The relentless pursuit of my joy.

When all the astrologers referred to the early part of December as a time of heightened agitation and being annoyed I said, “Who me?” And, in fact, I’ve found myself annoyed! Here are some tools that help me:

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HIP OPENERS

We are going in order of effectiveness because today this is what really moved my energy.

We store our FEELS in our hips! We store our grudges in our hips! Our bodies are 80% water they want to move around and all that water is affected by the moon!

Just five minutes of some stretches today helped me feel great! I love to bend at my hips and put my arms on a wall or a tree and push out. Then do a slow lunge on each side. Maybe a few hip figure 8s or circles. Drain the energy.

If I’m willing to get on the ground or the bed I also enjoy a deep child’s pose.

MEDITATION

Meditation is helpful when I get annoyed. Just chilling and getting into that soothing place that lives within me. I remembered today how my first ever meditation experience was a whole hour with Sharon Salzberg 14 years ago. I’m grateful I started somewhere, an hour is truly bonkers for a first time, and what a legendary teacher.

Here’s a post I wrote awhile ago about my shitty, inconsistent meditation practice. I’m proud to say I meditate at least once a day (first thing) and ideally three times a day plus other mindfulness. As my quality of life improves from this self care practice it gets more crucial for leveling up.

Today I meditated and felt chill for a bit but the annoyance came back!

GET CURIOUS

Certain emotions like anger, jealousy and irritation are information emotions. What’s the emotion telling you? I find that sometimes with physical pain or emotional pain /discomfort, exploring the lesson helps hasten relief.

MAKE CHOICES

If you’re in a situation with someone who is pushing your buttons, and you can leave, choose your peace.

There’s a great Al-Anon reading that reminds us we don’t need to pass our peace like we pass the salt. I love that as an adult I have a lot of choices.

Go to the powder room, go for a walk. I have some Al anon literature (the little page a day books like courage to change or hope for today) and those are so good for getting my perspective on track when I need to take a minute.

I have been seeing some noise canceling earplugs for folks who are sensitive to lots of noise. (Which I heard recently is part of being a genius for some folks.) If you’re an empath or highly sensitive in lots of ways, please let me encourage your self care and boundaries. “I’m not available for that.” “I can be here for ___ time and then I will need to take a break for silence.”

DANCE

Dancing of course even for a minute just wiggling my body and releasing.

In this time of heightened annoyance I wish you sovereignty over your peace.


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One of my many Covid-19 pandemique lessons is that immunity is a group project.*

If I was Paris Gellar and leading this group project I would have everyone take my supplement protocol (funded for anyone who needs it–a public health equivalent to passing out condoms).

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I can’t take your supplements for you!

I take Vitamin C, D and Zinc. Very high quality mostly because it’s either a whole foods supplement or expensive pee. These are the big three that prevent covid. My doctor has me on 600% of the RDA of vitamin D, plus I use a UV lamp in the winter to make up for lack of sunshine.

Most folks are vitamin D deficient says my doctor, especially up here in the North Pole! My D supplement is from mushrooms! D is really important for mental health! I love magnesium for muscle recovery, anti-anxiety and migraine prevention.

I also take a Zinc & Vitamin C gummy vitamin, a turmeric gummy to help inflammation, a probiotic to support immunity, in a perfect world I would also take holy basil. I take a great multivitamin and a phytonutrient from like 24 plants.

Plus my CBGA & CBDA to help prevent covid. It’s also therapeutic for many other reasons including inflammation and tummy soothing.

I am a big believer that health is wealth and I love how I feel when I remember to take my daily supplements. I’m done trading my health (mental, physical, emotional) for dollars. So many folks sacrifice their health for their wealth and turn around and spend all their wealth trying to get their health back!

I use the Daylio app to remind me of all of my habits including supplements.

I take fish oil and that has helped my seasonal depression so much. This post talks about my seasonal depression protocols.

I don’t eat any fish. Have hated it since I can remember. Big wars with caregivers about trying to force me to eat it. No thanks!

My doctor says I can’t overdose on fish oil and I look forward to finding out how good I can feel when I can afford to double my dose!

If one had experienced a covid infection, even a mild one, I would suggest all of the above plus a brain resourcing supplement with cistanche and a heart supporting CoQ10. Covid is a vascular illness and affects your wiring and your brain! Resource them so they can bounce back. Here’s a study where every single person who had even mild covid had a shrinking brain in an MRI.

I also use a barrier method to prevent Covid that’s really effective.

I ask about air quality in people’s homes before entering–using an air purifier is so important, and having one you can check on the filters etc… I take personal responsibility as much as I can. When I have a choice, I use it to prioritize my health!

