Self care may be the most important concept to overall health and wellness. Now the community in Boulder, CO has another opportunity to care for their body and mind, while incorporating cannabis, mindfulness, and activities that promote growth and self love. Once a month, You Canna Be Well is hosting Self Care Sundays at the Phil Lewis Art Gallery and Studio. Each class will have its own theme, or focus, and will encourage participants to practice self care.

I had the pleasure of attending the very first of these Self Care Sundays, which was Defining Your Purpose for 2018. The goal of the event was to help “define your purpose for 2018, while also indulging in some delightful cannabis treats.” The event was sponsored by Azara, a company providing cannabis operations and compliance software.  Another sponsor, 1906 a maker of infused edibles, provided their chocolate covered espresso beans and chocolates. Tickets were free, with a suggested $5 donation benefitting the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless.

The event itself consisted of conversation with like minded people in the community who enjoyed snacks and healthy dabs of Olio concentrates on the Bee-Nails E-Nail. Once everyone was settled in, we all participated in a quick session of seated meditation, and a sun salutation. This was followed by the completion of our own ikigai. Pronounced “icky-guy”, ikigai is a Japanese word roughly translated to, a reason for being. This was the focus for defining our purpose.

After our ikigai workshop there was a raffle for several donated items, also benefitting the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Phil Lewis generously donated a color print of his artwork. 1906 donated a few of their hats and shirts, and Stashlogix was giving away two of their smell proof hard case bags. I got a few raffle tickets and my husband, Antonio, and I both won a prize! He took home a 1906 hat and I’m so excited I got a bag by Stashlogix!

Thank you Lia Arntsen, with You Canna Be Well, for starting this Self Care Sunday series. I had a wonderful morning dabbing on the Bee-Nails E-Nail in the cannabis friendly Phil Lewis Art Studio and Gallery! It was a great reflective time, and I’m also thrilled I got to take home a Stashlogix bag. I can’t wait for the next event, which is going to be a mandala making class!

Follow You Canna Be Well on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the latest events. If you haven’t checked out the Phil Lewis Art Studio and Gallery, it’s an absolute must. Every piece of art is stunning! I hope to see you all at the next event!

Heather is a sponsored cannabis athlete, content producer, and the Co-Owner of Marijuana Fitness Nutrition at mjfitnut.com. Before becoming an athlete, and advocate for cannabis, she graduated from the University of Missouri, while working full time, and earning her B.A. in Personal Financial Planning. She continued her successful career, rising in the finance industry, only to leave it all behind in search for a life more meaningful. It wasn’t until she moved to Colorado, in 2015, when she discovered her true passions, marijuana, fitness, and nutrition. Heather now balances her time between managing her growing lifestyle brand, training for, and placing in athletic competitions, and producing some of the best CannaFitness content in the industry. This requires her to take on the titles of Photographer, Videographer, Director, Editor, Producer…, and the list goes on, but she still manages to enjoy time with her family. Although her adventurous spirit will always take her back out to run a trail, hike a mountain, or raft a river, she loves the peaceful moments at home, and cuddling with her husband, Antonio, and their two cats, Forest and Aspen.