The Importance of Self Care
Cannaware Society Presents our 6th Annual Cannaware Fundraiser: The Importance of Self Care on Sunday, October 2nd from 1-5pm at Caffeine Underground - 447 Central Ave, Brooklyn NY.
Our goal for The Importance of Self-Care is to help reframe the narrative that investing in one’s own personal improvement is a health priority and not a luxury. We will provide attendees with information pertaining to different self-management techniques, including many ways the cannabis plant is utilized to heal internal and external ailments.
Please join us for a day of activities and discussions surrounding cannabis, self-care, and community. Tickets are FREE, but RSVP is a Must. Click the button below to get your ticket.
Join us on October 2nd from 1-5pm at Caffeine Underground – 447 Central Ave, Brooklyn NY for our 6th Annual Cannaware Fundraiser. This year, we present The Importance of Self Care, an extension of last year’s virtual event, The Impact of Stress. Where we will be exploring various self-care modalities and how they’re related to sustainable health management. This Stress Management Event will feature self-care wellness stations, as well as a panel discussion on how self-care can help manage stress.
During last year’s Impact of Stress discussion, we spoke about how stress management can assist with disease prevention as well as help those already diagnosed with terminal illnesses, such as breast cancer. This year we would like to continue that discussion as we further explore the dynamics of cannabis and self-care, their connections with health, and how wellness is a holistic practice.
Self-care is often associated with face masks and massages, but it goes deeper than a beautiful complexion. Self-care begins inside, with the body and the mind; it is essential in building resilience towards the stressors in life and is particularly crucial for those battling terminal illness. Many people view self-care as a luxury, rather than a priority. The truth is that self-care is key to self-sufficiently maintaining good health practices.
Managing effective self-care techniques and approaches can significantly reduce one’s stress, as well as chances of developing terminal diseases and anxiety; all afflictions that directly affect Black and Brown communities across the Diaspora. We cannot all change our environments, but we can grow in how we react to and in them.
According to a recent periodical published by Frontiers in Psychology (Daniel, George, Greeshma, et. el. 2022), the adverse reactions from cancer treatments make self-care the most effective approach to pain reduction as a tool for patients to manage their symptoms and systems. Adhering to strict self-management techniques can bring about many positive physiological and psychological results in individuals not only diagnosed with cancer but those also affected by MS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, and more. And going a step further, the World Health Organization recognizes self-care as one of the best methods to fend off non-communicable diseases.
Our goal for The Importance of Self-Care is to help reframe the narrative that investing in one’s own personal improvement is a health priority and not a luxury. We will provide attendees with information pertaining to different self-management techniques, including many ways the cannabis plant is utilized to heal internal and external ailments Taking steps to care for your mind and body can improve your overall quality of life, and builds a sense of preparedness to face life’s inevitable challenges.
Please join us on October 2nd from 1-5pm at Caffeine Underground – 447 Central Ave, Brooklyn NY for a day of activities and discussions surrounding cannabis, self-care, and community. Tickets are FREE, but RSVP is a Must. Click the button below to get your ticket.
In addition to providing education and raising awareness, we also use this opportunity to support and help raise funds for patient advocacy groups and medical organizations that are working to provide inclusive and accessible quality healthcare and research. For this year’s fundraiser, we’re supporting The Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine, a BIPOC organization on a mission to ensure that all communities have access to sustainable health practices. ACHEM implements a holistic approach highlighting the importance of economic, environmental, human and social sustainability issues; all of which are integral to positive self-care. For more details on how you can support and what your donation can do, please visit https://www.achemed.org/.
Milu Ellis is a Creative Researcher, Writer, and Curator from Harlem, NY who’s worked in the naturopathic industry for over ten years. Her academic background in colonial studies, pirate history, and feminist theory contrast contemporary and historical cultural signifiers through varying designated contexts. These diverse interests are Milu Ellis’ foundation for re-contextualizing how socio-political constructs are interpreted through interactive events and sensorial spaces, often including discussions and think pieces.
Sonia Singh also know as The Happy Therapist, is a double board-licensed psychotherapist who specializes in alternative mental health and substance abuse treatment therapies. Sonia executively directs The Center of Inner Transformations LLC, a mental health and substance abuse treatment practice that provides a variety of different alternative programming that incorporates the use of alternative medicines and holistic integrative approaches to mental health or substance abuse recovery and healing.
For Miriam, the path to wellness has always been plant-based. The daughter of a campesino cibaeña who immigrated to New York City, she learned as a young girl that the soil provides for everything — whether in her family’s urban garden in Queens, or on a thriving farm in the Dominican Republic. It was a combination of motherhood – which gave her new purpose – and a twist of fate that led her back to the restorative powers of plants. Intolerant to pain medication, pharmaceuticals were not an option for Miriam. She began to plant anti-inflammatory herbs in her community garden, became a medical marijuana patient, and started to learn as much as she could about the healing properties of cannabis. From there, her body began to heal and her vision of “herb as body care” took root as Herbas, a CBD plant-based body care brand grown and made with love in New York.
Samantha Martins is a Queer Afro-Latina born and raised on Munsee Lenape and Wappinger land, aka The Bronx, NYC, who has many roles including Yoga teacher, storyteller, musician, and mental health and plant medicine conversationalist and advocate. Her work is centered around sharing the wisdom of different holistic wellness practices and philosophies and destigmatizing mental health issues and Cannabis use through conversation, education, and intentional use. She seeks to educate, elevate, and empower people by sharing the tools of Yoga, plant medicine, self-inquiry, storytelling, and the musical arts for optimal mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
The Dank Duchess is an international Hashish Consultant, Cannabis Cultivator, and Public Speaker using all media to help spread cannabis and psychedelic wellness awareness globally. With 19 years of cultivation and 8 years of hashmaking experience, she has dedicated the last 7 years to educating hundreds of thousands of people via print, film, and social media about high quality cannabis and Hashish. Her articles and tutorials have been published in Weed World UK, Cannabis Now, Skunk Magazine and in Ed Rosenthal’s books. As a Hashish consultant she travels to small farms and large cultivation facilities to teach hash making, increase efficiency, and improve hash quality. Duchess has also made several on screen appearances incl. Seasons 1 and 3 of VICELAND’s Bong Appetit.
SELF-CARE WELLNESS STATIONS
A coffee shop in Bushwick, that can be used as a co-working space with WiFi and rotating art installations, beverages and food.
Eighth Flower promotes medicinal wellness through curated cannabis events. Discover handcrafted cannabis-infused teas which are available in tea bags, loose leaf blends, and bottled cold tea form. Sip into elevation and March to Wellness with Eighth Flower.
Massage Vibes LLC is an on demand massage company that specializes in Cannabis Massage. Massage Vibes uses an unscented signature oil made with only 3 all natural oils, carefully chosen for their natural medicinal properties towards the skin, muscles, and connective tissue.
Herbas is a CBD plant-based body care brand, that uses their roots in the Dominican Republic for inspiration to create formulations that are grown and made with love in New York.
Pdubz HighBevz are loose leaf tea based and plant infused small batch mocktails produced locally in Brooklyn, NY. The flavor & freshness of an infused mocktail bar, bottled & ready for you to drink.
Rebel Minded Media
A NY based Media Production company with a mission of empowering the people by documenting the stories of individuals as well as the experience and culture that make up our community.
Honeysuckle is a digital and print publication emphasizing diverse voices with high visual impact.
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