My name is Laura Olson, I was born in Vancouver but raised on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in BC. I am an entrepreneur, business owner, mother and advocate for mental health and sobriety. I have had anxiety and depression for years and it wasn’t until my father passed away in 2015 that I really began to work towards healing. I soon became a mother a few months later, and would start my photography business and buy a home all within the same year. It has always been a habit of mine to keep myself busy to avoid the negative feelings I had but a few years ago when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, I had no choice but to slow down. After nearly losing my life to my illness last year and undergoing an emergency surgery, I really began to live my life with intention and started finally prioritizing my self and my health body, mind and soul.
I have been on a path of healing, of rediscovering who I am, continuously learning more about myself and the stories I had made up about my self worth. I am no stranger to plant medicines. I have been taking a CBD/THC oil for years to help with anxiety, pain relief and getting a deeper sleep. I believe taking cannabis and becoming sober have helped tremendously in my journey towards better mental health but when I added microdosing it felt like it was the missing puzzle piece I had needed all this time. I remember the first few times I micro dosed and this feeling that I could tackle things head on, I was no longer thinking of tasks as this hurdle to overcome but something I just needed to face & move forward. I felt like these stories I had made up about myself and about the way I move through life also started to come to light as something I was clinging to to avoid discomfort. I think the thing I noticed the most was feeling clearer in my thinking, not overwhelmed by tasks, happier, lighter, more in the moment and the best part of all was noticing that my head wasn’t full of negative thoughts or self doubts. I know in my heart that microdosing changed my life.
I was recently diagnosed with anxiety and depression, which is often connected to chronic illness. I explored all options to improve my mental health and came across Mindful Meds website. Growing up on the Coast, I know a lot of people who use natural plant medicines and many have recommended micro-dosing but I never felt a feeling of trust until I came across MindfulMeds. I appreciated how easy it was to navigate their website and find a proper dose for myself. they have someone who is available to chat and answer all of your questions. which really helped me feel comfortable with my decision to microdose. I feel incredibly thankful to be a part of a community that encourages plant medicines for healing and overall mental, physical and spiritual well being.