Lupe & Brian speak with Diane from My Jane this week on Sjogren’s Strong. Woman-owned business curating products for women.
Lupe & Brian: [00:00:00]
Welcome to another episode of Sjogren’s Strong.
This is Brian.
And this is Lupe.
And this is your buy monthly podcast discussing how to live an active and
healthy lifestyle despite a diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome.
You keep confusing me, Brian.
You know, I’m confusing myself. As long as our listeners aren’t confused. I
tell you what, listeners, just open the app refresh, if there’s a show there,
If not, next week.
Yeah, next week.
Today, we are very excited because we have a very special guest.
They’re all very special, aren’t they?
Yes. All of them.
We have Diane in the studio from MyJane, welcome to the show, Diane.
Thank you, Brian. Thank you for having me.
[00:00:42] Diana and I actually met for the first time on
LinkedIn. And we then met in person at a local staples spotlight, which was
[00:00:53] And I’m a firm believer in what she is doing, and
her company is doing. And it’s a perfect fit for those of you that will attempt
new modalities to help with your symptoms of Sjogren’s. And the products that
we’re referring to today are CBD, and there actually is a line with THC.
[00:01:11] Yes there is.
But they can only be sold in California.
Legal dispensary at that.
And only in California.
Yes, we are only in California for the TH.
Ok, but everything else, everywhere?
CBD can be shipped nationwide.
There’s a few states that we may not be able to ship to just because they’re
not quite up to par yet, but we can ship nationwide.
But there getting there.?
Yes, we’re getting there.
Awesome. Well, not just you, them, they’re relaxing a little bit.
[00:01:44] First and foremost, if you don’t know your local
laws and state laws, um, I’m sure you can call somebody at MyJane and there’ll
be able to let you know whether they can service you or not.
But let’s dive into this cool box.
But wait a minute. Well, I want to know how you got started. How did my Jane
So my Jane was started about a year and a half ago, maybe a little longer. Um,
there was a couple of women that came together. One in particular whose
mother-in-law had cancer and she was on all kinds of opioids, all kinds of
drugs. And she was not really all that functional.
[00:02:23] So, uh, she had come over to this woman’s house,
the founder’s house, and, um, she drove, which wasn’t normal. And she was like,
what are you doing here? How did you get here? And she had told her that she
had been taking cannabis, and so her symptoms had alleviated quite a bit, and
she was able to get off of most of her medications.
[00:02:46] So, our founder at the time had found that, why
are do not more people know about this? This is a person who, her mother-in-law
was a person that never would have taken cannabis, never would have been into
something like that, because of the stigma behind it.
[00:03:00] Um, and so she started researching it and thought
we need to bring this to more women. Because women don’t know. And there is a
lot of fear behind cannabis and how to get it. Where to go? Is it safe? Is it,
you know, just lots of questions? And so that’s how my Jane was started.
And you all know that we’ve talked about CDB on the show before and some of the
products that we’ve used in the house, whether it be the oil.
Yeah. From the dropper and the sav. And I mean, I use the sav, pretty much at
least once a week, for a shoulder pain. And we rub it on Lupe’s joints when
they ache and hurt. And it provides a lot of relief. Uh, it’s actually pretty
amazing for just being a topical. And the sav that we use has no THC. So, it is
CBD. You keep saying that! Every time you do it, but that’s okay.
So it’s CBD.
You got to stay off that weed.
Cannabidiol, that’s what it is. Exactly.
So it’s the CBD products and they’ve helped me out tremendously and Lupe, as
well. And MyJane has a really cool product and it’s boxed and it’s elegant. And
there’s different boxes and I’m not the one to explain, that’s why we brought
Diane in. So, what you got?
So, here we go. So, the box that we were talking about today, is the dream box.
