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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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Every breath you take … Is another opportunity to create calm

Your sense of smell is rooted in one of the very oldest parts of the brain from an evolutionary point of view. The limbic area is connected with memory, emotion and sleep. And, with a little know-how, all of these centres can be ‘triggered’ in order to boost your energy. Scent is inhaled via millions of sensitive cells that line the nasal passages and these send messages straight to the brain. Which means that the response is near instantaneous.

Scent will work for you without any conscious thought of your own, which is why it’s such a useful tool. In spring, a bowl of strongly scented hyacinths on your desk will help you get through a difficult day more smoothly. In summer, lying ...

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