I am vocal about my mental health and always share about my struggles and advocacy.
Therapy and medication is my main source of coping with my struggles but I have also learned the benefits of CBD.
According to Medical News Today, cannabidiol oil comes from the Cannabis plant and has become a popular alternative therapy for a range of conditions over the past few years. It has been reported that CBD oil can help reduce pain, anxiety, inflammation sleep issues and more.
Although studies report very few side effects with Using CBD, its effectiveness for various medical conditions requires further research and is not known to curing diseases. Different spectrums of CBD include:
CBD isolate: CBD isolate is the pure form of CBD.
Full-spectrum CBD: This CBD contains all the phytochemicals that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. It also contains some trace amounts of THC, which is the compound that gives you that ‘high’ effect.
Broad-spectrum CBD: This CBD contains all the phytochemicals in the cannabis plant with little or no THC. Some broad-spectrum CBD may contain trace quantities of THC.
Any product made from hemp seed oil will not contain CBD. Hemp seed oil is high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega fatty acids which is still can be very beneficial.
CBD products with less than .3 percent THC are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved.
With a lot of research, I have found CBD products that have benefitted me physically and mentally. Once again this is not my main source, but has provided as an aid in my beauty and health care.
I have partnered with Dr. Scholl’s and provided an honest review of their products. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the company in any way.
I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and it is so painful! I guess I can thank myself for all those years of wearing chunky heeled boots and flats with absolutely no support.
Now that I am older I am more wise about my shoe choices but unfortunately everything I wear hurts my feet.
I finally found a solution to help with my foot pain and still wear my favorite shoes. Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step with CushionFlexTM Technology features a newly engineered product design and arch technology for optimal arch support, fit, cushioning and comfort. I am so happy to finally find something where I don’t have to stop and think if these shoes are going to be uncomfortable for me.
Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step offers insoles for any type of shoe that you already own including casual or fashion sneakers, flats, boots, sandals and high heels.
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I have officially been working from home for 5 months and everyday feels like groundhog day. I wake up, place Franco in front of the TV with a bowl of Goldfish crackers and pray he lets me work until the clock hits 4:00pm.
My stress and guilt are at an all time high along with anxiety and worry. One tip of advice that was given to me to help get through day to day was to make sure I get dressed every day as if I were going to the office.
That is exactly what I have been doing and honestly, it works. Although, I am not going anywhere I wanted to feel stylish yet comfortable while working from home. This season is the summer of comfort.I have discovered the most comfortable dress so since I want to wear it practically everyday, I am sharing three ways one how to style it.
This little black dress is made with the same fabric as athletic wear so it keeps me cool and dry and compliments the shape of my body all day long.
The Rec Room is a women-owned and black owned company that provides that most comfortable leisurewear. They were nice enough to offer you all a 20% off code when you make your first purchase. Use code NICOLE20 at checkout. Also, sign up for their newsletter and get a free pair of shorts!
The Rec Room will donate their first year of 1% for Racial Justice proceeds to Equal Justice Initiative which is working to end mass incarceration, racial inequality and excessive punishment and The Loveland Foundation which is bringing opportunity and healing to Black women and girls, through therapy and other programming.
Life is challenging right now, so any way to make it a little brighter goes a long way. Stay safe, stay comfy.
It may be taboo to talk about it or too embarrassing. It happens more you think and addressing this topic will help other women open up about it as well.
The topic I am talking about is intimacy with your partner. After becoming a mother, sex life is the last thing on a lot of women’s minds. No one wants to think about ‘down there’ even if it’s supposed to give pleasure. Women’s self esteem after birth can be low and irritability may increase.
No relationship is perfect, but there are ways to improve it. One way is by communicating your needs with each other so you can build trust.
NeuEve Gold is a vaginal moisturizer that is ideal for women with mild painful sex, mild vaginal atrophy, and mild vaginal dryness. NeuEve Gold helps maintain healthy vaginal ecological balance.
