Sarah Wyland

I'm Sarah. I write about the things I know – being single, the south, faith, football, food, fashion, home décor and figuring out being an adult

COULD CANNABIS ACTUALLY HELP YOU STUDY BETTER?

This is the ideal opportunity for you to be truthful to yourself. let’s face it–the cookie lover in me cannot get over how to harvest marijuana. Adorable. In the event that you are a college student who likes cannabis, consider how it is affecting your examinations. Some research recommends it might be useful if taken moderately.

PROS OF STUDYING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CANNABIS

Getting high might be a pleasant reward mechanism after you’re done studying. Be that as it may, could be influenced by cannabis really help one perform better? Deductively, those with treatment-resistant pediatric epilepsy may profit from cannabis in a few different ways; be that as it may, CBD is the fundamental cannabinoid used in this situation, not THC. In specific cases, people with different types of epilepsy who took CBD-enhanced cannabis experienced a critical decrease in seizure recurrence, but additionally improved sleep, better mood, increased alertness as a result. If you read out the how to make cbd oil about the recipes of essential oil then the following ones. Additionally, the state of Rhode Island recently affirmed medicinal cannabis use for treating mental imbalance. So relying upon one’s conditions and upon discussion with a medical expert, people with explicit neurodivergent conditions may profit by a more noteworthy capacity to study with the utilization of cannabis.

In the event that one doesn’t have such conditions, is there still an advantage of studying with weed? Indica strains are extraordinary for relaxing and gives the user a helping hand to fall asleep. Getting adequate rest is greatly ignored as a medical problem by and large. It is especially vital for students to have a standard sleep plan. Most grown-ups commonly require somewhere close to 6– 8 hours of rest, so find what works for you and stick to it. A more relaxed mindset from an indica high may help you to concentrate on the task at hand before you start thinking about sleep. A sativa strain may likewise give you the vivacious uplift you require. A cerebral, imaginative buzz could enable you to conceptualize thoughts and get excited over learning your material.

CONS OF STUDYING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CANNABIS

Contingent upon your cannabis strain and conditions, there could be some advantages studying while high. We are discussing moderate portions, obviously. Overwhelming portions are probably going to influence focus and inspiration. We positively would not recommend heading into an examination influenced by THC-rich cannabis. let’s face it–the cookie lover in me cannot get over 420 seed bank. Adorable. That is the point at which you truly need to focus. In any case, is there any harm in having a little just to give you a helping hand when you’re about taking a shot at assignments and research? Again, how does this fare or your pocket and finances?

Cannabis may improve the stream of thought and inventiveness, but with it comes the capacity to get distracted by digressions of thought. With such a liquid attitude, memory becomes influenced. Studies have shown that spatial memory can be dulled by overwhelming cannabis use, as well as working memory. Working memory is the capacity to process data continuously. So in the event that you are learning with the point of storing vital data, you should actually keep clear notes on what you have to know. Your mind might be increasingly engaged with new data, but it can likewise forget it a lot faster in the hurrying stream of new ideas and thoughts.

{Recipe} – Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

All and all, I eat pretty healthy. I can’t tell you the last time I went to a fast food restaurant (Chipotle doesn’t count). I  have a protein shake for breakfast most mornings. I say no to the donuts that are brought to my office every Friday morning. I’m not that big of a fan of cake anyway, so skipping out on a slice of pound cake or a cupcake doesn’t bother me.

And then there are cookies.

Cookies may well be my kryptonite.

The last two Fridays, I have bribed myself to finish work tasks by promising myself that if I did, I could walk across the street to Paradox Pastry and buy a cookie. It should be noted that their cookies are A) amazing and B) the size of my head. It’s also noteworthy that while they always have a gluten-free option or two, I almost never get said gluten-free cookie because – cookies.

 

For the last couple events I have needed to bring a dish to, I have made Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies. If you are looking for an easy cookie recipe guaranteed to be a hit, this is it. The best part? You don’t have to use raspberry preserves. You can use whatever strikes your fancy. I made these cookies Sunday night using my mom’s homemade strawberry preserves. A co-worker informed me they were “strawberry sin.”

How do you make these “sinful” raspberry thumbprint cookies? (Or strawberry, marmalade, blackberry…) With only 5 ingredients, that’s how.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 8oz of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup, 6 TBSP of sugar
  • 2 cups, 6 TBSP of flour
  • Preserves of your choice

Directions

Super important: The dough has to chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes, but I recommend up to two hours. 

  1. In a mixing bowl, blend butter and cream cheese until it reaches a fluffy texture. To shortcut the “room temperature” aspect, pop the butter and/or cream cheese into the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.
  2. Add sugar, blending until well-combined.
  3. Add flour slowly, blending until combined.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 45 minute to 2 hours.

When I know I’m making these cookies, I plan ahead to make the dough before I need to, say, run an errand. That way, I’m not tempted to hurry the process along.

Once your dough has chilled:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Remove the bowl from the fridge and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Roll dough into 1″ balls and place on the cookie sheet.
  4. Using your thumb, press down into each ball, creating an indention.
  5. Fill the indention with the preserve of your choice – careful not to overfill as it runs and causes all sorts of stickiness, not to mention makes the cookie not quite as pretty (although still just as good!)
  6. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the cookies are just starting to brown. They will be soft when you take them out – this is a good thing! I have found the sweet spot for my oven is 10 minutes, but ovens do vary.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!

This recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

A Typical Day On The Arbonne Detox

Yum – chicken fajita salad in bad lighting!

I don’t sell Arbonne and won’t be making any money off of this post – it’s merely me, sharing my Arbonne Detox experience! 

Today marks Day 10 of the Arbonne 30 Days of Healthy Living program. I miss coffee. I really, really miss coffee. Other than that, the sugar cravings and the desire to eat everything within sight have gone. I’m enjoying the nice boost of energy that comes around the end of the first week, along with much better sleep patterns.

This detox is worth it for the better sleep alone, in my opinion.

I’ve had some questions about what a day on the Arbonne detox looks like. Let’s take a look.

Breakfast

I’m an early riser. I take several 6AM barre classes during the week. By 7:15, I’m usually back home and in the kitchen making a protein shake. My tried-and-true favorite is chocolate Arbonne protein powder, a tablespoon of almond butter, and about a cup and a half of almond milk. I also add several cubes of ice and about half a scoop of Arbonne’s fiber boost. This is also when I take my probiotic.

This round of detox, I’ve started drinking a mug of peppermint tea as well. It’s not so much the caffeine boost from coffee I’m missing. It’s the act of drinking something warm. And so, peppermint tea – herbal, caffeine free tea is allowed on the detox – has become a staple.

After I get to work, somewhere around 8:30, I have my Arbonne detox tea and my morning Arbonne fizz stick. The detox tea helps flush the system and with a couple squirts of liquid stevia, tastes pretty good. The fizz sticks are magic little boosts of energy. I mix mine with water.

Mid-Morning 

I always have a snack mid-morning. It’s typically a green apple or almonds. Because I teach so many barre classes, take barre classes, and also visit the gym a few times a week, I have to make sure I’m eating enough. I track calories with the MyFitnessPal app and wear a Polar watch to track my calories burned accurately. I highly recommend those watches – you will be amazed at how inaccurate the gym equipment is.

Lunch

Lunch is generally another protein shake, although sometimes I have a good, clean lunch instead, usually a salad. My favorite lunchtime shake is Arbonne vanilla protein powder, almond butter, almond milk, and a dash of cinnamon. I add in some ice and another half scoop of fiber boost. I generally eat a little something along with my protein shake, like carrots and hummus or rice tortilla chips and guacamole.

Mid-Afternoon 

Mid-afternoon is usually where I board the struggle bus, detox or no. I’m most productive in the mornings and around 3:00, my attention span deteriorates. Usually, I combat this with a trip across the street to Mudhouse for an Americano and a power ball. This month, I have another fizz stick and an afternoon snack, usually more carrots and hummus or almonds. I also have another peppermint tea around this time.

Mudhouse is going to send out an APB on me. I haven’t been in since Christmas Eve. I miss them.

I miss coffee.

Dinner 

One of the things I love most about the Arbonne program is that they provide new recipes each week. You don’t have to choose from those recipes, so long as you’re sticking to approved foods, but having someone tell you what to eat – and make your grocery list for you! – does make it easy! Some of my favorite dinner staples from the program are the chicken fajitas, veggie soup, and the turkey chili. I have a recipe not provided by Arbonne that I’m sharing here on Friday that is AMAZING and detox friendly.

Ideally, you don’t eat after 7PM on the detox. I try not to, but if I cheat at anything on the detox, it’s at eating after 7PM. Sometimes, my schedule simply doesn’t allow it. I teach at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings and have Junior League meetings at least once or twice a week. I figure if that’s the only part of the detox I’m cheating on, I’m doing pretty good.

After Dinner 

I often find that I need to eat more to get to 1200 calories, especially if I’ve taught class and worked out that day, so I have a snack after dinner, almost always green apples and berries. I’ll also have tea, either peppermint or detox.

And there you have it. A typical day on the Arbonne detox. Not every day is as straightforward as this, but I try to make it so. It’s only 30 days, after all, and the benefits far outweigh the cons (which, in my case, is… no coffee. Have I said I miss coffee yet?)

I think its time I go brew some more peppermint tea.

 

 

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Pinch of Yum Slow Cooker creole chicken and sausage

Earlier this week, I mentioned a recipe I planned to share that is clean, healthy, and Arbonne detox approved (with modifications from the original). My friend Shannon, who did the detox recently, sent it my way with a note that she thought I’d like it. She’s right.

I love anything I can put in my Crock-Pot. It cooks all day and by dinnertime, my meal is ready. It’s especially great to come home to a Crock-Pot meal after a long day work, especially when its cold out. This slow cooker creole chicken and sausage recipe is perfect for those who want a warm, hearty meal, but without the calories.

The original slow cooker creole chicken and sausage recipe can be found at Pinch of Yum.  Below are my modifications to make it Arbonne-friendly.

Ingredients* 

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 ounces Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

*To make it Arbonne-friendly, I used all organic products.

Directions 

  • Place everything except the black beans, peppers, and almond butter in the crock pot.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.
  • During the last hour of cooking, add the black beans, green peppers, and almond butter. I know almond butter sounds odd, but trust me, it’s delicious in this recipe!

I served mine over rice, with a side of rice tortilla chips. A couple of nights, I even topped it with guacamole – highly recommended! A serving size is a cup, and one recipe serves six. At least, I’ve had enough to eat it for six meals!

Check out the original recipe on Pinch of Yum for a few more extras you can add, too! I bet the addition of brown sugar makes it even better.