Shop Local and Main Street Oceanside

Shop Local and Main Street Oceanside

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping! We have teamed up with Main Street Oceanside and their Shop Local program for this very unique holiday season. 


Shop Local Oceanside is a partnership between Main Street Oceanside and City of Oceanside Economic Development to safely support our Downtown Oceanside businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will run from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, December 20, 2020, and encourages the local community to shop at local businesses in store and online. There will be a digital coupon book, in-store socially distanced shopping events, social media contests and a holiday window decorating contest. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with our offers and events!

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One Year Anniversary!

One Year Anniversary!

Today, November 11,  marks our one year anniversary of being in business. Last November, we had no idea what the next 12 months would bring. We knew it would have its challenges, but we certainly were not expecting a global pandemic, 9 month lockdown, or national toilet paper shortage. 


But despite everything that has happened, we are ultimately so grateful for and proud of our first year in business. We have achieved successful milestones, developed new partnerships, grew our inventory with great new products, engaged in our community, and continue to make an impact through charitable donations and fundraising. Here is a deeper look into everything Flourish + Live Well has accomplished in our first year:

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Partner Spotlight: Canna River

Partner Spotlight: Canna River

Canna River, a CBD company based in Thousand Oaks, California, is making a name for itself in the world of CBD. Its focus on high-quality CBD products at the lowest possible price has earned the company great popularity. Using lab-tested CBD made solely from hemp grown in the USA, Canna River offers tinctures, body lotion, balms, and pre-rolls, with more products currently in development. 


To celebrate our one year anniversary, we are giving away a Canna River gift pack! One lucky winner will be able to experience the high quality CBD that have earned Canna River its reputation. The prize includes a full sized Canna River Full or Broad Spectrum Tincture, Canna River Recovery Balm, and a special Canna River tee! Read on to learn more about each of the products included in our anniversary giveaway:

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Stretching to Relieve Stress

Stretching to Relieve Stress

Now that the days are getting shorter and a pandemic and election still in our midst, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and worn out during the day. However, we have learned to never underestimate the power of stretching our bodies to relieve anxiety and stress. When energy is waning and stress is rising, it’s pretty incredible how a little deep breathing and muscle movement can completely reinvent your mood, energy, and outlook. 

Below are a few stretches that can be done when you need a quick pick me up.  They don’t require any special clothing, equipment, or training – just a willingness to take a break and recharge.

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Dealing with Election Anxiety

Dealing with Election Anxiety

With the election nearly one week away, you may find yourself feeling more anxious than usual. The seemingly endless stream of news, debates, polls, and even ads and videos you’re seeing online is enough to stress anyone out. If you’re experiencing election anxiety this month and finding it difficult to stay positive, here are a few ideas to help you stay relaxed and calm when anxiety strikes.


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Back to Basics: Four Benefits of CBD

Back to Basics: Four Benefits of CBD

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health benefits, from a workout agent to acne remedy .New CBD products and treatments are constantly popping up, claiming to be the ultimate remedy for a variety of ailments.  These wide claims
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How CBD Can Help Athletes

How CBD Can Help Athletes

The life of an athlete entails rigorous training, tough competition, and an optimally functioning mind and body. Athletes all around the world work hard to prepare for their respective sports, but they often encounter roadblocks such as injuries, chronic pain, and mental strains. 

Athletes of all levels and sports have begun harnessing the benefits of CBD to help feel their best both on and off the field. A range of athletes, have praised CBD for its many benefits:
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CBD + Breast Cancer

CBD + Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects nearly one in 8 women in the United States, making it the most common cancer in American women, While modern medicine has made many advances when it comes to treating and preventing breast cancer, the potential for CBD oil to supplement traditional treatments is only just being explored. 

While there is still a lot of research that needs to happen when it comes to CBD,  as a society, we’ve made tremendous progress in regards to our attitude towards hemp and its potential for healing. CBD may help people with cancer manage some symptoms of the disease, as well as side effects of treatment. Scientists are also looking into how CBD could aid cancer treatment, but more research is needed before any conclusions can be made. Let’s take a closer look at how CBD may help people with cancer:

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The Deal with the Dose

The Deal with the Dose

As you probably know, CBD has many health benefits and can be used to treat a variety of issues. No matter what condition you are trying to treat with CBD, taking the appropriate dosage is key. Finding this dosage, however, can be difficult, as CBD is not currently regulated by the FDA and there currently are no official recommended dosages. Below is a guide to figuring out the best CBD dose for you:

In general, human dosages range anywhere between 20 and 1500 milligrams (mg) per day. But determining where your dosage falls within this range depends on a variety of factors, including: 

  • Body weight

  • The condition you are treating

  • Your sensitivity level

  • Other medications you may be taking

  • The concentration of CBD in the product

With all of these variables to consider, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor about an appropriate dosage and potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. If not, it is best to start with a small dosage and gradually increase it. For example, some start with 20mg per day, and gradually increase this amount by 5mg a week until they feel their symptoms are being treated.

