Even in 2017, this is still somewhat of a controversial topic. So let’s start with some definitions:
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes a single species, Cannabis sativa. The plant is used for fibers and oil (hemp), and may be used for medicinal purposes and as a recreational drug.
Cannabinoids are the active compounds in cannabis. Each plant contains more than 60 chemically related active compounds. Continue reading The Science Behind Medical Marijuana
Let’s talk about some of the ways you can help yourself de-stress. The first option, which I really recommend, is to pack up your tent and hiking boots and go camping! There are so many health benefits to camping, and I’ll let you know some of the more stress-related ones here. When you’re camping, the fresh air is really beneficial. Breathing in the extra oxygen releases serotonin in your body, and your body is put under less strain. Being outside in the sun can also balance out your melatonin levels. Melatonin is what makes you feel tired and can even cause feelings of depression. Last but not least, camping promotes exercise. Exercising produces endorphins, which are brain chemicals that can act as natural painkillers and improve your ability to sleep, therefore reducing stress. Continue reading How To De-Stress
When you’re stressed out, your adrenal glands are told to produce cortisol. This is because your stress response system, or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, sends a message from your hypothalamus to your pituitary gland. Then a new message is sent through your blood and to the adrenal glands. Continue reading The Science Behind Stress
I’m an islander, someone who was born on Prince Edward Island (PEI). This small mass of land on the east coast of Canada is over 3,000 miles away but only takes four hours to drive from end to end. It’s so small that some maps don’t even include it, but it has a lot to offer. Continue reading Prince Edward Island Review
- a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty.
Have you ever been best friends with a pink azalea? I have. My best friend is a little pink berry, an absolute ray of sunshine. It’s so important to have such pure friendships in your life, to surround yourself with positive people while at the same time emanating positivity. Continue reading An Aesthete’s Friendship