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Aroma Therapy for Golf

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 A pre~game Aroma-therapy treatment

Aromatherapy is the art and science of capturing the amazing calming and confidence building benefits one receives from the aromatic essential oils that come from natural plant materials. The foundation of your mental game begins with your trust and confidence in your swing. When you trust your swing, you build confidence in your game and play your best golf.
A unique treatment before AND after your golf game. I rub this special blend of essential oils on your neck, shoulders & back, providing relaxation and relief of tight, stressed muscles. “Golf Joy” essential oil blend contains Bergamot, ylang-ylang, clary sage, cedar wood and other essential oils. A few sniffs of Golf Joy before you play can help improve any part of your game where stress, anxiety, fear and lack of confidence may cause you to perform below your true self level.
How? The scent travels across your olfactory nerves located inside your nose and then up into the part of the brain that controls your moods, memories and your ability to learn. This area is called the Limbic System and when stimulated it releases endorphins, neurotransmitters and other beneficial chemicals that affect your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance. This is why the essential oils in the Golf Joy blend have such a powerful, positive effect on your mood and general state of mind.
Improve your swing with Golf Joy today!
Golf Joy Aroma Therapy Blend and treatments are provided to you exclusively by Cynthia Joy Maurice. Contact Cynthia to reserve her for your next tournament. Golf Joy treatments can be complimentary and tips are always accepted. Each treatment lasts 5-15 minutes.  843-465-7138; Cynthia@thejoys.us
This article is written by Cynthia Joy Maurice. Cynthia is a Life Design & Holistic Wellness Specialist. For your convenience she provides consultations and services at 4 locations in the Myrtle Beach, SC area; as well as in the comfort of your home or online. To contact Cynthia, please call 843-465-7138 or email her at findyourjoys@thejoys.us

Wrong Side of the Bed?

Moods

We all get grouchy once in a while, and that’s ok. But when it starts to happen more often, or gets out of control, we need to do something about it.

Did you know that those who enjoy spending time outdoors are better able to like themselves? A British research team asked 400 men and women to rate their self-esteem, their emotional connection to nature, and the social pressure they felt to look good – and found that the nature lovers were most likely to feel better about themselves, and how they look. Being outside may even help make your workouts feel easier. When you are able to set your own exercise pace, you tend to actually stride more quickly and feel happier doing it while you are outside, rather than inside. Nature may provide just enough positive distraction to help keep you energized. So the next time you are out and about, look up and all around you. There is beauty everywhere we turn, we really just need to find it.

Got up on the wrong side of the bed?

We have all heard this saying before, and although it may seem annoying to hear at the time because we woke up in a bad mood, there is some truth to it. Not that you should go back to bed and literally get up from the other side of the bed, but that you should start again. Try thinking of it this way: Something happened in your thoughts that upset or stressed you as you were getting up. Maybe you are worried about an important meeting, or remembering something bad that happened. Whatever the case may be, you need to start over. Pretend you have a ‘re-set button’ you can press. When you press this button, you will re-set your thoughts and attitude.  This is so important to do, because if you keep the bad mood, you will only start feeling worse and worse. Give it a try, what have you got to lose but your bad mood?

Essential Oils and Mood – Scent has the power to activate a number of positive physical and emotional responses in less than 1 second!

Yes, you can calm and correct your mood by using the scent of certain essential oils. You can even re-set your mood with essential oils. The best ones to try for moods are any citrus essential oil scents. My favorite up-lifters are Wild Orange, Lime or Tangerine. Others to try would be Lavender, or Cedar wood. You can put several drops of your favorite oils in your hands, cup them over your nose and mouth then inhale. Rub your hands on the back of your neck, and repeat as needed. How does the oil help with moods? First, the oils are highly concentrated plant compounds. We all know that certain scents can trigger positive memories and feelings. The fragrance of the oils consists of molecules that float in the air, waiting for the millions of receptor cells in the nose to smell them. The aroma causes our nerves to fire and send messages traveling to different parts of the brain, activating our thoughts and memories. The Pituitary gland is also stimulated to release chemical messages that travel in the blood to glands and organs that help create positive physical body responses.