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Combatting Zoom Fatigue

Combatting Zoom Fatigue

For many of us, over the last six months, video calls and Zoom meetings have become the new normal. Though initially the idea of conferencing from the comfort of our own homes sounded like a welcome change of pace, the effects of this new virtual collaborative environment have resulted in “zoom fatigue”.
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month - a time to share resources and information to shed light on this tragic yet highly stigmatized topic. We encourage you to use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide and raise awareness about treatment methods and services. 


Mental health issues are rising among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While measures like social distancing and work from home are proven to reduce the spread, the CDC says the “potential for adverse outcomes on suicide risk is high”.


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Can CBD Help Treat COVID-19?

Can CBD Help Treat COVID-19?

As we continue to see coronavirus outbreaks around the world, we are growing more and more eager for a cure to this novel disease. As research continues to develop, quite unconventional candidates have been identified as potential treatments to COVID-19. 

While CBD has been used since the beginning of the pandemic to relieve stress, research is suggesting that CBD could have an even more powerful impact in the treatment of COVID-19. A recent study from researchers at The University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute suggests that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could help fight the acute infection that is associated with Cytokine Superstorm, which contributes to the many symptoms of COVID-19.

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Plant-Based Sleep Remedies

Plant-Based Sleep Remedies

An estimated 1 in 3 Americans fails to get enough sleep each night. Sleep deprivation can not only impact your mood and productivity, but also lead to several serious long term health defects. 

While some turn to pharmaceutical sleep aids to find relief, they are far from a healthy solution. In fact, they can seriously escalate the issue. A New York Times article reported that prescription insomnia drugs zolpidem (Ambien, Edluar, Intermezzo and Zolpimist), zaleplon (Sonata) and eszopiclone (Lunesta) can lead to injury and death from sleepwalking, sleep-driving and engaging in other hazardous activities while not fully awake.” In addition, pharmaceutical sleep aids  can be habit-forming and may cause daytime sleepiness

With growing awareness of the risk associated with these sleep aids, many are looking for a more natural approach to a good night of sleep. And with more Americans looking to enhance their wellness, it’s easier than ever to find holistic sleep remedies.


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Veganism + CBD

Veganism + CBD

Despite the many fleeting trends in the wellness industry, it has become clear that veganism is here to stay. Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals. Though there are many ways to embrace a vegan lifestyle, all vegans eat a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs and honey.


The benefits of veganism spread far and wide, helping this trend outlast other diet fads. First off, there are great environmental benefits that come from reduced meat and dairy farming. In addition, a vegan diet helps support the humane treatment of animals. And lastly are the personal health and wellness benefits that stem from a plant based diet. Veganism harnesses the benefits of plant based superfoods, giving your body a healthy and robust assortment of nutrients. 


CBD is becoming an increasingly  popular superfood in the vegan diet. CBD is a naturally occurring compound which is extracted directly from the hemp plant. CBD is a healthy and powerful addition to a vegan's wellness regimen.

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Cool Off with CBD Summer Popsicles

Cool Off with CBD Summer Popsicles

With temperatures on the rise, we are constantly searching for new ways to cool off in the summer heat. But what if there was a way to cool our bodies, while also calming our minds? Queue DIY CBD Popsicles! 


These summer treats are easy to make and can be adjusted to best suit your needs and sweet tooth! Below are three of our favorite popsicle recipes.If you are new to CBD, remember the golden rule: start low and go slow. And always speak with your healthcare provider before mixing CBD with other medications.


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Tips on Daily Mindfulness

Tips on Daily Mindfulness

The past several months have been testing our patience, compassion, and ability to emotionally cope. In these unprecedented times, where so much seems out of our control, one thing we can manage is our mindfulness and awareness. We put together a few tips for practicing daily mindfulness incorporating mindfulness into our daily lives.
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Superfoods + CBD

Superfoods + CBD

Superfoods and CBD are two of the biggest buzzwords in the wellness industry at the moment. But what are superfoods, how can you benefit from them, and what do they have to do with CBD?
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A Talk with the Experts

A Talk with the Experts

This past week, the Flourish + Live Well team got to talk with Phil Millman (Pharm.D) and Tim de Smet of Greenlife Organics about what goes into making quality CBD products. 


