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Boundary setting is a chief mental health strategy that’ll help you get through the more difficult times this holiday season.

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The most wonderful time of the year is full of real-life magic, connection, love, hope — and at the same time, it can also be a season of loads of stress. The holidays can be overwhelming for a lot of people, even people who love the season. How do we manage stressors so we can fully revel in wintry joy?

Whether you’re facing fraught family tension, overbearing relatives, issues with inlaws, or a few too many parties on a packed calendar (or just the opposite), boundary setting is a chief mental health strategy that’ll help you get through the more difficult times this season. We consulted mental health professionals to get the best tips and tools to make this your happiest, healthiest holiday yet.

Pouring champagne at holiday gathering shot by Dave Lastovskiy

“Boundary setting is more important than people realize,” said Dr. Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist based in Austin, TX. “You have way more control than you think you do.”

Los Angeles based therapist Jennifer Musselman, MA, LMFT, emphasized this as well and noted that this boundary-setting doesn’t happen overnight. “Setting boundaries with family members can be difficult, so adherence over time is necessary to imprint lasting change,” she said.

Tip 1: If you don’t want to go, then don’t go!

Dr. Gilliland emphasizes your personal power and the power of choice. Are you going because you think you have to? There’s a popular joke among mental health professionals and therapists that goes, “Stop shoulding yourself” or “Stop shoulding all over yourself.”

As my own therapist tells me, “‘Should’ serves us well in childhood, but not so much in adulthood.” Let go of these feelings of obligation and go to things you want to go to.

Tip 2: If you “have to go,” place some limits

Dr. Gilliland humored us with this one — what if there really is a serious obligation (read: it would be a major dick move to ghost someone who was counting on you to come, or you can’t bail on your in-laws). “How long do you have to stay?” he asks. Consider placing a hard limit on time so you feel more comfortable.

Additionally, go over what your reason is for leaving — your “out,” if you will. “What is the ‘reason’ [that you’re telling people] why you only have a little time? It doesn’t have to be some therapy session of full disclosure (which is ridiculous by the way) — it can be a number of things that are probably true.” Consider the following (very realistic) options: “You have things to do around the house, things to do for school or work, or you are going to spend time with a friend.”

Dr. Gilliland warns you to be prepared for resistance, but to be strong anyway. “Yes, they will give you a hard time or be “upset,” but you are trying to manage a very difficult situation, and sometimes we have to make the best bad choice that’s available.” Also consider: you’re not responsible for the emotions and emotional reactions of others.

Tip 3: Give yourself permission to leave or take a break

On the note of that last tip, much of your exit strategy comes down to you giving yourself permission to leave. That said, you don’t have to leave completely to step out and get some air. “Show up and engage in family functions for a limited time,” said Musselman. “Give yourself permission to leave an hour and a half in, or to take a 45-minute walk or run during an all-day family event.”

Use this to get out of any uncomfortable situations. “If a family member challenges you on it, don’t fight back,” she advised. “Simply state: ‘We simply don’t agree. I will be back at X-time,” or, “I’ve had a great time, and now it’s time for me to leave.” This allows you to be the bigger person and keep yourself from getting too emotionally charged or upset.

Tip 4: Limit your topics of conversation

“Remember, just because you have a thought does not mean that you have to share it,” said Dr. Gilliland. “If you have a family member who doesn’t understand or respect boundaries, then you may need to ‘help’ them by not giving them the information they can’t handle appropriately.”

For instance, if you have a parent or relative who is critical of your work or dating life, limit what you say and how much information you divulge. You don’t have to answer everything; come up with a reply beforehand that makes you more comfortable and effectively ends that topic of conversation. “If they have a history of disrespecting boundaries, then be vague or limit what you disclose. There are lots of creative ways to do this,” he explained, noting that politicians are great examples for “a lesson in not answering.” Reminder: “be creative and polite.”

Tip 5: Prepare your partner

Do you have a significant other in the mix? Give them a rundown early and be communicative beforehand. “Both spouses should discuss what they need before hitting up the holiday circuit,” said Musselman. “What do they need, for themselves and from each other? A wife might need to feel backed-up by her husband and to intervene when his mom starts to get critical. A husband might need to ‘check-out’ mentally from the festivities with a sitcom break or ‘run to the store.’ Create a code word that just the two of you know that asserts your needs in those moments.”

Tip 6: Make a plan with your family

Again, communication — in advance — is key. “Where possible, create a needs alignment with your family before you spend the holidays together,” suggested Musselman. “Agree from the outset: what’s the one thing each person needs to support you on in order to make the day or trip enjoyable for you?”

