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SOOTHING THE SOUL: SELF-CARE PRACTICES WITH UMA WELLNESS OILS AND BOOKS 

Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: April 23, 2024

In the fast-paced modern world, where every day feels like a whirlwind of responsibilities and stress, it’s essential to find moments of solace and rejuvenation. Amidst the chaos, there exist timeless practices that can soothe our souls and nourish our minds and bodies. One such practice is the art of reading, accompanied by the holistic benefits of UMA Wellness Oils. Let’s delve into the transformative power of books and the therapeutic essence of UMA Wellness Oils, uncovering a pathway to inner peace and well-being.

UNDERSTANDING THE READING RENAISSANCE

Despite the digital age’s rise and the plethora of entertainment options available, reading remains a beloved pastime for many. According to the Pew Research Center, 75% of adults in the United States reported reading a book in 2022. However, this statistic is juxtaposed against a decline in reading frequency over the years. The hustle and bustle of daily life often overshadow the joys of reading, leaving many yearning for a deeper connection with literature.

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF THE BRAIN 

Reading isn’t merely an activity; it’s a workout for the brain. Studies utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have revealed the intricate dance of neural pathways that occurs when we immerse ourselves in a book. This stimulation enhances cognitive function and memory and sparks creativity, expanding our capacity to learn and grow.

Children who are read to at home have a higher success rate in school.

The importance of reading to children 2016 

EMBRACING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING 

The benefits of reading extend beyond intellectual stimulation; they encompass physical and mental health as well. Regular reading has been linked to lower blood pressure, reduced stress levels, and improved sleep quality. Moreover, engaging with diverse narratives fosters emotional resilience, empathy, and social connectivity, enriching our lives on multiple levels.

Researchers found a reduction in stress of up to 68% in people when silently reading a literary work for only six minutes.

Reading ‘can help reduce stress

NOURISHING THE SOUL: 4 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS 

As you embark on your literary journey, why not elevate the experience with the sensory delights of the UMA Wellness Collection? Infused with the essence of nature’s bounty, these exquisite products provide a harmonious backdrop for your reading adventures, enveloping you in a cocoon of tranquility and relaxation.

1

The Four Agreements

by Don Miguel Ruiz

A timeless guide to personal freedom, The Four Agreements distills Toltec wisdom into a practical roadmap for living. Through simple yet profound principles, Don Miguel Ruiz invites readers to transcend self-limiting beliefs and embrace a life of authenticity and fulfillment.

Pairing “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz with the UMA Pure Bliss Candle creates an immersive reading experience. The delicate fragrance of clary sage and ylang-ylang in the candle enhances introspection and reflection while exploring Ruiz’s teachings on personal freedom. Together, these elements harmonize, guiding you toward inner peace and self-discovery within the tranquil embrace of the flickering flame.

2

Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne

Journey across continents and through the annals of time with Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale. More than a riveting escapade, this novel inspires a sense of possibility and reminds us that the greatest adventures await those who dare to dream.

As you traverse continents alongside Phileas Fogg and his faithful companion, Passepartout, immerse yourself in the romance and allure of the UMA Rose Rapture Candle. With its intoxicating scent of Rose and Exotic Oud, the candle transports you to a world of pure enchantment, perfectly complementing the novel’s sense of wonder and discovery. 

3

The Collected Regrets of Clover

by Mikki Brammer

 

A timeless guide to personal freedom, The Four Agreements distills Toltec wisdom into a practical roadmap for living. Through simple yet profound principles, Don Miguel Ruiz invites readers to transcend self-limiting beliefs and embrace a life of authenticity and fulfillment.

Pairing “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz with the UMA Pure Bliss Candle creates an immersive reading experience. The delicate fragrance of clary sage and ylang-ylang in the candle enhances introspection and reflection while exploring Ruiz’s teachings on personal freedom. Together, these elements harmonize, guiding you toward inner peace and self-discovery within the tranquil embrace of the flickering flame.

4

Why We Sleep

by Matthew Walker

Delve into the science of sleep with Matthew Walker’s illuminating exploration of our most essential, yet often overlooked, bodily function. From the mysteries of dreaming to the profound impact of sleep on our health and happiness, this book offers invaluable insights into the nature of our existence.

As you immerse yourself in the captivating pages of “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker, let the soothing scent and rejuvenating properties of UMA Pure Bliss Wellness Oil complement your reading experience. As you absorb invaluable insights about the importance of sleep, the calming aroma of clary sage and ylang-ylang will create a serene ambiance, promoting relaxation and enhancing your overall well-being.

The most popular time of day for reading is before bed, with over 50% of readers choosing this time to pick up a book. Claiming that 42% of people felt their sleep improved.

Does reading a book…in bed? 2021

EMBRACING THE JOURNEY: TIPS FOR CULTIVATING A READING ROUTINE

Start Small, Dream Big

If reading feels like a daunting task, start with just 20 minutes a day. Swap scrolling through your phone for immersing yourself in a captivating story or enlightening non-fiction. Over time, you’ll cultivate a habit that nourishes your mind and soul.

Create Sacred Rituals

Establishing a reading routine can be as simple as incorporating it into your daily wellness rituals. Whether it’s curling up with a book before bedtime or savoring a chapter with your morning coffee, infuse your reading experience with intention and mindfulness.

Curate Your Literary Landscape

Choose books that resonate with your interests and curiosity. Whether it’s fiction that transports you to distant realms or non-fiction that expands your horizons, let your reading list reflect your unique journey of self-discovery and growth.

Foster Community and Connection

Engage with fellow bookworms through book clubs, online forums, or social media groups. Sharing insights, recommendations, and debates enhances the reading experience and fosters a sense of camaraderie and belonging.

In conclusion, the convergence of literature and holistic wellness offers a profound opportunity for self-care and personal transformation. As you embark on your journey of reading and self-discovery, may the pages of each book and the essence of UMA Wellness Oils guide you toward a state of harmony, wholeness, and well-being.

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