May Your Days Be Merry and Less Hectic
In order to help you have a calmer and brighter holiday, I am creating a series of articles that provides you with tools, tips, and resources for a less stressful season. These posts will provide information on how to soothe the brain and body during these times of extra obligations, financial stain, and social gatherings.
- How the holidays bring about more stress than usual for the majority of Americans.
- The role of the brain as the central hub for processing, perceiving, and modulating the body’s stress response (aka the neurobiology of stress).
- How chronic stress, whether perceived or real, creates a biochemical reaction that impacts the whole body. This can lead to many negative, seemingly disconnected systems.
- The concept of neuroplasticity and how it create adaptative or detrimental habits to stressors. These can become “hardwired” into the brain and make changing difficult.
- The importance of placing relationships as a priority over healthism and how rigid fitness and dietary regimes nurse addictive behaviors leading to isolation, social biases, and rejection.
- How essential oils can support our brains, physical health, and assist us from getting stuck in maladaptive patterns. This is a result of the influence of smell on the brain and how essential oils modulate mood and our biochemistry.
In my latest article, I review the science and various properties of essential oils that make them the perfect holistic modality to create ease and relief from the seasonal spastic demands. One aspect I highlight is how they address spiritual health and how this is linked to wellness. Next, I begin to review one of the most sacred and powerful essential oils, frankincense. Click here to read it now.