If the option is available to you, have each family member read their agreement aloud. “[Set] group rules like no eye-rolling or complaining,” she said. “Everyone gets one [rule], and everyone agrees to honor all the rules. This, of course, is difficult with extreme issues like addiction [ie, X family member doesn’t drink alcohol this weekend] and should be carefully decided if this will work in your household.”

Tip 7: Disengage

Even with the best planning and boundary setting, things can get heated. The plan? Don’t react (or stop the reaction and get yourself out of there. “When you start to feel your heart race or you get warm or stiff, trust it’s your body’s alarm to danger,” said Musselman. “Remove yourself from the trigger. When you start to feel yourself getting pulled into a heated argument, disengage. Don’t stomp off; rather, calmly excuse yourself.”

Source: https://svnspace.com/blogs/lifestyle/seven-tips-for-setting-boundries-during-holidays

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I've read that the ssri prozac and cbd/cbg/thc are metabolized by the same enzyme in the liver and can cause the ssri to build up in the blood stream and I was wondering if this is a proven fact. It's been very difficult to find research on this. I started taking Prozac but I want to smoke too. If what I've read is true then smoking or consuming any cannabis product will hurt me more than it helps and that means no more cannabis anything..

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Visit our community site for vetted suppliers at http://theCBD.place. It’s time that this subject was given more internet exposure. We are here to discuss topics related to medical marijuana and our experiences using CBD. Please do not assume that anyone here is a medical professional.

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Not All Hemp Products Are Created Equal

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Both Hemp and Marijuana are in the cannabis family. Human intervention has produced variation within the species in terms of THC and CBD levels. Simply put, hemp is designated by a man-made definition of THC levels at or below 0.3%. Marijuana is always harvested from female plants and typically has high THC levels with little to no CBD, although some strains can contain verifying levels of CBD/THC ratios. Hemp has over 10,000 known uses, which can be made from both the female or male plant depending on the desired product. Mana Artisan Botanics uses only female hemp plants in our products, with lab testing guaranteeing below 0.3% THC levels.

Hemp extract is the phytocannabinoid concentrate, created through some form of extraction process, most commonly either with supercritical carbon dioxide or ethanol. The extract’s potency will depend on the levels of cannabinoids in the plant, so each batch of extract will have different levels of cannabinoids.

Why should you care where your hemp is sourced from?

The demand for hemp extracts is rapidly increasing in the U.S. However, there is still limited supply of U.S.-grown hemp, resulting in high prices that cannot compete against imported hemp extract from places like China or Eastern Europe. Consumers seeking quality products may find a lack of transparency when it comes to the origin of the hemp extract in their products. And unfortunately, there is limited data behind the volume and quality control behind these imported hemp extracts.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, we take great care to source high-quality hemp that is grown in the U.S., with the specific intention to facilitate health and wellness.

Do hemp cultivation methods matter?

In the cannabis industry much of what is grown, unless it is organic, is sprayed with varying levels of pesticides and fungicides. Most consumers don’t realize this is a common practice. Given the increasing demand for hemp and cannabis, many conventional farmers are transitioning their fields to these high value crops. Yet, hemp’s cultivation environment is critical as it can act as a bio-remediation crop, absorbing contaminants from the soil while it grows. If the hemp was grown in poor or misused soil, that plant might contain toxins you won’t want to ingest.

This is why at Mana Artisan Botanics, we source our CBD-rich hemp extract only from farms that have never had any toxic agriculture on the land or use any harmful pesticides or fungicides. All our products are purity and potency tested at multiple lab facilities such as Steep Hill Labs Hawaii and Hawaii Pharm Labs for cannabinoid levels as well as pesticide residue, heavy metals and other contaminants. State of the art testing methods are used and THC levels are guaranteed to be under the federal limit of 0.3%. If you want to review the lab results, please contact us!

Do different hemp strains deliver varying results?

Many of the hemp products on the market derive their CBDs as a by-product from other types of hemp varieties such as fiber or seed for hemp food products. The levels of CBD-rich hemp extract in these products are lower and lack the diverse spectrum of cannabinoids one would ideally want for an “entourage effect” that delivers the possible synergies made available by whole plant therapies.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, the hemp we source is grown with great care to facilitate high levels of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

What is the entourage effect?

The “entourage effect” or “plant synergy” is the idea that cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids in cannabis interact synergistically to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.

Are whole plant extracts superior to single-compound alternatives?

Do you know the difference between isolates and whole plant extracts? “Whole plant extract” has a wide range of cannabinoids. Most scientists agree that there is between 80-120 cannabinoids plus additional terpenes, in addition to the better know CBD and THC compounds. With a “whole plant” extract you are getting access to the much wider spectrum of cannabinoids in your hemp infusion for that entourage effect.Isolates are not known to be effective as a whole plant extracts for that very reason. Additionally, isolates can be over processed, sometimes with added chemicals for purification.

