When you have a fiery or intense personality, some of the things you may experience are: chronically higher stress levels, greater reaction to things (good and bad), anger, anxiety, as well as being more expressive and emotional (good and bad).

When you react to life, your reaction may be strong and that can make people uncomfortable.  Thus, they may criticize you.  But your reaction is happening because at a basic level you have a ‘concern’ just like them, and your tolerance level for that concern is less, while others’ tolerance level may be more. This means you are more likely to do something about your concern more quickly, and that can be a beautiful thing. It is progress.  In group situations, you may be the one who gets things moving and gets things done.

You may find yourself toning down yourself to please or be accepted by others, or because you personally are in too much stress and just want to calm down.  But sometimes, people do this through alcohol, food, or other addictive behaviors. While fiery and intense personalities can be magnificent, at other times, there may in fact be some mood instability present.

Here are a few herbs and nutrients that can help:

  • Kava Kava – helps to reduce spasms, anti-inflammatory, decrease pain; may relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia, and tension headaches; helps induce sleep
  • Skullcap – helps reduce spasms, hypotensive, aids in restoring the nervous system, used for restless sleep and agitation; helps induce sleep
  • Chamomile – anti-inflammatory, anti-spasm, calming, helps reduce nervousness and nightmares
  • Avena Sativa – useful for an irritated nervous system
  • Shisandra – liver protective, increases brain efficiency, builds strength, used for insomnia and night sweats; relaxing adaptogen; indicated for forgetfulness due to stress; helps control anger
  • Lemon balm – reduces indigestion due to stress, calming, useful for migraines
  • Glycine – an amino acid that can alleviate sudden anxiety or spinning thoughts; promotes serotonin release in the prefrontal cortex, which helps to alleviate both insomnia and depression; can improve REM sleep and mood in those with insomnia

Use these and other stress reduction mechanisms (exercise, consistently good sleep, chanting, prayers, sleep, counseling, etc) not only when you need it, but regularly.  Your mood instability may only show up in particular situations, and it is beneficial to work on those patterns before such situations occur so they can be handled better when they do.

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