TRACK & JOURNAL YOUR VAPE EXPERIENCE USING GOLDLEAF JOURNALS By Lynn McElroy Keeping a journal of your usage and experiences while vaporizing herb or concentrates can be incredibly beneficial. For starters, it can help you better understand your body and flavor palate and it encourages mindfulness, which is always a plus. But knowing what metrics to track and write down can sometimes be intimidating. Here are some tips to keep in mind when first beginning to journal your experience: HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW? In order to understand the effects of any given herb or concentrate, you need to be able to identify your starting point. Ask yourself how you feel in this moment, prior to vaping anything. Do you have any pain? tension? Are you distracted or stressed? Closing your eyes and taking a moment will help you better evaluate your physical and emotional state. ARE THERE OTHER INFLUENCERS? You should also take note of any other factors that might affect your experience. Are you thirsty? Have you eaten? Are you on any other medication? Is this the first time you’ve vaped today? All of these can greatly change the outcome you perceive by your vape session, and worth noting for future reference. WHAT ARE YOU VAPING? Next, write down some key points about what you put in your Firefly. Dry herb or concentrate? What is the strain, how was it grown or processed and what are the genetics? Are there lab results available? What is your temperature setting on the Firefly? Having a templated page to collect all these data points can be very helpful and it makes this part more approachable. Goldleaf makes two journals for this specific purpose, the Patient Journal & Taster Journal. Both include templated pages to help you know what is important. WHAT DO YOU NOTICE? There will be an initial wave of change you will feel when vaping dry herb or concentrates as the contents enter your body. This is the best time to think about flavor– since that sensory information is most fleeting. How does it taste? Is there an aftertaste? How dense is the vapor? Next, think about how you feel after your first few pulls. Compare your feelings to where you were before you started and hone in on any areas of tension or pain. Think about your attitude and emotions, are there any shifts? Are you more energetic or sleepier? Do you feel motivated and creative, or relaxed and mellow? CAN YOU SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE? In addition to charting simple and clean cut data points, fill in any gaps by writing about your overall experience. This part can be the most useful when looking back since every experience is a complex one with lots of external factors. Consider your surroundings and environment, how many pulls you took, how you are feeling after some time has passed, and what effects you notice that might have taken some time to form. FINALLY, WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL RATING? It is always good to tap out the spent material in your Firefly after vaping, avoiding a messier and difficult cleanout when you are ready for your next vape session. This is a good time to think about the whole experience and rate it. Would you recommend this strain or product? Would you try it again? What are some final takeaways, lasting effects or negatives? Following the above tips will help you begin to understand your own body and taste in a more meaningful way and empower you to experiment with other dry herbs or concentrates that more closely match what effects or flavors you are seeking. Although any journal or notepad could serve, we recommend one of the notebooks designed by Goldleaf. They are created specifically for tracking your vaping experience and come in two types: patient-focused (for medical users) & recreation focused (for enthusiasts and adventurers). All offer researched and thoughtful content, templated entry pages and plenty of infographics to help you better understand your body. Find them at: shopgoldleaf.com. Firefly users can get 15% off any journal or print at shopgoldleaf.com with the code: FIREFLY15
VAPING IN LOVE Still looking for a Valentine’s day activity? Want to try something new? We’ve found some events perfect for the holiday in a few of our favorite cities! So whether your spending this special day with a loved one, a friend or rolling solo, we’ve got you covered! And yes – These activities go perfect with a Firefly vape sesh 😉 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Radiant Space “Before You Were Born” Exhibit We’ve been in awe over Laurie Shapiro’s current exhibit “Before You Were Born” and we highly recommend you explore through this psychedelic wonderland. If you’re in L.A you must check it out! The exhibit is currently open now until February 23rd making this a perfect Valentine’s day visit before it’s over. More Details BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Radiant Human Aura Portrait We love Radiant Human’s aura portraits especially on Valentine’s Day! The traveling aura reading portrait experience was started by Portland-based visual artist Christina Lonsdale and has a fun interactive element. Lonsdale’s camera interacts with your body’s energy so as you lay your hands on the sensors it takes your body’s electricity and matches it to a color and that color comes out as a second exposure creating a beautiful reading of your aura. You will walk aways with a printed aura portrait of yourself and an aura reading color guide! Valentine’s day tickets are going quick but not to worry! At all shows there are a handful of walk up tickets for sale at the door on a first-come-first-serve basis so get there early. More Details SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA The Great Pillow Fight The Great Pillow Fight is a local’s favorite and a great way to switch up your Valentine’s Day activities! Join a crowd of thousands in a massive pillow fight. There will be plenty of flying feathers so don’t forget to bring a bandana or face mask. AUSTIN, FLORIDA Tropical Outdoor Movie Night We’re dreaming of this secluded sandy movie night paradise for Valentine’s Day. This free movie screening of Dirty Dancing is part of Miami Beach Edition’s recurring film series, Movies in the Sand and couldn’t be more perfect for a post vape movie night! More Details SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Meow Wolf Museum Ever heard of Meow Wolf? If not, we are serious about making a trip through this over the top fun house/ interactive art exhibit. Meow Wolf features dozens of rooms, secret passage ways, interactive and musical objects which guests can explore. What a perfect way to spend Valentine’s day! Get lost inside with your partner, your friends, or the whole family! AUSTIN, TEXAS Sekrit Theatre This truly romantic glass greenhouse is exactly where we would be in Austin on Valentine’s Day! Make sure to grab a blanket, some finger foods, wine, and lay by the fire and under the stars to watch romantic movies at this gorgeous glass Sekrit Theatre. More Details CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Alder’s Planetarium After Dark : Mars or Bust Want to be adventurous for Valentine’s Day? How about explore Mars? Join Alder’s Planetarium After Dark for their Mars or Bust event and be a part of a group VR trip around Mars! The Planetarium will be serving up drinks and music in honor of Mardi Gras to ensure a great night out!
Mark Williams and Sasha Robinson founded Firefly Vapor in 2012 with the singular goal of enhancing people’s lives by creating the very best vaporizers in the world. Their first product, the Firefly, immediately earned praises from the likes of Wired Magazine and the New York Times as well as vape experts and connoisseurs for bringing a number of innovations to the world of vaporizers. Firefly became the first and only vaporizer company to win a prestigious design award by claiming “the Good Design Award” by Chicago Athenaeum Museum in 2014. This recognition of excellence is not surprising, considering the expertise at the helm of the Firefly project: co-founder Mark Williams invented Firefly after holding positions of design leadership for over 20 years at Silicon Valley, most recently as a design manager at Apple leading Mac OS X interface. Co-founder Sasha Robinson brings a deep knowledge of hardware and software, previously working and consulting for companies like Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Nike, Panasonic, and LG. Mark and Sasha met through the auspices of the Burning Man festival, which reflects their core values of self-determination, artistic expression, community creation, and shared contribution. And that it’s ok to have fun! These core values permeate the small, hard-working team that makes up Firefly. We think in unprecedented ways, as we forge our way forward in a new industry with a device unlike any of its peers. We are extremely passionate about what we do and take on unexpected challenges in order to achieve a grander vision: through the vaporization industry, we explore new realms within business and society with the goal of creating a brighter future by using research, design, and technology to enhance every individual’s freedom to be responsible for their own consciousness.