Fight the Holiday Blues

Do you want to turn the feelings of “Bah Humbug” to “Ho Ho Ho” this year? There are several causes of the holiday blues. Typical sources of holiday sadness are stress, fatigue, financial stress, grief of an old relationship, loss of a loved one, over-commercialization, unrealistic expectations and not being able to be with your

Stress LESS With Aromatherapy

Smelling essential oils stimulates the brain. The scent sends a signal to the limbic system of the brain that regulates emotions. This part of the brain releases chemicals that can make you feel relaxed, calm, or sometimes stimulated. I have used aromatherapy with my clients and patients for many years. I use lavender combinations with

Animals Are Stress Busters

Our four-legged friends reduce stress and are good for your physical, mental and emotional health. The shelters are overflowing with animals so please consider bringing home a new member of your family. Reasons to Get a Pet Relieves stress and boosts your mood.  Research shows our pets help relieve stress and enhance mood. Indiana University

Stress Effects Your Kidneys

Stress and depression can compromise your internal organs—from your stomach to your brain. They can also have negative effects on your kidneys. One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. Stress and depression can increase the risk of kidney disease or exacerbate kidney problems. What Do Kidneys Do? It’s your kidney’s job to

Can a Simple Flower Change Your Health?

Don’t you want to reduce stress and depression and also have more energy, enthusiasm, and compassion? Flowers are an essential tool for our mental and physical health. A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, shows we feel more energy, enthusiasm, and compassion toward others and

STOP the Worry Habit Today

We can worry ourselves sick over everything from our bank account balance to our kids picking up some strange disease or worse yet, strange friends. The reality is more than 90 percent of our worries never happen. It’s when our concerns become constant worry that they can lead to anxiety, depression, and incredible stress in

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