few oils and a few ingredients, most of which are already in the kitchen!