It’s not an easy time. We are re-adjusting and re-emerging to a very different world than we knew. This upheaval and temporary abnormal can be trying on the mind and body. Since the beginning of the crisis, many of my naturopathic and functional medicine clients have been reporting that they are feeling exceptionally lethargic and less motivated. This is to be expected.
Living in a world with uncertainty, major life disruptions, financial insecurity, and stigma requires large reserves for both cognitive and physical resiliency. These strains have only compounded coping with daily hassles, inequities, injustices, and prejudices. Even prior to the crisis, the stressors of everyday life left many people’s “fuel tanks” empty.
For these reasons, it is vital at this time to pay special attention to our emotional, mental, and physical health, and to reach out for support. Thankfully, we have holistic tools available to us to that support self-care and nurture the mind-body.
In my latest post, I discuss why its imperative that we move forward gently and be kind to ourselves. Next, I discuss three emotional essential oils blends that can help one be more hopeful and more open to a more cheerful, abundant summer.
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If you are in need of additional support for your mental state, please take advantage of the hotlines and free services available at this time. Not everyone has the same advantages and privileges so resources and support will look different for each individual.
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According to experts and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no approved standard of care treatment, cure, or preventative for COVID-19. Supportive measures and containment are in full force as a result. Please see the CDC website and your state’s website for more information and updates. They also state when to contact your physician related to symptoms and travel history, exposures. Please read my more detailed article on this subject here.
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.