According to the PEW Research Center, approximately 61% of Americans favor legalization of marijuana, a huge increase from attitudes in the late 60s when about 12% of Americans favored legalization and most preferred keeping it illegal. These days, we’re noticing many states moving forward with progressive laws to decriminalize marijuana and even allow selling products containing cannabis and recreational marijuana for private consumption. On today’s episode, we’re joined by Will and Francis, the hosts of the ACE LAB podcast, to talk about growing acceptance and experiences of those who have embraced this recent freedom.
According to an article published by the Pew Research Center, most people who attend religious services state that they attend church, synagogue or mosque to feel closer to God. Those who don’t attend religious services tend to be younger, more educated and democratic. Moreover, about 37% of survey respondents indicated that they don’t attend religious services, but they practice faith in other ways. On this episode, we explore some of the perceptions and traits of those who are churchgoers, some motivations for attending and why some opt not to go often or at all… as well as social implications, of course.
In previous episodes of our show, we have touched on the themes such as happiness, stress, trauma and its broader social implications. On today’s episode, we are accompanied by Greg Prasker, a modern-day shaman, who is dedicated to working with clients who opt to pursue more, alternative, approaches to overcoming traumatic life events and toxic stress by employing a combination of hypnosis, sound healing, energy work, Buddhist mantras and other modalities to help his clients empower themselves to live life on their own terms.
Stress is a normal part of our usual routines. Stress can often be perceived as a motivator, but it can also be considered toxic. One of the main sources of stress, is stress in the workplace. According to stress.org, the 2000 Integra Survey revealed that 65% of workers stated that workplace stress had caused difficulties and more than 10 percent described these as having major effects in their lives. The question that we came to discuss today is - how do we maintain a work-life balance?