Managing Your Mental Health

Managing Your Mental Health

Episode 46–Managing Your Mental Health

 

Managing your mental health can be a real challenge these days.

As working women who are managing work and families, we’re all under a great deal of stress.  Because of COVID-19, and the civil unrest that’s taking place in our nation, we now carry an additional burden.

Dr. Danita Thompson, a licensed family and marriage therapist, shares specific things can we do to find respite and relief.

She talks about things to do to create enough space from the other members of your household if you working from home.

She also shares about things to do to maintain relationships with people outside of your household during COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

Managing your mental health

More About Dr. Danita Thompson

Dr. Danita Thompson is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the founder and clinical director of Mending Hearts Family Counseling in Burlington, NJ. 

Dr. Danita is also the founder of Hope Haven at Mending Hearts- a mental health training, prevention, and intervention ministry for faith leaders.

In addition to her work as a therapist, she serves with her husband as the Executive Pastor of Mending Hearts Kingdom Church which is also located in Florence, NJ.

 

 

 

 

Mending Hearts Family CounselingMending Hearts Family Counseling

Mending Hearts Family Counseling is a place where families, children, couples, and individuals can come to find help and work through challenges during difficult times in their lives.

 

 

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Winter Wellness

Podcast #33

Winter Wellness

 

Winter can be tricky and sometimes the hardest part is being bombarded with all of the crud going around. How can you keep you and your loved one healthy throughout the winter season? Here are some of the quick and easy way that we keep the whole family running through the cold winter months.

 

First things first — this seems basic but don’t miss it! Wash your hands, my friends, and wash them good!

Lather your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds before rinsing.

 

Drink plenty of liquids

Staying hydrated is important for keeping mucous membranes moist, so they can effectively fight off irritants.

 

Provide your body with proper nutrients

Maintain your wellness by eating healthy to get the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Things like fresh fruits and vegetables that are nutrient full.

Add in things like Super C, ImmuPro, Inner Defense and Life 9 which all support your immune system, you can get them here.

 

Get plenty of sleep

Lack of sleep can cause stress, which weakens the immune system. A well-rested body is better able to maintain its wellness, so shoot for 8 hours per night. Create an atmosphere of peace by eliminating electronic devices and diffusing calming essential oils like lavender, stress away, and frankincense (grab your PSK that includes all of these and more here).

 

Ningxia Red

The NingXia Red® is a whole-body nutrient infusion packed with ingredients specifically chosen for their wellness-supporting benefits. In addition to the legendary Ningxia wolfberries, blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices introduce additional carotenoids and phytonutrients.

 

Essential Oil support

Using essential oils to support your immune and respiratory system is not only simple but also very helpful. Oils like Thieves, Purification, ImmuPro, Oregano and any of the citrus oils are amazing for immune support. For respiratory support, you can grab Raven, RC, peppermint, eucalyptus or frankincense.

 

Take some “me” time

Taking care of yourself, if only for a few minutes, can make all the difference throughout the season. Checking your mindset daily (check out the Mindset Reset here)

+ Relax and recharge with a hot bath and a good book!

+ Meditate/Spend time in Prayer

+ Improve your intake!

 

Food choices

+ Super snacks: replace your regular (and maybe unhealthy!) treats with wholesome alternatives to help you stay on track

+ Line your shelves with good food choices

 

Exercise!

+ Talk a walk!

+ Take the long way when you can

 

The Winter Blues

Who knew this was really a thing? You especially get it if you live in a place that gets cold and dark for long periods of time, or if, for you, this winter happens to be a bitter one, without that sunshine and warmth we all crave. Using citrus oils like lemon, bergamot, citrus fresh, grapefruit and orange are helpful in lifting your mood to help with those winter blues. As well as Joy essential oil blend which helps to bring feelings of joy and love.

 

What ways will you help to stay well this winter season?

 

As always, be grateful & have faith!

God Bless!

Essential Oils & Emotions

 

Podcast #11

Essential Oils & Emotions

Essential oils and Emotions

How can oils benefit our emotions?

Essential oils can penetrate cell membranes and cross the brain-blood barrier within SECONDS. This allows them to reach the emotional center of our brain, this is where all of our emotions are stored. Essential oils support the body to come back into balance without harmful side effects or chemical based products. They can have a powerful influence over how we think, how we feel and how we behave. Because of oils bringing balance to emotions, we can do that simply by smelling them, through scents.

