For the May issue of Women's Health, I wrote about the healing benefits of aromatherapy using essential oils (the only way to go... stay away from synthetic scents!). My dear clients have probably heard all they ever cared to hear about the topic since I wrote this article and bombarded them with science-geek factoids Now it's everyone else's turn! Below is the link to the online version of the article. Let me know what you think, and I'd love to hear about your favorite oils and ways to use them. Enjoy! http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/smell-this-heal-that
A recent study found that people with high levels of mindfuless are so happy that others can tell just by looking at them! Want some? Find out how in my latest article for Women's Health Magazine: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/mindfulness
Caution: You might want to make sure you’re not eating when you read this, nor engaging in any other activity (sex, for one?) in which it would harm you to acknowledge the human condition.
Here’s a perspective that I and some of my clients have found helpful. Whenever you feel intimidated by someone (whether due to infatuation, jealousy, envy, admiration, or whatever the reason), just remember ...that while most of us humans have become quite skilled at appearing polished, we are – every last one of us – at our essence, potentially and frequently:
So go ahead and accept it, and even embrace it, because it means that even that “flawless” beauty or heart-stopping crush is… you know - all of the above. Each time you feel that surge of fear/envy/anxiety, just refer to the list, even if mentally. Sure, it’s gross, but so are we (and so what?). And it’s true. And effective. Enjoy!(?)
Thanks to the brilliant Laura Kipnis and her book The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability for further reinforcement of this truth!