Mana Artisan Botanics uses “whole plant extracts” only, with full range of cannabinoids making our infusions superior to single-compound alternatives.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Turmeric in our hemp infusions?

Curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of the most intensely researched natural products available today. With over 6,000 peer-reviewed studies, including clinical and scientific research, turmeric is shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. We add turmeric in our hemp infusions to further augment the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Passionflower in our Hawaiian Sleep Hemp Tincture?

Passionflower extract has been shown in studies to be helpful for relieving general anxiety and improving sleep quality. We add passionflower in our sleep hemp tincture to further augment the anti-anxiety effects of cannabinoids.

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What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Both Hemp and Marijuana are in the cannabis family. Human intervention has produced variation within the species in terms of THC and CBD levels. Simply put, hemp is designated by a man-made definition of THC levels at or below 0.3%. Marijuana is always harvested from female plants and typically has high THC levels with little to no CBD, although some strains can contain verifying levels of CBD/THC ratios. Hemp has over 10,000 known uses, which can be made from both the female or male plant depending on the desired product. Mana Artisan Botanics uses only female hemp plants in our products, with lab testing guaranteeing below 0.3% THC levels.

Hemp extract is the phytocannabinoid concentrate, created through some form of extraction process, most commonly either with supercritical carbon dioxide or ethanol. The extract’s potency will depend on the levels of cannabinoids in the plant, so each batch of extract will have different levels of cannabinoids.

Why should you care where your hemp is sourced from?

The demand for hemp extracts is rapidly increasing in the U.S. However, there is still limited supply of U.S.-grown hemp, resulting in high prices that cannot compete against imported hemp extract from places like China or Eastern Europe. Consumers seeking quality products may find a lack of transparency when it comes to the origin of the hemp extract in their products. And unfortunately, there is limited data behind the volume and quality control behind these imported hemp extracts.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, we take great care to source high-quality hemp that is grown in the U.S., with the specific intention to facilitate health and wellness.

Do hemp cultivation methods matter?

In the cannabis industry much of what is grown, unless it is organic, is sprayed with varying levels of pesticides and fungicides. Most consumers don’t realize this is a common practice. Given the increasing demand for hemp and cannabis, many conventional farmers are transitioning their fields to these high value crops. Yet, hemp’s cultivation environment is critical as it can act as a bio-remediation crop, absorbing contaminants from the soil while it grows. If the hemp was grown in poor or misused soil, that plant might contain toxins you won’t want to ingest.

This is why at Mana Artisan Botanics, we source our CBD-rich hemp extract only from farms that have never had any toxic agriculture on the land or use any harmful pesticides or fungicides. All our products are purity and potency tested at multiple lab facilities such as Steep Hill Labs Hawaii and Hawaii Pharm Labs for cannabinoid levels as well as pesticide residue, heavy metals and other contaminants. State of the art testing methods are used and THC levels are guaranteed to be under the federal limit of 0.3%. If you want to review the lab results, please contact us!

Do different hemp strains deliver varying results?

Many of the hemp products on the market derive their CBDs as a by-product from other types of hemp varieties such as fiber or seed for hemp food products. The levels of CBD-rich hemp extract in these products are lower and lack the diverse spectrum of cannabinoids one would ideally want for an “entourage effect” that delivers the possible synergies made available by whole plant therapies.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, the hemp we source is grown with great care to facilitate high levels of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

What is the entourage effect?

The “entourage effect” or “plant synergy” is the idea that cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids in cannabis interact synergistically to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.

Are whole plant extracts superior to single-compound alternatives?

Do you know the difference between isolates and whole plant extracts? “Whole plant extract” has a wide range of cannabinoids. Most scientists agree that there is between 80-120 cannabinoids plus additional terpenes, in addition to the better know CBD and THC compounds. With a “whole plant” extract you are getting access to the much wider spectrum of cannabinoids in your hemp infusion for that entourage effect.Isolates are not known to be effective as a whole plant extracts for that very reason. Additionally, isolates can be over processed, sometimes with added chemicals for purification.

Mana Artisan Botanics uses “whole plant extracts” only, with full range of cannabinoids making our infusions superior to single-compound alternatives.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Turmeric in our hemp infusions?

Curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of the most intensely researched natural products available today. With over 6,000 peer-reviewed studies, including clinical and scientific research, turmeric is shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. We add turmeric in our hemp infusions to further augment the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Passionflower in our Hawaiian Sleep Hemp Tincture?

Passionflower extract has been shown in studies to be helpful for relieving general anxiety and improving sleep quality. We add passionflower in our sleep hemp tincture to further augment the anti-anxiety effects of cannabinoids.

Source: https://www.finallycbd.shop/not-all-hemp-products-are-created-equal

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