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Wellness real estate is my happy place. Have you heard of it? We’ve been doing wellness real estate before it became a popular term. At Sisterhood Agenda, we use these principles to guide our property development, interior design, and even use its principles to make program decisions.
Learn what wellness real estate is and how it can be used to improve the quality of your life.
What it is
How good did you feel on lockdown during the pandemic? What adjustments have you made to your home environment since COVID-19? One of the main goals of wellness real estate is to create a mindful, peaceful space.
Just as wellness is not a new concept or tradition, wellness real estate also has its roots in ancient traditions. Our ancestors knew how to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities.
High on the list of wellness goals is mental health. Of course, mental health includes eating healthy foods, self-help, plants, prescriptions, meditation, yoga, and yes, real estate.
Wellness real estate means investing in spaces that promote health and maximize emotional well-being. For me, it includes spaces that are guided by spirit.
It is a way of thinking and doing that not only benefits us individually but builds stronger, healthier, more sustainable communities. Who wouldn’t want that?
We choose wellness when we choose, develop, and create places that promote healing. This is not only smart but necessary. While it is possible to transform any spot into a wellness space for healing, it is most effective to design any new project with wellness goals already established from the beginning before any ground is broken and any dwelling is erected.
Healing spaces are holistic:
Holistic is the seamless integration of mind, body, and spirit.
Whether it’s your home, office, or another small corner of the Universe, OWN IT by making it uniquely yours.
We heal when we give ourselves what we need to thrive. Clean air, clean water, and sunshine are just the beginning.
Some of the most basic wellness guidelines that are often incorporated into our everyday lives are from way back, ancient times. These practices honor the wonders of the world around us, bringing them into our homes in the present:
- Feng shui: the ancient practice of evaluating and improving the quality of energy in a building or home
- Nature therapy: the process of using immersion in nature to improve mental, physical, and emotional health
- Aromatherapy: the tradition of using the scent of plants (including flowers and herbs) to improve health and mood
Being the expert
Just as you can drink lots of water to maintain wellness in your body, you can declutter your home to clear your mind. There are gurus, investors, developers, architects, designers and medical experts who may try to tell you what wellness real estate is, but truly, YOU are expert. Above all else, wellness real estate is based on how you feel in a space.
Wellness feels wonderful.
Whether it’s your bedroom, a public restroom, a hotel room, your friend’s house, or a luxurious spa in an exotic location, the principles are the same. When you are in tune with your body, its sensations and vibrations, you will know if a space makes you more “well” by understanding how good or bad you feel when you are there. Trust your intuition.
The future is holistic wellness. With the hastening of climate change consequences such as global warming, we need to do better. Now, we can.
It is no wonder that wellness real estate also tends to be more eco-friendly and sustainable.
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