In the Short and Sweet section of the magazine, we often feature companies who inspire us … and our recently-released Spring 2023 issue was no exception. We loved speaking with Eamon Canning, founder of Hempful, an Irish brand that produces Hemp and CBD foods, supplements and cosmetics. Keep reading to enjoy the full piece!
CBD (cannabidiol), one of the many components of the hemp plant, has become very popular in recent years. We recently sat down with Brian Cusack, the founder of Dr Hemp Me, to take a deep dive into the potential benefits that CBD can offer.
If you are interested in discovering some of the amazing benefits of hemp, you need to check out Hempful’s amazing range of body butters, tea, moisturisers and CBD oils, to name a few. Hempful prides themselves on the great working relationships they have formed with a number of independent hemp farmers throughout Europe, who grow only natural, sustainable crops.
Hemp is becoming more and more widely known these days for its health-boosting properties. The non-hallucinogenic properties of this incredibly versatile and eco-friendly plant can be used to make food, textiles, paper, clothing and fuel, to name just a few. Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. Hemp is the only plant that contains all of the essential fatty acids and amino acids required by the human body. These nutrients assist in a wide array of bodily functions and organs, including metabolism, skin maintenance, mood and behaviour, the brain, and the heart. Hemp CBD oil, also known as Cannabis Oil or Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound which comes from the bud and flower of Hemp. This amazing compound reacts with our body’s natural Cannabiniod system to enable it to function properly, which is a major factor for keeping us healthy.
Hempful has developed a versatile range of products that enable customers to feel the benefit of these remarkable attributes for themselves. On their website, they state: “At Hempful, our goal is to research, develop, educate and deliver sustainable, innovative and beneficial hemp based Health Foods, Supplements and Personal Care Products and support the global demand for a cleaner, healthier planet.We are proud of our products and the positive impact they have on our customers and our planet.”
As part of this commitment, Hempful collaborated with partners from across the UK and Europe in 2016. They took their ideas to the foremost industry experts in Europe, developed their first products, and began to establish very positive working relationships with independent hemp farmers across the continent, who are committed to growing natural, sustainable crops.
Hempful’s range now includes: Purely Hemp Body Butter – a rich, moisturising body butter suitable for everyday use; Hempful CBD Oil in 250mg, 500mg, 800mg or 1500mg varieties; a variety of moisturisers for men and women; and even CDB-rich hemp tea.
You can learn more about Hempful’s fantastic range via their website. If you are the manager of a health store who would like to stock their products, visit Rossmore Health: a leading online retailer of healthy juices, cosmetics, supplements, and other products to assist customers in living a fulfilled, balanced life.
As winter slowly but surely begins to release its grip, what better way to celebrate than by checking out some of the most enlivening products, events and getaways the new season has to offer? We have picked out some of the best and brightest below. This Spring Vibes section is featured in our just-released Spring issue, available now at stockists around the country. You can also subscribe to have this magazine – and the next three for the year ahead – delivered straight to your door.
Delphi Adventure Resort
‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’
‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…’
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
EATS N’ TREATS
If you’re in the mood for indulgence, check out the adorable Cake Room, located on 19A Main Street, Blackrock, Dublin. This popular café serves breakfast, lunch, drinks, coffee … and of course, a dazzling array of cakes. Their reputation for high quality service has earned them a well-deserved place in customers’ hearts.
All Shouk Up
For a dining experience with a difference, we highly recommend Shouk, an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in Drumcondra, north Dublin. Shouk is tucked away in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building that just oozes character. Our advice? Try the mezze platter. You won’t regret it.
YOPE’s New Hope
Polish cosmetics brand YOPE is releasing three gorgeous new hand creams: ginger and sandalwood, tea and mint, and salvia and green caviar. ‘They contain 98% natural or low-processed ingredients, most of which are valuable oils and plant extracts,’ explains YOPE creator Karolina Kuklinska-Kosowicz. You can’t say nope to these beauties.
Naturally Cleaner Teeth
Irish brand Happy Humphry is fully committed to delivering great dental care products with excellent customer service. Their 100% Natural Activated Charcoal Powder is derived from coconuts – one of nature’s most powerful healing sources – and their activated charcoal is 100% natural with no chemicals and no fluoride. Happy days!
