What is Anxiety & How CBD Oil Can Offer Relief for Anxiety Symptoms

What is Anxiety & How CBD Oil Can Offer Relief for Anxiety Symptoms

We have ALL been there, you have a big test, or an important life event and you start to feel panicked, your heart starts beating faster and your palms become sweaty. You are anxious! Everyone has heard the phrase “My anxiety is acting up”, but what exactly IS anxiety?

Stress and anxiety are both a part of the body’s natural fight or flight response. When someone feels under threat, their body releases stress hormones. These hormones cause your heart to beat faster, which results in increased blood flow to your body and creates what is known as an adrenaline rush. This process happens very quickly, and experts refer to this as stress. Anxiety is the body’s response to that stress. Many people will recognize anxiety as the feeling of distress, unease, or dread that someone has before a significant event. It keeps them alert and aware. The fight or flight response can kick in when someone faces a physical or emotional, real or perceived threat. While it can be useful, for some people, it can interfere with everyday life.

For those suffering from anxiety disorders, the symptoms can range from mild to debilitating.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms of anxiety are:
– Feeling nervous, restless or tense
– Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
– Having an increased heart rate
– Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
– Sweating
– Trembling
– Feeling weak or tired
– Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
– Having trouble sleeping
– Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
– Having difficulty controlling worry
– Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety

What is CBD Oil and How Can it Help Reduce the Symptoms of Anxiety?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a molecular compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. Current research shows that CBD, through the endocannabinoid system, helps to regulate many psychological functions in the brain and body. The endocannabinoid system is made up of several receptors that only react to cannabinoids such as CBD. Cannabidiol connects to neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate serotonin and dopamine. Dopamine controls our pleasure and emotional responses, while serotonin controls mood, social behaviour, sleep and feelings of happiness. Clinical studies have shown that CBD significantly reduces the symptoms of anxiety for patients including cognitive impairment, anxious feelings, emotional outbursts and improved sleep patterns. For those looking for a natural way to manage their anxiety symptoms or if you are tired of traditional medications with all their side effects CBD Oil may be the right fit for you. Our trained staff are here to answer any questions you may have and can guide you to the best products to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Life Coaching During COVID-19

Life Coaching During COVID-19

Over the last few months, most of us have had our normal routines disrupted to some degree. Whether we are now working from home, missing family members and friends or just adjusting to a world where “social distancing” is part of our everyday life, it can feel overwhelming to navigate our new normal.

These times are uncertain and we do not know what the future will bring. Many people are having a hard time coping with the isolation and changes to how we live our lives. Others have taken the time to examine their priorities and have realized that they are not on the right path to pursue their dreams and fulfilling aspirations.   Priorities shift, you may not be as satisfied by your career as you originally thought or maybe you want to start pursuing your passions, but do not know where to begin. Whether the change was forced or by choice, everyone can use a strong support system to help as they create a new routine or path. A life coach can be of assistance during these transitions to help you clarify your goals and priorities and to develop a plan to help you achieve them. For those who have been forced to look for new employment due to Covid-19, a life coach can help you determine what your next steps will be and offer support throughout the process.  

One of the biggest issues we have been hearing from clients during this pandemic is time management. Working from home can be overwhelming, especially when you now have the added responsibility of homeschooling or full time childcare. When you add that to the household chores there are not enough hours in the day! A life coach can help you prioritize your daily tasks, create a schedule to ensure your time is used wisely and help bring some calm to a chaotic situation. Most people thrive with a schedule or routine and are lost when this is disrupted.  Getting back on track and setting limits can be incredibly challenging, especially when you don’t know where to start. With the assistance of a life coach you can define where your time is most valued and implement a plan that helps you be at your best!

No matter what challenges or obstacles you are facing during this pandemic our coaches are here to help. Everyone can use a shoulder to lean on during this difficult time and our goal is to make you the best version of yourself as possible. Let’s work TOGETHER to get through this and come out stronger, happier and healthier.  Your success is our success!