5 Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

5 Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. Whether it be related to a high-pressure job, health issues or family tensions-no one can control the stressors of life. However, we can control how we choose to manage our stress. Below are several habits that will help you alleviate these tensions and live a healthier life.
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Introducing Our New Blog Series: Flourish + Learn

Introducing Our New Blog Series: Flourish + Learn

We are excited to announce our new blog series, Flourish + Learn, in partnership with Soji Health.


This series will be exploring the science behind wellness and CBD. Through a series of monthly blog posts, we will offer scientifically backed wellness tips and lessons to help you live your best life. 

We will also explain important definitions, ideas, and equip you with valuable tools with which to approach the CBD and wellness industry. 


Both Soji Health and F+LW are invested in harnessing the benefits of plants to help our minds and bodies. By teaming up, we are excited to combine our respective expertise and values to make CBD and natural healing more approachable, accessible, and understood.
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Setting Intentions

Setting Intentions

2021 is finally here, and most of us are excited to have 2020 behind us and a fresh start.  But, like most things we have experienced over the last 10 months, this new year is different than usual. In the past, a new year meant setting
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Wellness in 2021

Wellness in 2021

Wellness has been difficult to maintain in 2020, to say the least. With the rise of COVID-19, raging wildfires, the election, and regional lockdowns, our focus seemed to shift from wellness to mere survival. We redirected our focus from skincare to sanitation, working out to working from home, and from zen to Zoom. In the midst of all of this, our mental and physical wellness was left in disarray. 


2021 is an opportunity to reclaim our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing as we identify new ways to take care of ourselves and those around us. Here are a few of our favorite wellness trends for the new year:

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Your CBD Gift Guide

With CBDs variety of benefits, it can make the perfect gift for nearly everyone on your list! From sleep aid, to pain relief, and relaxation, our vast selection of tinctures, topicals, and gummies are sure to please your family and friends. Below we have a gift guide sure to sooth your loved ones this holiday season.
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Recent CBD Breakthroughs

Recent CBD Breakthroughs

As we prepare for a second round of lockdowns in California, there have been some recent developments in the CBD world to brighten our upcoming week!
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CBD Holiday Cookies

CBD Holiday Cookies

Like most things in 2020, the holidays are a bit different than usual. Whether you are digitally celebrating with family over Zoom or navigating Covid-era Christmas shopping, this season will likely have more stressors than usual. 


To combat this stress, people are adding CBD to their favorite holiday foods to provide the same seasonal comfort with the added benefits of CBD. Anything from desserts to savory dishes can be given a much needed boost with a bit of CBD tincture, and is an easy DIY way to spice up your quarantine festivities. Read on for a recipe for CBD sugar cookies that make the perfect holiday treat- or gift- this season.
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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

Partner Spotlight blog  Canna River CBD..

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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