This is our CBD line with all products to help you relax at night and go to
[00:04:35] Uh, our THC side is called the Sleep Box. So, all
of these products are basically, basically the way that we carry these boxes is
to create an experience. So, you get to test out different types of products,
different brands, different ways of using, and you can kind of find what works
for you and maybe what doesn’t work for you. Um, it’s just a great way to
[00:04:57] We also have a Romance Box, that couples can use,
that also creates a nice experience. It doesn’t have to be a couple. You can
even do some self-love with it. There are some really great products in that
[00:05:08] Um, and so we really work hard on finding the
best products on the market. Everything has been tested. We even have a group
of advisors that we run everything through. So, it’s like kind of our way of
[00:05:21] You know, like a double test, to just make sure
that the products are what they say they are, they taste well. You know, and
it’s a great experience that people are going to enjoy. we have fun doing it.
Okay. Let’s jump into the first product. Which one is your favorite?
My favorite in this box, I feel like is this bath bomb? This Kush Queen bath
bomb. Um, it’s a relaxing, nice bath bomb. It smells really great and it fizzes
Yes. It’s kind of fun to watch, but some people don’t like to take baths,
right? Some people don’t. I don’t have a bath, or I don’t want to take a bath. So,
you can even put this as like, as a foot soak. Put it in your, you know, uh, a
tub or something. Just throw, throw your feet in it. Um, and it has a lot of
good essential oils in it. Lavender, chamomile, frankincense. And so those will
help you relax, anyways. But then the CBD added helps even more.
So it’s just kind of a nice way to start your evening. Or if you have a day at
home and you just want her to chill and relax.
The bath balm is my favorite.
I love it. So.
Then with the bath bomb, we also have, actually, let me pull this on out. over
here, we have this nice hemp CBD repair mask. It also has essential oils, CBD,
vitamins, minerals, all kinds of good stuff for your skin. So, it just helps
your skin look fresh and clean. And it’s another way to create a relaxing kind
of effect within your body. Cause you’re smelling all these great things.
[00:06:49] And the CBD is really great for skin, for
inflammation. Um, you know, it just kind of gives you that glow. So, I’ve even
done the mask. And jumped in my bathtub.
Oh, really? All right!
So, people with Sjogren’s, uh, we have really dry skin.
Dry face, everything. Does that help? A little bit?
It would, yes. Cause there’s all kinds of great things, I mean there’s a long
list of things in the back of it. There’s Aloe Vera in it, which is good for
[00:07:17] What do you use for your skin? Cause your skin
doesn’t look dry, your skin looks beautiful.
I don’t really use anything, actually.
Time out. You’ve got Almay products on the counter.
Don’t share her secret, Brian. Come on!
Aye! Aye! Aye! No comments from the peanut gallery over there. No, you know
what? That’s the only thing that I used is an Almay.
Olay. What is it?
Oil of Olay.
Yeah! Yeah! Yea!
Well, I guess different ones.
They keep changing the name, but um, Oil of Olay. But I’ve never actually used
And I’ve been wanting to.
There you go!
This is going to be my first mask.
It’s really kind of cool. You just take it out and you just put it on. Brian
might take a funny picture of you because it looks kind of funny.
I’m going to post that.
Yes, we will.
Actually, yeah, I’m going to do that. The first time I use it, it’s going to be
my very first mask ever.
And I’m going to post it.
I’ll let you know.
I would love to hear what you feel.
So, do you sell these products separately?
We do. I don’t know if the mask is sold separately. Don’t quote me on this, but
there is a good amount of these products that you can just purchase the one
Um, and that’s why we give this experience because some people are like, well,
I really just want that bath bomb and I don’t want to purchase the whole box.
So, you can go on our website, myjane.com and there’s, you know, you can order
all the separate products and everything there as well.
OK. Yeah, I was curious just in case, you know, some people may prefer to use
one thing and not the other.
Yeah. So, we have the mask, we have the bath bomb, and the next we have this Vera
Wellness CBD and Micromoths spray. So, this isn’t like an under the tongue
spray that you can use at night. Um, it has, this also has. Some, uh, it has
melatonin in it. It has the vitamin E, it has like vanilla. And so, it’s kind
of taste really good and it’s just a good way to get your body to relax.
