Sep 27, 2021Meditation

Managing Mood Swings through Meditation

Mood swings can happen to everyone, presenting as a noticeable shift in emotional states. This is a natural part of life. Emotions are supposed to be different depending on a wide variety of conditions. You can expect to feel very different when enjoying a sunny afternoon on the beach with a friend than you would […]

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Nov 22, 2019Mood

Quiet the Inner Critic

Every moment, each of us has an onboard coach and cheerleader. During challenging times, we hear a voice in our head calming and encouraging us towards our goals.  That is what goes on in your head… right?  We live in a world that has normalized being SO critical. Many of us have gotten in some […]

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Nov 13, 2019Mood

Mindful Kindness

Mindfulness teaches us to keep our focus on the present moment. Why this moment? This present moment is where you live and the only place where you can be effective. Our brains wander about half of the time, based on research. Often the brain is wandering into the past to replay some unsettling event or […]

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Nov 05, 2019Mood

Reinvent Yourself-Small Changes with Big Results in Life

Allow me first to say, I am not suggesting you are broken and need to be fixed. No no no no. My purpose here is to remind us that all through life, there are opportunities to assess where we are, how we’re doing and make adjustments. Just as your employer might give you an annual […]

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Oct 30, 2019Mood

Beyond Coffee and Wine – Natural Ways to Balance Mood and Boost Energy

Relax… no one is suggesting you give up coffee or wine. Take a deep breath and pause. There now… your first natural skill to balance mood and calm yourself down.  It’s not news that we live in a chaotic world. We run so fast, have so many jobs to fulfill. We have become a society […]

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Apr 18, 2019Mood

How Plants Can Impact Your Mood

When designers add greenery to a home—design team Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley of Bravo’s “Get a Room with Carson and Thom” often use plants to give rooms life—they are looking to create a more “zen” feel in the interior of the room. Another useful tool is one of the MONQ essential oil blends, such […]

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Feb 20, 2019Mood

How Physical Fitness Can Improve Mood and Physical Performance

If you’re feeling down, exercise is the best medicine, experts say. The trick, of course, is dredging up the energy to kick an exercise session into gear, something that is difficult for people who are in a funk that leaves them feeling lackluster and lazy. Once you do find the willpower to move, however, the […]

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Sep 07, 2019Mood

How to Use Scents to Change Your Mood

If you’ve ever felt your stress and anxiety wash away as soon as the aroma of ocean waves crashing on warm, sugar-soft beach sand hits your nose, you understand the very real power of scent’s impact on mood. Imagine a hike into the forest on a cool autumn day and crunching leaves beneath your feet […]

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