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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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Listening to our Symptoms

A symptom functions as a natural warning sign, similar to the gauges and lights on a car, indicating that there is something wrong or something that is requiring our attention (Rossman, 2000).  Symptoms can present themselves physically or emotionally.  Rossman (2000) describes the work of Leslie LeCron and seven common unconscious reasons for the development…

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Body Scan Meditation

A body scan meditation is designed to help you become more mindful and aware of your bodily sensations. A body scan may also help to reduce stress and tension, as well as improve overall well-being.

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