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The Bright Side, Vol. 9

The Bright Side is our new, bi-weekly newsletter designed to give you a hit of happy in your inbox each week. Arriving every other Thursday evening, you’ll get a handful of interesting lifestyle items—from book and podcast recommendations to smart, everyday tips and tricks—along with how cannabis fits into the picture.

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In The Bright Side, Vol. 1:

  • Help for the anxious among us (so, yes, basically everyone)
  • Why scheduling sex doesn’t make you the Cleavers
  • A super easy way to get better sleep

LEARN: Tactical takeaways for anyone who experiences anxiety 😥 📖💡

Anxiety is a total jerk. There’s no other way to put it. If you, or someone you love, are plagued by it, you know how true this is.That’s why we love this podcast episode from popular author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins—The Toolkit for Healing Anxiety, Part One. She chats with Dr. Russell Kennedy, one of the world’s most respected experts on anxiety, to help you understand where anxiety comes from and what you can do to heal (yes, heal! Not just cope!).

🌿 Wondering if weed can also help? We’ve got you. Click to read more about finding success to reduce your anxiety with cannabis.

CONNECT: Spontaneous sex isn’t necessarily the best sex of all 💘🗓🛏

Most of us think of an impulsive roll in the hay when we think about really great sex—not necessarily a scheduled Saturday night rendezvous. But new research says we might have it all wrong.

Many of the enjoyable parts of life are planned (dinners with friends, vacations, special events) and this study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, concludes that sex can be approached the same way. The trick is to adjust your thinking to intention versus expectation. If the intention is to connect with and enjoy your partner—rather than to have the best sex of your life—it will alleviate the pressure.

If the idea of making an appointment to get busy still fills you with dread, consider what you can do to change your outlook:

  • Try something new (or something you haven’t done in a while!).
  • Buy luxurious new sheets.
  • 🌿 Add a little THC to the routine.
  • Create an elaborate storyline and role play.

Looking forward to Saturday night yet?

Get better sleep with the 3-2-1 rule ⏰💤🙂

If it has been a long week and you desperately need to catch some zzz’s, consider giving the 3-2-1 rule of sleep hygiene a try. It’s pretty easy, actually, and experts say it’s a total game changer.

3 hours before bed: Call it quits on food and alcohol, to give your body the chance to metabolize anything you ate or drank that evening.

2 hours before bed: Give your brain a rest from work. Close the laptop and swipe up on the email app on your phone. Sign out of social media if you have to.

1 hour before bed: Kill the screens. We mean it—all of them. Read something for fun, listen to a podcast or try a meditation to unwind.

🌿 You can also try a cannabis edible here for added support. Look for something with both THC and CBN to help you get the uninterrupted snooze time you’re after.

Skeptical? Give it a try this weekend. You can thank us on Monday.


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