How you can Change your mood

There are many tools we can all use to help change our moods. Like I said earlier, It is ok and normal to not always be in a good mood. But if you are tired of being unhappy, get stressed easy, or you are looking for some helpful and simple mood hacks, here are some tools that you can try:

  • Music – There are so many choices. Find what works for you to help put you in a better mood. Got a favorite song? Why? How does it make you feel to hear it? Find more!
  • Laugh – Don’t take yourself so seriously. Laugh at yourself every chance you get. Having fun and playing are great ways to get in a better mood. Dance, play, and laugh is probably the best advice I can give you! Do it often!
  • Enjoy nature – Does seeing flowers, birds or other nature make you happy? Take the blinders off and look around you. Can you find the beauty? It is everywhere, whether we notice it or not.
  • Be Thankful – It is time to be happy with what we have. There is always someone who is not so lucky. Remember how blessed you are. Life is too short to spend the day in a bad mood. Remember what you have and be grateful for everything.
  • Use your senses – See, hear, smell, feel, touch and taste everything. Relish in the way you can enjoy everything. Be like a child seeing something for the very first time.
  • Quiet your mind – Easier said than done, I know. Take a break from thinking, sometimes. When you take a shower, are you on autopilot? Feel the scrubbing as you shampoo your head. Enjoy the scents you smell, FEEL the water as it trickles on your skin. Don’t spend the time thinking of what you will be doing today, or what happened yesterday.

What to take away from this article – BE PRESENT, GET OFF AUTO-PILOT, BE AWARE, REMEMBER TO USE ALL YOUR SENSES, ENJOY THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS YOU, BE THANKFUL YOU ARE YOU!

This article is written by Cynthia Joy Maurice. Cynthia is a Life Design & Holistic Wellness Specialist. For your convenience she provides consultations and services at 4 locations in the Myrtle Beach, SC area; as well as in the comfort of your home or online. To contact Cynthia, please call 843-465-7138 or email her at findyourjoys@thejoys.us

Stress Management

Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple challenges daily, such as running late, meeting deadlines and being in an unhappy environment, can push you beyond your ability to cope.

Our brains come with an alarm system for our protection. When your brain becomes aware of a possible troublesome situation, it signals your body to release a burst of adrenalin that increases your heart rate and raises your blood pressure. This “fight-or-flight” response fuels you to deal with the situation. Once the threat is gone, your body is meant to return to a normal, relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop challenges of modern life make it so that some people’s alarm systems don’t shut off.

Stress management gives you a range of tools to reset your brain’s alarm system. It can help your mind and body to readjust. Without it, your body might always be on high alert, which could lead to serious health problems over time. Don’t wait until stress damages your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing stress management techniques today. The fast pace and multiple challenges of modern life make stress management necessary for everyone.

To monitor your stress, you first need to identify what causes it. What makes you feel angry, tense, worried, impatient or irritable? Do you often get headaches, tight muscles or an upset stomach with no medical cause? Some stressors, such as job or family pressures, holidays, and financial concerns, are easy to identify. But daily frustrations and demands, such as repetitious behavior, running out of time or being late to an appointment, also contribute to your stress level.Even essentially positive events, such as moving, getting married or buying a house, can be stressful. Any change to your life can cause stress.

Once you’ve identified your stress causes, think about strategies for dealing with them. Identifying what you can control is a good starting point. For example, if stress keeps you up at night, the solution may be as easy as turning off the TV and computer and letting your mind slow and wind down before bed. Other times, such as when stress is based on high demands at work or a loved one’s illness, you might be able to change only your reaction.

Don’t feel like you have to figure it out on your own. Seek help and support from family and friends, whether you need someone to listen to you, help with child care or a ride to work when your car is in the shop. Many people benefit from practices such as deep breathing, tai chi, yoga, meditation or exploring nature. It’s important to set aside time for yourself. Get a massage, soak in a bubble bath, read, and listen to music, watch a movie— whatever helps you relax. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will also help you manage your stress. Make a conscious effort to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. Try spending less time with television, computer and phone and more “ME” time.

Stress won’t disappear from your life and stress management activities need to be ongoing. But by paying attention to what causes your stress and practicing ways to relax, you can reduce some of the bad effects of stress and improve your ability to cope with challenges. Relaxation techniques are an important part of stress management. Because of your busy life, relaxation might be low on your ‘To Do’ list. Everyone needs to relax and recharge to repair the damage stress makes to your mind and body.

Almost everyone can benefit from relaxation techniques, which can help slow your breathing and focus your attention. Common relaxation techniques include meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, tai chi and yoga. More-active ways of achieving relaxation include walking outdoors or participating in sports. It doesn’t matter which relaxation approach you choose. Sometimes one will work one day but a different one will work the next. Try several and select one that works for you in the moment, and practice them regularly.

This article is written by Cynthia Joy Maurice. Cynthia is a Life Design & Holistic Wellness Specialist. For your convenience she provides consultations and services at 4 locations in the Myrtle Beach, SC area; as well as in the comfort of your home or online. To contact Cynthia, please call 843-465-7138 or email her at findyourjoys@thejoys.us

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