Expansive Thinking

Expansive thinking is thinking that moves you beyond your immediate personal context to allow you to look at things from different perspectives & possibilities.
Possibility is the secret heart of time.' 

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Emily L'Ami
The Big Unwind

It's time to relax, reflect and reconnect but how? After going non-stop all year it can be kind of difficult to do, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite things to read, listen to, watch & eat to help ease you into the big unwind & inspire you for the new year ahead. 

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New Bodha Collections

Introducing three new Bodha Collections designed to bring some ritual, calm & luxury into daily life. We know you want to buy thoughtful gifts for the people you love so we've made it even easier with bundle pricing, personalized wrapping & shipping anywhere in the world.  

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Sensory Ecology

Sensory ecology is a relatively new field of scientific study looking at how different species experience the world based on their unique sensory systems.

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Emily L'Ami
How to Deepen Your Senses

Your enjoyment of life is directly correlated to your relationship with your senses. Studies of sensory perception show we are losing touch with our senses and it's affecting not only our enjoyment of life but also our deeper feelings of meaning, purpose & satisfaction.

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Emily L'Ami
Scent & The Creative Explosion

Human creativity first manifested around 40,000 years ago in the so called 'creative explosion'. After thousands of years we suddenly had a urge to decorate & began making art from natural materials in the form of paintings and fragrance. 

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Recipes for Joy

Many of our deepest scent memories come from food & of those, vanilla is the most universally comforting. The science of mood-mapping (which measures the mood associations of aromas) shows vanilla triggers feelings of relaxation & joy.

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Emily L'Ami
Creating a Joy Loop

This five minute evening ritual is a simple way to build a foundation of joy in your life. With two simple steps your subconscious will learn to scan for the beautiful moments in your day & you'll become finely tuned to the tiniest of pleasures.

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Emily L'Ami
Cultivating Joy

You may notice yourself feeling tired, overwhelmed or anxious. Simple moments that used to bring you joy are harder to come by and there's a a little bit of you wondering where you went? 

Cultivating joy in your life requires the constant deepening of two fundamental threads - self expression & connection.

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Emily L'Ami
Hope is a Forward Movement

Hope defines us. It's a state of being, a way of moving through life that determines not only what we'll achieve but how much we'll enjoy the journey. 

'Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.' MLK

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Avoiding Stagnation

Stagnation accumulates in our thinking and our body through any kind of repetitive restrictive action. It can manifest in our mental & physical patterns as a feeling of cloudiness, dullness, listlessness, fatigue, & heaviness. In Chinese medicine stagnation is held in the liver which maintains the free flow of qi or vital energy in the body.

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How to Start

Starting is hard. We're wired to keep things comfortable & safe, to stay within our bounds. But deep down we all want to create, build & share, to feel that mixture of fear & excitement, to move towards doing something in line with who we deeply are.

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Emily L'Ami
A Way Forward

We can't believe we're already half-way through the year & I'm sure you feel the same!  Before we move forward we wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on the new rituals we've made space for - the things we're doing on a daily, weekly & monthly basis making life that little bit better.

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Emily L'Ami
Theta Scents

Throughout history certain scents have been revered for their ability to bring us into a relaxed meditative state. The latest olfaction stimulation tests have now not only confirmed their role but also shown us how & why they work.

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Emily L'Ami
Thought Sculpture

Most of us feel like we’re 'always' thinking, but in reality much of our mental life happens in the subconscious.  Even if you’re setting goals and making plans it’s often the thoughts you don’t know you’re having that run your life.

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Emily L'Ami
Hyperslow Sunday's

Let yourself move with the natural rhythm of the week by creating a slow Sunday.  Dedicate this one day to reconnecting with your senses & allowing your nervous system to switch into restore mode as your mind, body & soul take a deep breath. 

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Emily L'Ami
How to Wear Natural Perfume

Wearing natural perfume is an intimate personal experience different from what you may be used to with synthetic scents. Made from the essences of plants, barks, resins & flowers natural perfumes draw you in with their subtle complexity & support you with their therapeutic qualities.

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Emily L'Ami
The Journey

We all share a deep desire to experience a time in life dedicated to reflection and self discovery.  A physical, spiritual or mental journey that helps us claim space, gain perspective & reconnect with ourselves and the world around us. 

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L.A. Woman

Warmth, space, light & the feeling of infinite possibilities. L.A. Woman is our second scented collaboration with cult NYC (& now L.A.) women’s wear brand Apiece Apart.

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