Can CBD Really Do All That?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried giving him at least 16 different drugs, but none provided lasting relief. They lived with the grim prognosis that their son — whose cognitive abilities never advanced beyond those of a 1-year-old — would likely continue to endure seizures until the cumulative brain injuries led to his death.

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Still Not Happy? Why Embracing Painful Emotions Is The First Step To A Happier Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be,” wrote Abraham Lincoln.

Let’s face it, if happiness was as achievable as simply deciding to be happy, there’d be a whole lot more happy people. Yet not only is happiness not something we can “just choose,” when we put pressure on ourselves to feel happy, it can inadvertently set us on a war path with ourselves. Which is why, adopting a mindset that embraces the “not so happy” emotions we can rise up within us is essential to living a happier life.

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Every day brings some new trauma’: keeping calm in an anxious world

 

 

 

 

 

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum and the US presidential election, it became common, on the losing side, to compare the experience to a death in the family. First came the punch to the gut, the thunderbolt of disbelief. Then came the days when you would find yourself going about your business as if nothing untoward had happened, only to recall, each time with a fresh wave of nausea, that it had.

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Thinking About Happy Memories Can Shut Down Your Body’s Stress Response

“Think happy thoughts” is among the most generic de-stressing advice you can possibly receive, up there with “stay positive” and “try not to worry about it” — all tips so blatantly obvious that they don’t really need to be said out loud. Oh, so it’s not soothing to fixate the an endless loop of nightmare scenarios playing out in my head? Good to know.

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