Shame and Guilt. What’s the difference?

Shame and guilt are two distinct emotions that are often confused with each other. The main difference between shame and guilt is their focus: shame is focused on the self, while guilt is focused on the behavior. Shame is an intense feeling of discomfort, humiliation, or self-disgust that arises from the belief that one hasContinue reading “Shame and Guilt. What’s the difference?”

10 Ways to Express Gratitude

Expressing your gratitude can be rewarding as well as healing. Here are some creative ways to embrace an “attitude of gratitude.” Focusing on gratitude can sometimes feel like a tall order, especially if you live with a mental health condition. Being told to “be more grateful” might sometimes feel like toxic positivity — as if your strugglesContinue reading “10 Ways to Express Gratitude”

Therapeutic Effect and Mechanisms of Essential Oils in Mood Disorders: Interaction between the Nervous and Respiratory Systems

Essential oils (EOs) are extracted from plants and contain active components with therapeutic effects. Evidence shows that various types of EOs have a wide range of health benefits. In our previous studies, the potential of lavender EO for prevention and even treatment of depression and anxiety symptoms was demonstrated. The favourable outcomes may be dueContinue reading “Therapeutic Effect and Mechanisms of Essential Oils in Mood Disorders: Interaction between the Nervous and Respiratory Systems”

Bible Oils: 12 Most Revered Oils and Their Historic Uses

Essential oils have been an integral part of the daily lives of people for thousands of years. At least 33 specific essential oils and aromatic oil-producing plants are mentioned in the Bible, and the word “incense” is mentioned 68 times in Scripture. Psalm 45:7-8, Proverbs 27:9, Isaiah 61:3 and Hebrews 1:9 all reference oils inContinue reading “Bible Oils: 12 Most Revered Oils and Their Historic Uses”

The Miracle of the Oil Vessels

Now there happened to be a certain woman who had been the wife of a member of the Guild of Prophets. She cried out to Elisha, “My husband who served you has died, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But a creditor has come to take away my children into indentured servitude!” ElishaContinue reading “The Miracle of the Oil Vessels”