Dr. Phil Millman is the Chief Scientist at Greenlife Organics. He has three decades of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, giving him expansive knowledge of the field. Tim de Smet  works as the Engineering Manager is an expert in the engineering side of CBD and the extraction and manufacturing processes. Today, they both work in Greenlife Organics’ extraction lab, crafting quality products for their clients. Over Zoom, we discussed their careers, current projects, and the importance of organic farming in today’s CBD industry.
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Partner Spotlight: Greenlife Organics

Partner Spotlight: Greenlife Organics

Often when it comes to relieving aches, pains and stress, people are torn between nature and science. Despite praise for CBD as a novel and natural remedy, there has been concern over the lack of FDA oversight and regulation in the industry. The controversy centers on certain brands’ inconsistent quality, strains and extraction methods and lack of transparency with consumers. When scientific proof falls short, people are forced to turn to un-natural remedies, like ibuprofen. When doing so, consumers risk long term side effects and lose the additional health benefits of CBD products.

 

But this is where Green Life Organics comes in. Greenlife Organics is a seed-to-market hemp farm and brand committed to balancing nature and science. They produce CBD infused capsules, oils, topicals, pet products, and home goods that are safe, natural, and effective. Their contribution to CBD research studies and product innovation is their focus as they strive to bring knowledge, inspiration, and healing to every customer
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CBD 101: CBD Topicals

CBD 101: CBD Topicals

This week we are diving into the basics of CBD Topicals as part of our ABCs of CBD feature! 


To review, CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound produced by cannabis and hemp plants. CBD has many health benefits but, unlike THC, does not produce the feeling of being high. This is making CBD an increasingly popular product for growing numbers of people to help treat a wide variety of ailments, particularly topicals.
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Holiday Weekend Wellness Tips

Holiday Weekend Wellness Tips

This past month of action, activity, reopening and unrest has sparked feelings, emotions and anxiety for many of us. We are all searching for ways to process current events while keeping our minds and bodies healthy. Surprisingly, a powerful resource to deal with our emotions and wellness is already within many of our homes- our pets!

 

A pet can be a great source of comfort, companionship, support and motivation for their owners. Pets offer companionship, love, and support. Research published in 2018 confirmed that pets can be beneficial to people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety. This being said, we must consider the wellness and anxiety of our furry friends during these times as well. The sudden surge of activity with both reopenings and protests, coupled with the holiday weekend ahead, our pets are likely to experience anxiety similar to our own. 

 

But there’s good news:  practices used to keep us healthy can benefit our furry friends as well. Below are a few tips and practices to help keep our minds healthy and powerful, and our pets, as we proceed forward in our ever-changing world.

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What is Mindfulness + Meditation?

What is Mindfulness + Meditation?

If you have been struggling to achieve some sense of calm and tranquility amongst all the recent chaos and uncertainty we have been experiencing, meditation may be your answer. 


Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of of being used to increase calmness, physical relaxation and enhance overall wellness. Mind and body practices focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior. Though it takes a bit of practice to get used to, studies show that meditation can decrease stress and reduce symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia, and improve one’s overall lifestyle and perspective. A major contributor to this positive shift is through the focus on mindfulness.
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(Socially-Distanced) Travel with CBD

(Socially-Distanced) Travel with CBD

With states slowly starting to open back up and holiday weekends fast approaching, people are starting to consider leaving their homes for socially distanced time out of town. But what do these loosened restrictions mean for your CBD products? Read on to learn more about traveling around California, and the US, with CBD.
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Fathers Day Collection

Fathers Day Collection

With Father's Day right around the corner, we curated a selection of remedies and gifts perfect for any dad. Our Father’s Day Collection features items hand-picked by father and F+LW owner, Regie.
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Flourishing with Face Masks

Flourishing with Face Masks

It seems like facemasks have gone from seeming like a silly overreaction, to a pandemic necessity. Though quarantine restrictions are slowly lifting and cities are starting to reopen, face masks appear to be here to stay. The CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, still recommends all of us wear cloth face coverings to slow the spread of coronavirus in places where it can be hard to stay 6 feet away from others, like grocery stores, pharmacies, or on public transportation.
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