Mental & Emotional Health Posts & Resources

Using Aromatherapy for Self-Nourishment & Adrenal Fatigue

October 18, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Think about how many times during the day you help someone else. Now think about how many times during the day, you help yourself. Or take a 10-15 break, without any technology, just to do some deep breathing, walk around the block or nurture yourself. In most cases, you have a double digit number next to helping others. And you probably have a 0 or 1 next to helping yourself. Well, it’s time for self-nourishment aromatherapy! THE BANK OF YOU Start thinking of yourself as a bank. The bank of YOU – YOUbank, an Emotional bank, a Mind-Body Bank, whatever... Read More

Our Gut The Worrier: A look inside Gastrointestinal Health

October 16, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Where Do You Feel Your Emotions? Did you know that each organ has an emotional counterpart? When you are experiencing a physical ailment, think about what emotions coincide with that body part. We hold the emotion of worry in the gut or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Anger in the liver. Grief in the lungs. Fear in the kidneys. Not feeling supported is in the bones. Ailments in the front of the body have to do with moving forward. Ailments in the back of the body have to do with letting go of something from the past. Right now, I want you... Read More

4 Secrets to Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

June 28, 2017 3 Comments

Secrets to a Better Sleep Do you have trouble sleeping? What could be a cause of insomnia? Often I hear complaints like… “I wish I could fall asleep before midnight” “I can never get a good night’s sleep. I wake up every night around the same time and it takes me hours to fall back asleep” “I always wake up so tired. I barely slept and my brain just doesn’t want to function” Sound familiar? Sleep can be tricky.  Did you know that you have a body process called the circadian rhythm? This is a process that does maintenance on different... Read More

Honoring Our Veterans With Deep Appreciation & Gratitude

May 24, 2017 Leave your thoughts

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... Read More

Gut-Brain Specific Probiotic

March 19, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Did you know that you literally have a nerve that connects the brain in your head with the brain in your gut? It’s called the Vagus nerve, or 10th cranial nerve and is a part of the enteric nervous system. This is what gives us the phenomena of “butterflies in our stomach” (Dr. Michael Gerson, The Second Brain), and ignites our “gut feeling” and intuition (which can help us in decision making, behaviors, responses and reactions).  The brain in your gut has been said to have more responsibilities than the brain in your head.  Gershon says “the second brain contains... Read More

5 Essential Oils to Support Mental Health

5 Essential Oils to Support Mental Health

February 1, 2017 2 Comments

Essential Oils to Support Mental Health Mental health imbalances affect hundreds of 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 your fingertips that can help with any mental and cognitive... Read More

A Scentsational Workspace to improve productivity, mood and performance!

February 1, 2017 Leave your thoughts

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... Read More

Aromatherapy…Olfaction in an Instant to Promote Courage and Joy

November 28, 2016 Leave your thoughts

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... Read More

Harvest Time Reflection

October 12, 2016 Leave your thoughts

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... Read More

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The Power of Helichrysum For Emotional Healing

January 19, 2016

Helichrysum for Emotional Healing and Scars  Helichyrsum is a very special plant and essential oil. Historically, in ancient times, it was used as an anti-aging skin nourisher. The common name, as it is more popularly referred to is immortelle, as the flowers do not wither. Now you can see why it has an association with anti-aging remedies, both for inside and out, and outside in. Inhalation of helichrysum can spark your cells and infuse them with energy and motivation.  Just like the saying goes, “young at heart”. Helichrysum is “young at cells”.  Think cellular level healing and young at heart.... Read More