The Ría Organics Energising Day Cream provides essential all-day hydration. Certified COSMOS-Organic, this unique rosehip blend is packed with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Ría Organics is planting its own organic roses this spring to produce rosehip oil for its products.
For a break with a difference, check out the beautiful Forest Domes of Finn Lough in Northern Ireland. These domes feature 180º transparent walls that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside. Ensconced in the comfort of these domes, you can enjoy a night of stargazing like no other.
SaolBeo has created an inspirational retreat this May in the beautiful Inistioge, Co.Kilkenny. This will include accommodation, freshly prepared vegan meals, guided yoga, meditation, Feng Shui classes, a Beauty Ritual workshop and of course, plenty of time to explore the breathtaking surroundings of Inistioge. For further information please contact Tara at email@example.com.
Unlock Life’s Magic
Jody Mountain’s new online course – The Body Consciousness Training – is aimed at awakening our bodies’ cellular wisdom. She will also offer a transformational retreat at The Boghill Centre in Co. Clare from May 26 to June 1. Here, mystical movement, music, breath and Ancient Bodywork will reignite our essential wisdom.
While training under Deepak Chopra, Siobhan McKenna of PerfectHealth.ie met Deepak’s then lead educator, Davidji. She is now thrilled to bring Davidji to the Velvet Strand, Co. Dublin, for a unique meditation workshop from April 13–15. Positive Life readers can avail of a €50 discount off a standard price ticket. Visit perfecthealth.ie and use the discount code PHPLDJI.
Delve into Delphi
In need of revitalisation? Look no further than Delphi Adventure Resort’s fantastic Spring Cleanse Retreat, a yoga weekend designed to de-stress and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. This retreat runs from April 13 – 15. If you can’t make it, don’t worry: Delphi will hold another retreat in September!
SAVE THE DATE
An Evening With Anamarta
If you want to learn more about how the ancient healing practices of the Tao can help you to feel more revitalised and balanced in your everyday life – and the powerful role that sexual energy has to play in this process – then come along to our evening with the much-loved Tao teacher Anamarta. She will be visiting us at Positive Nights for a special evening on Thursday March 22nd, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. More details are available here.
Our Mantak Moment
Grandmaster Mantak Chia will teach in Dublin for the first time in May 2018, leading two fascinating workshops: ‘Foundation/Basic Practices’ and ‘Sexual Alchemy: Healing Love Practices’. We are thrilled to be welcoming him to Positive Nights on Thursday May 17th. This unique opportunity to learn from a living Tao Master is not to be missed.
Join world-leading health expert and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté for a very special two-day workshop in Cork, starting on June 30th. Dr. Maté will share his insights and wisdom on mental health, stress, addiction, trauma, health, ADHD and childhood development disorders. Register here: bookwhen.com/gabormate.
Erase Your Ennui
Fans of the classic synthpop band Erasure will be thrilled to hear that they have rescheduled their Dublin gigs in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, after being forced to bow out in January due to illness. The new shows will take place on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of March. Tickets that were purchased for the January gigs will be eligible for the new dates. You can book tickets and find more information via this link. The support act on the night will be Ekkoes.
HEALTH IN FOCUS
Linda O’Connor founded the private blood testing company Bloodworks in 2013 after undertaking years of research into phlebotomy. Bloodworks now offer over 3000 tests, ranging from basic health screenings to genetics testing, with no consultant request required. The services of a holistic doctor and counsellor are also available to all clients.
Heal with Dheai
Dheai Ilsaaid is a general Oriental practitioner and author with extensive training in acupuncture, Reiki, massage, iridology and more. He addresses health issues from every aspect: emotionally, physically, structurally, and functionally. Dheai treats children under the age of fifteen for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact him on 086 077 7700 to arrange an appointment.
Cannabis CBD Oil or CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a nutrient compound found in the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Hemp is a source of nutrients unlike any other, containing all the families of essential fatty acids. ImproveMe CBD Oil is filled to the brim with nutritional and health promoting properties.