I generally avoid sugar, gluten and dairy because it also affects my immune system and my mood. Being grumpy is also thought life stuff and we don’t choose our first thoughts but we can always choose better feeling thoughts and those are shown to boost your immune system. CHOICE! There’s empowerment in choice!

Plus my movement practice (you’re invited!) and my laughter yoga practice!

Okay, I hope I inspired you to prioritize something that will help your immune system as part of this big group project!

*I probably had heard a little about that sometime in biology class (??) but I didn’t understand it until everyone’s weakened immune system from previous covid-19 infections resulted in the worst flu season ever right now plus RSV and what was up with Monkey Pox? We really all are one living system like my friend Leah Garza teaches! Check out our podcast episode together 109 What Even Is Reality?


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In January a study came out that said that CBDA and CBGA taken therapeutically (through a tincture, not, sadly from smoking) could prevent the Covid molecule spike proteins from being able to infect cells.

You can read more about how it works in this Forbes article. I had been thinking about using CBD therapeutically for many other great reasons, and this research was still more reason to try it out!

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When the mask mandate was repealed entirely in Washington state I got concerned enough about the consistently evolving variants to want to have more protection.

I’m active in the communities destigmatizing use of Cannabis so I’ve heard so much about the healing available from CBD therapy. (It’s a plant! It grows in the dirt! You dry it and then make medicine from it! It’s been used by humans for thousands of years! It’s illegal because of racism!)

I’m particularly Covid cautious for my body and health. Mostly because I have the privilege to work from home, live rurally in a community where it’s easy for me to maintain social distance.

I also avail myself of all vaccines available, consider myself fully boosted and re-up every 4 months. I mask 100% of the time indoors with other people and take few risks. Mostly because rarely does a risk seem enticing.

Maybe that’s “extreme” but I spent twenty years of my adulthood in a career that deeply affected my mental health and gave me a chronic digestive disease. I finally found what I’m on this Earth to do. Teaching aerobics requires my body!

I do not desire a vascular illness that shrinks my brain. Check out this study where every single person had changes in their MRI after even a “mild” Covid infection.

Anyway, this summer I had a couple of extra gigs that helped me have the resources to start CBDA & CBGA. I also was getting migraines and found a method to relieve migraines that begins with a therapeutic dose of CBD to open the endocannabinoid receptors. I needed the CBD on hand and I wanted it to help me prevent Covid!

I went to my favorite dispensary planning to just get a tincture, and ended up with both a tincture and RSO.

One of the coolest things about living in a state with legal cannabis is that the lab tests give so much information about what’s in each product. I was able to easily identify which tincture would work well for my purposes. For a tincture I take it sublingually, which means under the tongue.

RSO is short for Rick Simpson Oil and it is something you eat the tiniest amount (a dose of what I use is the size of a sesame seed–on a rough tummy day I might take a grain of rice sized portion). I didn’t even know you could find out all the various compounds in an RSO but there was one that had a high level of CBGA and CBDA and was a better value for the money than the tincture.

I started taking these daily (RSO on a day when it doesn’t matter if I feel the effects in my body, tinctures on days I need to maintain clarity) and was really surprised by the results.

Immediately I noticed I experienced the effects of smoking cannabis MUCH stronger and cut way back. If you think you need a tolerance break might I suggest start taking CBD therapeutically daily? Wow. I don’t really need to smoke like I once did to help my tummy and my aches and pains.

I do still enjoy smoking, just way less.

I love an infused pre-roll from the dispensary! Such luxury! Such bliss!

My tummy overall is way better. I have chronic IBS, which I mostly manage through food and lifestyle. My first week on the therapeutic daily dose I pooped like I was on a cleanse. My body was letting me know the medicine was working and settling my nervous system.

My eyeballs got funny. I don’t know how to describe it but it felt like my vision was different. I could feel a numbness in my eyeballs and could tell something was different. I’m okay to drive at night but I don’t really want to anyway but before my eyeballs settled down I avoided it completely. (Again, such a privilege that I work from home.) I also am still feeling some eyeball stuff from my current microdosing protocol.

My divination practices leveled up big time this summer and I started to see things in clouds and in mist like I hadn’t before. It reminds me of crystal ball reading or perhaps tea leaf reading. I also started a daily Akashic Record practice in June, so I think these overlap but I think there’s something to the CBD that helped my senses get stronger because my nervous system is expanding.

The biggest gap in the world is the gap between knowing and doing. I KNEW that using CBD therapeutically and intentionally would help my body but I had no idea that it would feel this much relief! I’m so glad I switched from just using CBD here and there to every day at 4PM using it as medicine. So grateful for this plant and all the advocates out there helping to decriminalize it!


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