Wellness At Home Starts With Connections To Earth
Posted on September 13, 2016
By Susie Frazier
In a previous blog post, I asserted that every decorative decision we make in our homes directly influences our mental health. When we become aware of our most authentic selves, we can make intentional design choices that feed us on a soul level. This is what I call “Reflective Design” and the first principle begins with giving more prominence to real earth materials in our homes. Here’s why:
Humans have an innate desire to connect within the natural world. We may not know it consciously, but there’s a reason why we feel rejuvenated when we spend time outdoors. Besides the beautiful views and fresh air, there’s an electromagnetic energy that emanates from all things on this planet, stimulating our own primal, life force within.
As we spend more time in concrete cities, we become disconnected from this vital source, giving us good reason to need authentic earth elements that revitalize us. By designing our common areas with natural stone, including quartz, which is widely documented to have healing properties, we’re providing ourselves the ability to renew every time we walk into our homes.