NeuEve does not contain any estrogen, progesterone, herbs, or drugs. They use natural ingredients to help vaginal dryness.
After I had my son, my body changed in ways I never thought it would. I never thought my sexual health would become an issue at my age. I have looked for moisturizers and vaginal creams that would help with my uncomfortableness but nothing seemed to work for me. After discovering NeuEve, I was able to find the product for me based on my dryness and pain factor. It’s like it was customized just for me and my issues. After a few tries, vaginal dryness was no longer an issue for me and my confidence became stronger because of it.
Motherhood doesn’t mean putting a hault on things that you once enjoyed, and NeuEve helps with that! You and your partner can still be able to enjoy your time together like you always have before kids.
Date nights have become few and far in between for Dan and me, but with my birthday coming up I made sure we were going to go out for a fun night kid free!
To celebrate my birthday, we went to see opening of Cirque Du Soleil OVO at the Times Union Center and all I can say is ‘WOW’. If you have been to any Cirque Du Soleil show you know what I am talking about. The costumes, the movement, the amazement; It was incredible to watch and had us in disbelief the whole time.
From the moment you sat down OVO made it feel like you were on a fantastical camping trip with crickets chirping and lights twinkling. We entered the secret world of quiet yet chaotic lives of unique insects crawling and gawking at you.
My jaw was open the entire time and each performance kept me on my feet. This ecosystem was a riot of energy with unique beauty.
After the show we had the opportunity to go backstage and take a tour. We learned that all the performers are from 25 different countries and speak 18 different languages! Each performer has two of the same costume and each costume takes over 70 hours to make. There is so much taken into consideration when putting together this show and I loved learning what goes on behind the scenes, it makes you appreciate the show even more!
Of course, the whole time I was saying to Dan ‘Franco would have loved this!’ I cannot wait to take him when he is a little older so he could really appreciate it. I took some amazing videos for his and he loved them! Overall, this show is family friendly and would be a great night out together.
Cirque Du Soleil will be at Times Union Center until Sunday, February 2nd so if you are looking for a fun date night this is the place to go! Use code OVO15 for 15% off your purchase.
Have you been to any Cirque Du Soleil shows? What did you think when you went?
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I am going to be honest, I wasn’t the most caring about my teeth. I would use a toothbrush from the dollar store and brush for about 30 seconds and be done. Not to mention I would never switch out tooth brushes when I’m supposed to. I would keep the same one for months. Yikes.
I soon realized how poorly I was treating myself when I started teaching Franco how to brush his teeth. He was so excited when we got him a Spider-Man electric toothbrush I said to myself, I should feel this way about brushing my teeth!
I’ve never used an electronic toothbrush before but after doing some research, I found one that was perfect for me. I wanted a product that I was familiar with the brand and the quality of the brush. Smile Brilliant has five different brush modes and lasts for 30 days after a full charge. I didn’t believe it so I gave it a try and I did not have to charge it! This brush is so powerful I felt like my teeth were professionally getting cleaned at the dentist.
What I found super helpful with this toothbrush is that it pauses every thirty seconds so I know how long I am brushing for! It’s exactly what I needed since I always seemed to rush my brushes! It also comes with an extra toothbrush head so I am good to go when it is time to switch it out.
It’s amazing what our children teach us when they don’t even realize they are doing it. If it wasn’t for Franco, I never would have thought to switch to this incredible toothbrush and take better care of my teeth.
We have so much fun brushing our teeth together and he thinks it cool we both have electronic toothbrushes now.
Are you thinking of switching to electronic toothbrush? What is holding you back? If you have any second guesses let me make it a little easier for you. I am offering my followers 20% off their purchase of a cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush. Use my code robinsnestblog at checkout.
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I hope you found this post helpful and inspiring to take better care of your teeth. We all deserve some self care!
Disclaimer: I was provided with this free product in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the company in any way.
My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.