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Each month, we explore a specific health and wellness subject. This month’s theme is “More than CBD.”

By now, the dew is off the bud when it comes to CBD. People recognize that when it comes to the healing they seek, they need a lot more herbs, more life and more… nature. So that’s what we’re here to talk about this month: the importance of bringing CBD into a larger, holistic plan for one’s well-being.

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MY GOOD FRIEND, COVID-19

MY GOOD FRIEND, COVID-19

Free speech. It’s on the lips of just about everyone you talk to nowadays, and everyone has an issue with what they can and cannot say about our world. Well, plant medicine practitioners have their own unique cross to bear, especially those of us here in California who remember another time, back when we were able to make our own unique connections with the consumer. It’s important, as we end this month’s discussion on the distinctions between our two brands, to remind you that if you’re using plant medicine, there’s more than one way to get well, no matter what anyone may insist upon.
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REBUILDING

REBUILDING

While we’ve thankfully made it past 2020, It’s hard not to look at where we were a year ago at this time without some sorrow. That whole world seems gone now, and it’s hard for most to imagine from here how we return to those things we used to take for granted: gathering or going to the grocery store without fear, treating human beings as something other than vectors of disease and regaining the broken threads of community that we desperately need to heal. In short, rebuilding.
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What Comes Next

What Comes Next

Free speech. It’s on the lips of just about everyone you talk to nowadays, and everyone has an issue with what they can and cannot say about our world. Well, plant medicine practitioners have their own unique cross to bear, especially those of us here in California who remember another time, back when we were able to make our own unique connections with the consumer. It’s important, as we end this month’s discussion on the distinctions between our two brands, to remind you that if you’re using plant medicine, there’s more than one way to get well, no matter what anyone may insist upon.
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The herbs that help you rest

The herbs that help you rest

Not many people are given good instructions on how to get to sleep. Up until recently, it’s been posed as a binary, and indeed, the more stress you put on oneself, the less likely you’re going to get the sleep one needs. The moment to start preparing begins, interestingly enough, when you first wake up. According to sleep scientist Matthew Walker, both your circadian rhythms and the sleep pressure built up by the steady increase of adenosine throughout the day will eventually intersect to bring your waking life to a halt.
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Stop the Censorship of Plant Medicine

Stop the Censorship of Plant Medicine

Free speech. It’s on the lips of just about everyone you talk to nowadays, and everyone has an issue with what they can and cannot say about our world. Well, plant medicine practitioners have their own unique cross to bear, especially those of us here in California who remember another time, back when we were able to make our own unique connections with the consumer. It’s important, as we end this month’s discussion on the distinctions between our two brands, to remind you that if you’re using plant medicine, there’s more than one way to get well, no matter what anyone may insist upon.
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The Wellness Muses: Jam in the Van

The Wellness Muses: Jam in the Van

f you could take a solar-powered multiwheeler filled with recording equipment and wired for sound anywhere in the world, where would you go? Jam in the Van founders Jake Cotler took theirs all around the country, giving hordes of talented artists and musicians a shot at gaining an audience while supplying a reliably rocking alternative stage at the festivals they visited, which included SXSW, Bonnaroo and High Sierra. But unfortunately, you know what came next
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The Wellness Muses: Doctor Karina Klimtchuk

The Wellness Muses: Doctor Karina Klimtchuk

Like many in the fields of functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Karina Klimtchuk’s path of healing has taken her to many unique ports of call. Graduating with a dual major in sociology and psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Dr. Klimchuk earned a Psya.D in Psychoanalysis, while also picking up additional training in yoga, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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