High Anxiety


True confession: I suffer from anxiety.

Not the clinical variety, but I get anxious enough some days that it can definitely get in the way of my life. That's one of the reasons I wrote my new book, The Way of the Fool: How to Stop Worrying About Life and Start Living It..in 12½ Super-Simple Steps. I wrote it because I need those 12½ super-simple steps!

The book has definitely worked for me. So far, I haven't experienced a single moment of worry that doesn't correspond with one of those 12½ steps. One of the fabulous things about The Way of the Fool is that just being aware of which step I'm dealing with can sometimes be all it takes to get me to "stop worrying about life and start living it." And in those moments when awareness alone doesn't do the trick, I'm able turn to the book's many exercises and meditations to help move the process along.

Unfortunately, there are moments when my anxiety is too entrenched for the book to be able to fully do its magic.

That's one of the reasons I started using CBD oil: I wanted something non-prescription to help ease the anxiety that my book and other spiritual practices weren't able to completely deal with.


To be honest, I was a bit skeptical when a friend mentioned CBD oil to me a few months back. I can be stubborn that way! But when a second friend mentioned it recently, I decided to look into it, and what I discovered astounded me. CBD oil, I learned, was said to also alleviate many physical issues, including some that I have long been dealing with (see sidebar, below). Maybe, I thought, it's worth trying. 

I then turned to my friend Roger Collier, who works in the industry, is an advocate for the benefits of hemp-derived products and is the most knowledgeable person I know on the subject. He is also 100% in his integrity, so I knew that there would be nothing self-serving about any of the information he might provide. 


I trust my intuition even more than I trust Roger, so when he recommended Hempworx products, I did all the intuitive/inner check-in things I normally do – multiple times and in multiple ways. The answer I always got was not only to start taking the product but to also start selling it as a natural adjunct to not only The Way of the Fool but to my personal growth coaching and workshops.

Another true confession: Despite the intuitive "go for it" I kept getting and even after I received the product, I was still skeptical. CBD oil seemed almost too good to be true, despite all the testimonials I had read.

Today, nearly a week into my own experience with CBD oil, I have to say that I'm impressed.

What Is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active component found in hemp that is rapidly becoming one of the biggest trends in the health and wellness industry. Why? Because it’s known for its wide scope of benefits and for the mounds of scientific data that show that it produces little to no side effects.

The CBD in hemp products can…*

  • Help maintain healthy blood sugar regulation

  • Support optimal cardiovascular health

  • Help support cartilage and joint function

  • Support optimal immune function

  • Support healthy skin

  • Help neutralize free radicals

  • Promote healthy respiratory function

  • Support healthy energy levels

  • Help with occasional sleeplessness and promote sound sleep

  • Promote healthy digestion

It's still too early to know how the oil is working with my blood sugar, my digestion and my immune system (see sidebar). But it has definitely taken the edge off my anxiety, proving most effective during the two times of day when I tend to experience my highest anxiety: late evening and first thing after waking up.

Frankly, I'm amazed and profoundly grateful to have this product in my life at this time.

Everyone is different, and everyone responds differently to pretty much everything out there – from food to natural remedies to prescription medication. So I can't promise how or if CBD oil will work for you. But if, like me, you have anxiety issues or if you experience any of the physical issues listed in the sidebar, I encourage you to at least consider it. And given how so much of what I teach is based on fostering intuition, I would urge you to be as intuitive about your decision as you possibly can. Depending on your particular practice, that could involve meditation, prayer, muscle-testing or simply a gut feeling.

If you get a "yes," I would invite you to check out Hempworx; not only because it's the company I represent and because I will stand to make a couple of bucks from your decision, but because my gut tells me that Hempworx products are among the best out there.  

By the way, Hempworx sells more than CBD oil. It also sells skincare products, pain-relief products, products for your pets and a variety of sprays – all free of fillers and synthetics and all sourced from GMO-free industrial hemp that's organically grown in the US. 

• Ready to give it a try? Visit my site at Hempworx, where you can order CBD oil in various strengths, flavors and varieties (including a THC-free variety), as well as a range of other hemp-derived health and wellness products – for pets as well as for humans. 

• Already using CBD oil? Awesome! Next time you're ready for a refill, consider Hempworx

• Questions about the products or about anything else to do with Hempworx? Drop me a line and I'll do my best to get you the answer. 

• Want to also access the tools and inspiration in The Way of the Fool? Pick up a signed copy from here on my website at www.kickstresstothecurb.com or order a paperback or ebook copy from any major online bookseller.

Perhaps the best news of all when it comes to Hempworx is that products ordered from me at www.hempworx.com/markdavidgerson come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there's absolutely no risk to giving any of them a try. If you don't need that 30-day money-back guarantee, you can also order the 500mg peppermint-flavored oil from the store on my website.**

Either way, I hope that CBD oil does for you what it it is already doing for me!

Here's that link again – www.hempworx.com/markdavidgerson. Click through and see where your intuition takes you! 

By the way, CBD is not a psychoactive, which is typically associated with marijuana products high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Simply put, CBD is not marijuana; it cannot make you high.


** Currently, Hempworx products ship only to US, UK and EU addresses, but the company is working to get other countries (including Canada) on board. Hempworx products should be more internationally available in the coming weeks and months. 

* Statements made here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. MyDailyChoice and HempWorx products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These products are NOT intended to replace medications or eliminate the advice of a competent health care practitioner.

Under the 2014 Farm Bill, CBD derived from hemp seed oil that has less than 0.3% THC by dry weight is federally legal in the United States. Hempworx products comply with these guidelines. 

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