In this week’s article, I discussed the biological and biochemical impacts of rejection. It boils down to the fact that rejection triggers stress, stress triggers inflammation, and inflammation drives disease processes.

I wanted to provide you with this knowledge now, because we are approaching the holiday season. This means it is a time of relationship togetherness and comfort for many, and connection “triggers and issues” for many others.

In this 8-minute video, I highlight the take home points just in time for the holidays to provide you with tools to deal with some of the potential inflammatory stressors that may pop up. Watch this video to learn:

  • How the human drive to be connected is genetic
  • The importance of relationship health for physical health
  • The scientific studies that show a link between rejection and physical health
  • Tips for handling toxic relationships and rejection including: essential oils, tools for building healthy relationships, and the importance of vulnerability


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Get all the resources to the science of this video, including the essential oil article reference here.

Learn more about essential oils and stress, relationships, and the brain here.


This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)

Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.


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