Know Your Terps: Beta-Caryophyllene

Welcome to our Terpene Spotlight, each month we want to cover a different terpene found in the cannabis plant and talk about the amazing characteristics and benefits.


Which better terpene to start with than one of the most unique and interesting: Beta-Caryophellene!


Beta-Caryophellene is an anti-inflammatory sesquiterpene. A compound commonly found in rosemary, cloves, cinnamon, hops, black pepper and cannabis sativa.

This terpene has a unique chemical structure making it a rare occurrence in nature. It’s a bicyclic sesquiterpene, meaning that it has 2 adjoining rings in it’s structure and consists of 3 isoprene units with the general formula of C15H24…. OK so you’re thinking what does this have to do with me?


Let’s break it down.


Read More
The ULTIMATE Travel Planning Hack

I am blessed to be able to travel A LOT and to have seen a lot of places. I remember the first time I went to Europe was when I studied abroad in college and that opened my eyes to new cultures and I of course fell in love with travel, culture and wanting to explore as much of the world as I could. 

So when the travel bug ignited I explored and embraced all of the off the beaten track adventures along with the tourist destinations. From this exploration I formed my, what to do when and where and what to avoid mentality about exploring new places. 

When I would return and friends and family were planning a trip they would ask for recommendations. I wanted to share my starred map with them, but that feature wasn’t available yet, until now

Read More
TravelIntrepid Heartstravel hackstravel planningbest travel tipsultimate travel planningtravel planning hackstravel plan hackgoogle mapssaved placessaved places googlesaved places google mapssaved place googlefinding weed when travelingtravel weedcannabis travelcannabis travelsintrepid heartsintrepid hearts travelintrepid hearts travelsultimate italy listitaly destinationsitaly recommendationsportland oregon travel listNYC travel listbest NYC travel tipsphiladelphia travel listdanube traveldanube river cruise travel listdanube river cruise travel tips, travel hacks travel planningbest travel tipsultimate travel planningtravel planning hackstravel plan hackgoogle mapssaved placessaved places googlesaved places google mapssaved place googlefinding weed when travelingtravel weedcannabis travelcannabis travelsintrepid heartsintrepid hearts travelintrepid hearts travelsultimate italy listitaly destinationsitaly recommendationsportland oregon travel listNYC travel listbest NYC travel tipsphiladelphia travel listdanube traveldanube river cruise travel listdanube river cruise travel tips, travel hacks, travel planning, best travel tips, ultimate travel planning, travel planning hacks, travel plan hack, google maps, saved places, saved places google, google maps travel hacks, saved place google, finding weed when traveling, travel weed, cannabis travel, cannabis travels, intrepid hearts, intrepid hearts travel, intrepid hearts travels, ultimate italy list, best italy recommendations, italy destinations, italy recommendations, portland oregon travel list, nyc travel list, best nyc travel tips, philadelphia travel list, danube travel, danube river cruise travel list, danube river cruise travel tipsComment
Repost: Why I don't get too cozy with Scented Candles

As the seasons change and  the sun starts to set earlier our  natural instinct to light some pumpkin spice scented candles and warm the home with the glow and smells of fall. I love the glow of candles and the ambience they set, but I refuse to turn a blind eye to the scented candles and all of the chemicals they infuse into the home. 

Read More
My Soulful Breathwork Experience

The gasping breath is said to emulate the last breath we take in life before we die. I’m not sure what the significance of this is, but once you have gotten the hang of breathing like this and your mind can focus on meditation is when the really trippy stuff can happen.

Read More
Fruity Pebble Superfood Popsicles...With A Twist!

It’s August and it’s HOT and HUMID. I’ve been on a popsicle kick since rediscovering my zoku popsicle maker and these fun push-pop-esque popsicle molds from long ago. Combine that with delicious, ripe melons from the local farms and friends and I’ve been making fruity popsicles ever since. 

Read More
Practicing Safe Sun

We love the sun. Vitamin D deficiency is REAL like REALLY REAL for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. If you don’t know about it read my in depth article here. A recommended 20 minutes of unprotected sun is great for Vitamin D absorption, but as we get older we realize the damaging effects the sun can have on your skin specifically the YOUTHFULNESS. Insert early onset wrinkles and sun spots. No thanks.

Read More
How to Acquire Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is now one of the 30 Legal Cannabis states and 1 of 22 Medical only programs in the country. Hopefully that changes soon and recreational cannabis sales will pass, but nothing on the ballots…yet.

Read More
DIY Spray Tan

Who doesn't love a good Tan? I was all about fake baking as a teenager. It was a bad, bad habit, but despite how bad I knew it was I wouldn’t stop. It took a friend with a melanoma scare from a tanning bed that made me promise to stop I finally got out of the tanning bed routine. I love worshipping the sun and still enjoy being in the sun and getting some Vitamin D. Now I am aware of the damage to my skin that I was doing basking away in the sun while simultaneously aging my skin. One thing you can’t deny is the accelerated aging of your skin from exposure to sunlight. Elders would always tell me about the dangers of  tanning and the sun and now I wish I would have listened. Now I lather up ORGANIC SPF and layer clothing for protection + hat and enjoy the summer heat. 

