Wellness Journey - Week 2

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WEEK TWO | CALM

We know, we know... there’s absolutely nothing worse than being told to “calm down” when that is the thing farthest from possible. So, being the (self-proclaimed) givers that we are, we pulled together methods we use and items we love for finding our “inner sense of calm.” With these tips and tricks, we will have you feeling like you’re the 2021 Gandhi!

 


 

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TAYLOR SWIFT SAID IT FIRST… YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN

10 WAYS TO CALM F* DOWN
  1. Breathe: ever notice when you’re angry or anxious, you start breathing more shallow and quicker? Combat the anxiety building up inside you by taking long, deep breaths! 

  2. Listen to music: Okay, so we’re not saying to turn on some heavy-hitting rap or rock music that will amp you up. Instead, grab your AirPods and listen to some music that makes you happy. 

  3. Color: surprised to see this? Coloring can relax the fear part of your brain and induces the same state as meditating by reducing your thoughts. 

  4. Walk: Spark your nerve cells in your brain to relax your senses! 

  5. Essential Oils: Let’s be honest; there is a reason aromatherapy has been around for so long and still is thriving. Reach for Lavender, Lemon, or Chamomile when you’re hoping to calm down! 

  6. Bath: Soak the anxiety away! Hot water warms your body temperature and relaxes the muscles, allowing us to not only be physically soothed but also mentally soothed. 

  7. Weed: We saved the best for last, didn’t we? Our Elysium Fields Tincture - Dream Time is an Indica Dominant Strain that will hit faster because it’s a tincture, but isn’t quite as intense as edibles. You could even say it’s just enough for calming. This tincture is excellent for the evening to wind down while quieting your mind and relaxing your body.

 


 

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KEEP CALM & CARRY (YOUR FRIENDS) ON 

ANXIETY LIKES COMPANY, HERE IS HOW TO HELP A FRIEND GET BACK INTO A GOOD MENTAL STATE. 

With everything that went on in 2020, many of us learned new methods to calm ourselves down from impending stress and anxiety. And while we think we're the master of calm now, it seems like some of our friends and family are still having trouble finding their zen. Here are a few tips on how to help someone you love and care for calm down. Supporting someone in distress is no easy feat, but with these tips, you'll even start researching how to become a therapist because you'll be THAT good. 

  1. Listen & Validate: Make sure the person venting to you knows that you are actively listening and understand their troubles. Saying things like, "I hear you" and "That sounds tough" lets your loved one know you're there for them. 

  2. Ask & Learn: Continue to ask questions that help allow them to clarify their situation. However, if they aren't ready to talk about the particulars, respect their boundaries, and let them know you are there for them when they are ready. 

  3. Touch & Affection: Of course, assuming you're in person (and are COVID safe), a light touch on their shoulder or arm can go a long way. If the person looks uncomfortable, back off. 

  4. Eye Contact & Soft Voice: Giving your full attention should be visible in your body language. Making eye contact allows the other person to feel seen and shows them that you feel comfortable engaging with them and discussing their current debacle—partner your eye contact with a calm voice. 

  5. Boundaries & Respect: Know your own limitations before you engage. If you are overwhelmed with your problems, protect your energy and self by not diving into someone else's issues.  

  6. Share What Works for You: This can be both in calming mechanisms and in weed, of course! Wyld Gummies - 1:1 (CBN:THC) Elderberry is a delicious and effective calming treat that you can share! 

 


 

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STOP ACTING LIKE A SUPERHERO, YOU’RE A HUMAN 

IS STRESS AFFECTING YOUR LIFE MORE THAN YOU’VE REALIZED? HERE ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR RIGHT NOW. 

Many people think they're invincible. They take on more than they can chew and keep themselves running on limited fuels like little sleep and an unhealthy diet. Could you be one of these people and just not realizing how much stress is affecting you? Let's talk about the signs and symptoms that you're dealing with biting off more than you can chew, and you need to, for lack of better words, CALM DOWN. 

  1. Got Acne? Acne is one of the most obvious ways that stress exposes itself. Why? Because when people are stressed, they tend to touch their faces more often, and if we learned anything in 2020, touching your face is a bad idea. Touching your face spreads bacteria and, therefore, contributes to acne. 

  2. Heading for a headache? Increased headaches are directly related to increased stress. Watch when your headaches come on and when you feel them the most. 

  3.  Chronic pain 24-7? Stress likes to make sure you're not feeling good about yourself and manifests itself in your body in the form of chronic pain.  

  4. Using too much sick time? Stress bullies your immune system so much that higher stress levels are associated with increased susceptibility to infection. 

  5. Sleep issues? Ever noticed that when you're stressed, you're a little more tired or can't sleep. Stress likes to work hand in hand with fatigue and disrupt your sleep. 

  6. Turn Off? Finding that you lack sexual desire, arousal, and satisfaction? You can thank stress for that too.   

  7. Spending more or less time in the bathroom? High levels of stress often cause diarrhea and constipation. Yikes.  

  8. Hungry, Hungry Hippo? Studies prove there is an association between changes in appetite and stress levels. This can either increase appetite or decrease appetite. And we all know what that leads to. 

  9. More Frowny Face? High levels of stress are associated with depression and depressive episodes. 

  10. Your Ticker increasing? A rapid heartbeat or  increased heart rate is a symptom of high stress. 

If you suddenly realized that you're more stressed than you realized, it's time to take time for yourself and calm down. Re-evaluate your life's goals and give yourself the break you need to get there. Prioritize your health. Need help getting there? Gron 1:1:1 (CBN:THC: CBD) Vanilla Dusted Dark Chocolate Bar should do the trick. A superhero product simultaneously calms an anxious mind and quells body aches; there is a reason this chocolate bar is incredibly popular. 

 


 

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HIGH TEA… QUITE LITERALLY.

Note: Tinctures with an especially strong cannabis flavor or that are infused with peppermint, ginger, or lemon work well in this beverage. Check out High Desert Pure’s Honey Almond Hibernate Tincture!

We don’t know about you, but after a long day there is nothing quite better than cozying up on the couch, grabbing a new favorite book and sipping on a cup of warm tea. Yet, we all know there are those certain days, where tea just isn’t going to do the trick, but before you go reaching for that long-lost bottle of Pinot Noir in the back of the cupboard why don’t you just keep on reading.

The Brits were onto something when they created “High Tea” and while we are not sure this is exactly the future they saw for their day’s end celebration, it’s a trend we can definitely jump on (and it’s freaking easy!).

Cannabis Tea Even The Queen Herself Would Approve 

  1. Start with fresh, cold water. (Tap or bottled, whatever you choose)

  2. Place a tea bag in your favorite cup or mug (we are team green, but a black tea would be just as delish).

  3. Bring water to a rolling boil and immediately pour over your tea bag.

  4. Steep for a good 3 to 5 minutes. (Good things take time… don’t take it out early!)

  5. Remove the tea bag, dose with your favorite tincture-- for the effectiveness of the tincture, we suggest adding a bit of “fat,” so milk, butter or honey. 

  6. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

 


 

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