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It's time to energize your life! Our blog covers adrenaline rushing stories, energizing tips and motivation to conquer your day.

What is Hemp?

You’ve likely heard of hemp, but what exactly is it? Read on to find out more about its uses, including potential anti-anxiety benefits.

About the Plant

What is Hemp?Hemp is… a plant. It is the name of the cannabis plant. The times when the cannabis plant is grown for its fiber is typically when you will hear the term “hemp” spoken or written.

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History of Hemp

How far back does hemp date? What was it used for back then? Here are answers to these interesting questions.

The Origins of Hemp

History of HempHemp fiber has been weaved for more than 10,000 years. Impressive! Cultivation of the ancient plant goes back to 800AD in Great Britain. Then, in the 16th century, farmers grew the crop to help provide hemp to the navy of Britain. Hemp fiber and oil were used to help make parts of battleships, from the sails to pendants and riggings.

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How to Fight Fatigue

When you feel tired all day, and you need a pick-me-up, coffee can be your go-to aid. But then you will notice that once the caffeine is out of your system that you’re feeling low again. Here’s a better way to improve your energy levels throughout the day, in spite of work deadlines, a hectic family schedule and other demands.

Stay On Your Game

How to Fight FatigueExamine Your Blood Sugar Level

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Hemp Lotion

Have you heard of hemp lotion? Here is more about it and the benefits it can offer you.

What is It & Is It Good for My Body?

Hemp LotionWhat is in Hemp Lotion?

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Hemp Seeds: How They Benefit Your Body

Hemp seeds are considered to be significantly nutritious. They are powerful little bites that benefit your body.

Getting Familiar with Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds: How They Benefit Your BodyNutritional Content of Hemp Seeds

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Symptoms of Stress: What to Look For

By learning the symptoms of stress and its causes, you can start to implement strategies to relax on your own. You might start to notice the symptoms described below when, for example, you face a difficult situation at work or have trouble communicating with a loved one.

Recognizing Stress

Symptoms of StressAbout Stress Symptoms

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Benefits of Vaping

Have you heard of “vaping”? Vaping refers to the use of a vaporizer. It is not smoking but instead provides a way for an adult smoker to continue to enjoy their nicotine fix at a lower risk. There is no tar, second-hand smoke and it is healthier than smoking cigarettes.

A Safer Alternative

Benefits of VapingHow Does Vaping Work?

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Adult Coloring Books for Stress Relief

Coloring isn’t just for the kids anymore. Today there are many adult coloring books available at bookstores, and they’re selling fast for the therapeutic benefits they provide people.

Simple and Therapeutic

Adult Coloring Books for Stress ReliefArt Heals

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Breathing Exercises for Stress

Have you ever thought about how the way you breathe can affect your level of relaxation? The next time you feel relaxed, take notice of how your body feels. The goal of the following breathing exercises is to get you to this relaxed state, where you feel less stress.

Exhale the Stress Away

Breathing Exercises for StressBelly Breathing

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What Is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. You’ve likely heard it described in discussions on the news about marijuana. Here is more about CBD and its medical uses, including as a reliever of anxiety.

Cannabidiol

What Is CBD?Cannabidiol in Cannabis

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Benefits of Hemp

Recent evidence suggests that hemp proteins contain the potential to repair the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that naturally damages in humans as we age.

How Hemp Can Help You

Benefits of HempAlthough most people know the body is composed of DNA, few people likely realize the damage to DNA that occurs over the years. It is similar to damage on a vehicle over time as you drive it.

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How to Stay Focused at Work

Staying focused sounds easy, doesn’t it? However, once you add in the never-ending emails, questions from employees, and phone calls, it’s a whole other ballgame. Although multitasking is a great skill, it does have its downside; you can make mistakes that you wouldn’t do otherwise, such as spelling errors. Here are useful tips to help retain your focus during the workday and improve productivity.