For a healthy brew with a difference, try Chaga tea. It has a deliciously rich earthy flavour similar to coffee, but those who try it report feeling energised yet calm. Chaga Tea Ireland’s founder Philip says, “Chaga mushroom is known as the ‘King of Mushrooms’, and with good reason. I haven’t had a cold or flu in four years.”
The renowned spiritual teacher Mooji recently released a new book called An Invitation to Freedom. If you are longing for a profoundly clear and direct guide to Self-realisation, Mooji’s Invitation is for you. In this radiantly alive pocketbook, he will lead you into the recognition of your own infinite Self.
Jazzy June! The festival season is here! We are slowly moving towards the Summer: Planned holidays & the smell of a BBQ are in the air. There is a vibe of summer love and making new friends, being in nature and listening to wonderful music. We love this time! Our incredible bumper issue for Positive Life is out now and we have so many gems! An incredible interview with Eckhart Tolle, the majestic Deva Premal, an exclusive with Brain and meditation expert Dr. Joe Dispenza, a super interview with Kryon’s Lee Carroll and as usual a lot more wonderful content for you all! This month, we have an amazing list of recommendations for you including Positive Nights events, EarthFest, competitions, retreats and more! If you don’t want to miss out on our fabulous Summer magazine edition or any of our next editions, Sign up here to get a hot copy in your postbox!
Chilling with CBD Tea!
RecoveryCBD Sometimes we all need to sit back and chill out with a cup of tea. So why not relax and enjoy their refreshing, mood-enhancing CBD Tea? Recovery will deliver it to your door, one bag of their Chill the Feck Out CDB Tea is sold in loose leaves and is all you need to take it easy and enjoy a cuppa!
Positive Nights event: Astral Travel, a talk with Crotalo Sesamo
An evening of adventure! This evening we will welcome, Astral Traveller Crotalo Sesamo coming straight from the wonderful community Damanhur to our stage! If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s possible for your consciousness to exit the physical body and travel to other dimensions of reality, this is The Positive Nights for you.
Simply a Great Health Store
Down to Earth Simply Ireland’s legendary health store located at South Great Georges Street, Dublin. They supply a comprehensive range of health food supplements, vitamins, organic foods and aromatherapy oils. They also stock natural cosmetics not tested on animals and environmentally friendly household products.
But its the character and vibe we love, pop in:
Positive Nights: Astrological Guidance with Virgo Queen
Date: Friday, June 9th, 2017
The Powerscourt Theatre, Dublin 2
On this evening we welcome Astrology expert Virgo Queen. Astrology is the study of light and the path we follow to return home. In Natal Astrology, we look at the SOUL MAP of each individual, why they came here and how they evolve, guiding them through their hero’s journey. Virgo Queen has agreed to check a few Birth or Natal charts that evening for some of the audience members. If you want your chart to be done that evening, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your date, location and time of birth so she can have them ready.
Apricot Kernels & their amazing properties!
An apricot kernel is a single seed found inside the stone of an apricot. We heard they are incredible and a delicious superfood that boosts Immunity, relieves pain, lowers high blood pressure and has detox-enhancing properties.
You can pick them up at The Hopsack and give them a try!
Irish Apple Cider Vinegar!
Ballyhoura Irish Apple Cider Vinegar raw with the “Mother Culture” unpasteurised, unfiltered, naturally antibiotic & antibacterial. There are plenty of known benefits attributed to this product: Reduces Blood pressure, it can assist to balance your PH and much more.
SO get drinking this , the Apple Cider Vinegar from the 100% Irish Ballyhoura Apple Farm.
The Lemurian Wisdom Retreats on the Big Island, Hawaii, offer a unique opportunity to integrate the ancient technique of Pineal Toning, which takes us back to our full human potential of the past and propels us to new heights in our development. Groups ranging from 12 to 30 participants.
Amazing chance to connect with nature on a beautiful island!
Earth Fest Ireland 2017!
We are giving away two tickets for this beautiful event! Simply share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Earth Fest 2017
Date: 9-11th June
Location: Shalvanstown Organic Farm, near Slane Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland
Bring your new Earth ideas, dreams & projects,, your music instruments & art, your songs (even if you are shy, bring it anyway, you never know!), traditional communal games, poetry & stories, your skills to share (we have healers team, eco-team, kids team) and stuff to sell & exchange for Sunday market (your crafts).
