Sustainable Living

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Plenty of light during daytime reduces the effect of blue light screens on night sleep

Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm The use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours has previously been associated with sleep disturbances in humans. A new study now shows that daytime light exposure may be a promising means to combat sleep disturbances associated with evening use of electronic devices. read the entire story at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm  

Chapter 5: In Search of A Sensory Health Model (draft)

Time is timeless and knowledge priceless if you believe you are the breath of life versus the embodiment of life. – Cindy Blackstock Highly sensitive children are often healthy. Unfortunately, in our modern world, their ability to notice subtle changes in the environment can trigger major sensory stress. As we saw in chapter 4, the … Continue reading

The Highly Sensitive Family: How to Thrive In A Toxic World – Introduction

Introduction: Thriving In a Toxic World? The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler If you are reading this book, you are probably looking for information to help a child who does not “fit” in or is … Continue reading

In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — ScienceDaily

Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype’s design is the use of a custom optical bandpass filter to capture sunlight that is normally wasted by commercial solar cells on towers and convert it to … Continue reading

New Technique Offers Spray-On Solar Power | MyScienceAcademy

New Technique Offers Spray-On Solar Power | MyScienceAcademy.

Drugs In The Environment Affect Plant Growth | MyScienceAcademy

Drugs In The Environment Affect Plant Growth | MyScienceAcademy.

New technique for generating electricity — ScienceDaily

Read the full article at: New technique for generating electricity — ScienceDaily. Research scientists have demonstrated a new technique for generating electrical energy. The new method can be used in harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations of the environment and converting it into electricity. Energy harvesters are needed, for example, in wireless self-powered sensors and medical … Continue reading

More Work for Mother

Abstract from article : More Work for Mother. Environmental chemicals (e.g., lead, pesticides, flame retardants) accumulate in all human bodies and have the potential to affect the health of men and women, adults, and children. This article advances “precautionary consumption”—the effort to mediate personal exposure to environmental chemicals through vigilant consumption—as a new empirical site … Continue reading

Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture (Draft)

Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle How we, as parents and educators, understand heightened sensory sensitivity and the senses is influenced by our culture and greatly affects our ability … Continue reading

Book Introduction Section (draft)

Introduction What is Heightened Sensory Processing? Our own story What does it mean to be highly sensitive? Nurturing Sensitivities DIY HSP Well-Being Digital Native Learning Letting go of Cultural Fear Changing our Sensory Context The highly sensitive family: how to thrive in a toxic world