#16 Are you good? #Self-Care

While it’s hard to prioritize self-care, paying attention to your inner life is one of the best ways to support overall health, including physical, mental and emotional health. You’ll have an easier time maintaining a positive habit and a resilient foundation when priority is given to self-care. Be intentional, and set aside your to do list… what’s going on?

“We have so much coming in as sisters, when is our interior life ever put at the forefront? We constantly want to give to other people … Too much of not caring for yourself is not a good thing. We’re bad at that as achievers. Self-care is a priority and we have to do it more.”- Ava DuVernay

The Most Effective Way to Use CBD for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

If you’re suffering from severe anxiety or a panic attack, you’ll want the quickest delivery method possible — and that’s inhalation. According to a report published by the Department of Health of the Government of the District of Columbia, cannabinoid levels peaked 3 to 10 minutes after the onset of smoking. When you vape or smoke you can feel the effects fast — which can be ideal for acute situations — but the same study also showed that cannabinoid levels cleared the body in about 3 hours, so the effects are not long-lasting.

A word of caution: There concerns about the safety of vaping, especially in the long-term.

A Latinx Podcast, which specializes in platicas de psicoeducacion, therapy within the Latinx community, community activities, and social/cultural problemas within our communities; we will be utilizing pop culture and uplifting marginalized voices, specifically those of the Latinx and Afro-Latinx communities.

Intergenerational Trauma con Cynthia Flores

Intergenerational Trauma- ‘When a family system/trauma is passed from one generation to another, anything from physical, emotional, neglect, toxic stress, sexual… abuse’ Discussion lasts 81 minutes

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Don't Panic!

We are stressed! And this isn’t just normal stress - the pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives, and this summer there’s already been a non-stop tide of news stories of police shootings and violence against black communities. This week Dr. Imani lays out how to process the trauma of trying to live your life in the midst of a crisis. Plus, Dr. Imani breaks down how one of her favorite TV shows depicts mental illness in Pop Culture Diagnosis.

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Healing Plants

Good self-care is easy with the simple addition of house plants. House plants transform four-walls to sleep to a Happy Place where one can exhale all the external toxins. Allow plants to work double duty with medicinal plants clearing the air and body from the inside out.

Build an indoor plant sanctuary rather than an outdoor garden? Say hello to your air-purifying house plant starter kit with spider plant, snake plant, fiddle leaf fig, and ponytail palm.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties known as gingerols and shaogals, help relieve a sore throat quickly and kill rhinoviruses, the main cause of the common cold. Adding ginger to your diet is a great way to stay healthy.

The English Marigold can help rid the body of pain when applied topically. The bright orange color is appealing for its simple beauty, but many herbal experts claim that a dried marigold flower can be rubbed onto an insect bite to help reduce the pain and swelling,

Aloe is one of the best house plants as it only needs to be watered every three weeks. It’s an easy house plant that reduces skin inflammation. The clear gel from the plant has been known to treat home burns, cuts and small skin infections.

Ashwagandha is used as an adaptogen to help the body be resilient in the face of stress and fatigue. The root can be used to make a tea, extract or powder and consumed.

Gotu-Kola the perennial plant that’s said to make you more intelligent, is native to Asia and popular in Ayurvedic medicine for its benefits sharpening the mind and memory. Fresh leaves can be eaten in salads.

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