6 Tips for Changing the Way You Think about Yourself

Learning to feel comfortable in your own skin, to truly love who you are, takes a lot of work. But, as Brené Brown wrote in Daring Greatly, “Owning [your] story and loving [yourself] through that process is the bravest thing that [you’ll] ever do.” Recently, on my Emotions Mentor podcast , I spoke with energy and ...

Releasing Trapped Emotions

“She died of a broken heart.” “He’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.” “Butterflies danced in her stomach.” Phrases like these make a connection between physical pain and emotional pain and are used frequently in literature, film, and television to convey just how deeply em...

6 Essential Oil Recipes to Help Balance Hormones

, From the time a pre-teen girl starts puberty to the time she reaches her 40s and 50s, the hormones in her body ebb and flow, carrying out silent but vital tasks that impact how she feels, acts, and behaves. When hormones are out of balance or working to move the body through natural transitions (puberty, pregnancy and postnatal phases, perime...

How to Understand PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects millions of Americans each year—men, women, and children alike. The numbers are sobering. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 10 percent of women who experience trauma each year will develop PTSD, compared to 4 percent of men who experience trauma. The rates for children a...