CBD's Effect on Social Anxiety and Cognitive Impairment

I soon realized that when someone is too anxious to leave the house, no amount of journaling or meditation is going to get them out the door. That’s when I started to learn more about CBD (cannabidiol), and it’s effects on the mind and body in helping quell those negative feelings preventing so many from living a happy and full life. Study after study show its powerful medicinal uses on a myriad of issues, but especially on anxiety and depression.

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The Stress Reducing Benefits of Ashwagandha

Aswaghanda is becoming more well-known in western society because of its amazing mind-body healing properties. Most notably, ashwaganda has calming properties that help you manage stress and anxiety. A modern-day epidemic, stress has been linked to as many as 90% of illnesses and injuries.

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Six Tips to Help Save for a Summer Vacation

American workers are statistically proven to have far fewer vacation days available at their expense than employees in almost all other developed countries. Additionally, they take even less of those days off, for fear they may lose their job. In other words, where other nations offer employees an average of 3-5 mandatory weeks of paid vacation, the United States averages 2-3 weeks of non-mandatory, paid leave and workers still typically only take off 50% of those days. American employees are working for more extended periods of time with fewer opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Here are six tips to help you save so that you can enjoy your well deserved vacation time this summer.

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Secretly Healthy Yet Delectable Popscicles

How do you get your kids to eat the recommended five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day when most of the adults you know don't even get that much? SAD-ly, the Standard American Diet is rife with processed, sugar-laden food, and our health and mental state is suffering as a result. To battle this unfortunate situation we Americans are facing (and now it's spreading), I have devised simple ways to sneak in nutritious food where I can, without it being detected and therefore rejected.

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5 Hacks for Staying Fit While Traveling

As I write this, I'm sitting in a vegan coffee shop in Cork, Ireland. The walls are mostly glass, and as I sip my Americano, I watch tourists and locals, burrowed in their jackets and scarves, walk past. It's still cold here in April, but it clearly hasn't slowed the city of 200,000 people down. Watching them all walk by has me thinking about travel and how most people don't even want to think about working out while they are away from home. Either they're on vacation or they're working and under a great deal of stress.

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Delicious Smoothie Bowl in Less than 5 Minutes

It may be winter, but there's just something about fresh fruity goodness first thing in the morning that makes it enjoyable all year round. I was craving it today, so I looked through my freezer and happily found everything I needed to whip up a quick and easy smoothie bowl in less than five minutes. I also added in a couple scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to give some extra love to my skin, nails, hair, and bones.

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