While we have all felt anxious or nervous before a big test or exam, test anxiety is a whole other level.
Test anxiety is when your level of stress and anxiety goes beyond a little nervousness and becomes extreme, bringing high levels of worry, anxiety and self doubt; and it can actually impair your learning and compromise test performance.
In this post I want to focus on the use of Aromatherapy for test anxiety, but you should remember that there are numerous tips and tricks for how to manage and you should never be afraid to seek help from a teacher or professional.
Lack of sleep is only bad if you have to drive,
No matter who you are, how old you are, where you live, what you do in your life, we all have one thing in common ... we need sleep!
But for some sleep, or good quality sleep seems to be elusive.
For me sleep is critical, as is my daily nap lol, and I am pretty useless when I don't get enough sleep ... bring on the giant cup of tea please.
When I don't get enough sleep I tend to be fused by caffeine and sugar ... not good, and not supportive of continued good sleep.
Before we get into all of the nitty gritty about how to improve your sleep, we need to first look at some sleep facts ...
My journey with essential oils began about 8 years ago, in the fall of 2015, when my daughter was in junior kindergarten.
Like most 4 year olds, she caught every cold out there ... then proceeded to bring it home to me. It was never ending!
Thankfully, a goddess named Renee told me about an essential oil diffuser blend that changed everything.
And I wanted to know more ... I needed to know more!
So, in the spring of 2016 ... I spend 2 amazing days taking an intro to essential oils course at Alypsis here in Peterborough ... I pretty much wanted all the oils they taught us about!
In the following years I played, and learned, and played some more ... creating blends for myself and my family.
People told me I should sell my blends ... but I just wasn't quite ready.
Until last spring, when I had an idea ... find a way to expand my business to include all of the things that I feel are essential to living a holistic life ... Essentials by BAC.
Part of that dream was to share my love of essential oils with people ... and maybe even some of the awesome blends I had made for myself since taking that intro course all those years ago.
Little did I know how truly complicated that can be.
After encountering stumbling block after stumbling block after stumbling block, and even a minor temper tantrum in my kitchen, someone finally gave me a door to open …
Get trained and certified as a Clinical Aromatherapist.
What I didn’t know was that it was a calling I should have pursued years ago.
But then again, I have always trusted that the universe will wait to present an opportunity until you are ready for it.
And I fell in LOVE all over again!
So … 6 months, 475 hours +++ of studying, multiple assignments (including a trip back to organic chemistry), case studies, a research paper, and a national certification exam later …
I can proudly say that I am now a
Brien-anne RMT, CA
I am passionate not only about Massage Therapy & Aromatherapy, but also living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to do the same!