[00:09:12] Everyone is different. So, what works for, you
know, one spray for me, you may need two sprays. I mean, this is something you
just have to test out. There aren’t any dosages yet. They’re still doing all
[00:09:26] So, I mean, one of my colleagues says, I sprayed
that under my tongue once and in 20 minutes I was out. So, everyone’s
different. I need to use a little bit more. I don’t know. Maybe I’m too ornery.
I don’t know.
I like that!
So, somebody shouldn’t put the mask on, spray under the tongue, while they’re
soaking their feet in the bath bomb the first time out.
Probably not. Probably not.
So, ease into this. If you’re new to CDBs.
He did it again. Put a dollar in the jar.
Dang it. CBD? Awesome.
Um, yeah, I mean like the, the topicals though, you know, the bath bomb, the
masks, you can use together. But anything ingestible, I always suggest starting
with just one. Um, because we do have these mint, as well, these CBD mint. So,
I wouldn’t say take the mints, spray into your tongue, you know, try them
separately and see.
[00:10:18] You know, you might be able to do both. But you
just, I always like to give people that, you know, try one the next day, if you
didn’t really feel like it was doing much the next day, try two. Um, you know,
it is a trial and error kind of a thing.
So, the spray, it relaxes you so you can sleep. And so, does, um, the mints,
Can you imagine that?
Two minutes, I’d be snoring.
We’ll see, you have a good couple of weeks’ worth here, you know, Brian, you’re
going to find her sleepy.
Yeah, got to spread it out.
As you listeners are aware, with Sjogren’s, it’s pretty easy to sleep. However,
the quality of that sleep might not be what it should be and, or I know when
Lupe’s dealing with any sort of stress, she does have a hard time falling
[00:11:07] So, that would be an opportune time to try a
product or two, to help her fall asleep and have better sleep that night.
Yeah. So, I don’t know how much you know about Sjogren’s, but one of the main
complaints is, um, extreme fatigue.
But sometimes you’re so tired, but you can’t sleep.
Like, I’ve been awake, I don’t know, all night, a few times a month, you know
what I mean? So. I’m glad I have those things.
Yeah. And this nice pouch right here, this nice inhalation pouch has lavender
and chamomile and meal. And so, if maybe in the middle of the night, say you
try this, the mist, and it helps you fall asleep and you wake up because of
whatever reason, the Sjogren’s or, or just stress or whatever it may be that
wakes you up, take this pouch and just take a nice whiff of it.
[00:11:52] This inhalation pouch is just a really nice
aromatic way to, because you know when you’d smell lavender and I mean lavender
has a relaxation quality to it and so that’s what this is. Is to just help you
go, take that with, and then ah, you can kind of let go. So, I mean that’s one
thing you could try, as well.
I’m going to carry it in my purse, all this stuff.
And it does smell pretty good.
Even Brian says so.
And then one other thing in here. Oh, I cannot forget this one, the Vera
Topical South, this is another, this is a salve that you were talking about,
that you can use as a topical. This is not really necessarily meant for sleep
per se, but it’s meant for inflammation, which I know, you have said that
that’s a part of Sjogren’s.
And so this is good for inflammation. Any kind of pain. If you have pain, you
don’t sleep. None of us do. Right? I mean, and so that’s something that you can
just rub on your, your fingers or your hands or whatever’s bothering you. And
that you can use in addition to everything else, since it is a topical.
And does it help remove inflammation or just with the pain.
It does help. Cannabis or CBD can, it does help with inflammation.
Um, one thing that cannabis does, is we have a system in our body called the
endocannabinoid system, which is like our respiratory system, our heart system.
And that system actually helps our body balance out. It brings us to what’s
called homeostasis, which can help with inflammation. Um, you know, and so
that’s one good thing that you can use just to help decrease any inflammation
that you’re dealing with.
Which will help with pain.
Does it come like in a big jar; I can just dunk my whole-body in.
This is what we need for the bath, right? Not the bath balm.
Yes. A little bit of both. Yes. Yeah. That’s exciting.
Yeah. And then the last piece that we have in, well let’s go to this one. We’ll
you save that one for last. We have a nice sleep mask in here, eye mask.
