May 13, 2020
After an intense month with a car accident and a stressful work injury, I update everyone on how I have been coping with these and the growing pressure on the front lines of the pandemic. Learning to identify your responses to stress can be an effective tool for overcoming challenging times. How does stress activate certain thought patterns you have? How does stress store as tension or discomfort in your body? Learning your symptoms and how to work through them can push your from distress to optimal function in your window of tolerance. I also talk about monitoring your mental health and self-care during the Covid-19 pandemic. The collective stress, trauma, and uncertainty we are all feeling can make isolation a catalyst for psychological crisis, so it is important to maintain social connection and wellness routines to avoid struggling with your mental health. Finally, do not use cannabis to escape or avoid emotional discomfort. Cannabis is most effective when used as a reward for psychological discipline, enhance self-care, or as a tool to work through overwhelming symptoms. To avoid any negative impacts from cannabis its best to balance your use with other methods of self care to allow your cannabinoid system to avoid depending on cannabis as its primary means of activation. Regulated sleep, nutrition, and exercise help in doing this!
This podcast is uncensored and covers many topics considered “taboo” or difficult for some individuals. We do not condone any illegal activities, as this is a platform for harm reduction and open dialogue. Although the ideas are mostly evidence-based and honest, the lines of reality and comedy may be blurred at times...this is your trigger warning!