Be Present with MONQ

We often hear about the idea of “being present.” Though the idea is old, it has found new relevance in our modern world–yet its meaning can be elusive. Dr. Wayne Dyer, an American philosopher, often spoke about being present, and posed this question to those who feel their lives are slipping through the cracks: “Have you noticed how often we …

Paleo Air™

In the Paleolithic Period, millions of years ago, our ancestors ate natural, non-processed foods. Hence the value seen in the Paleo Diet. In that same period of time, our ancestors also breathed the air that they found in the forests, jungles and savannas.  And that air was full of wonderful plant fragrances, such as terpenes. MONQ has touted, for quite …

5 Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a common enough word these days in the cosmetic and body care industry but aromatherapy has more to offer than just a pleasing fragrance. Aromatherapy has significant psychological and physiologic effects that can be accessed with something as simple as an aromatic massage. The balancing effects of aromatherapy on the mind and body make it a perfect adjunct …

How Safe Are Natural Mood Enhancers?

How Safe Are Natural Mood Enhancers Mood issues are a serious matter. With 1 in 10 Americans suffering from such problems, 10% of adults report they’ve felt sad, and 13% reporting that everything is an effort all, most, or at least some of the time within the past 30 days. It’s clear that low mood is a national problem. Often …

Top 3 Essential Oils Perfect for Managing Stress

You’ve been up since 4 am. You’ve exercised, worked 11 hours, cooked, cleaned, and are ready to finally crash into bed at midnight only to find that your mind won’t shut off. It’s thinking about tomorrow, that email you forgot to send, the yoga class you need to register for, the call you ought to return- a myriad of spinning …

Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy?

  More than Pleasing Scents Simplified, Aromatherapy is the practice and art of using essential oils for the purpose of health and well being. Aromatherapy is often used to effect the physical, emotional, and spiritual realms of an individual and may be used as an individual therapy or combined with other healing modalities. While many people tend to think of …

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5 Ways to Avoid S.A.D. ness

Seasonal Affective Disorder It’s more common than you may realize.  Described in the 1980’s, it is clearly more prevalent in northern climes in the northern hemisphere, and the opposite in the southern hemisphere. Aptly abbreviated S.A.D., it is widely believed to be caused by shorter days and lower light intensity. Some researchers have provided evidence that it may also be related …

Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils?

  What are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Essential Oils? At present the United States has no standards for quality control of essential oils and there are no governmental regulatory bodies within the US that certify or grade essential oils. “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” is a trademarked term used by a specific multi-level marketing essential oil company, meaning that this term …