I smoked marijuana consistently with my friends during my junior and senior year and it gave me anxiety and depression from emotions that were overwhelming. After I graduated this year I told myself “Ok, are you just going to let these emotions continue to fuck you up mentally or are you going to face them toe to toe?”

And I faced them by meditating and isolated myself from friends and family for a little while. The isolation was nothing personal, I just needed some time to myself to figure out what caused the emotions and anxiety. After a little while of meditation and isolation, I observed that I had been getting anxious over the dumbest things and I just never had time to myself to handle them. Meditating and having creating spare time to figure yourself out is key to getting over anxiety and depression! Swear to god! C.S.

Dear C.S.

You’ve discovered the time-honored approach of going inward and making time to be alone with yourself! Sounds like you created this healing for yourself without cannabis as a tool in the equation.

I do find it intriguing that it was the cannabis early-on that actually showed you the things you needed to work on it … the anxiety and depression. And you then set the cannabis aside and embraced meditation and “alone time” in order to heal. This is what our “field reports” are all about – sharing our explorations in order to help others find their way. Thank you! 

With Love, Becca