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The way you make me feel
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We explored the ways we, as women, use Cannabis to enhance & enrich our lives and to heal our bodies in every day practices— from Intention Setting, Meditation & Moon Cycle Support to Creativity, Adventuring & Intimacy. Please enjoy this dreamy, elevated, intimate journal by Inda Creations.

Model Alexandra Tabas

Photography by Julia Corbett

Styling & Creative Direction by Caroline Mauro of INDA Creations

Intimate Photo Journal of Model Alexandra Tabas 

Photographed by Julia Corbett and Styled & Story by Creator of Inda Creations, Caroline Mauro.

The Girl's Guide to 4:20 Everyday

We all have that time of day where we've reached our limit, look at the clock, and realize that it's uhhh about that time!  No matter what time this actually is for you, we are hoping you can decompress from the day & recharge for the rest of your evening all at the same time.  When was the last time you gifted yourself something special?  We curated the ultimate 4:20 kit for the fashion-savvy stoner-girl, containing everything she needs to get down with her best buds in high style. (Puns intended.) It’s official — we want everything on this list. Supplement your stash kits below.

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  1. Strathcona Weekend Leisure Kimono Robe ($398): Beautifying silk, organic cotton lining, and Mary Jane are the trifecta. Original artwork on custom crepe de chine silk. Black and white art deco inspired pattern collaged with dozens of tulip varieties and the Virgin Mary and Jesus.

  2. Milk Makeup Roll + Blot ($10): The vegan beauty line creates fabulous oil blotting sheets for your complexion that also double as rolling papers. Think: shine on/shine off, as you puff, puff, pass.

  3. Jacquie Aiche 420 Sweet Leaf Clutch ($420): Denim, tassels, black leather — oh my. Store your kit in one of the designer’s trend-right clutches.

  4. Herb Essntls Lip Balm ($12): Cannabis-infused lip balm will keep your pout soft and hydrated throughout the day and night.

  5. Elevate Jane Rose Quartz Crystal Pipe ($59): The perfect pipe for spreading the love is made of rose quartz — the gemstone of the heart chakra.

  6. Défoncé Chocolatier Chocolate Bars: These gluten-free, organic cannabis-infused chocolate bars might become your new favorite gourmet edible.

  7. Jacquie Aiche Sweet Leaf Snake Skin Clutch ($2,400): This clutch doesn’t sacrifice style for function, embellished with sweet leaf-appliqué and featuring customized slots for your matching Snake Skin Lighter ($50) and Snake Skin Doob Tube ($440).

  8. Byredo Velvet Haze ($150): The cult-favorite fragrance line’s new launch will be the perfect scent to accompany you on all outer- (and inner-) travels.

  9. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer ($5): Unwashed hands? A major faux-pas in cannabis etiquette.

  10. Van Der Pop Laugh Stash Jar ($15): Choose from this chic collection of stash jars to suit your mood: sex, relax, laugh, party, sleep, or focus.

  11. Tokyo Smoke Burn Kit ($16): All the on-the-go essentials you’ll need inside a cigarette carton-sized kit.

  12. Huxton HiFi Candle ($15): Hand-poured, hand-scented soy candle.  Red grapefruit, mangosteen, peach blossoms & red berries enhances all the senses and keep your space smelling fresh at the same time. 

Empower your Mornings with Kyrious.co
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Photo by Jennifer Skog

Jumping into spring, it’s the perfect time to gather the wisdom within us and around us to make us stronger and healthier. We let go of old feelings and negative self-talk and open ourselves up to connecting more deeply to what nourishes us from the inside out. We realize that how we start our mornings sets the tone for the rest of our day. By carrying out daily self-care rituals when we wake up, we are renewed, refreshed and receptive to the world around us. We see things in a different light than if we were anxious, stressed or fatigued.


One of the first things we can do upon waking after a blissful night of rest—before   checking our phones or emails- is to come to a state of stillness within ourselves. We take in a few deep cleansing breaths and find a comfortable position to close our eyes and reflect on something we are grateful for. The corners of our lips gently lift to a smile and we know in that moment all is right in the world.