What's a girl who wants to protect her skin, but loves a great tan to do? Add a new weekly ritual of self spray to get me through! A great form of self care is boosting your confidence with a fabulous organic spray tan! 

 


Read More
Snacks That will Actually Help you Kick Your Sugar Habit

A great motto for life, as well legit advice for breaking up with your sugar addiction. When my cravings hit their worse, ultimately it was my spice cabinet that kept me from running to the store for a bag of Gluten Free Tate’s Cookies. The thought may have occurred to me on one, two, or ten occasions. My cravings for sweets are always at it’s worst post meal time. I’ve got that savory taste on my tongue and I just want something to balance it out.

Read More
Don't let Labels Define you

Vegan 

Pescatarian 

Vegetarian 

Paleo 

Carnivore 

Keto 

Sugar free

Gluten Free 

Dairy free 

etc. etc. etc. 

The list goes on and on. With the ever evolving health and wellness trends on the rise and the light being shined on the reality of our food supply an increasing number of people are turning to alternative lifestyles focused around health. 

Read More
Questions to ask Before Eating Edibles

Sweets, chocolates, sodas, baked goods, Cannabis companies have found a way to turn your favorite snacks into an elevated experience. 

Lots of people love to try edibles when they are in a legal state, especially tourists. Edibles are discreet, fun, tasty and an easy way to consume right? WELLLLLLL 

Read More
Streaming Workout Review Part 1: My Month with LEKFit

Hard to believe that a month has already flown by since I first began my quest to try out and review 4 different streaming workouts. That is right, a month just like that!!!!!!! With all of the snow/ bitter cold weather we’ve had over the last month, the whole not having to leave my house to get my sweat on sure did came in handy. Convenience aside, the real question is.....

Read More
3 Tips for Closet Cleansing

Does anyone else have the Spring cleaning bug? I love getting organized and refreshing my space. It just goes along with this time of year. And it's still cold enough to stay inside and get organized and not have FOMO of outdoor activities. 

Read More
Charcoal Beauty Diaries Part 1: A DIY Natural Alternative To The Peel Away Charcoal Mask.

Charcoal has been having a moment! Over the last year I have seen countless charcoal beauty and wellness products advertised across all forms of social media. I’m seeing it in detox drinks (have you heard of the Dirty Lemon Cleanse), countless beauty products ( teeth whiteners, masks, soap, the list goes on and on), and now it’s even making it’s way into every day treats (a number of trendy ice cream spots  are now serving up charcoal flavor variations). So yea charcoal is pretty much everywhere!

Read More
Move over Coconut Oil, this is the key to Glowing Skin

Beauty by Squalane and it's not going anywhere. 

We are all looking for the fountain of youth for skin care. I only recently realized that I need to take better care of my skin. Once I brought awareness to it, my skin keeps getting brighter, clearer and more glowy so I feel like I have to share one of my skincare secrets. 

Read More
Anna's Ab Challenge

I have been wanting that for the past oh idk? forever! But now I actually am making the changes to give me a prayer at reaching my goals and toning up, (forreal!) For summer. Having a strong core is also very advantageous for your health. It helps with posture, which improves back issues and protects your vital organs. 

Read More
Bye Sugar Bye!

I feel like everyone, regardless if you consider yourself a sweetaholic or not, could benefit from the occasional sugar break. Sugar is literally lurking everywhere. Used in approximately 75 percent of packaged foods purchased in the United States, most of us, myself included, don’t even realize how much sugar we actually take in every single day. The average American consumes anywhere from a quarter to a half pound of sugar a day. Every time I read this statistic my mind is blown.

Read More
LA Travel Guide

LA LA Land. As a former So-Cal-ian I was always popping up to LA for the weekend and exploring, then my cousin/BFF (@cheeseboardandchill)  moved there and I was there even more. Oh yeah and my brother/BFF (@edduff)  lives there too, but he is constantly traveling. I feel like I have gotten through a lot of the highlights Los Angeles has to offer, but there is always more! 


Read More
Self Care Sunday: Alpaca Slippers

One time I went to an Alpaca marketplace in Denver and it turned out they not only had alpaca wares it was a full on ALPACA CONVENTION! Ever since I have been moderately-severely OBSESSED with alpacas. LIIIKe they are the fluffiest things on the planet. They are so adorable and the best part is they are SUSTAINABLE. 

Read More
The Hunt For The Best Streaming Workouts

I know it seems crazy to be thinking of summer and even mentioning bikini season in February, but now is the time to start focusing on your fitness goals for that summer body. The end of February/ early March has always been the time that I kick my ass into gear to get ready for summer. I know it seems early, but waiting last minuet and trying to shed 10 pounds or get washboard abs in a month ain’t going to happen.

Read More