Team Happy Hair - Monat With Me!

Team Happy Hair - Monat with Angie Warren

Team Happy Hair is one of my favorite things about this Monat journey. It's my own personal group of amazing + wonderful Market Partners. This group is private, top secret, and you get IN when you come along for the ride.

We're a super great group, sweet, giving, kind - you really wanna hop on the Happy Hair train. Choo.

Start your Monat journey for just $299 (get nearly $500 worth of products in that pack + be immediately invited to our group, but prepare yourself to be blown away. Warned ya.). Not too shabby.

What all can you expect when you join? Lemme tell ya:

  • access to a fun + thriving team page
  • all the education you need to start AND succeed
  • local market partner meet-ups, headshots, challenges, team building, and more
  • access to every monat related file I have made, or will make in the future (get an idea of this by clicking here, yup, all of that is yours, free, when you join with me).
  • one on one mentoring in person and/or through zoom
  • save 30% on monat products
  • earn 30% commission
  • fast start bonuses up to $1800+
  • monat paid for Cadillac
  • earn a TON of free product
  • new friends + really, really, great hair

What do you say? Click here to join me!

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HEMP FAQ

Hemp CBD Oil FAQ (www.angiewarren.com)

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Since I've started sharing my experiences with Hemp, there are a lot of questions I keep hearing. I'll answer them to the best of my ability below!

Q: WILL HEMP GET ME HIGH?

A: No. Hemp's cousin, Marijuana is the plant with large amounts of THC in it, which is the component that gives a feeling of being "high". Hemp does not contain enough THC for that to be a factor.

Q: WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?

A: This brand of Hemp has well below the federal THC limit of .3% THC. While I can't promise anything, I've known people who have been screened by their employer while taking Prime My Body Hemp, and have passed with flying colors.

Q: CAN I TAKE THIS WHILE PREGNANT?

A: Always contact your healthcare practitioner, but the short answer is yes, it is very safe for pregnancy and helps the development of your baby. There are countless women using Hemp with the a-okay from their doctor.

Q: CAN I USE HEMP WHILE BREASTFEEDING?

A: Yes! Our bodies already produce cannabinoids, it's what helps baby to suck.

Q: IS THIS SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

A: Extremely. Dr. Shade is known for having great success with children - there are countless  things that Hemp supports, and giving it to our little ones is an excellent way to promote healthy bodies and minds.

Q: WILL I BECOME DEPENDENT ON HEMP?

A: Not at all. Hemp contains little to no THC, so it does not stimulate the brain’s dopamine-based reward system.


I hope this series has been encouraging and educational for you. If you have found Hemp to as supportive as I have, I'd love to chat! Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!


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Hey Bossbabe, I Believe in You

Bossbabe, I Believe in You // Work at Home Mama // www.angiewarren.com

Do you need to be reminded too, every so often? That you’re powerful, able, courageous - that every late night and every hour you put in, is worth it?
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Do you need to remember that you’re worth it?
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Having your own business is not for the weary. It’s blood and sweat and tears. It’s doing scary things and coming out on the other side so damn proud of just how far you’ve come.
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Hear me hard working women:

You’re doing a good, good thing.

You’re seen.

Your work is noticed.

You’re never, to be underestimated.

I believe in you and you should too.


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Which Hemp is Best? + Why I Chose Prime My Body.

Hemp / CBD  - WHICH HEMP IS BEST - Prime My Body (www.angiewarren.com)

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When it comes to what our families uses and which companies we support, I'm very particular. Of course I have a few trusted friends who are amazing resources, but still, we do a lot of research. Hemp is no different, especially since it is something I/we ingest.

If you've ever googled Hemp or CBD (really anything you google), you'll know there are endless options to choose from. But how to know which is best for your family? Word of mouth? Certainly. Amazon review? Always. Hours of your own research? Imperative. There are a few key things I look for when it comes to what we put on and in our bodies. A few are:

  • Made in the good ole US of A
  • Naturally based (free of harmful junk)
  • Company whose principles and morals I can get behind
  • Organic when possible

Some products we use daily include Monat, Dr. Bronners, Young Living, and now Prime My Body.

Understanding what Hemp is exactly, and what it isn't was the first step for me. I tried a few different brands over the last year (Charlotte's Web being one) and wasn't finding results until I ordered a bottle suggested by my friend Tristian. She had been using it with her entire family for a while and raved about the support and changes to their health.

