I’ll come right out and say that I’m a big fan of cannabidoil (CBD). After carrying a kid all day I rub it on my sore back. I add a few drops in my very anxious rescue dog’s breakfast every morning. It calms him and has allowed him to happily interact with other dogs again. It has helped some of my dearest friends gain comfort during their battles with depression and terminal illnesses.
For those of you who are wondering what in the world I’m talking about, CBD is a naturally occuring compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. It has shown potential for having great healing benefits for the mind and body but doesn’t get you high like THC does.
Even with all of it’s natural and healing properties CBD (and cannabis in general) still comes with its judgements and stereotypes. I find this to be especially true when it comes to motherhood.
I was so enthralled with the ‘Flower and Flowers - Mother’s Day Brunch’ article in the latest EMBER magazine because it really dismantled some of those negative stereotypes and shined light on empowering women (mothers, business owners, etc) and how CBD enhances their lives. These women talk about the benefits of certain products and the importance of knowing how much and exactly what they are putting into their bodies. They touch on mental health and how THC and CBD can aid in postpartum depression. It’s refreshing to me to see a beautiful article that highlights diverse women making responsible choices for themselves, practicing self care, self love, and overall wellness.