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The Art of Setting Intentions in 5 easy steps

Wondering how to set intentions for manifesting? Here's a proven step-by-step guide for making your thoughts a reality! When should you set intentions? Really whenever you want! But here are some ideas for times of the year that pack a little extra punch: – New month – New moon – Full moon – Solstices – New year … Personally, I like to work in the cycles of the moon. That way you can set an intention and see how it progresses and when that moon cycle comes back around, it's a great reminder to revisit the intention you previously set. [RELATED] How to Get In The Right Mindset Before You Start Manifesting How do you set intentions for manifesting? Intentions acts as...

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Origins of Kava: Finding Wellness in Nature

Though traditional medicinal plants like kava are causing a stir in the western world of medical science, it’s important to remember that people have been using these plants long before the advent of modern medicine.  Today, drinking kava provides a way for inhabitants of the Pacific Islands to connect to their ancient roots and feel gratitude for the nature around them. In this modern world, it’s easy to forget about nature’s role in our wellness. Kava is a good reminder that we need to get out in nature and take care of it, because it takes care of us, boosts our mood, and frees our minds–-as it has for millennia.  Kava in the Pacific In the Pacific Islands, kava has...

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How Kava Can Help Anxiety

General anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental health condition that generates high levels of stress and chronic worrying. In 2020, the number of people with anxiety and mental health disorders rose significantly, reaching a peak of 41.5% in February 2021. Recovering from the stress of the pandemic is one thing, but for those suffering from social anxiety, reintegrating back into daily life is yet another stress. With anxiety, even small tasks can cause a lot of worry and stress, which can take a toll on both physical and psychological health. Fortunately, taking kava is a natural way to reduce anxiety and stress.  A Natural Alternative For Chronic Anxiety Treatment  Despite the fact that research is lagging when it comes to...

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Benefits of Kava After Exercise

While working out can be fun and energizing, the most important part of the routine is often the most neglected—recovery.   If you’ve ever worked out hard doing athletic activities such as sprints, weight-lifting, HIIT, Tabata, intense yoga, or rowing, you’ve probably experienced muscle soreness the next day. You may have even experienced delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), where you don’t feel sore until a day or two after your workout.  Working out at a high intensity places a large demand on your body. It increases your stress hormones (cortisol), creates microtears in your muscles that need to be repaired, and can even reduce your sleep quality.  Fortunately, taking kava after a hard workout can help your body recover, even if...

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Adaptogens & Euphorics: How Kava Provides Stress Relief Without the Downsides

Amongst adults and students alike, stress levels in America have increased dramatically since early 2020. At least 87% of adults in this country say they have more sources of stress now than in previous years. Chronic stress leads to brain fog, fatigue, lack of motivation, increased anxiety, and a variety of health problems. To combat the effects of stress, many Americans rely on caffeine to give them the energy and clarity to get through the day. In the evening, they often drink alcohol to wind down and relax. While both of these substances can provide temporary mood-boosting effects, it comes with a counterproductive caveat—both alcohol and caffeine (as well as nicotine) increase your levels of stress hormones (cortisol).  Kava is different....

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