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Students & Teachers & Stress, Oh My!

Students & Teachers & Stress, Oh My!

Hello! Jeremiah here from Team CBD Jubilee. 🙂

In 2017, I finished my Bachelor’s degree, moved to Indianapolis, and began teaching kindergarten- 7th-grade computer science. I had never taught in a classroom, but I had worked in various youth organizations around the country. I didn’t major in computer science, on the contrary, I was an English major and book nerd. However, my time serving in the U.S. Air Force working in Cyber Operations spoke for my computer skills. So, the school agreed to hire me on an emergency waiver. In my naivety, I thought that my experiences might prepare me for the task at hand. I was incorrect. 

No amount of student teaching experience can prepare one for the hilarity of kindergarteners, or the mood swings of middle schoolers. Ultimately, I lasted two years in the classroom before realizing I was ready for a different path. My time as a teacher probably taught me more than I was able to teach my students. Between the brief glimpse I got into an education career, and the fact that my partner is a high school administrator, I’ve garnered some insights into the pressures and mental/emotional health issues that our students and teachers face. For the record, I will not be speaking to students who are younger than 18, that’s for a parent and guardian to decide with the help of a family doctor. But, I will speak to the “student/teacher experience” in general terms. 

Teachers rarely sleep. Teachers don’t get normal lunch breaks. Teachers usually work over their annual (fall, holiday, spring, summer) “breaks”. Teachers spend all day in the classroom with our children and then spend their evenings grading homework and preparing for the next day’s lessons. It’s a never-ending cycle that is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, not to mention the financial stress of being dramatically undervalued and underpaid. In today’s classrooms, many teachers are operating as social workers, mentors, and educators, thus there’s a certain degree of emotional baggage they process or release before coming home. Every aspect of this profession requires intentional steps to maintain balance in the other areas of life. And if the teacher’s role has become more difficult in the capitalist-driven era of 2021, you know the role of “student” has become more challenging as well. 

Anyone who has spent time in the classroom knows that the workload is rarely small. Stress and anxiety over assignments and exams can be debilitating. Carrying a backpack, bending over a computer, or sitting at a desk for hours a day can cause excruciating pain and discomfort. For those working on their thesis or upper-level projects, the ability to focus on a single task while your to-do-list continues to grow is a real struggle. And who among us kept normal adult sleeping hours in college? Enter the litany of issues we’ve already mentioned — enter CBD.

CBD is known for helping with anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. However, other powerful cannabinoids serve other purposes. CBC may help with focus. CBG may calm anxiety, and allow you to be present and alert (and won’t make you sleepy). CBN, on the other hand, may help you find deep restorative sleep… The list goes on! These cannabinoids feed your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and allow your body to do its reparative work naturally. When you take these supplements, you’re feeding your body something it makes naturally: cannabinoids. At CBD Jubilee, we’ve carefully curated products featuring all of these cannabinoids to help students and teachers alike find more joy and productivity in learning. Overcome pain, stress, lack of focus, and exhaustion with these products today and learn how much easier your experience in school can become. 

Students and teachers from around the country are joining in the chorus of those singing CBD’s praise. Nearly 50% of New York college students reported using CBD to help cope with student life in a recent study. And this phenomenon isn’t isolated to the east coast. It is happening across the globe as more students learn about the benefits, as discussed in this article. As the stigma and ignorance around hemp and cannabis products slowly recede from mainstream American culture, CBD will continue to take center stage as a safe, daily supplement, perfect for students and teachers alike.

If you know a student or education professional who may need help focusing, sleeping, relaxing, or de-stressing, point them towards CBD; or better yet, send them to CBD Jubilee! There’s no virtue in suffering and suffering itself serves as a distraction from the knowledge that students are supposed to be learning. It IS possible to find balance in life, even for students and teachers. It IS possible to have a focused and alert mind and to feel relief and peace in your body. It’s simply a matter of educating our educators on the benefits of CBD. 

 

CBD & Your Immune System

CBD & Your Immune System

CBD can be an essential part of keeping you healthy. How? CBD feeds your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to get your body into homeostasis also known as balance. If you have anxiety, insomnia, stress, pain or any kind of inflammation then CBD will help support your ECS.

Your ECS is the key to your best health and a strong immune system. Getting those CB1 & CB2 receptors fired up and making your own endogenous cannabinoids is the name of the game. You do this by supplementing with CBD liquids, gelcaps, edibles and more.

Of course there are other supplements that are known to be immune boosting, such as: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, probiotics, mushroom formulas, oil of oregano and so many more. Here’s an opportunity to add CBD to whatever regimen you currently follow and get that systemic inflammation down, reduce your anxiety, lessen your pain, and feel stronger and ready to fight whatever germs come your way.

Challenging Days

Challenging Days

We live in a very stressed-out culture. From young kids, to teenagers, to adults and elders — everyone seems to be grappling with a fair amount of tension in their life. That tension manifests in so many ways. Some people get headaches, others lose focus, some have digestive troubles and many turn to pharmaceutical or recreational drugs to calm down.

On top of all that — we have had a crazy winter. So many grey days and then out of nowhere the sun comes out. It’s a rollercoaster of stress that is no fun to ride. Consider the fact that CBD has the ability to trigger our own Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to help our bodies get into balance. CBD is working to get your ECS to produce more of your own endogenous cannabinoids. It is amazing that our bodies have an innate ability to do this just like we produce enzymes and hormones.

Our bodies and brains crave homeostasis. When you have anxiety, insomnia, pain, etc. then your body is not in homeostasis. CBD may be the answer to how your body processes stress so that instead of feeling poorly — you can feel well. And don’t forget …spring is just around the corner.

 

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

Now that you’ve spent a few weeks — or maybe the entire year not eating well or exercising as much as you needed — this is the beginning of twelve months of taking good care of yourself. Ready, set, get started on those New Year’s resolutions!

How well did you sleep in the past year? Whether it involves turning off your “monkey mind” so that you can fall asleep or getting back to sleep when you wake in the middle of the night, CBD may be a great option for you. We have liquids that include calming herbs or capsules that have melatonin added. Maybe you just want to chew on a gummie and call it a night.

If you have stress at work or home then that is another way that CBD may be helpful in getting you to an emotionally calmer place. Sometimes a great CBD nano-spray or a chocolate square infused with CBD is all that it takes to help you relax a bit.

And, maybe you have low back pain, a sore neck, arthritis or headaches. CBD is an amazing supplement that helps reduce inflammation and thus, can lessen your pain. We have topical salves, roll-ons, creams and patches. A little something for everyone.

Looking forward to you checking out our website or visiting us at the back of The Hatch!

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