Articles in the Home & Garden Category
These memories are why Somerford Place places such an emphasis on our resident’s every day joys. It may be doing a group activity of baking an apple pie or listening to the leaves crackle while taking a walk on our secured walking path to bring that fall memory back. Our Bridge to Rediscovery Program© encourages our residents to rediscover the happiness that autumn time with family and friends can bring.
Are you about to move or downsize into a new place? Moving into a new home with your old stuff can seem stressful. Are you going to be able to work with what you have or do you need to buy new pieces? If downsizing, what do you need to get rid of and what furniture should you keep?
With every change of season, the fashion runways reveal a new fashion trend. Try as we may to avoid these changes, we eventually cave and begin shopping for the latest hemline, boot or handbag. Home décor is no different.
Everyone tells you that taking time for you is an important piece of overall wellbeing. But, what are you supposed to do with that time? For many of us, that is a bit daunting. If you make time, are you scheduling time to read at home…but before you start reading you throw in a load of laundry. Then you empty the dishwasher. Next thing you know, your allotted time for just you is gone. So, what can you do to really utilize that time? How about a quick visit to the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours?
Picture yourself on a warm summer day, sitting on a park bench. As you bask in the sunshine, you hear birds chirping all around you. A kaleidoscope of colorful flowers dance in the breeze. The smell of sweet honeysuckle tickles your nose as you take a deep, cleansing breath. At this moment, all of your troubles melt away.
When people think of air pollution, the first thing that typically comes to mind is that thick, billowing black smoke you see spouting from factories and other industrial buildings. But air pollution doesn’t just occur outside; it can accumulate in your very own home or office, even if you can’t see it. It’s easy for this air pollution to accumulate, as there are several contaminants that contribute to indoor air pollution:
It’s common knowledge that we should all be eating fruits and veggies, exercising regularly and keeping tabs on our cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar levels. We all have the desire to be healthy. We want to wake up in the morning feeling good! But have you considered taking care of your spiritual health in addition to your physical?
Times are rapidly changing, and new “greener” forms of energy are increasing in popularity every day. Light Emitting Diodes (known as LEDs) are among the most popular forms of going green. They’re brighter, cooler, and use 50% – 90% less energy. Not only that, but they last thousands of hours longer than typical bulbs. Despite all these pros, there are plenty of rumors about the cons. If you’re thinking about switching to LED lights, it may be time to educate yourself on the myths and facts, as it could cost or save you tons of money in the future:
Whether you are on the road to recovery or just trying to live a better life, plants can provide you with endless tools and treasures. The health benefits of organically grown vegetable and herbs should be part of our everyday thinking. Organic products are available for almost any situation in the garden. Insecticidal Soap and organic oils are a great way to prevent and control problems while home composting. And carefully selecting your seeds and using natural methods will drastically improve the quality of life for the whole family.
If you take a stroll around the 313 acres of property on the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours property, we can almost guarantee that your first thought will be, “Wow!” We are not your run-of-the-mill conference center or meeting space. You will not find us to be ordinary and you will definitely be wondering who tends to all of our beautiful gardens! The Center is far from ordinary, and we know you would love to have a landscape artist like we do!