Managing Personal Change

 

 

This article I’ve written delivers information about managing personal change.  I’d like to point out that while cannabis creates homeostasis from which all other health benefits can come, one still needs to look at personal lifestyle choices to create health and wellness.  This is particularly true for those suffering from chronic physical conditions, and those with PTSD and anxiety. Finally, after the article, I hope you will enjoy the meditation I have provided to assist you with grounding and staying in the moment.

 

In the midst of personal change, fear can often erupt. Worry then ensues. These two things, fear and worry, serve no positive purpose in managing change. Well really, they serve no positive purpose in any part of our lives.

So how does one limit the fear and worry when change is happening and an inevitable part of life?
The mind is the most important piece of the puzzle to maintaining rationality and making decisions that will achieve a positive change. When you have your mind right and are staying positive and rational, you can do anything! Your mind tells you what needs to be done. Listen to it, but only with a rational tone. If it starts running away with itself it’s time to rope it in and bring it into balance. Fear and love are inversely proportional. So reduce the fear about the change by showing yourself love and kindness. You could do any or all of the following: Take some time to exercise, go for a walk, ride your bike, walk your dog, or practice deep breathing, Make sure you are nourishing your body, and are eating for health. Try some simple meditation. Remind yourself that you have a 100% track record for getting through other changes in your life. If you can, write some positive affirmations on pieces of paper and put them around your house where you can see them. These things will keep your mind positive and rational.

Once you feel you have decreased the fear and worry sufficiently, then ask yourself, “what do I need to accomplish to get through this change?” This is the action that is necessary to make the change. So answer your question! Start a list of these things with everything you can think of. Even if the list is starting to get long, don’t allow that to increase your fear and worry again. This is a list of things you will do over time. You may want to put time frames on each item if that will help you to sort out the time you need to get through the change you are making. You are in the drivers seat of this change. You are not a victim, and it is not driving you!

The fact is, this change might just help you onto the path that you really want. Check in with yourself about that, and about what you heart is wanting, what your higher self is needing, what your true self feels about the change that you are making. It is a good idea to journal these thoughts to help you sort them out. If journaling doesn’t work for you, then sit quietly and sort out what you feel about the change with regard to your life path, your heart and your higher self. By taking the time to feed the heart and soul, and listen to it, you will find that your head will continue to decrease in fear and worry.

As I said at the start, change in life is inevitable. We can only control our reaction to it, and how we manage it. When we do this, we are caring for and loving ourselves. This is an essential element of good health and well-being.
Take back your health America!

Peace,
Wendy Love Edge

Meditation:

https://soundcloud.com/bulldozerhealth/audio-rec

The Ballad of Peggy and Glenn,

By Rena McCain

Hello, everyone! I hope today finds you well!

I want to share this story about Peggy Kimmel and Glenn Keeling and what our legal system here in the United States has done to their lives. It’s tragic that people have to fight for their health this way and I would encourage anyone who is moved by this story to reach out and show your support in any way that you can. No one should have to endure this.

So this couple that I know, Peggy Kimmel and Glenn Keeling, are from Ohio. In June of 2016, Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed HB 523 making cannabis medically legal as of September 8, 2016. This made it legal to seek doctor recommendations for medical cannabis. This is exactly what Kimmel and Keeling did!

Keeling suffers from Crohn’s Disease. And, in accordance with the law, his doctor recommended cannabis, issuing a medical cannabis card that Keeling believed allowed him to legally buy and use cannabis as medicine.

According to Keeling, the cannabis was helping him deal with the disease.

“I was able to eat better,” Keeling told Duane Pohlman, a reporter with Local 12 WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio. “I had more of an appetite. I was able to get out of bed.”

Who wouldn’t want to feel better and get out of bed?”

Kimmel, who was issued a medical cannabis card by the same doctor, said the cannabis she was using to treat her MS was a miracle medicine.

“I could walk without using a cane or a walker,” Kimmel said.

Additionally, the cannabis had replaced dozens of pills, shots and other pharmaceuticals that a biopsy had revealed were harming her liver. Just, wow!

So, it really is one thing to knowingly break the law. But it’s quite another when it’s legal and recommended on doctor’s orders. But seemingly this is exactly what’s happening there in Ohio. This couple is facing a dozen charges and could lose custody of their daughter for legally medicating with cannabis.

Keeling is currently facing 16 drug charges. His wife, Kimmel, is facing 15 drug charges after police showed up with a search warrant on October 31, 2018.