[00:13:40] Um, as I think I told you guys, I live in a
little tiny house where we have two, uh, skylights and I cannot sleep without
the mask because as soon as the sun comes up.
It too bright.
Yeah, it’s, it’s like daylight. Um, so this is just kind of a nice thing. And
you know, right before you’re going to go to sleep, put that mask on and it’ll
just kind of put you in that slumber for the night, that’s what we hope for.
Um, yeah. And then the last piece that’s in these boxes, and one thing that
MyJane has done, is we’ve aligned with an organization called international
sanctuary. And this is a nonprofit organization that helps survivors of human
[00:14:16] So once the women are rescued or you know, they
are on their own, again, international sanctuary brings them in and helps them
get back on their feet.
[00:14:25] And so we have this nice piece of jewelry called
the Purpose Jewelry and each of the women make this jewelry, their names are on
it, and it’s just a great way for them to get back into life, learn about
business, learn about, you know, how to just junction in life. And so, part of
the proceeds of our, all of our boxes, the CBD boxes go back to international
Sanctuary to help these women.
So it’s something that we’re really proud of, that its women helping women,
helping women. And so that’s the one thing that we really, you know, is really
dear to our heart, is helping these women. As well as helping women like you
and you know, everybody else that, that needs some of these things to help with
stressors of life. Yeah.
Amazing. You know, back in the Reagan era, where it was the war on drugs and I
grew up under the impression that, you know, THC was a gateway drug. And you
know, there was a lot of misinformation at the time, out there. And as the
societies matured, we’ve realized that there are a lot of health benefits with
THC and the CBD. Got it right.
I wrote it down.
We get to keep the dollar though; you can’t take it back.
Um, but these products, and you know, you talked to some people and there’s
still this, Oh, that’s drugs. And you know, if somebody has that opinion,
awesome. You know, I’m not here to change your opinion, I’m here to share what
works for me.
What works for me too. Yeah.
Exactly. And we’ve found a lot of relief and benefit from these types of
products. And we’ve tried several different manufacturers, really excited to
jump into the MyJane and the awesome brands that they’ve curated because they
are all from multiple manufacturers.
Which is awesome. And the fact that MyJane goes above and beyond to test and
evaluate and experience these products before they put their stamp on it or
those products in their box with their stamp on it, is comforting.
That it is.
So I have a question because we do have a male listener and they do have
Sjogren’s, as well.
Um, could they use this stuff?
Why not? Right.
Absolutely. And that’s what I like to, I do tell people we’re not just for
women, men like our boxes too. But we do focus, you know, we are women focused.
A lot of our brands are women owned brands, as well. And we do our best to get
women owned brands, but you know, we can’t always, so yeah, we bring men.
Okay. Okay. They could say, they’re buying it for their wives and use it
themselves. That’s okay.
You know, if that’s going to stop you from using it, hey, that’s on you. But
you know, and there are some lines out there that we’ve tried that weren’t as
helpful or weren’t as effective. And you know, but you guys all know we’re not
here to talk bad about anybody.
[00:17:13] Um, we’re here to just share what we’re
experiencing and how we’re dealing with Lupe’s Sjogren’s. And you know, my few
issues that I can just chime in and act like a cool kid for the day.
Yeah. But your issues, we can’t really fix them.
Such love! Such love! What’s next for MyJane, are there cool plans you can
share with us for the company?
Yeah, we are in the process right now of curating, and we will be launching a
Wellness Box, uh, I think early may, I believe.
It is going to be, we’re calling it our Veterans box, um, even though it’s not
women’s centered, but you know, these veterans have women in their lives, that
Put up with them.
Deal with them. Yes. Um, and so the wellness box is going to be geared towards
anxiety, uh, sleep, pain, you know. So, it’s going to be a little bit more
geared towards, you know, kind of an array of things, instead of just on one,
you know, one issue.
[00:18:12] Um, so that’s one thing that we are looking at
now. Um, we are doing everything we can just to get out into the community and
just support. I mean, anything that we can do to support women, um, any kind of
organization that’s, you know, that’s our biggest thing is just support,
support each other. Education are, you know.
