Need Help With Sleep, Stress, or Anxiety? Try ASMR

Have you ever talked a friend or a sibling into tickling you or brushing your hair? Watched video of the king of softspoken positivity, Bob Ross, even though you have no interest in painting? Paused just a bit too long on a shopping channel, mesmerized by the voice or movement of a person describing a product in excruciating detail?  Did it make you feel all tingly? You may have been experiencing ASMR. ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response,... Read More

4 Ways to Cope With Holiday Stress

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older. Maybe it’s because I’m now married, and two people’s schedules make life more complicated. Maybe it’s because I consider my friends part of my family and I want to celebrate with them. Maybe it’s that I live in Minnesota and the cold plus the limited hours of daylight are weighing on me. Whatever it is, December already seems like an effort. With a different holiday event... Read More

Cool Stuff: Quit Smoking With Aromatherapy, The Dangers of Laser Hair Removal, And Other Health-Related News

Aromatherapy can help curb nicotine cravings. This is pretty cool. We are huge proponents of aromatherapy in these parts, and more and more research has been popping up to show that the practice can be scientifically sound. Anyone who has ever smoked with regularity—sad to say, you can file me in that category—knows that part of the pleasure of that nasty ritual is the calming and rhythmic inhaling and exhaling. It’s not dissimilar from... Read More

Happy Friday Deal From Essence Of Vali!!

It’s hot. It’s Friday. It’s a long weekend in Canada, and next week it’s an extra long one here! What could be better? This! We have a Friday Deal from reader-favorite Essence of Vali. If you’re newer to the site you may not know about this amazing aromatherapy brand. We first discovered it when researching the book, and we’ve been using it religiously ever since—not least of all to help us sleep. But these days,... Read More

Cool Stuff I Read This Week: Sleep = Good, Bras = Bad, Personal Care Products Contaminating Chicago’s Air

Whoa that headline is a mouthful (and a headful). I should clarify though, if I’m going to keep writing this list, that “cool” here just means interesting. Because one of these articles is quite the opposite. It’s crazy, awful, not-cool. Let’s start with the bad news, shall we? —Chicago’s air is contaminated with high levels of chemicals that come from, you guessed it, personal care products. Rebecca B shared... Read More

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