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Time is the Best Healer: Embrace YOU When Illness Strikes Young

Time is the Best Healer: Embrace YOU When Illness Strikes Young

Photo by Ethan Sexton on Unsplash Read it as published at The Mindful Word As we go through life, a lot of us take a lot of things for granted. Our ability to function independently. Our ability to make plans with a fair degree of certainty that those plans will come to fruition. The joy we get from pursuing our hobbies, spending time with friends and relatives, and even working. Spin classes, running, playing with your children, or being active become part of…

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Moving Mindfully Through Life: 5 Ways to Help Bring Positivity to our Days

Moving Mindfully Through Life: 5 Ways to Help Bring Positivity to our Days

Read it here as published in The Mindful Word As consistently as the ticking of a clock marking time, we ourselves move as the second hand of a clock through our lives. Sometimes we move more jerkily through our day, and other times we move more smoothly, like the sweeping hand of a mechanical watch. When things are not moving smoothly, it’s too easy to become frustrated and annoyed, and those feelings carry throughout the entire day. Each negative event builds…

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My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin So the author of the blog, “Airing My Dirty Laundry” got the idea for a linkup, and I thought it fit in perfectly with my niche(s), so here we go! Hey, It’s Okay… -to take a nap in the middle of the day because I’m having a fibromyalgia flare-up, and I’m just plain exhausted! -to spend an afternoon watching Netflix because my body hurts so much from a flare-up that I just can’t haul myself…

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CBD Oil Isolate vs. Whole Plant Hemp CBD Oil

CBD Oil Isolate vs. Whole Plant Hemp CBD Oil

  For those of you considering medical marijuana as a treatment for your ills, I thought I’d get a little more into detail about the differences between Cannabidiol oil (CBD) and whole plant hemp oil. CBD is one of about 113 different cannabinoids found in marijuana, and are being touted as capable of helping users with a long list of illnesses and symptoms from epileptic seizures to schizophrenia, and even cancer. CBD has no psychoactive effects, meaning that symptomatic relief…

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Medical Marijuana – Learning the Lingo

Medical Marijuana – Learning the Lingo

  Marijuana has been used as medicine, as well as recreationally, since people first discovered the effects of the plant when ingested. Then in the 1900’s, it began to gain a reputation, and not a very good one. Marijuana was lumped in with all other illegal drugs, and people have gone to jail for as little as possession of one gram. There are so many compelling reasons to legalize marijuana, but there are many things that need to be taken…

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Marijuana Month!

Marijuana Month!

  Marijuana is in the air this spring, with the Canadian government poised to end the prohibition of Marijuana in Canada. This is a big deal for those who use medical marijuana – they will have access to more strains locally, higher accountability for a properly tested and predictable product, and research can begin into how marijuana may play a role in the treatment of a very wide variety of diseases, disorders, mental health issues, and even its potential to…

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Why That ‘Innocent Touch’ Really IS a Big Deal and a BIG ‘No-No’

Why That ‘Innocent Touch’ Really IS a Big Deal and a BIG ‘No-No’

  Photo by Tina Markova View it as published by The Good Men Project There’s been a lot in the media lately about what’s appropriate and what’s not appropriate when it comes to touching women. I recognize that a lot of people out there will be saying ‘but what about men and inappropriate touch?’ Yes, that’s a problem too, but for this article, I want to focus on the inappropriate touching of girls and women, and what it does to them…

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New Year’s Eve – Here We Go Again

New Year’s Eve – Here We Go Again

  So this will be my first article in a little while, as I allowed my life to be derailed by chaos and catastrophe created by things out of my control. Having had some time to reflect, ponder (cry), and put things back together again in time for Christmas, I have something I’d like to share with all of you. Over the years, the holidays have brought us all great joy, but also, for some, great sadness. My own Grandfather…

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There is no PTSD G.I. Joe Doll

There is no PTSD G.I. Joe Doll

Military Men and PTSD Read it as published in The Good Men Project   Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a disorder that’s been in the news a lot lately, and there are many wonderful organizations that have sprung up to help sufferers cope with their everyday lives in the wake of their personal experiences. Despite this, a stigma still exists surrounding the diagnosis, particularly among military men. While PTSD is not exclusive to military members, affecting first responders and others…

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