Emotional bonding, relationship healing, phenols, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, cell memory, receptor sites, oxytocin, the amygdala…how might all these things be related? We are truly fearfully and wonderfully made! The limbic system in the brain supports many brain functions we take for granted: adrenaline stimulation, behavior, motivation, olfaction (sense of smell), and long term memory. This intricate system,… Read more »

Remember the old “Calgon, take me away” commercial in the 70’s? That lady didn’t need a bubble bath; she needed vetiver! Maybe it’s because I’m a bit of an introvert, but I can go on overload when I’m around crowds for too long. I also have the same reaction to loud or chaotic music or… Read more »

Did you know that scent can powerfully affect your emotions? Out of all five senses, our sense of smell is the only one directly linked to the limbic system in the brain, our emotional control center. What this means is that scent can impact not just emotion, but the body’s physical response to it. Mood… Read more »

DISCLAIMER: God designed the marriage bed to be exciting, beautiful, exhilarating, and EXCLUSIVE! My husband and I have often told those we’ve counseled, “Christian couples should have the most passionate, fun bedrooms in the world!” That’s why this portion of my website is here. I want to help women experience the breathtaking joy of godly sexual intimacy!… Read more »

Arguments, frustrations, conflicts, disappointments – these are all part of what we call life. And we rarely enter these negative interactions alone; stress is often a family affair. The old adage is very true, “It takes two to tango;” but, it can also take 3, 4, 10, or more! And, while we’ve all heard the unhelpful expression, “Sticks… Read more »