Juggling work and family leaves us with little time for ourselves. Traditionally we have been taught to put others before ourselves, particularly so because we are women. However, if we are to care for others it is absolutely imperative that we care for ourselves first. We must maintain our own health and well-being if we are to care adequately for those around us, not to mention maintain responsible positions at work. Here are four simple, self-care rituals that you can work into your day, without having to take too much time away from your never-ending “To do” list.Continue reading “4 Self-Care Rituals You Can Work Into Your Day”→
As you begin your adventure into using essential oils more often, one thing you might want to do is start using the oils in the bath. You can add them right to your bath water for aromatherapy, softer skin, and many other benefits.
Here are some helpful tips to using the oils in the bath.
Use the Tap End For Direct Oils
There is some controversy about adding essential oils directly to the bath, related to whether or not they should be diluted first. This is really up to you and you should experiment first to see how your skin reacts.
If you have extra sensitive skin, a current sunburn, or other skin issues, it is best to dilute them first. However, if you think your skin can handle it, try just a few drops added to the bath directly.
Living in the twenty first century is a hectic, fast-paced, and stressful experience for many of us. Trying to juggle work, family, and social lives is a constant pressure with very little time for chilling out and relaxing. Finding time for self-care can be challenging, especially as women, who have often been taught to put everyone else’s needs before our own.Continue reading “Discovering Daily Spontaneous Moments For Self-Care”→
In the world we live in today, more and more people are being diagnosed with the condition known as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Though originally associated with military service men who have returned from active duty, PTSD has infiltrated all levels of society, affecting even children.Continue reading “Massage Therapy For PTSD – Insomnia – Relaxation”→
There is no denying that the holidays can be stressful. You’re being pulled in so many directions and so many events. Plus the added expense of holiday keeps piling up.It doesn’t have to be this stressful and one activity that you can do will help. What might that activity be? Meditation.
You Will Increase Your Energy
By meditating during the holiday season, it calms and relaxes you, but can also give you more energy. When you are more relaxed on a mental level, you actually gain focus and energy on a physical level.
All of the get togethers, decorating, shopping, driving around and gift purchasing can add stress to your life. The holidays are not supposed to be like that and one way to help with your stress and anxiety is to get regular physical exercise during this time.
Like you have time right between all of the activities, right? Make the time because you’ll feel better.
If you absolutely can’t find the time there are other options.Either way when you’re trying to reduce your stress during these challenging times, it is important to remember what is actually causing the it. This is what helps you determine what is the best method for relieving that stress.
Lavender is one of the more commonly referred to herbs when you hear about essential oils and sleep. In fact, there is a huge misconception that lavender is only good for sleep and calming. The truth is, there are several healing benefits of lavender that most people may not even know about. Here are a few of those healing benefits, what to know about attaining these benefits, and tips that you may need to know.Continue reading “The Many Healing And Calming Benefits of Lavender”→