Covid, Kitchens And Midlife Coping With Author Jamie Gold


Toma Clark Haines – host of The Republic of Toma podcast presented by ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine – sits down with Author Jamie Gold to discuss climbing Kilimanjaro, achieving your goals as well as mental, physical and emotional hygiene. Jamie is a Wellness Design Consultant, Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach and the author of 3 books on design and remodeling. Her latest, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness, and Happiness will be published on September 1, 2020 by Tiller Press, which is a wellness imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Wellness by Design, Tiller Press, © J. Gold / BLANCO

The episode opens with a conversation about Jamie’s upcoming hike on Kilimangiaro. Toma and Jamie discuss visualization and how a photograph of a mountain in Jamie’s office helps to keep her focused on the goal. Toma discusses her dream to climb Kilimanjaro before she’s 60 and Jamie issues Toma a dare to join her on the hike this December. Jamie advises, “It’s more difficult to achieve long term goals. If you want to achieve something, bring the goal forward in the short term so you don’t lose focus.”

Climbing a mountain isn’t just about focusing on a goal, but it’s also a lesson in getting back up when life knocks you down. You don’t climb the mountain in one day, but over a series of days with no rest or wellness luxuries in between those moments of climbing.

The conversation moves into Wellness Design.

When people are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they watch their diet, stay active, meditate, and surround themselves with positive people. So, why should your home be any different? Jamie has spent years defining the new field of wellness design, exploring how simple changes to things like lighting, fixtures, storage, and outdoor space can make a huge difference in how you feel every day. She offers practical, actionable and free tips on how you can make your home work for you, instead of you working for your home.

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