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...

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...

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’...

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...

Brain Food

6 of my Favorite Foods to Feed Your Brain About 40% of what we consume is used for the brain, and did you know that what eat affects every cell in our body? So whether we are heating healthy or not healthy, it is heavily affecting our body and of course the brain. Here are 6 superfoods to add in your diet that are actually nutritious for your brai...

The Mind Intestine Connection

The Mind-Intestine Connection Hello fellow readers, this is one of my favorite subjects is to talk about, "The mind intestine connection". Did you know that over 95% of our serotonin is produced in the gut? Less than 1% is produced in the brain. We know serotonin is the neurotransmitter involved with uplifting mood and well over the majority of ...