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The Basics of Essential Oils

When they hear about the health benefits of Essential Oils, many people roll their eyes, brushing it off as a passing fad or, at the very most, a nice-smelling air freshener. These oils, and their benefits, have been enjoyed since ancient times for stress relief, cleaning, health and beauty, etc.

Many people are still skeptical about using essential oils. Hopefully, I’ll be able to answer some of your questions and set your mind at ease.

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Relax in 10 Minutes or Less! 6 Breathing Exercises

Over-worked, under-slept, and feeling the pressure like whoa? There are plenty of ways to find calm—without investing in a four-hand spa massage. Turns out all we need is a pair of healthy(ish) lungs, our breath, and 10 minutes or less. Here are six expert-approved ways to relax using breathing techniques borrowed from yoga, meditation, and even the therapist’s chair.

Breathing Basics—The Need-to-Know

Don’t wait ‘til fight or flight kicks in before minding the breath. Controlled breathing not only keeps the mind and body functioning at their best, it can also lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and—if we play our lungs right— help us de-stress.

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12 Ways to Make Your Home a Wellness Sanctuary

Is anyone not busy these days? I’m sure you’re running around, connected 24/7, and short on time. For example, I’m writing this from 35,000 feet, on my way back from a conference at Harvard, where I dedicated some weekend down time to higher learning.

In order to balance my schedule and my wellness goals, I keep some tools at home that help me stay healthy. I’m not affiliated with any of these brands; I’m only recommending them because I use them and have found them to be helpful in my life. I hope they’re helpful in yours!

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