The Positive Vibes section of our magazine is devoted to highlighting small businesses, artists, creatives and trailblazers who are doing some truly stellar work in the holistic health field. Enjoy the Autumn 2021 edition below: packed with ideas to improve your season and bring some light into the darkening days.
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.
Hempful is the leading Irish producer of hemp foods, CBD oils and CBD food supplements. Their products are all derived from high-quality, European-grown hemp. For Hempful, quality is paramount, as director Eamon Canning stated during a recent conversation we had with him.
The many health benefits of hemp are becoming more and more widely known. Kama Hemp produces the only organic hemp juice grown in Europe, so we were thrilled to speak with the company’s co-founder Kate Mullaney for our Winter 2019/20 issue. Read on to learn all about Kama Hemp’s philosophy.
Summer is well and truly on its way. If you have your eye out for coffee with a difference, or you want to hear some wisdom from the renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, the Afro-Irish shaman John Lockley or the Tao master Mantak Chia, this edition of our Positive Vibes newsletter has got you covered – and that’s just a small snippet of what we have in store for you. Read on to learn more about the best events and products we’ve picked out for you this month.
Baavet: The Duvet With the Baa Factor
Baavet specialises in producing high-quality wool duvets, blankets, pillows, and mattress toppers, always made with comfort and luxury in mind. The duvets are also dust mite resistant, hypoallergenic, breathable and temperature regulating. Curious? Check out Baavet’s website below and browse through their wide selection of products. Their duvets are available in various weights: heavy for winter, light for summer, and medium-weight for autumn and spring. While summer is here at last, there are bound to be chillier days ahead … and when they arrive, Baavet will have you covered!
Coffee and Mushrooms: a Winning Combination
When most people think about a really good cup of coffee, they don’t imagine it being made with mushrooms … but the U.S. company Four Sigmatic is challenging that perception. They make use of chaga mushrooms: a product that is quickly gaining a reputation for the delicious coffee flavour it produces, without giving users the energy crash that often occurs after consuming traditional coffee. One of their flavours, in particular – mushroom coffee with lion’s mane – is a genuine taste sensation. We love it! To learn more about Four Sigmatic’s products, visit their website below.
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. Hempful’s range includes: Purely Hemp Body Butter (a rich 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.
Upcoming Positive Nights: John Lockley and Mantak Chia
We are excited to announce two very exciting Positive Nights events set to take place over the next two weeks. The first of these is a book launch, seminar and celebration with John Lockley on Thursday May 10th (Eventbrite link here). He will share the amazing story of his journey to becoming a traditional Sangoma (shaman) with the Xhosa tribe of South Africa – the same tribe to which Nelson Mandela belonged. Our second event is an enlightening seminar with Tao Grandmaster Mantak Chia on Thursday May 17th. He will share information about how the healing practices of the Tao can transform our lives (the Eventbrite link for that is here). Both events will take place in the beautiful setting of the Bewley’s Café Theatre, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
The Mighty Power of Mushrooms
Mushrooms must be in vogue these days, as we are now shining a spotlight on Hifas Da Terra (The Mushroom Pharmacy) – another company that makes use of the humble fungus to create some truly innovative, remarkable health and wellbeing products. Some of the goods they have created include gourmet snacks, skin care creams and lotions, and even nutritional therapy products aimed at improving the wellbeing of cancer patients. Check out their website below to learn more.
Interview With Eckhart Tolle for Your Listening Pleasure
We have reached into our archives this month to share a fascinating interview that we enjoyed with Eckhart Tolle last year. He told us about his thoughts on enlightenment, Jesus, and the joy he finds while spending time with his dogs. This highly accomplished spiritual author and teacher – who has written such seminal works as The Power of Now and A New Earth – has a great deal of wisdom to share. Click here to listen to the interview.
Empowered Women’s Masterclass
Modern women face a variety of challenges in the workplace, but luckily, Maureen Simon and Emily Lane – the two dynamic businesswomen and coaches behind Lane and Simon Consulting– are on hand to help. On May 12th, Lane and Simon are organising a special Empowered Voice and Communications Masterclass for women. The Masterclass will focus on: building confidence, setting boundaries, developing negotiation skills, improving your ability to influence relationships, and learning powerful communication skills. This masterclass can transform how you are perceived and valued in both your professional and personal life. It is designed to have immediate impact and to be a game changer. To learn more, check out the link for the Masterclass here.
