There are so many immediate and short-range techniques to help us in our daily struggles that are healthy, available, and effective.
Let’s take a few minutes of mindfulness to remember that nothing good is ever accomplished expediently when stress has taken over. Quick and easy relaxation techniques, when kept in regular practice, can change an event from disaster to a non-compulsive order that comes naturally with relaxation.
The scent of Jasmine has been a favorite of mine since the mid-70s when Ciara was my favorite frangrance. (Ciara is a combination of Jasmine, Amber, Vanilla, and Ylang-ylang.) In my home, you will often smell a mist of Jasmine, Amber, and Vanilla in the air you breath as you walk through the door. The aroma of jasmine essential oil has an uplifting and pleasant effect on the mind and helps reduce depression.
Lavender is not just your grandmother’s scent. The lure of Lavender includes a myriad of effective uses that make our lives easier – especially those who are ultra sensitive to their intimate environments.
Sage has been used for thousands of years as a medium for spiritual cleansing of an area or place. It is said to bring about purification and cleansing of our life patterns, particularly those patterns that defeat oneself. It is a fact that Sage contains antiseptic properties so that when you smudge, you’re truly, in every scientific sense, cleansing the air of unwanted bacteria in addition to the spiritual cleansing effect.
If you cook, you’re probably familiar with this aromatic herb that is used regularly in our cooking routines with meats and vegetables. I sure took it for granted! There it was right in front of me my entire life and I had no idea that Rosemary had such wonderful attributes that positively affect the human senses in more ways than simply taste.