When Village of Rockford, Ohio police officers and Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies came to their home on Halloween night, Keeling said he led them straight to the cannabis. The cops that came and arrested them didn’t care that they had been issued valid medical cannabis cards. What an injustice when law enforcement officials are not even aware of the laws they are supposed to be enforcing! Or even worse, when they don’t care to educate themselves, either.

Even Kimmel’s 14-year-old daughter, Tina Lane, said it was clear that her mother was improving on cannabis-based medicines.

“My mom could walk.” Tina said.

Along with all the other charges, her mother and stepfather also face a count of child endangerment, even though Mercer County Child and Family Services, which investigated the case closed their case without any action, stating in a letter that the “family has many strengths, including a desire to protect Tina and provide for her basic needs.”

“They feel that she is safer with us than anywhere else,” Kimmel noted.

But that night, the entire family’s sense of security was shattered. Keeling left in handcuffs and would spend nearly a month behind bars.

Moving forward, Mercer County Prosecutor, Matt Fox, was in Mercer County Court at Keeling and Kimmel’s arraignments. Fox argued that bond for the pair included the usual conditions: “That they don’t consume alcohol or drugs and subject themselves to random testing,” Fox told the judge.

Eric Allen, Kimmel’s attorney argued the condition be changed to allow his client to use an essential medicine: marijuana.

“Over the past few months there have been an increasing number of lesions on her brain. Using medical marijuana tends to alleviate some of her suffering.” Allen told the judge.

So, like a decent human being and in accordance with the law, Judge Jeffrey Ingraham issued bond conditions for Kimmel that includes use of medical marijuana under a doctor’s supervision. So they can use it legally, but are up on charges for also using it legally. How does this happen?

When asked if she would like to say anything to the prosecutor, Kimmel didn’t hesitate.

“I am not a criminal.” Kimmel said. “I would not ever break the law on purpose of any kind.”

They are both free on bond, but struggling financially because this has been a very costly, in more ways than one. They have been fighting for 19 months, and have finally been “granted permission” to use their medical cannabis. Unfortunately, it’s hard to get because of the financial hardship the state has imposed on them.

Please visit the links below to know more about this couple and where they are now in their fight for their lives, or make a quick call to Mercer County Prosecutor Matt Fox at 419-586-8677. Please ask that all charges against Peggy Kimmel and Glenn Keeling be dropped.

Thank you! One team, one dream?

Sign the petition:  https://www.change.org/p/matt-fox-no-criminal-charges-for-medical-marijuana-patients?recruiter=269537161&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi&recruited_by_id=203061a0-d920-11e4-8959-d100ed686160&share_bandit_exp=abi-17131326-en-US&share_bandit_var=v3&utm_content=fht-17131326-en-us%3Av2

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the MONTROSE STAR.

Rena McCain is a co-founder of the Cannabis Open Carry Walks. Find her on Facebook at GanjaGrrl420, or via Twitter @sassikatt24 and Instagram at ganja_grrl420. Listen to Conversations with Ganja Grrl & 420 News HQ, McCain’s broadcast on MixLR.com every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. ’til 2 p.m. CST on the MountainHighX station. To listen, download the MIXLR APP for Android or Apple. Make an account. Search for and follow MountainHigh10.

Raw Cannabis w/guest blogger Miss Teddi

 

My name is Miss Teddi, ABQ’s very own Raw Cannabis juicing lady. I have been following the work of Dr.Courtney’s since 2010, and started juicing 4 years ago .  Raw Cannabis came into play around 2010 by Dr. Courtney.

Dr. Courtney has shown his investigations to many doctors. Kristen Petskuski was the first patient to be healed with Raw Cannabis in 2012. This helped important institutions such as the national cancer institute recognize the anti tumor properties of cannabinoids.

It has also been found that Raw Cannabis has nutritional value as well. I’m trying to get together with a laboratory to test these properties.

In 6 years we have only just began to understand the wonders of Raw Cannabis as an herbal remedy for healing, and as a vegetable.

We have also learned the there are 480 natural components within the cannabis plant.  One of the components is THC. This is the substance that is mainly responsible for the psychoactive effects. It is the lesser known components, the CBD and THCA found in the leaves and trichrome covered flowers of the raw plant, that deliver the nutritional and therapeutic punch.