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.
Positive Vibes Delightful December: Feng Shui, Organic products & an Awesome Pendulum Summit Competition!
Like that old song says: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Sweet December has arrived. The city is shining with beautiful lights; there’s a buzz all around while we are busy buying presents, decorating our homes and feeling that warm desire to welcome a new year next to our family and loved ones. The air feels magical and our hearts are filled with hope for the future! In this edition we bring you plenty of ideas for out of the box gifts with events, courses, delicious organic products and a fantastic competition you wont want to miss!
Positive Nights Presents: Find Harmony through Feng Shui with Amanda Collins
Date: Thursday December 1st, 2016
Place: Powerscourt Theater, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2
Positive Nights is proud to bring to the stage internationally renowned Feng Shui expert Amanda Collins!
On this evening, Paul will interview Amanda on how Feng Shui allows you to harmonise and improve:
Amanda is the founder of the International Feng Shui school which is a certification training program and she will share her best tips and advice to enhance our lives. She has a regular writer with us at Positive Life. You can go here & here to read some of her incredible advice on Love, Life & Feng Shui.
Kinesiology Courses with TASK
TASK offers one of the most comprehensive Kinesiology courses available. This year they are making their courses accessible in 8 locations around Ireland. They believe everyone should have access to an integrated natural healthcare solution. They are now offering two training courses, Balanced Health and the Diploma Course which forms the full professional practitioner training.
Visit here to learn more about the courses and to sign up!
Golden Egg: Holistic Therapy Courses
Golden Egg Holistic Centre offers the very best courses on different complementary therapies for both practitioner Diploma and Post Graduate training from beginners to the experienced therapist. Golden Egg Holistic is an ITEC approved training school. ITEC is an international examination board providing high quality internationally recognised education programmes for complementary therapists.
Visit their site for the courses available to start in 2017 and for more information.
Hemp Juice for a Healthier life
Hemp Juice or Cannabidiol (CBD) is native to the human body and is part of the endocannabinoid system. CBD is rich in Omega oils, Potassium, Vitamins B1, A & C & calcium. The juice has an amazing positive effect on your health from improving digestion, increasing your energy, helping bone maintenance and plenty more.
Check more info and how to buy here.
Delicious Raw Chocolate
Iswari Raw Choco it’s fantastic chocolate! A wonderful gift for the season or to include as that special ingredient in your original recipes for the Xmas celebrations. These bars are incredibly tasty and have the great quality of all Iswari products! The Chocolate, Orange & Quinoa bar sounds perfect for a sweet snack!
Check out for more info & their different kinds of tasty choco bars here
Competition time: Pendulum Summit 2017!
Pendulum 2017 is back! This is the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit taking place on January 11th – 12th 2017 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Chicken Soup for the Soul founder, Jack Canfield will be amongst the many speakers this year!
We have two tickets for one lucky winner. To be entered in the draw simply share our next Positive Nights event and let us know by commenting on the event post.
For more info on Pendulum visit here
By Elva Carri
Hemp juice is being championed as ‘superfood’ by Dr. William Courtney among others for a number of clinical reasons but health benefits reported have been so impressive that many see it almost more as a medicine than a food. While the oil of the plant is one of the purest forms we can take it in, it’s not legal in Ireland. However, we are one of the few countries producing an incredibly potent juice from it. This is legal and doesn’t have any of the effects of smoking the plant.
Marcus McCabe and Kate Mullaney had 13 years experience growing hemp for the ecological building trade before deciding to supply it as a juice product. They also both came to it with personal experience with the use of raw foods, juicing and teacher training qualifications for Living Foods. When exciting information about the use of fresh hemp juices as a health food emerged from studies in the US and Europe, they felt well placed to create an ethical hemp product for the natural health market. Unlike other companies, their brand, ‘Kama Hemp Juice’ operates as both grower and processor; meaning they can keep an eye on the entire process and get to keep costs lower. The product is sold frozen in ready-to-use cubes and shipped through a frozen supply chain to keep all the goodness in tip top shape for when it reaches you.
I asked Kate about her personal experience with it and effects on her health. “Over 20 years ago I broke my knee and tore ligaments in the same knee some time later. So in the past 10 years, these injuries have come against me. Since drinking the hemp juice, there has been no swelling and the joint is much more stable which has given me the opportunity to build up the strength and get back to walking and cycling.” Many people also report sleeping better.