Unmasking Emotions with Aromatherapy

Unmasking Emotions with Aromatherapy Have you ever found yourself trying to process an upsetting situation? But the situation had already caused an upsurge of emotions.  And the logic, by which you hoped to confront the particular situation, seemed to disappear beneath the weight of the now overwhelming emotional presence.  There is a scientific re...

Finding Joy in the Simple Things

Finding Joy in the Simple Things During Challenging Times I had hopes for my future. It’s what we do as human beings. We hope. But like many, my hopes changed direction. Away from one of my greatest desires. And I learned at the end of the day, the way in which we show up in life can either make us better or bitter. I chose to be better. In life, i...

The Effects of Addiction and Hope for Healing

The Effects of Addiction and Hope for Healing It is often easier for you to see addictions in other people, than it is to see them in yourself.  This is because  the process of becoming addicted happens gradually .  By the time an addiction is obvious to other people, the parts of your brain that reason with logic and a clear thinking has atrophied...

Choosing Hope-Based Thinking to Combat the Neurological Impact of Stress

Choosing Hope-Based Thinking  to Combat the Neurological Impact of Stress These days, you likely find yourself stressing more than usual over the uncertainties of the future.  Uncertainties that threaten the expectations you’ve created for yourself, your family, and your career. For years, you imagined an ideal version of your life. And you worked ...

Essential Oils and Emotions

Essential Oils and Emotions Feeling emotional? That’s not always a bad thing! There are plenty of good emotions we experience that together give us a happy and healthy life. And yet there are also those tough emotions we experience that make it difficult. We tend to find ways of coping that can sometimes be unhealthy. We might seek comfort in shopp...

Yarrow/Pom: A Dynamic Duo

Yarrow/Pom: A Dynamic Duo Imagine finding a natural way of reversing the aging of your skin while simultaneously improving the internal function of your body. Well we no longer have to imagine because doTERRA now has an oil that does just that. It is what I personally call, “The Fountain of Youth” and it has become a very important part of my morni...

Understanding ADHD Symptoms

Understanding ADHD Symptoms Danielle Daniel Doctorate Research Paper      Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders in children today (Vargo 2015). “The essential feature of attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-...

Magnolia Flower Restores Self Love...

Magnolia Flower Restores Self Love...  Is that Even Science? Have you heard how certain essential oils could inspire, uplift, and ground you? Have you thought to yourself...that is simply nonsense!? How could the physical use of something provide emotional and spiritual support! I know this is something I have thought to myself in the past. So when...

Concussion Care

Concussion Care by Danielle Daniel, LCSW, Doctor of Clinical Psychology Student *Beyond Concussion Care and Essential Oils  I have had a long-term interest in American Football.  As a child I loved to watch Jerry Rice and Joe Montana from the 49ers, and of course my local San Diego Chargers.  A few years ago, former San Diego Charger Junior Seau, ...

Complex Trauma

An Introduction to Complex Trauma Trauma is not a psychological effect to be taken lightly.  It can leave one feeling vulnerable, mistrusting, and even disoriented in their own identity, causing a myriad of emotional effects in their life. Trauma can be described as a psychological effect caused by deeply distressing or disturbing incidents in one’...

The Effects of Pornography

Pornography Addiction and the Co-occurring Effects   Danielle Daniel California Southern University June 2018       With a multi-billion dollar industry, and over 20 million websites (Harper & Hodgins 2016), pornography impacts an estimated of 66% of men and 41% of women in the United States (Kuhn & Gallinat 2014) and has been found to have signifi...

Hypnotherapy: Poppycock or Phenomenon?

Hypnotherapy has long been misunderstood from the false portrayals of Hollywood to the comical showman on stage who turns his audience into a laughing stock of chickens. The efficacy of hypnosis as a therapeutic intervention however is recognized as a viable, versatile and powerful modality today (Douglas 2014). What then is effective hypnotherapy,...

Love it, List it, or Gift it

Love it, List it, or Gift it In October 2017, I was in the hospital for a major surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. When I was finally home recovering, I realized how much I valued the simple things in life. I couldn't do my own dishes, cook my own meals, walk down the stairs to get my mail, nor style my own hair. Showering and getting myself out ...

The Harmony Collection

The Harmony Collection One of the many things doTERRA is incredibly good at is combining some of the most powerful oils into a collection. The newest collection, the Harmony collection, is already one of my favorite products in my home and it is not only because of how beautiful the packaging is. The three oils that come in this collection are uniq...

How Nutrition Affects the Brain

How Nutrition Affects the Brain What if I told you that brain health does not start in the brain, but rather in the gut? In fact, research has supported the connection between mental health disorders and gut health for years! Which means that we each have an opportunity to help support our own brain health simply by better managing what we put in o...

The Science Behind Psychoaromatherapy

The Science Behind Psychoaromatherapy I find that one of the biggest hesitations people have when first using essential oils is whether or not they really work. Some people enjoy the smell of essential oils but question the effectiveness and more importantly the science behind their use to improve mood and health. Therefore, in an effort to provide...

Holistic Approach to Child Sexual Abuse

 Holistic Approach to Child Sexual Abuse Research paper written by Danielle Daniel February 2018 Child sexual abuse is a growing problem worldwide. It is defined from an article in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry as “the involvement of a child in a sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend and is unable to provide informed consent,...

Anger Management...Or It Can Kill You.

Anger Management...Or It Can Kill You.  How Anger Physically and Neurochemically Affects Our Heart Did you know that anger is not a classified emotion, but rather a choice that each of us have in responding to an emotion? You read that right! Anger is a chosen way to express the emotions of frustration, annoyance, and suspicion. And unfortunately, ...