The Harmony Collection

The Harmony Collection One of the many things doTERRA is incredibly good at is combining some of the most powerful oils into a collection. The newest collection, the Harmony collection, is already one of my favorite products in my home and it is not only because of how beautiful the packaging is. The three oils that come in this collection are un...

How Nutrition Affects the Brain

How Nutrition Affects the Brain What if I told you that brain health does not start in the brain, but rather in the gut? In fact, research has supported the connection between mental health disorders and gut health for years! Which means that we each have an opportunity to help support our own brain health simply by better managing what we put in...

The Science Behind Psychoaromathera...

The Science Behind Psychoaromatherapy I find that one of the biggest hesitations people have when first using essential oils is whether or not they really work. Some people enjoy the smell of essential oils but question the effectiveness and more importantly the science behind their use to improve mood and health. Therefore, in an effort to provid...

Holistic Approach to Child Sexual A...

Holistic Approach to Child Sexual Abuse Research paper written by Danielle Daniel February 2018 Child sexual abuse is a growing problem worldwide. It is defined from an article in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry as “the involvement of a child in a sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend and is unable to provide info...

Anger Management...Or It Can Kill Y...

Anger Management...Or It Can Kill You. How Anger Physically and Neurochemically Affects Our Heart Did you know that anger is not a classified emotion, but rather a choice that each of us have in responding to an emotion? You read that right! Anger is a chosen way to express the emotions of frustration, annoyance, and suspicion. And unfort...

Successful You - Dr. Shelly Valdez

Successful You- Dr. Shelly Valdez Hi everyone, I love introducing you to the successful minded women I get to work with in my business. We are all holistic based practitioners who share and educate on how to incorporate essential oils into your life. Everyone of these amazing women have different talents and strengths that they bring to their...

How to Get the Benefits of Cannabin...

How to Get the Benefits of Cannabinoid Receptors Without Using a Drug In this blog, we are going to look at which cannabinoids are healthy for the brain. Please don't confuse cannabinoids with cannabis, which has psychoactive effects on the brain. There is a healthy way to get the benefits of cannabinoids without using a drug.  With doTERRA’s re...

Successful-You Dr. Amy Moore

Successful-You Dr. Amy Moore Dr. Amy Moore is a Gold in doTERRA and Holistic Family Therapist in New Jersey. She works full-time while building her doTERRA business and is in the process of building a Non-profit organization that works to empower young women and girls in foster care.  She is currently a single-mother and was homeless just one...

How to get rid of fleas naturally

How to get rid of fleas in one day without using toxic chemicals in your home! There is no reason to use toxic flea bombs or harsh chemicals in your home and around your pets when something as simple as this can kill fleas naturally. I live in San Diego, where fleas thrive with temperatures never getting too hot or cold here so we constantly have...

Cat Therapy

Are Cats Good Therapy? A while ago I saw someone's social media name that said Kat Therapy. She was a psychotherapist like me and I was so intrigued that I messaged her and asked "Do you use cats in your therapy practice?" She responded back with a laugh "No, lol". Turns out her name was Kat and she does therapy, hence the name... but I was fasci...

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion Solution I always find it interesting how when we are really struggling with something, there is an answer that just pops up on your path. Similar to how where you find poisonous plants in nature, there is always the anti-dote not to far away.  Thursday's are my doctorate course days and all morning I could not get myself to sit d...

The Body is a Temple Not an Amuseme...

The Body is a Temple Not an Amusement Park Here in San Diego, CA. we have this old rickety roller coaster built in 1925 that sits next to the beach. Every time I ride it, part of the thrill is the scare that it might breakdown. However, there have been many amusement park ride malfunctions we've all hear about in the news that because of their me...

The Science of Emotions

The Science of Emotions What are emotions for? After World War II, psychology shifted to understanding the impact of negative emotions with the increase of treatment for trauma and other intense battlefield related emotions. This effort was due widely to trying to gain an effective treatment for these negative emotions and at that time it shif...

How to Win in Court

HOW TO WIN IN COURT! By Guest Blogger: Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD Expert Witness, Child Custody Evaluator, Therapist “I love to win in court,” there is no greater feeling than conquering the seemingly impossible and feeling like you just climbed Mount Everest, in a suit. “Winning in court” is how I describe a great day in court w...

Innate Gift of Motherhood

What does motherhood mean to you? In the dictionary under motherhood it states: H aving or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness  that is obvious or unarguable. Having the qualities or spirit of a mother.  My whole life I have desired to be a mother, and have not yet had the opportunity t...

Symptoms of Depression in Children

Danielle Daniel, LCSW, PsyD student Symptoms of Depression in Children    How do you know if your child is depressed? Between children, adolescents, adults, males and females, symptoms of depression manifest very differently so it is crucial to be sure you are reading the signs correctly. Typically when we think of depression, we think o...

Feeling Sick? Could it be caused by...

Danielle Daniel, LCSW, PsyD student Feeling Sick? Could it be caused by cleansing? Have you ever had flu-like symptoms including headache, sweating, chills, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, nausea or other symptoms when you are cleansing or detoxifying the body with healthy measures? This is actually known as ...

Nepal 2016 Changing Lives

Danielle Daniel, LCSW, PsyD student Nepal 2016 Humanitarian Trip After 3 days of bucket showers, 100 degree weather, and hauling cement to help build that little school you see behind me, my heart was so full as we loved, served and taught the women in Nepal about their individual worth as a woman, and gave them resources for caring for the...

Essential Oil Diffuser vs. Air Fres...

By Danielle Daniel, LCSW, PsyD student Toxicity of Air Fresheners in Your Office It is therapy time! What smells are floating around your office? Kind of a weird question, but sometimes offices don't smell great, and what do most people do to "cleanse" the air and freshen up the smell? Yep, they grab a aerosol can spray with hundreds of tox...

Be a Therapist-preneur

by Danielle Daniel, LCSW, PsyD student Be a therapist-preneur You graduate college after many years of studies, exams, and student debt now, and if you are like me, you did a licensure, which is more years, more studies and more exams after your graduate degree. All this education is worth it because it enriches your mind tremendously, but do ...