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Managing your emotions with Aroma!

Aroma Emotions

Did you know oils can transform the way you feel? Yes, we can manage emotions by using aroma! Oils have many benefits: they help soothe, calm and uplift your emotions in a completely natural way. High-quality essential oils are pure and potent, only a little oil is needed to help you achieve this shift in your feelings. Although essential oils are extremely powerful, they come from natural sources and are safe to use. The quality of the plant is extremely important…

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Mandala – out the inside therapy

Art Emotions

I didn’t know I could use paint to express my feelings. Nevermind painting an image from my dreams, having a massive emotional impact on me and other people. Plus it actually looks good! Mandala out the inside therapy what it actually means? About 5 years ago my hair and make-up career came to an end and I felt quite lost. I became a mum and I  invested my time raising my beautiful little boy. My dedication to motherhood (a natural instinct…

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Art Therapy in Grief

Art Emotions

How I found peace and inner strength in Art Therapy? Art Therapy in Grief with HappyPolka. I didn’t know I could use paint to express my feelings. Nevermind painting an image from my dreams, having a massive emotional impact on me and other people. Plus it actually looks good!  As a former makeup artist and wig dresser, I love blending colours and the actual process of creating The Look. When I reflect on my work for various theatre productions, the…

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Breathe your grief

Aroma Breathing Emotions

One theory holds that many Halloween traditions may have been influenced by ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, which may have had pagan roots; some scholars hold that Samhain may have been Christianised as All Hallow’s Day, along with its eve, by the early Church. Other academics believe, however, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, being the vigil of All Hallow’s Day. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising and souling), attending Halloween costume…

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Understanding Yoga Breathing

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Yoga Breathing, Past & Present… Yoga Breathing is a simple, scientific practice and has been around for thousands of years, often shrouded in mystery, difficult to understand without much explanation behind the why? & how?  Yoga Breathing exercises can be found in Ancient Indian texts,  like the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and Hathapradipika. People use their breath for mindfulness, self & ritual studies, nervous system response, altering mood and physical benefits. Yoga Breathing was named Pranayama meaning  Prana “life…

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Highs & Lows with breathing exercises

Aroma Breathing Emotions

“Accepting complete responsibility for your life means that you refuse to make excuses or blame others for anything in your life that you’re not happy about.”     (Brian Tracy)     Sounds clear enough doesn’t it? A simple explanation, easy to understand and yet, one of the things that’s hard to practice in your everyday life. Life has highs & lows. It’s how you deal with these moments, manage your mood and your reaction that makes a difference to your life. Recognising you are…

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Herbs & Spices – Your Negative Emotions

Aroma Breathing Emotions

Does talking about your emotions (negative or positive) feel uneasy and tend to be something you like to keep private? Do you associate your emotions with herbs, spices or flowers? A few more questions for you: If you were a plant, what plant would you choose to be? What herb, spice or flower makes you feel happy? Which aroma makes you feel fresh and alive?  Think of the beautiful fields full of lavender in Provence. Picture yourself there. You reach…

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