Medical Cannabis in Virginia

Would you like to know more about Cannabis Medicine? Video #1: What’s the difference between Cannabis, Hemp & CBD? Video #2: How do CBD & Cannabis Medicine work?     Menu Registering for Medical Cannabis in Virginia Resources about Medical Cannabis Anne’s qualifications for teaching about Medical Cannabis Are you interested in registering as aContinue reading “Medical Cannabis in Virginia”

The benefits of CBD Cannot Be Denied!

Hype abounds because it sells. Luckily, the hype around CBD is legit. But, unfortunately, CBD is shrouded by ignominy because some think it’s the same as marijuana (not that that’s a bad thing!) CBD could be a Game Changer for people in physical or psychological pain. Anyone who insists otherwise is doing harm. **The informationContinue reading “The benefits of CBD Cannot Be Denied!”

Mastering emotions

“Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him {or her} at the moment.” -CS Lewis Right? In a calm, quiet place where nothing provokes, a person may feel a hint of the pure flame that burns inside each of us: an unflickering, satisfied benevolence. But when a bird poops on this person’s head,Continue reading “Mastering emotions”

Are you a shower or a grower?

Do you see life as a chance to grow or to show? If you’re honest, the answer is “can’t it be both?” But one answer likely dominates. If you’re a grower, you see life as presenting you chances to learn and develop into a more mature, happy human. This makes sense because you are a work in progress. You have potentialContinue reading “Are you a shower or a grower?”

3 things a chronically ill person might want you to know

Do you know anyone with a chronic illness? You may without knowing it. Many people with a stubborn health condition might seem “normal,” but that’s only because you’re seeing them on a good day. They  may be expending all their energy to function normally and, after you say your farewells, may be headed home for a long nap. And afterContinue reading “3 things a chronically ill person might want you to know”

Power Poses (for 2 min/day) May Change Your Biochemistry!

Quick version: Holding “Power Poses” (making your body appear big) can change your biochemistry making you less stressed and more confident, at ease, assertive, confident, relaxed, risk tolerant, and fearless. More in Amy Cuddy’s TED talk. Long version: When my Mom and Sister are in airports or on long road trips, they pass the time by makingContinue reading “Power Poses (for 2 min/day) May Change Your Biochemistry!”

Flex your gratitude muscle

While we can’t change the world, we can change the way we see it. Practicing gratitude can increase your happiness by 25% (as reported by Robert Emmons, PhD in his book, “Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier.”) The idea is that gratitude is like a muscle: the more you flex it, the stronger itContinue reading “Flex your gratitude muscle”

Curiosity ensures success

This amazing video is the winner of the RSA Student Design Awards, played along with an excerpt from Ian Leslie’s book called Curiosity. See the excerpt in text on the BrainPickings.org site, where each article is highly satisfying. As you listen, you might consider what it has to do with nutrition and health… or, read on to see my interpretation.Continue reading “Curiosity ensures success”

Is Tylenol killing both your pain and pleasure?

Popping a Tylenol or two is so common that it’s hard to imagine it could cause you serious harm. But, aka. acetaminophen is given by prescription only in some countries! Besides being linked to Autism, this study suggests that the drug goes beyond blunting negative sensations… it seems to also cancel out positive sensations and emotions. After taking Tylenol, people who saw a relatively happyContinue reading “Is Tylenol killing both your pain and pleasure?”

Breakfast = reward

New research shows that eating a good breakfast — particularly one rich in protein — boosts a critical neurotransmitter, which may lower food cravings later in the day. When you eat, a burst of dopamine is initiated, which gives you the feelings of reward. “Dopamine levels are blunted in individuals who are overweight or obese,Continue reading “Breakfast = reward”