The natural state of our brain is joy.
We don’t always feel joyful or even grateful.
Appreciating and embracing all of life’s experiences (the good and the uncomfortable) takes practice, patience, and perspective.
“Every thought, word and action carries its own vibrational frequency. It comes back to the Law of Attraction- whether you “ask” for it or not, you are drawn to situations, people or objects that are in line with your vibrational resonance.”
Read (and learn) more here.
I used to keep a cluster of those store-bought candles around the house; they don’t go bad you know. <note sarcasm>
I’d be sure to run to the mall and grab them on sale…you know the store, you can smell it before you even walk in and grab that basket you’re about to fill up with lotions and potions. Oh! And that ‘buy two get one free’ sale? It hooked me every. single. time.
I had a collection alphabetically organized in the linen closet that decorated our home for every possible occasion. My arsenal ranged from seasonal candy cane scented wicks at Christmas time to pumpkin spice as a mandatory gateway to welcome fall.
I hoarded candles that smelled like clean laundry, watermelon, fresh-cut grass, vanilla cupcakes, and even fresh-frying bacon. How could that not be healthy? <note continued sarcasm>
Then, I started questioning the benefits of those bargains I was collecting.
Curious what I discovered about those store-bought candles? Read this.
If you watch young children, they will show you how to get comfortable.
They sit on the floor in positions that can often be defined by a specific yoga pose; they don’t know that, they only know it feels natural, restful, and secure.
They walk barefoot; it’s an instinct, we call it Earthing.
Earthing is a movement built upon the theory that connecting with the natural energy from the Earth can improve your well-being.
“Nature can do more
- The Incredible Benefits of Walking Barefoot (safefarmacy.wordpress.com)
- “Earthing” The New Term for Walking Barefoot in the Grass (clharbridge.wordpress.com)
Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and it exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Aromatherapy allows you to harness the olfactory power of plants, using their essential oils to enhance your physical and emotional health. Essential oils have been scientifically shown to be particularly helpful with <occasional> stress, mood, sleep, pain, nausea, memory, and energy.
You may be wondering how essential oils work. Because smells are carried directly to the brain, they serve as emotional triggers. The limbic system evaluates the sensory stimuli, registering pleasure, pain, danger or safety. This then creates and ultimately directs our emotional response, which can include feelings of fear, anger, depression and attraction. Our basic emotions and hormonal balance are in response to the most basic smells. This makes scents very powerful in our day-to-day lives because they’re a direct pathway to memory and emotion — which is why they <can offer support for our emotional well being>.
A certain fragrance can evoke memories and emotions before we are even consciously aware of it. When smells are concerned, we react first and think later. All other physical senses are routed through the thalamus, which acts as the switchboard for the brain, passing stimuli onto the cerebral cortex (the conscious thought center) and other parts of the brain. Essential oils <support our ability> to access stored or forgotten memories and suppressed emotions so that we can acknowledge and integrate or release them.
The word ‘emotion’ can translate as ‘energy-in-motion.’ Emotion is the experience of energy moving through our bodies. This emotional energy actually works at higher speed than thought. Thought and images can take seconds or minutes to evoke a memory while an aroma can evoke a memory in milliseconds.” ~via Urban Balance (edited info)
What does all this mean?
We can’t always control our feelings, nor should we try to fight them; we should feel them and learn how to understand their message.
Feeling the message our body is sending reminds us that we are alive; we are meant to feel life. Our sense of smell is the strongest bridge to those feelings.
Emotions aren’t tangible, they can be visible though… to the open mind, the physical body, and to the teary-eyed.
For more information on the the connection between our sense of smell and our emotional well-being, reach out to me here or message me. firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that drinking (or smelling or simply holding) a cup coffee can lower our bodies frequency.
…..“In one study the doctors took two young men who had a 66-hertz frequency. One held coffee and his frequency dropped to 58 in 3 seconds. The other gentleman drank it and his frequency dropped to 52 in 3 seconds.”
If you’re not familiar with that study (or aware of the value of that information) hit up Google and read all about BODY FREQUENCY.
Still craving that morning jitter juice? Consider adding a drop of Young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality to that comfort cup. Here are a few reasons why:
*Your Coffee Will Taste Better:
You’ll increase the drink’s sweetness without adding any sugary, health-busting products.
*You’ll Increase the Health Benefits of that Comfort Cup:
Not yet aware of how to help maintain your healthy diet with Cinnamon? Read on…
*Cinnamon Puts Your Brain to Work:
The addition of cinnamon in your mug will help maintain your brain’s cognitive processing, support healthy brain function, and help you master your visual and motor responses.
*Cinnamon Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels:
If you prefer something sweet in your coffee, cinnamon is a healthier choice over sugar. The oil not only avoids the calories and damaging effects of sugar, but also benefits your entire body by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels (vs spikes that can occur after eating).
*Cinnamon Is Good for Your Healthy Heart:
Literally and figuratively.
*Cinnamon Helps Support a Healthy Immune System:
Dropping some cinnamon in your daily diet can help you maintain a healthy immune system.
*Cinnamon Is Full of Body-Supporting Spice:
So, even after doing your own research on the frequency lowering effects of that morning brew, you still can’t kick the comfort cup habit?
It’s okay! …grab your French Press AND that bottle of Cinnamon Bark Vitality; consider it your morning balancing act.
*Credit to wonderhhowto.com for the tips, tricks, info, and inspiration for this blog post.
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Life watered down is easier to swallow.
Life on the rocks doesn’t have to be a bumpy ride.
Life chilled can be full of flavor.
Spike your water! Young Living Vitality style~
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Climbing up and out of a bad mood is a life skill we would all hope to master.
Click here for a few tips from
My favorites: #1, #7, #12, #26.
My edit: #28. EEEK! Choose non-toxic. Choose true essential oils to support your mood.
My daily mantra: #36. Amen!
What works for you?
“Places like waterfalls and beaches where negative ions are naturally produced can have a negative ion concentration of up to 10,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter whereas busy cities can have negative ion levels as low as 100 ions per cubic centimeter.”
Read about the importance of negative ions (and how you can bring the beach home with you) right here.
“Since going grain free, sugar-free, etc. and incorporating more healthy fats and vegetables about 6 months ago, I’ve noticed I have a higher tolerance to the sun.
I not only don’t burn, but I’m able to stay out in the sun longer without turning the tiniest bit pink and I tan more easily than I ever have before (which is saying something since I have red hair!).
I was wondering if there is any science to this or if it is just in my head? Any thoughts?”
Read those thoughts (via WELLNESS MAMA) right here.