Just Taking a Little Break…

Dear Readers…I will be taking up my daily writing and posting habit again soon. And I’ll also be leading a meditation challenge soon too. I’m just taking a little break and getting organized for the next step of development on this blog. Stay tuned. Have a wonderful weekend! Much love, many hugs! Namaste ❤

P.S. I’ve had a different Tom Petty song pop into my head every morning since he left this world. Runnin’ Down a Dream popped in this morning, but I heard this song on the radio and it has stayed with me for the rest of the day. This was the last time Stevie and Tom appeared on stage together. It’s amazing how much you can miss someone that you never even (technically) met, but have known your entire life. #MusicHeals #HeavenIsARockinPlace #HeartbrokenOverAHeartbreaker

Day 85: This Working Mama Thing

It’s not pretty, this working Mama thing. Work never ends. And often, not even a fraction of the work gets done. But I’m moving my ball forward. I’m achieving my goals and even though I always feel like some area of my life isn’t getting the attention it needs and deserves from me (rotates between kid, husband, work, house, repeat), I know I’m doing the best I am able to at this time. I’m sharing photos of my messy house to show you what happens when Mama works, when Mama has a career that needs her attention too so that her family can benefit.

This is also kind of my self-imposed exposure therapy. I am exposing myself to clutter and making myself breathe through the anxiety and impulses to drop absolutely everything and clean up the house, which will only last a day or two. Type A personalities don’t do well in clutter, but I choose to move my professional ball forward instead of agonizing over the house that has become cluttered as a result of my decision to focus on work. Big. Deep. Sigh. Baby steps.

And thank goodness for cannabis!

Dear readers – I hope that you’ve had a wonderful day! Happy Friday! Much love, many hugs. Namaste ❤

P.S. Can you relate? If so, please know that you are not alone! Reach out if you need someone to prevent you from going off the deep end! ❤

Day 84: Cannabis Helps People With Autism

Cannabis helps people who struggle with autism. I’ve encountered several adult patients who have enjoyed great relief from symptoms. One patient I’ve encountered spoke to his parents for the first time in 23 years following administration of CBD. The first thing he said? “Mom, I want a cookie.”

Many children who struggle with autism have severe behavioral issues. They are often prescribed anti-psychotic medications and sedatives to reduce symptoms. In too many cases, these treatments are ineffective and dangerous. CBD – Cannabidiol – is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that many families seek on their own when conventional treatments fail. It is safer than pharmaceutical medications without life-threatening side effects. It should be a first line treatment for these families, not a last resort.

Unfortunately, there is a great deficit in the literature related to cannabis treatment for children struggling with autism. Good news though!  A study coming out of Israel holds a great deal of promise for children who are struggling with autism and the families who love them. Haaretz, an Israeli publication features Dr. Adi Aran – a pediatric neurologist – and a review of some of his findings to date. Find that article here!

page1-522px-US-patent-6630507.pdfResearchers are beginning to understand how cannabis helps people who are struggling with autism. We know that cannabis is (likely) the strongest neuroprotectant and antioxidant in the world. You know who else does? The U.S. government! Check out the patent the government has on cannabis. And then consider this problem –  the DEA says that cannabis has no therapeutic or medicinal value. Hmmm….🤔 Hypocritical much?!?

As always dear readers – Wishing you a bright and beautiful day! Thanks for reading and for sharing! Much love, many hugs. Namaste ❤

Day 82: Grief

There are days that I can write endlessly. And there are days that I watch the cursor flicker, taunting me from the white screen where it lives. Today is one of those days. I don’t have much to say or to offer today. I think it is grief as the world feels like it completely changed as of yesterday. Again, and not for the better. I think it is my being am empath/healer-type person that has me exhausted and achy today.

I am off to pick up Little Miss Toddler Girl from school so that we can snuggle as a family, and make supper, and watch a movie, and enjoy the evening together. Through feelings of grief, I am reminded that full life is right here right now. And loving on my family is a great way to deal with the sadness that has overwhelmed me throughout the day.

As always dear readers – I wish you a restful evening. If your heart is broken, please know that you are not alone. Much love, many hugs. Namaste. ❤