The Essentials about Essential Oils

Essential oils are perhaps the oldest known element in following a “natural health” regimen…dating back to the ancient Egyptians, who seem to have used them as far back as 3500BC for religious, cosmetic, and health purposes. Essential oils have been called the “life blood” of the plant and are typically extracted from within the many shrubs,Continue reading “The Essentials about Essential Oils”

And To All A Good Night

My initial goal when starting this blog was to take you on my journey to establishing a bed and breakfast in Oxford, Mississippi…but this dream has taken a sudden backseat as we now find ourselves raising our grandson…becoming a “new mother” at the age of fifty. So this has been a journey, or “Now What,”Continue reading “And To All A Good Night”

There’s An App for That

Adults “should” supposedly get at least seven hours of sleep per night. Yeah, dream on…right?! This amount of sleep is said to be important in order to promote optimal health and well-being. Not getting this many hours of sleep can lead to weight gain and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, heart disease, stroke…as well asContinue reading “There’s An App for That”

Music and Sleep

Listening to about 45 minutes of relaxing music before bed can help you relax and fall asleep faster, sleep longer, wake up less during the night, and feel more rested in the morning. Listening to the “right” kind of music can slow down your heart rate to the 60-beats-per-minute range needed to enter the “sleep zone,” help youContinue reading “Music and Sleep”

Essential Oils—“Aromatic” Use

In order to enjoy the aromatic benefits of an essential oil, you could obviously take a few drops from the bottle into the palm of your hands, cup your hands around your mouth and nose, and inhale deeply for as long as needed… …or simply hold the bottle of essential oil a few inches from your noseContinue reading “Essential Oils—“Aromatic” Use”

The 4-7-8 Breath

  One of the most popular breathing techniques or exercises is the relaxation breathing exercise known as the 4-7-8 breath. This technique is shockingly simple, takes hardly any time, and can be done anywhere in five steps. Dr. Andrew Weil, a renowned physician, holistic health author and founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is theContinue reading “The 4-7-8 Breath”

Just Breathe

Learning the simple act of breathing correctly is one of the most important steps to combat stress, anxiety, and insomnia. How well you are breathing has a strong influence on your physiology, thought processes, and mood. And in today’s fast-paced, highly stressed society, many of us have lost this ability to simply breathe in and out well enoughContinue reading “Just Breathe”

Investigating Insomnia—Why Me?!

People with insomnia live a cult-like existence where they begin to think that being awake at all hours of the night can give them so much more time to get things done and enjoy some peace and quiet that they might have never had before. (Trust me…I blog…at all hours of the night…trying to convinceContinue reading “Investigating Insomnia—Why Me?!”