Tips on Staying Focused

How to Stay Focused at WorkStart with the Creative Work

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Relaxation Through Music

Did you know that listening to music has the power to relieve your daily stress and calm you down? Believe it or not, this is totally true. In fact, countless scientific studies have proven that listening to soothing music boosts our physiological functions, slows the pulse as well as the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. Many people use music as a meditation tool and music therapy has been known to speed up recovery among those with illnesses and injuries.

Let Music Relax You

Relaxation Through MusicKeep in mind that it is generally recommended you listen to quiet classical or instrumental music selections if you want to unwind and de-stress. If you want to find out how music can help you relax and decompress, here are a few ways you can incorporate relaxation through music into your busy everyday life.

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Calm Your Anxiety the Natural Way

For your anxiety, you may have tried medications and noted uncomfortable side effects or that they are not working as you had hoped. Instead, try natural supplements for anxiety that are often gentler on your body and can provide you the relief you crave.

Natural Remedies For Anxiety

Calm Your Anxiety the Natural WayKava for Anxiety

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Natural Remedies for Insomnia

When you can’t get to sleep at night, or when your sleep quality is poor, the next day can be a rough one. You feel groggy, irritable and tired. While it can be tempting to take medications to improve your sleep, natural remedies are helpful for improving the quality of your zzz’s.

Natural Ways to Get to Sleep

Natural Remedies for InsomniaSupport Your Body’s Natural Tempos

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Relaxation through Yoga Exercises

Ah, yes, yoga. It is a mind-body practice that fits well within an integrative health approach. Yoga is beneficial as it helps you to achieve peace of mind and body, as well as reducing blood pressure and lowering heart rate. Aim to achieve a relaxed physical and mental state with yoga exercises, which can help you better manage stress and increase your self-confidence.

Yoga's Benefits for Relaxation

Relaxation through Yoga ExercisesThe Basic Yoga Components

Most yoga classes incorporate these key components:

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Stress Relief Games

Kids aren’t the only ones who get to play games. In the workplace, games can help relieve stress like headaches and back pain. A bonus benefit is that they can boost morale in the office and bring co-workers closer together in team exercises. Here are some ideas for stress relief games for your place of work:

Top Stress Relief Games

Stress Relief GamesNinja Game

This game can is not only fun but can really help take your mind off of stressful situations. If you have ever wanted to disappear suddenly, now you can! The object is to disappear unexpectedly, without anyone finding you in your attempt to do so.

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Muscle Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques that involve progressively tensing and relaxing muscles are known as progressive muscle relaxation techniques. Several scripts for these exercises are available on CDs, online audios, or by learning the scripts yourself to achieve relaxation. Moving from tense to relaxed muscles can effectively loosen your muscles.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques

Muscle Relaxation TechniquesTo start the progressive muscle relaxation technique find a comfortable position for your body; either sitting, standing or lying down. You can move during the exercise if you feel you can find a more comfortable position.

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Relaxation Exercises

Sure, you’ve probably heard of relaxation exercises, and you may even do them, but there are ways to get even more benefits out of the activities. Specific relaxation exercises can be amazing at reducing anxiety and loosening tight muscles. 

How to Make the Most of Relaxation Exercises

\"RelaxationPlan Ahead and Be Consistent

Plan a certain time of day when you will do your relaxation poses. Choose a time when you do not feel pressured to do another task so that you can fully concentrate on the present moment. By being consistent with the same time of day for the tasks, you can make sure you stick to the schedule. The movements will become part of your life and won’t seem like a burden once you have a routine.

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How to Stop Procrastinating

If you are procrastinating, then it’s time to get out of the time-wasting slump! Rather than getting nothing accomplished because you are over-stressed or another reason, you can start to take action. Here are tips on how to stop procrastinating.

Tips on How to Stop Procrastinating

How to Stop ProcrastinatingMake a List of To-Dos

Begin by writing down what it is that you have to do. Make it in list form and include both the things you have been avoiding and what you know you will be doing anyway. List everything, from big to small items.

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