After endless research I began to understand why exactly Prime My Body was working as well as it has been, and because I'm all about educating myself, I'll share my findings below. It's a lot of... science, but I'll explain in terms that makes sense to those of us who are not world-renown chemists!

The Chemist

Dr. Christopher Shade (a former goat farmer!) is the founder of Quicksilver Scientific and a man passionate about heavy metal detoxification. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Illinois studying the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury and advanced aquatic chemistry. Shade's lab is in Boulder, and he's the main reason that this Hemp is what it is, and what sets it apart. This man is brilliant, and I've been fascinated by the numerous videos + interviews I've been watching from him.

CANNABINOIDS

The science behind why this Hemp is so great is based on the Human Endocannabinoid System. It's an intricate part of our immune system and when activated by taking phyto cannabinoid diols, humans and animals have better ability to fight, resist, and assist in supporting + repairing the mind and body.

EXTRACTION

Dr. Shade uses a two-part Ethanol and Simulated Moving Bed Chromatography extraction process to get compounds off of the plant. It's a really sophisticated purification process, where plant waxes, natural compounds, and THC are pulled. This leaves very pure extracts which are tested again and again to ensure purity.

Here's a list of things that are not ever included in this oil:

  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • mold toxins
  • heavy metals
  • microbes

It's also certified gluten free + GMO free.

NANO-EMULSIFICATION / liposomes

This is a really cool process, and it's the delivery of this oil that makes it unique to other kinds. Basically being nano-enhanced is what makes the absorption fast and complete, with exceptionally high bio-availability (basically the degree and rate a drug is absorbed by the body). We absorb these nano-particles so quickly and fully, in just 30 seconds it's entered your blood stream. It passes the blood brain barrier and peaks around 30-40 minutes after being taken.

The liposomes are essentially little vehicles that looks exactly like a cell wall membrane, so when we take it? It's absorbed strait into our cells. This liposomal formulation brings the amazing power of IV therapy into a more convenient, oral delivery for super rapid uptake. Really, this isn't an oil per say, it's a nano-emulsification of an oil. Wild huh?

PRIME MY BODY VS OTHER BRANDS

The biggest difference as I mentioned is the delivery of the Hemp. Prime's Hemp is pumped under the tongue, where it's received and immediately, literally, immediately absorbing. The nano particles just get RIGHT in there.

When you swallow another brand, eat a CBD-enhanced candy, or have a hemp-drink, you have to wait for absorption. Charlotte's Web for example, is dispersed in MCT oil (which yes is a good, healthy oil!) however it has to get through your GI track and emulsify with your bile to absorb. By the time this happens, only a small % is being absorbed, due to time and travel, and many other obstacles. It isn't that other brands (like CW) are bad, or that the product isn't solid - it's HOW it is absorbed.

If other kinds of CBD had a Dr. Shade, creating liposomes for their Hemp? There would be competition. Delivery, delivery, delivery. That is the key.

How To Use It

PMB's Hemp comes in a 50ml bottle. This bottle gives you 100 pumps, which you'll place right under your tongue. They suggest doing it on an empty stomach, 10 minutes or so before eating. I don't follow this rule, hard core, as I take it as needed / throughout the day based on my own schedule. Hold under your tongue for 30 seconds, then I swish it around some. A drink of water after is acceptable, the Hemp has a citrus tang to it, which at first I wasn't a big fan of. But it neutralizes quickly and I'm now 110% fine with it.

You can not overdose on this, Hemp is so so so good for you, the more the better! But suggested dosage is 1-2 pumps 2/day. You can go up to 2-4 pumps 4/day if needed. It all depends on what you're working to support and how you respond. Many people feel a calm wash over them immediately, I do not, but that doesn't mean it isn't working! Quite the opposite. Consistency is KEY here. It was about seven days of use 2/day when I began to feel balance coming on, I wasn't as tense, it was a slow process, but so very worth it. You can read more about my own Hemp story and process here.

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All About Hemp - CBD Oil

Hemp CBD Oil (www.angiewarren.com)

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I've been chatting on my Instagram a lot lately about wellness, specifically about how I've started using hemp oil. I also wrote it here. Authenticity and openness are things I've always prided myself on, sharing the many ups and downs life has brought my way, and this is no exception.

Just this week I shared a lot in my stories about why I sought out hemp oil, how it's helped, and why I chose the company I chose. Buttttttt, it was a lot of stories, and I believe there's power in the written word (also for ease of coming back to), so I've decided to share a condensed version here on the blog. If you'd like to check out the stories on this topic, head to my Instagram and check out the highlights titled Hemp!

