OurBlk Woman Herstory X Glazed Infusions CBD
For black history month Glazed Infusions CBD is donating a percentage of sales to black mental health community groups. This black woman owned company sells CBD to help with stress, alleviate anxiety, and insomnia. Glazed infusions’ mission is to bring awareness to the importance of mental health in the black community because it is such a taboo topic. Their pursuit aligns with a movement of self care, self love, and self acceptance.
Glazed Infusions is a black, woman owned CBD brand. Our motto is “Self-Care is the Best Care”. We pride ourselves in being an affordable go to option for products aiding in self-care maintenance. Our primary mission is to support a proactive approach to health management by providing a local and safe environment to dispense CBD products. We aim to be inclusive and serve our customers quality products with integrity, transparency, and premium customer service.
Tell us about Glazed Infusions CBD. What inspired you to start your brand?
Glazed Infusions is my CBD brand that is all about prioritizing your self care. I dove into the world of CBD on a personal journey trying to find something that could help my anxiety because at the time it was quarantine and I was really struggling with feeling constantly anxious and overwhelmed. CBD proved to be effective for me but I couldn’t find a brand that had as much range when it came to strengths of CBD. So I created my own. I wanted to have as many different flavors and dosages as possible to choose from.
What do you believe self-love is?
Self love is about prioritizing what is going on with yourself internally as well as externally. It’s about being attentive to all of your needs and being gentle with you. I believe it’s about giving yourself the tender, love, and care you need.
What are the challenges you face when thinking of self-love?
Sometimes I don’t give myself the green light to be easier on myself . I don’t always think I deserve something because I may not have gotten to a certain goal or completed all of my tasks for the day. It’s true what they say, we’re often our worst critics! It is important to affirm and reward yourself.
How will you confront these challenges to move towards self-love?
I do think it’s necessary to remind myself it’s ok to give myself some grace. I may not always be this efficient and fast robot who gets everything right, but I wasn’t made to be. It’s important to acknowledge we’re human and bound to make mistakes.
Do you have a personal story that you can share with our readers about your struggles or successes along your journey of self-understanding and self-love? Was there ever a tipping point that triggered a change regarding your feelings of self-love?
Yes, my tipping points were very apparent physical changes I couldn’t ignore or hide from. Once I realized during quarantine my mental health as well as my physical health wasn’t in the best state, I decided to make a change. I have arthritis and it was constantly acting up because of how immobile I was. It didn’t seem right that I was in my early 20s and a fully able-bodied person yet I was struggling to do basic things because I let myself become that depleted and immobile barely wanting to do anything. To remedy my lack of motivation and lack of physical activity: I started going on walks, taking cbd that also helped with my arthritis, I started exercising, reading, began my business, and began meditating. I was able to now exercise my mind, body and soul.
As cheesy as it might sound to truly understand and “love yourself,” can you share with our readers a few reasons why it’s so important?
How you treat and love yourself sets the tone for how others treat you. It holds precedence over all your other relationships. What’s going on internally affects your outer world such as: who you choose to be around, what kind of information and entertainment you choose to consume, what you choose to react to, and what kind of person you choose to present yourself to be. Loving yourself is about being cautious with your time, energy, body, and spirit. Please don’t let anyone or thing disrupt that.
When we talk about self-love and understanding we don’t necessarily mean blindly loving and accepting ourselves the way we are. Many times, self-understanding requires us to reflect and ask ourselves the tough questions, to realize perhaps where we need to make changes in ourselves to be better not only for ourselves but our relationships. What are some of those tough questions that will cut through the safe space of comfort we like to maintain, that our readers might want to ask themselves?
A few tough questions I asked myself that I’m sure readers can benefit from as well is: Are you living for you, or are you living for other people and the image you want them to have of you? Are you happy with the effort you are putting forward currently? Are you settling right now? Are your goals surface level answers you tell everyone who asks or are they truly what you desire out of life? Are you being honest with yourself about why you keep repeating cycles that are not good for you and are you truly willing to break these cycles?
Can you share an example of a time that you had to reflect and realize how you needed to make changes?
Yes, it’s uncomfortable to acknowledge both then and now! Before I found out about CBD and started my business during quarantine, the way I’d cope with onsets of anxiety was through drinking wine to ease the tension. I think it’s fine in moderation but I didn’t like that this was becoming a daily habit. Though it was the fastest way to relieve the incredible nervous energy inside me. I was not an alcoholic but I did feel that this was an unhealthy way to deal with this for me and knew I needed to go a different route for my body all together.
What favorite book, podcast, or resource for self-psychology, intimacy, self-love or relationships? What do you love about it and how did it resonate with you?
I really enjoyed an audiobook by the rapper Russ called “It’s All In Your Head” . It was a great self-reflective yet advisory story about ignoring negativity and truly gaining self-confidence. It resonated because it felt personal, raw, uplifting, and transparent which is all I really aim to be.
You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? Maybe we’ll inspire our readers to start it…
The movement I’d be more than happy to inspire would be a movement that revolves around women finding self-confidence to go out and do whatever they always wanted to do. I’d love a movement where women just dare to go and make strides to actually get what they want. Whether it’s baby steps or big leaps and bounds. A woman setting her mind to make that vision board, or book a flight, or set up an appointment, or start a business is powerful!
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote” that you use to guide yourself by? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life and how our readers might learn to live by it in theirs?
A life quote that I live by and have on my vision board is “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” It is relevant to me because it aligns with something I always truly desired. I determine my path in life! I am able to control my narrative because I choose to do so, and I make the steps to do so, and execute at the best of my ability. This quote gives me so much hope that I can truly manifest things in my life that I both desire but also work hard for because I make a conscious decision to go after what I want. Liming beliefs that you’re not capable, not smart enough, or not qualified enough, or not skilled enough can be daunting. It’s important to not let these negative thoughts drown out all your positive thoughts or you’ll never feel ready to take on your goals.