Since I was young, music has always been my friend and crutch, my healer and sometimes my support system in the heat of the moment. No matter the mood, a sound exists that can soothe you, or simply continue to stoke the fire, and when all hope seems lost or if it feels as though your heart can’t take more pain, the music is there to be your muse. I remember lonely days riding the bus to high school, while the music pumping through my headphones kept me company and gave me an outlet, and a way to find solace when I rarely felt I belonged.
The day is near, and while it’s crunch time with a little bit of chaos thrown in, as to be expected, my beard and moustache are ready for the big day. But it wasn’t always like that. For years, I’ve struggled with growing out a full, well-manicured beard, because of a few thinner patches on my cheeks and my incessant need to trim my moustache prematurely. It gets difficult to eat when it hangs over your top lip, ya know?
Beard growing can be a trying experience for a lot of men, because when you’re first starting out, large unseemly patches tend to linger, while itchiness and wild growth patterns run amok on your face. But the good news is, with enough time and patience, just about anybody can grow a beard. How? Well, with proper technique…
With new minds, a changing world is inevitable. With newly changed minds, a movement is upon us. And that is no truer than in the world of cannabis, because with a new understanding comes new legalization, which opens up an exciting new world of new ideas, inventions and new ways of healing*. Cannabis has shown results in easing chronic pain, assisting with muscle spasms, helping to suppress seizures, while treating glaucoma, stopping the spreading of some cancers, decrease anxiety, slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, lower inflammation, among countless other treatments and applications. But what is it about the plant that has such a powerful effect on adverse human conditions?
Well, there are several cannabanoids, or compounds within the plant and flowers that have powerful effects on us. The most famous may be THC, the psychotropic molecule that gets you high, but also assists in a variety of conditions, which is unfortunately still illegal in many places around the world. The second most evident cannabinoid is CBD, which does not get you high, but does offer some calming effects, while also assisting with majority of the previously mentioned conditions, because it binds so well with our endocannabinoid system that it seems almost made specifically for humans. CBD has been shown to fight cancer cels, relieve nausea, treat seizures and other neurological disorders, while also acting as an antipsychotic, pain reliever, and inflammation reducer for starters. It’s quite literally being held as a miracle compound
Beginning in the early 2000’s, there has been a drastic die off of honey bees that’s got beekeepers and scientists worried all around the world. Ranging from 40-70%, bees have been dying off at an alarming rate every year, and while beekeepers can work to curb such a detrimental shift, their techniques are far from sustainable. Thankfully, some people have noticed what’s going on and have decided to come together to start a movement, which first begins with a shift in awareness, well before results can be seen. As with any movement, there is a long period to go as the fire starts to catch on and spread. This particular shift in consciousness is still in its infancy, however, especially when you consider what’s happening all across the globe, but companies like Simply Bee Organics are working overtime to make a difference.
Essential oils are perhaps the most powerful concentrated natural substances on earth, which are capable of nearly countless applications for healing*, pain, and curing of disease. These oils are derived from plants, flowers, herbs, trees, and roots from all around the world, and are great for boosting one’s immune, while also helping relieve pain, heal cuts and burns, relieve headaches, boost mood and cure depression, as well as help with prevention and treatment of insect bites, and beyond. They can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser, or can be used in a myriad of applications like in healing salves and balms, hair tonic and beard oils, cleaners, tinctures, and they can be used in hot baths, among other uses. They have a tremendous amount of healthy applications, and best yet, there are few side effects (which typically are particular to each person), and they’re natural!
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