Saturday, November 15, 2008

Green and Beautify Your Home for the Holidays

The EPA considers indoor air quality one of the greatest single factors contributing to ill health, and indoor air can easily be 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. Studies of indoor environments have shown that many modern materials and chemicals contribute to a growing list of environmentally induced illnesses. It is estimated that the scores of potentially harmful chemicals in our homes can be up to sixteen hundred times more potent when combined.

During the holidays, indoor air is of special concern, as we tend to spend large amounts of time inside and many decorations are unsafe.

How to figure out what products are safe is the award winning book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet by Norma Lehmeier Hartie. Harmonious Environment is the Grand Prize Winner of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest International Book Awards and won the coveted 2008 USA National Best Non-Fiction Book Award.

Harmonious Environment, published by Lingham Press, focuses on how to create a beautiful, non-toxic and natural home and workspace; a sanctuary that will support, invigorate and nourish to enable the reader to flourish in all aspects of their lives-while being kind to the environment.

“In reading Harmonious Environment, we can only be inspired to beautify our lives, make the necessary changes that would make us happier, healthier, more at peace—on a personal, group, community or global level … a lovely book to keep and refer to often,” Judge from Writer’s Digest.

Norma Lehmeier Hartie, creator of the Harmonious Adjustments™ system, has a road map for you: Cleanse a home of indoor air pollution, hidden harsh chemicals, harmful negative energy, and other toxic elements
• Organize your home to keep it uncluttered and easy to clean with Green methods
• Switch to an eco-friendly, healthier lifestyle with easy methods and products for personal care, household cleaning, cooking and eating (complete with tasty, nutritious easily prepared recipes)
• Learn secrets of Green lighting and interior decorating to inexpensively create attractive, warm, comfortable spaces
• Sleep better
• Improve your career, your organizational skills, even your love life

Norma Lehmeier Hartie is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence and Parsons School of Design and has been an interior designer for over 20 years. She is the creator of the practice of Harmonious Adjustments™. Ms. Hartie resides an hour from NYC. This is her first book.

Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet by Norma Lehmeier Hartie
ISBN 9780977963300, 300 pages, 8.5 x 8.5 trade paperback, $19.95, 2007
Lingham Press,
Contact: Norma Lehmeier Hartie at: 914-739-8966 or

Norma Lehmeier Hartie
Lingham Press
Crugers, NY
Phone : 914-739-8966

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