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Mantra Monday XXIX: Leave Gratitude Where You Grow

Author: Joe Lizz Gratitude is one of the greatest “feel good” exercises, yet it is so often overlooked and under-appreciated. It’s a simple expression of both self love and love for what we have in our lives. It can help us overcome hurdles that seem impossible or days that seem like they’ll never end, and remind us that we have more good than bad in our lives. It’s hard to be unhappy, to hurt, to feel sorrow, when we are focusing on gratitude. It helps us grow, open our hearts, and expand our minds on the path we are walking by awakening our inner selves and promoting personal growth. When you think of gratitude your mind may automatically jump to a grand gesture...

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Gratitude Friday XII: Farms, Friends, and Shared Meals

On this #gratitudefriday, we’re feeling grateful for community, especially the farmers who feed us and the friends who share food with us! Bobby, who manages the Blue Ridge Hemp Farm This week, we filled our plates with veggies and herbs from local farmers who devote their passion, knowledge, and labor to growing fresh, clean food. Thank you for dedicating yourselves to nourishing others, and for making our @cbdsuperfood meals extra delicious! We are particularly grateful to Bobby from @blueridgehempfarm who tends some of the vegetables we use as well as the hemp that infuses our @cbdsuperfood products. Thank you for being part of the Blue Ridge Hemp community and helping us grow even more! And, finally, thank you to thefriends who will take time to sit together, enjoy a communal meal, and nourish our spirits. We hope you will take time...

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Mantra Monday XIV: Be Happy Just for the Sake of Happiness

Author: Joe Lizz There are a lot of moments in life that make us happy: falling in love, weddings, babies, cute puppies, delicious food when we are “hangry.” But what if we were happy for the sake of happiness — if we made a conscious choice to choose happiness even on the days when nothing seems to be going well?   Every day, we choose to allow energy into our life in one of two ways:   First, we actively choose to welcome or reject the energy.  We choose to end a friendship because it’s toxic or start a new relationship because it makes our soul happy. Second, in situations when we can’t choose to accept or reject energy, we can still choose how...

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Gratitude Friday XI: Our Story

  A few weeks ago, we were interviewed for an article about the growing presence of CBD in Asheville businesses by our local paper, The Citizen Times. We are glad to have had this opportunity to share the value of CBD, the science behind CBD, and our mission of empowerment with the local community. Conducting this interview was also a valuable reminder of our story — where we came from, where we are now, and where we are going.   We are tremendously grateful for the ways in which Blue Ridge Hemp Co. has developed and the steps we took to get here. Today, we want to celebrate #gratitudefriday by sharing with you the story of our company.   As BRHC has grown and...

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Mantra Monday XIII: Lessons from Childhood are Lessons for Life

Author: Joe Lizz I am extraordinarily grateful for my mother. Growing up, my dad worked every shift he could, every day of the week he could, so that my mother could stay home and raise me and my siblings. She was, and still is, one of the most positive influences in my life. I can’t thank her enough for all that she sacrificed for me. When I grew up, we didn’t have cell phones or social media. We didn’t own a laptop, or even a desktop computer (go ahead and google that, I’ll wait — #throwback) until I was in middle school. We had to pick up the phone and call someone to talk to them or pick up a pen and paper...

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