anxiety

CBD Love

If you’ve been here following along for awhile then you know how much I love using CBD to manage my sleep and anxiety. I started using CBD a little over a year ago and it has been a miracle in my life and I love sharing it with anyone who asks me about it.

I have used probably 7 different CBD products consistently and I’ve learned so much. Some of the products were recommended by my naturopath, some from friends and family and each has taught me more about myself, what dosage works for me, what methods of using CBD are most effective, and most importantly, which product is truly the best. I think I have found the one and I am so excited to share it with you.

I have partnered with Zilis to provide these products to anyone looking to incorporate CBD into their wellness journey. I chose Zilis for a few simple reasons.

First, Zilis has the U.S. Hemp Authority (the F.D.A. of hemp products) seal of approval. The U.S. Hemp Authority offers confidence to consumers that the products they approve are safe to use. They have only approved 31 CBD products in the U.S. but you and I both know that there are thousands of CBD products on the market right now without this approval. So, ask yourself if you are willing to put something in your body that hasn’t been tested and proven to be what it claims. I care deeply about the products I use in my home, those I recommend to others, and use myself and so finding a product on this list was paramount.

Second, the Mayo Clinic conducted an extensive study on the Zilis CBD product and found it had high absorption rates (94%) and after the 12-hour study it was still in the system of its participants. These two findings are due in part to the technology that went in to developing this product. Somehow Zilis made their CBD oil water soluble so it can easily be absorbed into our bodies and trust me it is a difference you can feel. Given my extensive history with various CBD products, a few of which I have shared with all of you, I can confidently say that no other product has worked as quickly and as long as the Zilis CBD has.

If you are interested in incorporating CBD into your wellness journey I would be happy to answer your questions and if you are ready to get started and order yours today you can do so here.

Still Blooming Me Wellness - DownTime Partnership

I am so excited to announce my partnership with DownTime, a resource that I think will help many people on their journey towards healing.

From the DownTime Team

DownTime is an advocate for any person struggling with a mental health challenge. Anybody who feels overwhelmed, stuck in an emotionally difficult situation, or would like help reaching their goals. We will get you to the right place for support, help, and guidance. 

We do this by first assessing your concerns, constraints, challenges, needs, and general life situation. Then we work very hard to find you a professional best suited to help you with your specific needs and goals, thereby alleviating you of the stress and burden that comes from having sift through dozens of websites and profiles of various types of professionals.

Are you concerned about feeling overwhelmed or lonely, even after we’ve connected you with a professional? At DownTime we remain involved by checking in from time to time to see how you are doing. It’s our priority to ensure that you are satisfied and progressing towards your goals.

If you need us to, we are also here to help you interpret your insurance policy to make sure that you understand your coverage.

Together with Still Blooming Me, we have built a wellness service that reflects each of our core values and leverages the power and platform of DownTime.

To get started with Still Blooming Me Wellness, fill out the wellness questionnaire here.  DownTime will take care of the rest!

We guarantee to deliver a premium and personalized experience to everyone.

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Life is really good. I am so grateful. I feel so blessed. I am so happy to be here and be healthy.

Three years ago today I started my healing journey by asking for help. I was at the bottom of the deepest darkest pit and I could barely see a sliver a light shining down on me and I took that as my sign to walk through the doors of a hospital and express the turmoil I was in. It wasn’t easy. It was ugly, uncomfortable, scary, traumatizing, and it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life but I am here to tell you it was the best thing I ever did for myself. I learned more about myself from that week in the hospital than I had learned in my 34 years at the time.

It was a crash course in all things mental illness for me. I learned about medication, side effects, advocating for myself, and balance. I learned that trauma is the root cause of most mental challenges. I learned that no doctor has all the answers. That medicine isn’t a perfect cure-all. That every body is different and requires different individualized care. I was reminded of my faith. I learned to fight for myself.

It was clear that I lacked the tools I needed to cope and so I began working hard to sort it all out the best I could and I wished that I had made the effort sooner. That sentiment might resonate with some of you because you are here and reading this. You may be searching for answers and hoping to find help. I am happy to be part of your journey to find healing and I hope you have found my space here to be safe,  helpful, and honest.

On that note…I have a new resource to share with you. It’s an article and PTSD self-test by Safe Harbor House. You can take the screening which is based on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It’s the standard reference used by healthcare providers to diagnose mental health and behavioral conditions. The article also offers information about signs, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and self-care. It’s a very thorough resource and I was glad to have found it. Please share it with anyone who you feel might be suffering from PTSD!

Three years ago, I could have used this resource myself. Now I am just blessed to be able to share it with all of you.

 

Calm On The Go! CalmiGo

I am excited to share with you a new resource that I have been using over the past few months for anxiety. It’s called a CalmiGo and it claims to offer a “Calm in your pocket” experience – I couldn’t agree more! This drug-free and all-natural anxiety remedy has quickly become one of my favorite tools because it’s easy to carry, easy to use, and quickly helps me regain control of my breathing when I am struggling through an anxious moment. It’s been scientifically tested and is even being recommended to patients by doctors and therapists in several countries already.

The CalmiGo device was developed by Adi Wallach. Adi herself understands how awful and uncomfortable anxiety can be and through her own personal journey to find healing she lovingly created the CalmiGo. Her attention to creating this multi-sensory, compact, and easy-to-use device was a passion project for her and I think she nailed it!

I love that the CalmiGo is even safe for children to use. I have been hearing from so many of you who have children struggling with anxiety and I believe the CalmiGo can be helpful. I think that giving your anxious child a tool like Calmigo is a great way to empower them to take control of their feelings and as a mother myself I can’t think of a better way to show my kids how much I love them and care about their mental health.

I have been using my CalmiGo at night when my sleep is disrupted and I wake up anxious. I love that I can turn off some of the features so I don’t wake my husband and each time I’ve used it in this instance I have fallen back to sleep quickly. The light lavender scent that the device emits is great too!

Using my CalmiGo proactively three times per day for three minutes has improved my sleep, my anxiety and anticipation in certain triggering situations, and it feels so good to take a few moments to breathe deeply. It helps me feel grounded and well – calm.

Visit the CalmiGo website for more information about how it might help you gain control over your own anxiety.

Here is a link to a video that shows a CalmiGo demonstration.

I am very excited to be partnering with Calmigo because I know how much it has helped me regain control of my anxiety and I know it will help you too!

For 20% off your purchase with Calmigo use my code BLOOMING.