FINDING EQUILIBRIA

Written By: Safiya Bouhouch
Edited By: Lyric Dodson

June XX, 2019

PHOTO CREDIT: ALEX HARPER

PHOTO CREDIT: ALEX HARPER

Only a couple years ago I spent most of my days sitting behind a desk, feeling anxious and burned out, and disconnected from my sense of purpose. Being able to run my business today creating impact and doing what I love has been immensely fulfilling. Teaching yoga, leading workshops, working with women one on one to support them on their health and healing journey has taught me a lot about how wellness and healing is such an individual process, there’s no one size fits all solution.

Through my own healing journey I’ve learned a lot about what tools are great for supporting individuals that live a busy lifestyle and want to approach their health holistically, using natural products and supplements to support a healthy lifestyle. Many of us are so busy that we forget to take care of ourselves, and that’s when getting sick or dealing with anxiety is a red flag to remind us to slow down and take care of ourselves.

PHOTO CREDIT: SAFIYA BOUHOUCH

PHOTO CREDIT: SAFIYA BOUHOUCH

When I first got into yoga and meditating to help with my anxiety and panic attacks, I was struggling to make my health a priority. I was not great at creating healthy boundaries and making time to take care of myself and nurturing my body. Through the practice of yoga I learned to reconnect to my body, make my wellbeing a priority, and listen to my body for guidance on what to eat and how to move.

While exploring the world of holistic wellness I tried everything from herbs to acupuncture to cupping. All these modalities were helpful, however I couldn’t always visit my acupuncturist on a regular basis to do treatments. After reading about CBD and its natural anti-stress properties, I started using CBD as a supplement to help heal my over stimulated nervous system.

PHOTO CREDIT: SAFIYA BOUHOUCH

PHOTO CREDIT: SAFIYA BOUHOUCH

There is a lot of misinformation about hemp and CBD, so I took time to learn about how CBD was a natural ingredient found in hemp that is both safe and legal. CBD helps calm your body and decrease your stress levels by regulating how your body responds to stress. CBD also lowers inflammation, and when applied topically is great to use for cramps, muscle aches, and pains.

Equilibria is an amazing female owned company that is producing high quality CBD products for women. I love the daily softgels as they are easy to take and tasteless, and the Pain Cream works wonders whenever I have bad PMS cramps or having some neck and shoulder tension. Whether or not CBD is a fit for you, I highly recommend looking into products and supplements that are naturally derived. By taking a holistic approach to my health and getting to the root of the pain, I’ve been able to slowly start the healing process and rely less on painkillers.

PHOTO CREDIT: SAFIYA BOUHOUCH

PHOTO CREDIT: SAFIYA BOUHOUCH

As an entrepreneur it’s easy to put your health on the back burner and get caught up in the hustle culture of doing more, but it’s so important to step back and take care of yourself first. You are your greatest priority, the more you take care of yourself the more you’ll be able to give to your business and the people you want to impact. Whether it’s taking a morning walk, running, eating more greens, or making sure you get enough sleep, health is an investment that keeps on giving.

If you want to learn more about mindfulness, meditation, and holistic wellness, join us at an I Am Well Community event! Our Intuitive Branding Workshop for passionate creatives + entrepreneurs is coming soon! If you’re interested in getting a discount on your Equilibria order, then use code “WETAKENOTE” at checkout.