Since the 16th century, people have used copaiba in physical and spiritual healing ceremonies. The copaiba tree grows in South America and can reach up to 100 feet tall. Its thick tree trunk provides access to the essential oil through oleoresin, which can be tapped like maple syrup from the maple tree. After the copaiba oleoresin is harvested, it is steam distilled to extract the essential oil. [Read more…]
Stress and anxiety have become common issues in our fast-paced lives. This has led to a rise in stress-related health conditions and negatively impacts mental and physical health. Stress and anxiety can be attributed to a lack of sleep, increasing lifestyle commitments, and work pressures.
You probably already know how much the weather impacts your mood. Generally speaking, if it’s pleasantly warm and sunny out, you are probably in a better mood than if it’s dreary and cloudy or scorching hot. Light, warmth, and the overall climate play considerable roles in psychological science, which makes season preference an incredibly interesting topic.
From reduced stress to improved mood, mindfulness has gained a rep for being healthy for your body and brain. Many studies show that consistent mindfulness practice helps grow new neural pathways. These pathways can give you better focus and emotional stability, while reducing the size of the stress areas of the brain. New research shows that mindfulness can make you a better athlete by rewiring your brain for more body-mind awareness, pain management and overall improved well-being. [Read more…]