[00:18:31] I run the podcast for MyJane called MyJane My
Story, and my biggest thing is education. I like to bring doctors on talking
about, you know, different cannabis products and um, and that’s where it lies.
That’s where I feel like the stigma will get broken, more, is just, is
education and just teaching each other.
I think a lot of people think that they’re going to get high or it’s going to stay
in their system. And if they get drug tested. It’s going to show up. A lot of
people still think that.
Yeah. Yeah. And there’s still a lot of debate on that. Um, the thing was CBD is
you don’t get that psychoactive high. THC is the only cannabinoid that gives
you that psychoactivity. Um, there’s even other THC. There’s THC V, there’s THC
A and those don’t make you high either. It’s THC.
[00:19:23] The way I like to say it is THC is like for your
head. So, if your mind is racing, mind is racing, mind is racing at night. I
like to take THC and CBD at night because that helps shut my mind off, cause my
mind never shuts up, at night.
[00:19:37] Um, some people don’t like THC. So, THC I feel
like is for your head, where CBD is for your body. So, your CBD helps you
relax. It helps with inflammation. It helps with a lot of other things, where
THC, more, helps with shutting that mind, that monkey mind.
I like that. That’s a really good explanation.
And the testing, you know, there’s still a lot of debate on, you know, testing.
can they see that you have T that CBD that I don’t know. I know THC can
show up on a drug test. I don’t know about CBD though. That I’m not sure how
they’re doing all that at this point.
I read and heard from somebody I trust that there used to be more CBDs in the
foods we consumed than there are now because of all the modifications that
we’re doing to their genome.
[00:20:24] But that the body has these CBD receptors. The
body is supposed to get CBD from the foods we eat and the products we use. And
that’s lacking now. So, adding the CBD via a product like this is achieving
that homeostasis that we want to spoke of.
[00:20:42] And this person is a nurse and this person is
extremely religious and will not use because of religious reasons. But was
explaining to me that no, it’s natural, t used to be in the foods.
It is a plant.
It’s a beautiful plant.
Yeah, it is.
It’s a beautiful plant.
Isn’t there like some kind of seeds or something that have THC or something
that gets you high, like on hamburgers?
Oh, the sesame seeds.
That one! Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
That’s not THC. The story was enough sesame seed, it was an opioid. You would
pop positive for opioids.
That was it.
But I don’t know if that’s urban legend or if there’s any fact to it. I mean,
who would want to eat that many sesame seeds to begin with?
I don’t know but got off topic.
Bring that person on your show, whoever they are.
We’re going to edit that out. Well, awesome!!
Can you tell us, again, how many boxes you have?
So, okay. Yes, we have, let me, let me think about this so I can separate
these. So, the CBD, we have the Dream box. We have a Romance Box for couples or
for self-love. We also have a Girlfriend’s Box, which can be given to a sister,
mom, one of your friends, even if even a guy. I mean it’s like a spa box.
[00:22:09] It’s for relaxation, and there’s, there’s
tinctures in there and there’s different things in there. And there’s even the
international sanctuary, the purpose jewelry is in all of our CBD boxes.
[00:22:18] I’m not quite sure where I can share the name of
what the wellness box is going to be, so that you’ll have to look for that in
So, that’s our CBD line. And then the THC line is the Sleep Box, which is the
sister of the, the Dream. The Passion box is the sister of the Romance and the
Goddess box is the sister of the Girlfriends. So, it’s kind of similar, it’s
just different. It’s just THC or CBD products.
I need the goddess box because I like that name.
[00:22:45] So, you have quite a few options.
We do. We do. Take your pick. What do you, what kind of ailment are you looking
No, you know what? Sleep, but for us, Sjogi’s, usually we could sleep 12 hours
and still not wake up feeling rested. So hopefully this helps.
Do you ever feel wake up feeling rested? I mean, and there’s no like formula
of, okay, I’ve got to eat this, or I got to do that.
For me, I think diet is very important.
Um, if I stay away from junk food and just eat healthy like grains and fruits
and all that boring stuff, I feel okay. But I’m never like 100% fully rested.
