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18/05/2020
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LAUREN MAHON – GIRL VS CANCER – Dealing with it

We met Lauren Mahon at Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival in Chiswick last year (2019). She was on The Talks stage, sharing her experience of being told at the age of 31 she had breast cancer. Devastating news at any age, but Lauren was “thirty-bloody-one, far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this kind of crap, and secondly, how can I have breast cancer when she DOESN’T HAVE ANY B*STARD TITS?!?!” It was an aggressive 2.8cm ‘Grade 3’ cancerous lump. Desperate for some reassurance, she headed to CoppaFeel!.... Read More

03/02/2020
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CBD CLIT SPRITZ – it’s on everyone’s lips…

“The Pleasure Centre of the Vulva” by Louise Hill @junkshopvenus No, it’s not a description of the backseat of a Swedish car. Half the population has one, many spend their lives searching for one and sex would be less fun without one. So let’s not beat about the bush, and get down to the nub, or the bean, or the little bald man in a boat…aka the clitoris. Whatever your pet name is, we’re all aware of the clitoris. It’s the female sex organ that contains over 8000 sensory nerve... Read More

21/01/2020
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CAN CBD HELP WITH TRAVEL SICKNESS?

We, personally, can’t say for sure, but there’s scientific research that suggests so. To help what I’m about to say make a little more sense, ‘phytocannabinoids’ are produced by the plant and are present in CBD (cannabinoid) oil , ‘endocannabinoids’ are produced naturally by our own bodies, by the Endocannabinoid System. There are many phytocannabinoids like those you’ll see on the bottles of CBD, like, well CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBN etc.. and many endocannabinoids like our favourite ‘anandamide’. It’s our favourite for 2 reasons; ananda means bliss in the... Read More

17/01/2020
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FANCY A CUPPA? CBD TEA’S ARE BREWING

To celebrate the launch of our new CBD Tea range, here are some fun facts, tips on making the perfect brew and a little more information on why CBD Tea is the way forward. Did you know? Tea is the 2nd most consumed drink in the world 165 million cups of tea are drank in the UK everyday The first tea bags were made from silk Milk was first added to tea so that the porcelain cups wouldn’t be ruined National tea day is on April 21st Did you also... Read More

31/05/2019
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CELEBRATING FATHERS, FELLAS AND FEELING GOOD | We speak to Nick Sargent, of GQ Magazine

Men’s Health Week is coming up (June 10-16) as well as  Father’s Day and the immient launch of our mens CBD range , so we’re celebrating all things MAN this month. Fella’s make up over 45% of our tribe, so it’s great to know many more men are now embracing alternative health and wellbeing methods than ever before.  As Men’s Health Week this year focuses on Numbers, here’s a few statistics that may or may not shock you; 1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65 2 men in... Read More

14/05/2019
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MIND OVER MATTER | Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Body

This week has been one of creating awareness of mental health. Anxiety is certainly the most common reason people come to us seeking CBD help. Every year the Mental Health Foundation  drives the theme behind Mental Awareness Week and this year that theme is body image and how it effects our mental and emotional wellbeing. Their website is a fantastic source of advice and inspiration for anyone with any form of mental illness or instability which is emotionally or mentally driven. I saw this quote on the underground once; In a society... Read More

09/05/2019
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DEATH, DIVORCE AND DIABETES | Michelle divulges her tricks for overcoming the toughest of years

Wim Hof breathing technique for the body, mind and soul. **getting high on your own supply** Last year was emotionally, spiritually and physically draining. It left me feeling very low and it was at a particularly low point when someone pointed me in the direction of Wim Hof Breathing techniques. Within days my life had started to pick up. Slowly and gently at at first my energy returned leaving me more awake, connected and no-where near as down in the dumps. Life’s challenges, though still there, lost much of the... Read More

17/04/2019
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EASTER BEAST | An interview with a real parent faced with the school holidays

Do you look forward to the school holidays with as much excitement as your kids or does the notion fill you with dread?  I asked some of our tribe how they felt about the impending chocolate festival, I mean Easter period. None seemed as excited as me. I wondered why. Having never had children of my own (a dog, cat and all my friends and family are quite enough responsibility for me) I realised that was the common denominator. I decided to talk to a parent about it and see if her... Read More

09/04/2019
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SQUEEL INTO SPRING WITH COLD SHOWERS | Michelle’s awakening every sense with the Wim Hof method

It appears to have become very popular of late, everyone around us seems to be Wim Hof‘ing. It’s a method of meditation and pranyama (breathing exercises) designed to calm your system to the point you can withstand prolonged periods in freezing temperatures. Breathing I’m familar with and have practised varying techniques through my yoga practice, but cold showers…no! Part of the Wim Hof method is to have a cold shower. As much as I love the water, if it’s not tropical temperatures the wet suit is on! Michelle, on the... Read More

06/03/2019

TRAVELLING LIGHT | How CBD can ease the journey and the jet lag

I’VE JUST TRAVELLED TO THE USA AND HERE’S HOW CBD HELPED WITH THE JOURNEY   • SLEEP I certainly didn’t have problems getting into the new sleep pattern. Although CBD doesn’t make me sleep longer, it certainly makes me sleep deeper, providing a better quality of sleep which is vital when adjusting to new time zones. 2 pumps of the 4% at bedtime worked for me • ANXIETY I’m not one for getting anxious before travel, but I was traveling to USA for the first time with sleep deprivation and... Read More