A Day in the Life

Do you wonder what you would use essential oils for in your everyday life? Whether you are a non-user (yet), a new user just trying a few things out, or a veteran oiler always on the lookout for new applications, I invite you to join me on a typical day in my life. Our children… Continue reading A Day in the Life

Constitutional Hydrotherapy – It’s a Wrap!

Last week, I offered a guest post by Dr. Gi Ming “Lili” Chan. In order to experience a treatment that I thought would be useful for just about everyone, I went to Dr. Chan this past week for a constitutional hydrotherapy experience. I was a little nervous when she told me that she would be… Continue reading Constitutional Hydrotherapy – It’s a Wrap!

Chill with GABA

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Think of it as the “brakes” that keep the brain from getting overactive. For optimal functioning, the brain must balance the excitatory and inhibitory influences: excessive excitation can lead to seizures, insomnia, anxiety, and many other clinical conditions; excessive… Continue reading Chill with GABA

No Mockers Allowed

King Solomon is famous for having been considered the wisest man of all time. He was the principal contributor to the biblical book of Proverbs, a collection of short pieces of advice that has been used across continents and generations since the sayings were first recorded. In one unequivocal verse, he says: “Drive out the… Continue reading No Mockers Allowed

8 Benefits of Essential Oils

This week’s post is unusual in that it was written by a staff member of the independent group consumersadvocate.org. Here at Wellness Made Simple, we are delighted to present fair and balanced treatment of the essential oil industry, and we hope that you enjoy this article. More information on the organization, its work, and the… Continue reading 8 Benefits of Essential Oils

Roses in December

An important part of wellness is being able to cope with grief in a way that allows life to continue and healing to come at whatever pace it is meant to come. For this week’s post, I have invited Kristina Risinger, an accomplished grief counselor and author, to give words of comfort to those who… Continue reading Roses in December

Hungry

While there are pockets of true hunger in the U.S., most people I talk to or read about have access to adequate nutritional food. So why are so many people hungry much of the time? And why do any of us eat more – or more frequently – than is good for our health (weight,… Continue reading Hungry

Deep Breathing

As life and technology seem to drive us to move at warp speed, how can we remain calm, confident, and capable even as we complete to-do lists, reach for goals, and show ourselves present in relationships? There are many answers to this question, but the most simple and immediate is to slow down and take… Continue reading Deep Breathing

#diylife

My favorite hashtag is #diylife. It is a standard, a motto, a declaration, a goal, a cause. It is the perfect description of my personal lifestyle and the support I offer to others. It encompasses empowerment, individuality, freedom (not license, but individual liberty exercised responsibly in a civilized society), and accountability to self and others.… Continue reading #diylife

Myrrh

Myrrh is the “mother earth” oil, known and used by the ancients as a medicine and perfume, traded along the spice routes, five times more valuable than frankincense in Roman times, used by queens in beauty preparations. Is it still useful in our times? YES! Myrrh is one of my favorite oils, and I use… Continue reading Myrrh