Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the human body that assists in regulatory processes such as mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and libido. There are various reasons for serotonin to be depleted in a person. Here are some of the most common: Stress Trauma Insomnia Toxic diet Chemical imbalances Hormonal changes (i.e. Menopause) Some people who experience an extreme drop in serotonin describe the feeling like a crash in joy or as of the brain
I am not a home building contractor, but having lived in various types of homes (old house rentals, apartments, small Amish cabin, and a yurt) I've learned what making a home healthy and efficient can do. Living in Northern Maine adds some complexity to the seasonal care of our homes. Winters are so rough on things, from homes to vehicles to our budget! Below are a few friendly tips on how you can make your environment not only efficient but healthy as well! Winter To-Dos: Ha
Yes, this post's focus is on the wonderful berry of the elder plant, but we are also going to hone in on its flower properties as well! Both the berries and the flowers of this plant offer benefits to our health, mainly that of bolstering our immune systems. The secret is in their rich bioflavonoids! Below you will see an image of the Elder Plant; one of my herbal insight drawings. Let's break down the basics of this beautiful botanical: Botanical Name: Sambucus Nigra Comm
Cedar, nutmeg, cloves, pine, cinnamon, oh my! The scrumptious smells of Christmas! If you are a sensory person (one who is very keen and aware of all five senses), then likely you are super sensitive to smells. If perfumes provide you with a mean headache-like they do me, you may have good luck with trying 100% pure essential oil-infused options. I use essential oils every day and have for over 20 years- they've proven their therapeutic value to me. So, instead of buying a
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? Substances extracted from species of flowers, plants, fruits, leaves, roots, and trees. There are presently about 310 different essential oils manufactured. These are powerful substances. It’s extraordinary that it takes 1,000 pounds of oranges to produce 10 pounds of pure orange essential oil! Knowing this, we must apply these oils with care. SOME METHODS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS: Massage oil blends, home cleaning, drops on handkerchief or tissue for A
Do you think as I do? Many of these 'secrets' to health, longevity, and fulfillment are rooted in our past? I also assume that much of the theories behind these secrets to life in abundance are 'back to the basic' habits, such as cleanliness, movement, hydration, proper rest, nourishment, abstinence from things that cause harm, and a good dose of love & support. Have we come so far from those great truths? I should hope not. As I look at myself in the mirror, seeing the 4
It is a glorious autumn day outside, filled with crisp inspiration. I turned 40 years old this month and I feel invigorated for this stretch of my path. Though my Mother has declared me an 'old soul' since my childhood, I am now starting to see hints of that in my physical & spiritual being. I am so grateful for this life... and I want to live it with radiance and wise stewardship (care) of my body, soul & spirit! I plan to share those lovely things with you in this blog!
Do you have skin that gets irritated, red, or hot angry mad at you? I do! Though I have a tan tone to my skin, I also have a fair touch of Irish that lends itself to sensitive skin. My face can experience mild rosacea if I use products that are too harsh, sleep too little, or stress too much! As we come into colder months, here are 4 moisturizers I find sweetly gentle and soothing to my delicate skin: 1. Need cooling? Skin Iceland's Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion - Refresh