Consuming Raw Cannabis in it’s raw form is the only way to enjoy all the benefits of the plant. But when cannabis is ripe or heated it loses the anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti- proliferative (the anti- cancerous ) properties of cannabinoids. Remember when you heat up a vegetable it loses a great deal of its nutrients and enzymes which are beneficial to your health? By definition Raw Cannabis is a vegetable and it also loses a great deal of its nutritional value when heated.

We benefit from Raw Cannabis because it comes along with a concentrated source of nutrients that can boost your energy. Its loaded with anti-oxidants, a prefect balance of omega 3 and omega 6, and potent anti-inflammatory properties which can help fight off a host of illnesses and simple aches and pains. You also avoid the high, or head effect.

Plus, with it containing  protein and vegetable matter it can be  used as a dietary supplement. You can lose weight, control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and much more! It just makes for a better quality of life.

There are however a few things one must look out for, Dr. Courtney cautions.

People who have kidney or gallbladder problems may have risks with Raw Cannabis use. He also would not recommend Raw Cannabis for people with hypercalciuria type two, enteric hyperoxaluria, or primary hyperoxaluria. Also anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as coumadin or if you are taking medication that can be blocked by grapefruit or pomegranate juice, you should advise your doctor that your are considering a Raw Cannabis regimen. Most leafy greens contain a high amount of vitamin k which can prevent the liver from metabolizing such drugs, and Raw Cannabis can have this effect as well.

I am not the only one that uses raw Cannabis.  A good friend and fellow MCP Pam McKay tells me, “I was having terrible neuropathy in my legs and was suffering from foot cramps. When I began juicing first thing in the morning the neuropathy subsided as well as the foot cramping and it just helped me feel better it a great way to start my day. Without  having full access to Raw Cannabis or the Canna juice  some of my symptoms have returned. I look forward to getting my PPL  and having my own grow simply for the purpose of having my raw cannabis”

I got my dad Ted Thompson to start juicing shortly after he became an MCP at age 81. It was his blood sugar that surprised me the most . His morning fast was 400 at times,  but 3 moths into juicing his blood sugar fast are now testing below 150 and he tells me “I cant explain how it works or what it does all I know is it makes me feel better and I wont stop juicing with raw cannabis!  He stopped once and his blood sugar was at an all time high. My mom told him to start juicing again and it went back down to a normal level in only 2 days .”

My dear husband Rex Kohr started juicing shortly after I did. He told me he didn’t think it was doing anything that he could notice so he stopped juicing. After only 2 weeks of him not juicing is when he could tell a difference. Once again I’m told I don’t know how to explain what it does, all I know is I feel much better when using Raw Cannabis. Rex also states he’s happy that he’s married to the creator of over 50 treats made with Raw Cannabis which makes using Raw cannabis a pleasure to drink and eat. He might be a little biased, but you will be able to judge for yourselves when my book of Raw Cannabis treats comes out in the summer of 2017.

As for me I could write a book on how Raw Cannabis has changed my life, but I’ll keep it simple. I have been using it both as a dietary supplement and as a herbal healing ready for 4 years. I suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic pain, diabetes and the list goes on. Raw Cannabis has given me my life back. I have lost over 100 lbs. gone from 28 pharmaceuticals down to only 3. Before juicing it hurt to even smile, or to give a hug, but now I’m able to do it often. Raw Cannabis is now a major part of my life I’m actually living for the first time in a long time. I’m loving every part of my life. I’m now a big advocate for Raw Cannabis. I’m also an educator and consultant on Raw Cannabis ready for hire! I cant imagine my life without Raw Cannabis in it.

I think it was Shakespeare that said, let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. I think he was onto something.

When juicing, a wheat grass juicer is recommended for those using large amounts of leaf. However, I have found that a blender is better to use its quicker and easier.  According to Dr. Courtney, a blender is prefered for juicing as you recover closer to 100% of what you put in.

You should use cannabis leaves and small buds that are well into flower. Buds have a higher concentration of CBD’s,  than leaves. Using both together is quite beneficial. Most don’t have the resources  to do this, but I have found through experience that you can mix leaves from plants in a vegatative state with your flowering leaves and a few buds to stretch your juice, and it”s quite effective. It works as both a dietary supplement and a healing supplement.

Raw Cannabis can be kept in an air tight baggy in the refigerator for up to a week. Do not freeze your raw matter. It will cause it to loose its enzymes.

Rule of thumb is one cup of raw leaf matter is a serving .

Please feel free to email me any questions you have at missteddisjuicing@gmail.com  You can also find me on Facebook twitter and Instagram

 

Thanks Miss Teddy!

Take back your health America! – Wendy Love Edge

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