Posts by DixieBrown

6 Surprising Benefits of Essential Oils

6 Surprising Benefits of Essential OIls How many of you use essential oils?  Are you familiar with their benefits? Essential oils have a lot of benefits depending on the scent you choose. Discover the scents and benefits of essential oils and find the best match! If you’re thinking about making a habit of using essential…

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Mindfulness: Exercises to help you get started

What is Mindfulness? While you’re reading this post, you may or may not be paying full attention.  If your mind’s somewhere else, you might miss a thing or two, so keep your full attention to what this post will tell you. If you heed my advice, then congratulations! You’re being mindful. But wait, what does…

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Sleep Hygiene: 7 Simple Steps to Better Sleep

Did you know that your sleep accounts to a quarter or even up to a third of your whole lifespan?  Sleep is for the weak? I strongly disagree! Come to think of it, sleep is a major part of your life. If you think sleeping is but a passive activity, it isn’t.  Sleep is a…

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The Surprising Connection Between the Gut and the Brain

The Surprising Connection between the Gut and the Brain Imagine this: you are moments away from a crucial interview or a huge presentation; A strange tingling sensation brews in your stomach as if butterflies are flitting inside.  I’m sure you’ve felt this in other crucial moments of your life. The “butterflies in your stomach” is…

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Benefits of Frankincense

In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. Primary Benefits Ingest to support healthy cellular function* May provide a soothing aromatic experience Helps reduce the appearance of skin…

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Benefits of Lavender Oil

Primary Benefits * Soothes occasional skin irritations * Used topically, Lavender can help keep the skin and scalp looking clean and healthy * Lavender oil reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep** Helps ease feelings of tension* * Supports the immune system, the nervous system, and the cardiovascular system.* * Evokes feelings of self-awareness and…

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What is the Gut-Brain Connection?

The gut-brain connection essentially means that the brain has direct effect on the stomach and the digestive tract and vice versa.  A troubled brain will send signals to the gut and a trouble gut will send signals to the brain.  For example, a distressed stomach or intestinal tract could lead to anxiety or depression, but…

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What Does Resistance Mean?

I have experienced resistance probably more frequently than I would like to admit.  However, as Rossman (2000) explains, resistance is just our mind and body’s way of putting up its defenses and protecting us from the thoughts and feelings that seem too difficult to handle.  Resistance is a normal part of psychological functioning that allows…

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The Journey into Myself

Set-up: We are going on a journey together. I can’t say where or how we’ll get there, just that we are going. You get to choose all the things you would like to bring along. We’ve plenty of room. There are five categories of things to bring. You’ll have 3 mins per category to write…

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