Clouds in Real Life: Q & A with Heather Thomson

We sat down with designer, speaker & entrepreneur 
to talk all things wellness & CBD.
CLOUD WATER:  What does wellness mean to you? 

HEATHER THOMSON:  Wellness encompasses several mutually interdependent dimensions: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial, and environmental. And, I view this as an individual, personal, and active process of becoming aware of, and making the best choices toward a healthy and fulfilling individual life - that lends toward a greater good.  

It is more than being free from illness. Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth. A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. It is not merely the absence of disease it is in fact, our own individual enlightenment and genuine happiness that will then lend to a better world. 

CW:  As a successful business woman and entrepreneur, how do you keep calm and focused throughout the work day - especially in today's new work-from-home climate?

HT:   "Keep Calm and Carry On!" . . . thats from 1939, after the outbreak of World War II - the British government designed a number of morale boosting posters - this was one of them and there is a reason this message remains timeless. Every single human on this earth deals with daily challenges and adversity of some kind in this life.

Aside from taking a break, getting out in nature, a workout, a cocktail or cranking my music in my head! What I truly find helpful and actionable when handling stress is just to take a moment... breathe and admit that I'm anxious or angry. 

I try to get in-touch with 'self' immediately and challenge my thoughts, visualize myself calm  and to release the anxiety or anger and then I can think through what's stressing me more clearly and effectively. I find the first step to combatting outside stressors is connecting with self.  

There is an old proverb I love that says, "The mind is like water, when it is still, it is clear".

CW:   How has CBD made a notable impact in your life?

HT:  I find it is a wonderful equalizer. I use CBD as a way to relax and reduce inflammation in my body, temper mild anxiety and the sleep disruptions that life's stressors can bring. I also use it during my climbs to help me rest and recover at high altitudes.

CW: Where do you see the future of CBD headed? 

HT: I have seen people who previously relied on OTC drugs or prescriptions for things like joint pain, mild anxiety, trouble sleeping, menopause symptoms, headaches and skin irritations turn to CBD for relief and I have watched it work for them. CBD is a natural tool for people that are looking for healthier alternatives, with no side effects or chemicals. We can all see CBD is becoming an important mainstream wellness tool across the shelves of America but like with anything, know your sources!

CW: What's your favorite flavor of Cloud?

HT:  Click here to find out! 


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