Monthly Archives: August 2013

Grown Ups Smoking Marijuana Is Not Bad, It’s Just Illegal

Grown Ups Smoking Marijuana Is Not Bad, It’s Just Illegal

When I was a kid our next door neighbor Bob had brain cancer. He was young, in his 30s, a former boxer in the Marines with three young daughters. Because of the chemotherapy and radiation Bob couldn’t go out in the sun. Every night Bob would sit out on his back porch and the neighbors […]

Cannabis: The First-Line Medication For Treating Childhood Epilepsy

Cannabis: The First-Line Medication For Treating Childhood Epilepsy

PHOTO: Meghan Wilson and her daughter, Vivian, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome. “A little less panicky, but more tired than ever before.  So violent with biting, hitting and scratching, ripping the leads off, and just wanting to crawl out of his skin with not being able to sit still…. No sleep for either Jaxs or […]

How To Eat Fresh Healthy Food On A Busy Schedule

How To Eat Fresh Healthy Food On A Busy Schedule

PHOTO: Kris Carr’s Save the Tuna Wrap for lunch! So I thought I was busy when I had just one kid, but now that I’ve got two under two the one kid days seem SO easy! Now it is harder to get a meal on the table any time of day, let alone when I’m […]

Cannabis And Christianity: Why I Believe Jesus Would Oppose The Drug War

Cannabis And Christianity: Why I Believe Jesus Would Oppose The Drug War

“I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (Genesis 1:29)   I want you to truly let this statement roll around in your head, let it marinate for a bit, and think about what […]

ASTROLOGY: Leo, Lead From The Heart

ASTROLOGY: Leo, Lead From The Heart

What is happening in the sky this month? August is here, which means the Sun has moved into one of its favorite signs, Leo! July got off to a bumpy start with Mercury Retrograde, but things have shifted. Hopefully, you cleaned out “that which no longer serves you” last month, and re-evaluated how you communicate […]

The MOVE Nine And “The City that Bombed Itself”

The MOVE Nine And “The City that Bombed Itself”

What caused Philadelphia officials, in collusion with state and federal agencies, to drop a four-pound bomb made of C-4 plastic explosive and Tovex, a dynamite substitute, onto the roof of the Osage Avenue headquarters of the MOVE organization in West Philadelphia on May 13, 1985? Why did six adults and five children have to lose […]

My Family Ran A Michigan Dispensary Until The State Closed Us Down

My Family Ran A Michigan Dispensary Until The State Closed Us Down

I was eight months pregnant when my husband called me to tell me he wanted to open his own medical marijuana dispensary in our home state of Michigan. It was nearly midnight, and it was one of the most terrifying phone calls of my life. There is so much risk in medical marijuana right now; […]

REVIEW: Tea Tree Face Mask

REVIEW: Tea Tree Face Mask

This face mask is part of a larger product line at the Body Shop featuring tea tree oil (melaleuca) which is a powerful anti-fungal that dries up acne almost immediately when it is used on skin without leaving harsh burn marks or irritation in its wake like prescription acne medications can. Oh yeah, and it’s […]

Five Beauty Essentials

Five Beauty Essentials

It’s no secret, I love beauty and beauty products. I was that teenager who subscribed to all the magazines (remember YM?). I would pour over them meticulously and mark the pages of items I wanted to purchase and look into. I was beyond excited when I heard of services like Birchbox and Ipsy that, for […]