Mental Health PSA as we approach memorial day – a day to honor our veterans who have seen and experienced some unimaginable sights. Mental Health instability affects so many people. There are statistics that show it affects 1 in 5 people, but what about those who suffer in silence. I’d almost bet the stats are closer to 1 in 2 or 3 people. It’s the silent sufferers I want to reach out to. Many depend on anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications to go out in public, handle stress and even just do normal, everyday tasks. Here are some helpful ideas to... View Article
Posts for Emotional Healing
I was featured in “Meet the Maker” series at laurelbox, as I formulated their essential oil blends. Laurelbox offers thoughtfully hand curated small batch gift boxes designed to nourish a heart after loss. Each and every laurelbox is presented with our premium packaging and personal touches. You could say the blends I formulated for laurelbox are a labor of love and honor. Read more about this here.
Mental health imbalances affect thousands of people in the United States, every day. Some people have trouble getting out of bed, some have debilitating fears that keep them from leaving the house or being in crowds, and others have eating disorders, sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety. Lifestyle experiences, environment, nutrition, social support and aromatherapy are key factors in daily well-being. Most people don’t realize the power a scent can have on behavior, mood, responses and reactions. Aromatherapy is a powerful tool at our fingertips that can help with any mental and cognitive issue. When you smell a particular scent... View Article
It’s time to replace the unhealthy “smoke-break” with a healthier option – the “scent-break”. In a workplace world full of technology, deadlines, multi-tasking and daily demands…wouldn’t it be nice to have a “spa” at your desk, at any given moment? Well you can! Just imagine, at the snap of your fingers, you can be surrounded by relaxing lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), revitalizing sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and comforting cinnamon (Cinnamomum zylancium). Here’s how you do it. Dedicate one of your desk drawers as your “spa-time” drawer and include these essentials: A basket or organza bag of your favorite essential oils... View Article
Aromatherapy is a unique, fun and self-fulfilling practice that brings most people joy, comfort, peace, relaxation, rejuvenation, revitalization and inspiration. A single scent can provoke an immediate response to tell your body how to respond. You see, scent travels in through the nose, to the olfactory bulb, where scent assessment and recognition takes place. It then continues through several other cephalic organs and processes, such as the hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala, as it makes its way down the vagus nerve, aka the tenth cranial nerve, and triggers the “second brain”, the gut, to take action. This instant process of “assess... View Article
Harvest Time Reflection Fall is a great time to reflect, ponder and assess your accomplishments thus far in the year, that you earned from a seed you planted in the winter and spring. How have you been fulfilled? What blessings do you have to be thankful for? What can you do this harvest to satisfy the remainder of your year’s goals? Taking an inventory of accomplishments is important, especially in today’s world, so we can see the fruits of our hard labor. We feel we are on the go all of the time and get caught up in the hustle... View Article
Helichyrsum is a very special plant and essential oil. It is one of my absolute favorites for emotional healing. It helps us combat deep emotional scars, battle wounds, traumas, PTSD and adversity. It inspires courage, willpower and strength to persevere and conquer anger, fear and resentment. Not only does it help with emotional scars, but physical scars as well. You can diffuse a couple drops during the day, or when you are journaling about your emotional issues, to help you connect on a deeper level, really reaching the depths of that trauma so you can own it then release it. Helichrysum... View Article