Mood

Feb 20, 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 07, 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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Jan 17, 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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Jan 09, 2019Mood

How To Change Your Mood with Essential Oils

Imagine sitting in a traffic jam, seething while cars slow to a stop, a mile from the upcoming tollbooth. The stress of the situation can turn a happy mood into one that is significantly darker. In addition to causing mood changes, stress can also wreak havoc on your health. Stress causes the release of the […]

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Jan 04, 2019Mood

Exploring Natural Mood Stabilizers

Estimates suggest that more than 154 billion people globally suffer from a mood disorder, but less than half of them seek treatment for the problem. Mood stabilizers, a term coined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are most often used to treat mood disorders that are characterized by sharp highs and lows rather than […]

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Jan 03, 2019Mood

What are the Scientific Causes of Mood Swings?

Unlike emotions, moods are emotional states and are usually described as being either positive or negative, good or bad. With mood swings, however, a good mood can turn sour in a snap. There are a variety of different factors that come together to influence our moods, including stress, hormonal fluctuations, food intake, and the weather. Combined, […]

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Jan 02, 2019Mood

Moodiness and How To Control It

Moodiness is defined as changes in mood that are unpredictable, often leaning toward gloominess or sullenness. There are many different moods, of course, but moodiness is not usually a quality attributed to perpetually happy people. There are ways to keep your moods under control, however, so that you don’t spend your days feeling as though, […]

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Nov 23, 2018Mood

Pets Provide Big Mood Boost

If you have been looking for a reason to add a pet to your family, know that “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz wasn’t wrong when he said, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Experts say that petting a dog can almost instantly reduce blood pressure or relieve an elevated pulse. These symptoms are associated with stress and […]

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