The smells of nature leave me feeling uplifted and energized, even just taking a quick walk and getting a breath of fresh air. And nature is essentially what oils ARE so we are going to harness those feelings!

Where to start supporting your emotions with oils?

Let’s start with some of the basic oils. Each oil is incredibly versatile.

COPAIBA:

I add this to body butter or shaving cream!

+ Sweet, warm honey-like scent

+ Often used to improve moods

+ May help relax muscles

+ May help nervous irritability

+ May help on days you feel like you have the blues

+ May promote feelings of contentment and peace

 

DIGIZE:

At first thought, an oil blend designed for digestive discomfort may not come to mind when talking about oils and emotions. But for those who’s emotional stress plays a big part in stomach discomfort this would be a great oil for you to look into!

+ Includes oils such as Juniper which may help bring balance to emotions and the impact of stress of your digestive functions.

 

FRANKINCENSE: I could pretty much talk to you all day about my love for this oil. I use it daily.

+ Grounding

+ May to be supportive of feelings of fear, loneliness, insecure, etc

+ May be calming and relaxing

 

LAVENDER:

I can’t think of hardly anything I DON’T use lavender for!

+ May promote restful night sleep

+ Calming

+ Safe with little ones

+ May support those wanting to combat irritability and frustration

 

LEMON:

Studies have shown that just inhaling lemon essential oil can help with feelings of sadness. I love diffusing this in the morning and adding a drop to my water.

+ May help with clarity of thought

+ May be uplifting

+ May help with focus and concentration

 

PANAWAY:

Another essential oil you don’t think of right away when you’re thinking about emotions but it definitely has more uses than just helping soothe tired and sore muscles!

+ Cool and invigorating smell

+ May promote feelings of energy

+ Place one drop in hands and rub together and inhale!

+ May be uplifting to body and mind

+ May promote feelings of vibrance and ability to letting things go

 

PEPPERMINT:

It has so many uses. I love this oil to help wake me up in the morning and feeling alert!

+ Invigorating smell

+ Smells crisp and clean and cool

+ If you are experiencing emotional stress in your digestive system (ex: knots in your stomach) this would be a good oil to check out

+ May promote clarity and concentration

+ May promote energy

+ May be helpful for combatting stress

 

CITRUS FRESH:

This is one of our favorites in our home for using with laundry and diffusing to help cleanse the air but it also may have uses to help with our emotions!

+ Contains orange, lemon, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit which may be helpful in promoting feelings of happiness

+ May promote relaxation

+ May help with lessening feelings of anger

 

RAVEN:

+ May be uplifting

+ May be energizing

+ Supports lymphatic system

+ May be helpful in feeling rejuvenated

 

STRESS AWAY:

One of my very favorite oils ever! I could sing love songs to it all day long.

+ Lime and vanilla two key ingredients

+ May be helpful in combatting emotional stress

+ May be helpful in combating nervousness

+ May help promote relaxation

+ May promote calming feelings

+ Would recommend adding your roller top to this bottle and roll it on the back of your neck!

 

THIEVES:

It has so many uses for helping to boost our immune system but may also help with our emotions as well!

+ May promote relaxation

+ Smells like Christmastime!

+ May promote feelings of clarity and focus

+ May help with feelings of uncertainty

 

When dealing with hormones and emotions some great ones to grab for are: Endoflex, Progessense Plus & Dragon Time

 

Wonderful diffuser combos for emotions are:

Joy + Tangerine.

Stress Away + Citrus Fresh.

White Angelica.

Release + Purification + Joy.

Frank + Lemon + Stress Away.

 

Every one of us is different:

Definitely try various combos topically and diffused consistently as you seek out the best support for YOU!!!!

Remember that being consistent daily is a HUGE KEY to these beautiful oils.

Thank you all so much for taking the time to join in and listen!! I hope that this little introduction to essential oils and our emotions was helpful to each of you!

For those of you who joined in tonight but have yet to take the leap into getting a starter kit- now is the time! Joining Young Living is hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made for our families wellness journey.

As always be grateful & have faith!

God Bless!