Magnolia Flower Restores Self Love...

Magnolia Flower Restores Self Love... Is that Even Science? Have you heard how certain essential oils could inspire, uplift, and ground you? Have you thought to yourself...that is simply nonsense!? How could the physical use of something provide emotional and spiritual support! I know this is something I have thought to myself in the...

Concussion Care

Concussion Care by Danielle Daniel, LCSW, Doctor of Clinical Psychology Student *Beyond Concussion Care and Essential Oils I have had a long-term interest in American Football. As a child I loved to watch Jerry Rice and Joe Montana from the 49ers, and of course my local San Diego Chargers. A few years ago, former San Diego Charger Junio...

Complex Trauma

An Introduction to Complex Trauma Trauma is not a psychological effect to be taken lightly. It can leave one feeling vulnerable, mistrusting, and even disoriented in their own identity, causing a myriad of emotional effects in their life. Trauma can be described as a psychological effect caused by deeply distressing or disturbing incide...

The Effects of Pornography

Pornography Addiction and the Co-occurring Effects Danielle Daniel California Southern University June 2018 With a multi-billion dollar industry, and over 20 million websites (Harper & Hodgins 2016), pornography impacts an estimated of 66% of men and 41% of women in the United States (Kuhn & Gallinat 2014) and has been fo...

Hypnotherapy: Poppycock or Phenomenon?

Hypnotherapy has long been misunderstood from the false portrayals of Hollywood to the comical showman on stage who turns his audience into a laughing stock of chickens. The efficacy of hypnosis as a therapeutic intervention however is recognized as a viable, versatile and powerful modality today (Douglas 2014). What then is effective hypnotherapy,...

Love it, List it, or Gift it

Love it, List it, or Gift it In October 2017, I was in the hospital for a major surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. When I was finally home recovering, I realized how much I valued the simple things in life. I couldn't do my own dishes, cook my own meals, walk down the stairs to get my mail, nor style my own hair. Showering and getting myself ...

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 Psychoaromatherapy

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 Abuse

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 informed consent...

Anger Management...Or It Can Kill You.

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 unfortunat...

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 kno...

How to Get the Benefits of Cannabinoid Receptors Without Using a Drug

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’...

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 yea...

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 t...

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 fascina...

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 dow...

The Body is a Temple Not an Amusement Park

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 mech...

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...