For most of us.
It’s been said that on a good day for somebody with Sjogren’s, that’s a flu day
for us, where we’re body aches and you just want to sleep. And that’s what
Sjogren’s is like 24/7.
That’s true. But, I mean, it’s just become my new norm, you know? So, unless I
have the flu and then I feel worse, it’s just normal for me now.
And you don’t even seem like, Lupe, I would never know. You’re so peppy and
happy and cheery. And I’ll never know.
Yeah. I think for the same reason, you know, that I just said, it’s just become
my new norm. And I could either, you know, cry about it in a corner or just try
to live my life to the fullest and that’s what I choose.
Good. Good. Well, I’m so excited for you to try this box. I can’t wait to hear
what did, uh, what it does for you and how I want to hear your feedback.
So, I think I told you last week, when we met, I’m in process, not in the
process, but I’m going to start a new job in a week.
So I think, uh, I was a little bit stressed out about, you know, my last days
at my current job. And I didn’t really want to use the product when I was
stressed because what it work or not, you know?
I probably should have tried it because I was stressed, right? That makes
sense, but I don’t know, I chose not to because maybe crazy.
We’re very particular about when we change things, whether it be diet or
arrest, because we want as clean of data we can get. Did this change really affect,
you know, the way I feel. Or you know, it’s unscientific, we’re not docs or
[00:25:08] But we’re very particular about when we try new
things. Like that AVECEN we were talking about earlier, she’s been off of it
long enough, we’re going to try a new device, this evening, to see. Now that we
know it worked, but the symptoms have come back, so we’re really spread things apart
and take a lot of notes.
Yeah, it’s like a true test that way, you know, instead of combining a bunch of
stuff, you want to know what’s working then. So that’s smart. Good. I’m glad.
I’m glad that you’re going to, you know, maybe over the next few days you can
find a night that you just, I just want
to, and you can even try it over a couple of nights, which is great.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. But hindsight, maybe it would have been a good idea to try a
little bit, but you know, I chose not to. You know, because I wanted a true
effect, you know.
Right. Well now, you know, going forward, you know, okay, I can use this anytime.
On this, you know, think about when I use it. so good.
[00:26:02] And we’re going to be posting pictures of what
she’s using when she’s using it, how she’s using it, and then what effect she
had from it.
As always, we’re your guinea pigs. So, you can learn from, you know, our
mistakes or triumphs. The majority have been triumphs.
Haven’t made many mistakes.
No, I’m almost perfect.
We don’t know about you though, Brian, but you know.
Far from perfect. Far from perfect. Well, you got anything.
I think I’m good. Thanks for coming on the show and thanks for sharing all this
Is anything you want to include, add?
Just check us out. Go on m jane.com and just see what we offer and reach out if
you have any questions. We’re here to support and answer anything that you,
anything. You know, we’re here to even educate as much as we can about
cannabis. Do check out the podcast, My Jane My Story, cause there’s a lot of
great educational information on those podcasts.
[00:26:54] Um, I have brands, I have doctors, I have
different, you know, people from all different areas of the cannabis industry,
that can really teach you a lot of different things. So, um, yeah, thank you
for having me.
Yeah. So, I was going to say after this episode, before you close out your
podcast app, go search My Jane My story, the episode I watched, being recorded
was very touching. It was a, a young woman who lost a son with.
Autism, thank you! With autism and we have a family friend with a child with
autism. So, it was interesting to hear her story and how these modalities
helped and helped remove him from pharmaceutical medications and have a better
quality of life. So that was a very cool episode
Good thank you!
Glad I was in the audience to listen.
Yeah, glad you were there.
Where was I?
You were at home, didn’t want to come out and play.
He never invites me anywhere.
Well, I’m inviting you. We’re having one on March 26th.
Sweet. Okay. I’m going.
Come on. March 26th.
Once again, thanks. We really appreciate it. And, um, after I try these items,
I’m going to want to try more items.
As she looks at me. Awesome!
[00:28:13] Until next time, sip constantly and stay hydrated.
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