WHAT IS HEMP

Let's start off with a little lesson. A common misconception is that Hemp is the same thing as Marijuana, that if you're using Hemp you're getting high. They're not. They are in the same family, yes - as in they come from the Cannabis plant, but there are some distinct differences.

  • MARIJUANA contains high amounts of THC - this is what gives you the feeling of being "high".
  • HEMP contains trace amounts of THC, therefore you don't experience the "high" but get all the benefits of the CBD. The brand of Hemp I use is well below the federal THC limit of .3%. After multiple drug screens from his employer, my good friend Tristian's husband has never been tested positive and Hemp is a part of his daily routine (I know this is a concern for many who have required testing through work).
Hemp / CBD vs Marijuana - Prime My Body (www.angiewarren.com)

Hemp Oil (also known as CBD) has so very many benefits, I believe there are more than 250 different ways it can support the entire body. Initially, I sought it out to bring balance to my nervous system - which has been pretty much shot since dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and general emotional upheaval. What I didn't realize were all the many things it would be doing "behind the scenes" to help repair my cells from the inside out.

Hemp / CBD vs Marijuana - Prime My Body (www.angiewarren.com)

HOW DOES HEMP HELP?

  • Better Focus + Energy
  • Brings Calm, Helping Sleep
  • Soothes Tension
  • Reduces Saddness
  • Balances Feelings of Anxiety
  • Supports Joint + Cartilage Function
  • Disease Prevention
  • Better Overall Health
  • Homeostasis
  • and sooooooo many more things

Let's chat quick about this one: Homeostasis. One of the biggest things Hemp is known for is bringing the body to a place of Homeostasis. It's in this state that our bodies work their best, fighting off disease and ensuring a proper environment for living our best lives. In the Greek language the word Homeostasis breaks down to: HOMEO = similar and STASIS = stable. So putting our bodies into a stable environment, without being in constant fight or flight, balancing the wild upheaval of disease and inflammation and so on, really should be a goal for everyone.

Have you used Hemp, how has it helped you? I'd love to hear more from you!

Next up in the series Hemp Helps, I chat about why I chose the company I chose, and what makes one brand different than another. Check it out!


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Mother's Day: a Tribute

MOTHER'S DAY - grief & loss - a tribute (www.angiewarren.com)

Recently I had an opportunity to nominate someone for a Mother's Day giveaway.  The rules stated that this could be a mother you know OR a mother figure - my own mama being gone, my sister came immediately to mind. I wanted to share what I wrote:


I nominate my sister, Sadie.

Though she is not yet a mother herself (her sweet dog Maggie IS very much a part of their family), she has been so many amazing things to me - namely the very best parts of our mother.

Let me explain.

Nearly five years ago we walked beside our mom as she fought cervical cancer. Sadie found the roles reversed as she was the one caring for our sweet mama in her final weeks - private and intimate details I’ll leave out, but the way my sister selflessly poured into a once vibrant and full of life 49-year-old (our mom), left me speechless. She did hard things. She had hard conversations. But she did it with grace. I am in awe of her for that.

February of 2017 we were shocked by the sudden loss of our only brother. Sadie was able to jet set across the country (while extremely sick with the flu) to immediately take action and do the most dreaded of tasks: final arrangements for an amazing 29-year-old, gone far too soon. Those weeks were gut-wrenching. But we stuck together, doing things we never imagined doing because our mama taught us what strength is, what family is, what grace is. I am in awe of her for that.

A short six months later, just weeks after her own wedding, Sadie and I had to make another emergency trip back east. Our dad was very sick and on life support. Twelve hour days in the ICU with our father, fighting with and for him, I relied on my sister for all the best bits of our mom she encompasses. We made a decision we never imagined having to make and walked our dad into Heaven - to meet our mom and brother. When one of us cried, the other was strong. When one of us felt strong, the other was broken. She may be younger than me, but I am in awe of what my sister is and does.

Sadie may not yet be a mother but she is everything I miss and love about our own mother. Her laugh, her thumbs, her gentle spirit, her love of those less fortunate, and her relationship with God. And when the day comes that she IS a mother? I know she will be just as good of one as the mama that raised her.

I nominate my sister, who has taken some of the worst things life can throw at her, all before she was 26 - and is now an advocate for the grieving, a believer in wellness, and an encouragement to so many others.


I'm sooooo thrilled to share that, she won! Congrats Sadie, well deserved. Enjoy those goodies, love you so so much.