Annie B. Bond

Annie B. Bond
Author Annie B. Bond is an authoritative voice on health-friendly, eco-friendly living — as well as an energy healer with certification as a Reiki Master, One Light Healing Touch Master, and as a sound healer. She has an expert eye for hidden pollutants (honed by her own experience with chemical poisoning) and has become one of America's most trusted and insightful guides to making healthier, greener choices in everyday life. Annie’s first book Clean and Green was a bestseller and a sign that our world is hungry for healthy, nontoxic alternatives to household cleaners, furnishings, gardening products and remodeling materials made with synthetic chemicals. Her latest book Home Enlightenment is a comprehensive handbook to making your home a healthy, eco-friendly sanctuary. Visit homeenlightenment.com for more on Annie's work.

How to Eat Local in the Winter

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | December 25th, 2013 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home

beet.

Are carrots and turnips getting a bit old? What to eat?! It sure is tempting to reach for artichokes and avocados instead, but out-of-season produce is an extravagance because it is so energy-intensive to transport to your kitchen.

Care for Yourself, Check Your Cosmetics

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | December 17th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness

Set of perfumery

My sister Kathy is pretty green; in fact she is the one who got me into green living from a toxics perspective years ago. I was visiting her for the weekend recently, and as it often goes when we are together, our conversation touched on healthy/green news. I mentioned that she might want to check the personal-care product line she uses on Skin Deep, the online cosmetic safety database developed by Environmental Working Group, to see if it is as healthy as she assumes.

Help for Insomnia: DIY Dream Pillows

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | August 27th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness

Dream pillow with lavender

Almost everyone has spells of insomnia, but some have more trouble with it than others. If finding the way to a good night’s sleep is a quest, here are a few ideas you may not have tried.

Top 5 Kitchen Cupboard Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | March 6th, 2012 | 13 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Healthy Home

Recently I spoke in front of a hall full of pregnant women. What a joy to see all those round bellies, and even more of a pleasure — given that this was a meeting of the Holistic Moms Network — to know how well-intentioned this group is towards their families’ health and the environment.

I gave them all sorts of tips to detox their homes, hoping to ease their minds about how easy it is to accomplish the task. I also gave them my mainstay list for non-toxic cleaning, the five kitchen cupboard ingredients I believe will clean everything in the home, and I’d like to share it with you as well:

6 Alternatives to Dryer Sheets + 2 Reasons You Should Care

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | January 18th, 2012 | 22 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness

dryer sheetsA few days after friend’s daughter started doing some office work for me, I became bothered by the smell of dryer sheets from her clothes. I had to ask her to stop using them — at least on the clothes she wore when she came to my house. She said she was glad to comply, but didn’t know you could dry clothes without using dryer sheets. My jaw hung open, and I marveled at the power of advertising.

Is Your Spring Cleaning Stuck in the 20th Century?

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | February 23rd, 2011 | 14 Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home

sexy nature cleaner

Using toxic chemicals is so last century. If you’re still doing your spring cleaning the same way you always have, this is the year to change it up — and save money in the process. Make these five updates and clean the house top to bottom without taking a toll on your health or your wallet.

Embrace the Unexpected

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | January 6th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home, Personal Growth, Relationships

Woman with her arms open to the skyGifts of Unpredictability

Despite the fact that your ego hates unpredictability, the truth is that you have benefited from it again and again. Think for a moment about the unexpected opportunities that have come your way, offers of help you never anticipated, sudden brainstorms and inspirations, impulsive decisions to move or to talk to a stranger that opened new horizons. This is the natural way to live. “Your life is already organized within itself,” Merlin said. “Life flows from life, the bud unfolds into the flower, the child ripens into the adult. Trust in each stage, celebrate it, and allow the next one to come to you effortlessly.”

The Path to Love and Sustainability

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | November 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships

Bucket of cornThe Path to Love

Our materialistic worldview has reduced love to a haphazard flow of hormones coupled to psychological fantasies. The spiritual truth is very different. Once the walls fall down, we discover that our real problem is that there is too much love around us, not too little. Love is eternal and unbounded; it is only we who take tiny sips from its infinite ocean.

Affecting Your Reality

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | October 29th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth

Empowered woman

Affect your level of commitment

Being able to affect your whole reality at once is the essence of “simultaneous interdependent co-arising.” There is no limit to how far your influence can reach but to find that out you must engage life with passion. When you do anything with passion, you express every aspect of who you are. Passion releases all the energy you possess. If you throw everything you have into a pursuit, your defects and weaknesses are also exposed. Passion brings up everything.

See The World in Your Self, Your Home

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | September 30th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home, Personal Growth, Relationships

Kitchen table with dishesWhen you see the world in yourself, there are no more outward obstacles to happiness. The inner and outer worlds are mirrors of each other. They change according to your level of consciousness. If you are vibrating at the level of fear, your inner world of thoughts and emotions and your outer world of events and relationships will reflect that. Similarly, if your consciousness vibrates at the level of love, then love will be present in both your inner and outer worlds. A flow of happiness and abundance will manifest when you have reached the deepest level of yourself.
– Deepak Chopra, The Happiness Prescription (Harmony Books, 2009)