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Events, Workshops, Training, Inspiration, Treats & More for Spring 2017
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Keep Calm and Cure On
Calm Cure is our own Sandy Newbigging’s new book on the healing powers of meditation. In it, he shares why conflict keeps us connected to what we don’t want and offers his powerful three-step technique for healing both personal and global problems.
A Cookbook That Might Just Save Your Life
Derbhla Reynolds has been leading the vanguard proclaiming the health benefits and deliciousness of fermented foods for years. Her new book, The Cultured Club: Fabulously Funky Fermentation Recipes is full of gut-friendly recipes designed to supercharge your immune system. My favourite is the vanilla kefir ice cream.
Rise and Shine
Rebecca Campbell is a light worker and a bestselling author of Light Is The New Black. Rebecca has guided thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them. She gave a one day workshop hosted by Positive living network in Newry on April 8th. Check her site for other dates!
What Are You Looking At?
We all know that your energy goes wherever you put your attention. In Sarah McLean’s new book, The Power of Attention, you can discover with simple mindfulness tools and meditation techniques how to reclaim spring your attention and enhance your ability to be more present, self-aware, and focused.
If the holistic world had TED talks, they would look like Positive Nights. At each event we come together in love and are treated to wonderful talks, workshops and happenings that leave us wiser, happier and more alive. It’s a movement that’s taking off. Look out for upcoming nights of tantra with Dawn Cartwright, meditation with Sandy Newbigging and loads more. It’s a magical mystery tour.
Charles Cook famously proclaimed, “Your deepest roots are in nature, no matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.” Nature Benefits offers you the chance to reconnect with the earth and sky with revitalising outdoorsy events throughout the year designed to help you reclaim those deep roots and find peace.
It’s so important to invest time in yourself to stay balanced and well. Amongst many other therapies, Mokshala offers a three day Holistic Detox Retreat in April that is focused on cleansing and transforming at all levels. Lead by holistic healer and life coach Arina Suld, it’s a weekend that is guaranteed to recharge your batteries.
Laura Lynn provide palliative care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Their holistic approach to care enables them to support the whole family, allowing parents to be ‘Mum and Dad’ rather than full-time carers. They are looking for wonderful heroes to enter the Women’s Mini Marathon to raise funds for their amazing work.
The Mooncup replaces tampons in a way that’s more convenient, better for your body and makes tons more sense for the environment too. The company is employee-owned and is the first sanitary protection manufacturer with Ethical
Hemp for Health
Hemp-originating treatment is very much in the headlines these days with many claims of its medicinal qualities. Also known as cannabidiol, it is the non-psychoactive compound in hemp/ cannabis that has received a tremendous amount of positive news worldwide. Full Circle Hemp provides CBD/CBDA products from their base in Wicklow.
Home Made Goodness
April Danann is a medical intuitive. She lives a totally natural life, making all her own products and food from scratch, from toothpaste to cleaning products and beyond. We love her range of apple cider vinegars, with some super flavours: turmeric and ginger, wild elderberry and more. Get your pH in check and alkalise that body of yours.
Autism And Broccoli Sprout Juice
Vegus Juices of Co. Wexford are convinced of the health-giving properties of their broccoli sprout juice on those who are affected by autism. So much so, that they have an exclusive offer for our readers. If you or your family are affected by Autism and would like to try it, contact Mike for a free four week supply to try it out, available to first fifty applicants.
A Problem Shared
Help is out there. Whatever life has thrown at us, it always lightens the load when we stop trying to shoulder the
whole burden by ourselves and reach out for the support that we need. The Open Minds Centre in Dun Laoghaire offers psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy for when the going gets tough.
That’s a Given
Human Givens therapy is sweeping the world. It holds that if a person’s organic human needs are met appropriately, it is not possible to be mentally unwell. That’s a refreshing approach. Anne-Marie Curran is a trained practitioner based in Dublin. She can help you access your inner resources and design a healthy living environment for yourself.
Anne-Marie 086 600 9019