Self care vs. Self love

        If I ask you what you do for self care, you will list a number of things you do for yourselves, like getting massages, eating well, traveling, or exercising. It is all the things you do for yourself on a physical level for your body. Whereas, self love addresses your emotional well-being, your soul and heart.  Self love is how you care for yourself through time with practices of self care.  

 

Self love can be more abstract and self care is more concrete.

Here are some tips for self love:

 

Firstly it’s about getting to know yourself, it is self awareness. Finding your inner self is asking yourself what defines you? Who are you? What do you believe about yourself?  Believing in yourself is important because your beliefs influence your thoughts, feelings and bahavior. Believing in all your goodness even if no-one else does because more meaning in your life will unfold.

 

Secondly, self love is loving yourself in all your flaws, your strengths, your weakness, and your secrets.  Every part of you is important, and unique.

 

Thirdly, finding what feeds your soul and what inspires you. Visit the soul with what fuels your heart. Go and do whatever gives you power and keep seeking it out.

Self love is not picking a career because of societal demands or pursing a major because it’ll bring financial stability, unless it really interests you. Being practical and working at a job to survive is understandable, however look for ways to progress that represents your true calling.

 

Lastly, expressing gratitude everyday. Gratitude shifts your awareness, changing your approach to others and the world.  Awakening to the beauty around you with its light and darkness,

 

Take care of yourself holistically, embracing mind, body, spirit and heart. Harmonizing mind and body opens up your heart to being a guide in your life to a whole new dimension.

Attitude of Gratitude

“There is no prescription for finding moments of gratitude in every day; there is simply the choice.” -Gillian Deacon.

Much of our cultural conditioning pulls us out of the present moment. Practicing gratitude turns this around so that we find our completeness in the NOW.
When we feel stressed or tired our heart is closed and we are not able to feel or express real gratitude.

Finding moments of gratitude everyday is a choice. Gratitude is much more than an attitude or mood. When we are grateful, our brain translates that feeling into beneficial biochemical and neurological changes in our body.

Gratitude expands the heart when it is offered to another person.
It is an expression of love.

Gratitude removes the feeling of separation and distance between hearts and provides the connection that is our shared humanity and grounds for compassion.

What are you thankful for today?

 

How Cannabidiols (CBD) work.

Hemp and Marijauna come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa, but there are differences between the two plants.  They both contain Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC).  THC is well known for its mind altering component, unlike CBD does not change the state of mind (psychoactive) of the person using it.  CBD contains less than 0.3% THC, which means it cannot produce a high.

How does CBD work in our bodies?

Our bodies have a Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which plays a crucial role in regulating our mood, sleep, appetite, and everyday experiences to help balance the body.  We naturally make cannabidnoids in our bodies to help maintiain this balance.  The ECS has two main receptors, CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain and the Central Nervous System, which is responsible for movement, stress, appetitie, memory and cognition.

CB2 receptiors are located mostly in cells of our immune system and associated structures.

CBD products have more affinity to CB2 receptors, whereas THC has a high affinity with CB1 receptors.  

Therefore, CBD oil or products can help alleviate from these common ailments:

-Inflammation

-Stress

-Back or Neck Pain

-Shoulder or Joint Pain

-Elbow or Knee Pain

-Anxiety

-Spasms

-Arthritis

CBD resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bZb10ZxpBk

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/03/09/medical-cannabis.aspx

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/10/27/hemp-health-benefits.aspx

 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

https://www.massroots.com/learn/what-are-cannabinoid-receptors

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