 
From a scientific standpoint, meditation and deep breathing actually help tone our vagus nerve, which is the longest and most complex of our cranial nerves. The vagus nerve runs from our brain stem down through our throat, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, pancreas and intestines. It is part of our parasympathetic nervous system, which helps us feel calm, safe, connected and loved. This nerve is associated with our emotions, digestion, slowing our heart rate and even reducing inflammation within our body. Meditation is key to helping your body from the inside out.


Each morning when we wake up, we have a choice as to how we want to start our day. We can use this first hour to meditate, write, draw, and dance or whatever comes to our minds in that moment.  I call this the hour of higher creativity and connection where we draw upon our senses and make ourselves feel nurtured and loved. During this time we can become clear in our intentions, both for the day and for the future, and we become aware and conscious of exactly how we will accomplish what we want. Intention-setting is the fuel that feeds the fire of your life’s purpose. We become the driver of our own lives rather than sitting in the backseat waiting for someone to tell us where to go. By writing down our intentions we are able to visualize what we truly want for ourselves and are able to create an inner-GPS toward realizing them. We can refer to our list of intentions to make sure we are still aiming to achieve these goals. Some of my favorite intentions are to write in my gratitude journal every single day, listen more intently and to eat more mindfully. Just like life itself, our intentions evolve over time and it’s always a great idea to allow new intentions to develop for the day or year.


Cannabis is a beautiful friend that we can use to help us go even deeper within ourselves during our morning meditation and intention-setting. She opens us up to seeing parts of ourselves that we might not normally tap into when our brains are fogged with stress and everything we have to do in the day ahead. We need to reshape our ‘wake-and-bake’ sessions into mornings of empowerment with our favorite plant at hand. Tolerance and needs vary from person to person, but thankfully there are many different strains and ways we can use cannabis to help start our day in the best possible head-space. Remember that a little can go a long way, especially for those that wake up already feeling anxious about the day ahead.

Here is a list of the best strains to help boost your productivity, energy and creativity:
1.     Jack Herer (sativa dominant)
2.     Blue Dream (sativa dominant hybrid)
3.     Durban Poison (pure sativa)
4.     ACDC (sativa dominant, high CBD)
5.     Sour Diesel (sativa dominant)
 
How we choose to nourish our bodies first thing in the morning also plays a huge role on our mood throughout the day. I always recommend starting your day with real food, nothing processed or laden with sugar, which throws your blood sugar out of whack and causes an afternoon energy crash. I suggest a meal that’s light on the digestive system and free of grains, dairy and sugar, so you feel energized after eating rather than full and tired. The recipes I’ve included are loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and adaptogens, all with a light infusion of cannabis to help you feel at ease throughout the workday. Keep in mind that each person’s tolerance is completely different and you might not need as much as another person. Start small and work your way up until you feel your very best.


An ADAPTOGEN is a natural herb that helps your body adapt to stress and brings us back to equilibrium.  Examples are Cannabis, Ginseng, Licorice Root, Ashwagandha and Maca. Many are used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.

TOCOS is the ultimate skin superfood! Derived directly from rice bran, it’s one of nature’s greatest bio-available sources of Vitamin E, the ideal beauty food for healthy skin and connective tissue.
 
REISHI MUSHROOMS are one of the most potent adaptogens available, known in Chinese medicine as the ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ or ‘Herb of Spiritual Potency.’ They are used to fortify the immune system, promote calmness, wisdom and longevity and nourish ‘shen’ or spiritual energy within your body. This mushroom also protects against cancer, protects the liver and improves the body’s circulation.

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"You can’t please everyone. You're not an avocado!"
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This epic quote may not be true but we sure as hell will try! The best way to ensure we start our days the quickest and most satisfying way possible is to enjoy a quick bite of this delicious green fruit on a slice of perfectly toasted bread.

Containing an average of 4g of protein, nothing beats hangry like Avocado Toast. Use any type of toasted bread, freshly sliced grape tomatoes, sliced avocado, S&P, and our secret ingredient; a drizzle of Pot d'Huile infused olive oil for an added herbal boost!