Hey sister! Welcome back to another episode of A Taylored Adventure to Happiness. If you are new, welcome! If you are a regular, you know I love you!
Today’s episode is on such a juicy topic — CBD! CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the active ingredients you find in marijuana. Wherever you are in the world, you’ve probably seen CBD advertised — it’s becoming a popular topic in the holistic health world!
To give you the full scoop on CBD and holistic health in general, I turned to one of the experts — Mike Lee, the CEO of Soul CBD.
Personally, I’ve been using CBD for quite some time, and I absolutely love it. I brought Soul CBD’s immunity capsules for my trip down to Costa Rica for the Ultimate Girl’s Week to keep my immune system strong and happy! I’ve also been taking their Dream Capsules before bed every night, and I get such deep and restorative sleep. In the morning, I take their CBD Watermelon Mint Drops, which keep my body in a healthy, balanced state throughout the day.
In this episode, you’ll learn about Mike’s story, specifically how CBD helped cure inflammation and his autoimmune disease, how to shift to a more holistic approach to health, and different ways Soul CBD can give you a better quality of life! Let’s get started!
Who Is Mike Lee?
Born and raised in Chicago, Mike is a world-ranked professional boxer who has fought in some of the world’s most iconic arenas like Madison Square Garden, Cowboys Stadium, & The MGM Grand in front of millions of fans. The experiences were amazing, but after getting literally knocked around, the physical pain started getting to him.
“And throughout that process [I] started to get a lot of pain, you know, a lot of physical pain just from training and the damage [that] was doing to my body. And also a lot of anxiety. … And through this pain, I went down a dark alley of being completely addicted to painkillers. I think, like many other athletes, unfortunately it’s so easy to get prescription medication when you’re really just putting a bandaid on things that need to be healed. There was a lot physically and mentally and myself that needed to be healed. And so I was actually diagnosed with the autoimmune disease in late 2013 in the middle of my career.” – Mike Lee
This autoimmune disease — ankylosing spondylitis — almost ended his career. In and out of hospitals for over two years, he became tired of all the medications and treatments. Mike began searching for all-natural alternatives, which led him to discover CBD and all of its incredible physical and mental benefits!
“I was about 26 years old, and it’s from that point that I really started … div[ing] into alternative medicine, and I was forced to dive into mindset and mindfulness … other modalities outside of just writing a prescription. And so my passion really came from my pain, from waking up every single day in physical pain [and] my immune system shutting down on me. And that was kind of the birth of Soul CBD because through that, I found CBD and fell in love with it.” – Mike Lee
Using his background in finance and business, Mike felt that creating Soul CBD would be the perfect way to share his knowledge while helping others to defeat whatever battles with pain they may be facing. He found that CBD helped him sleep better, decreased joint pain, and even reduced the inflammation caused by his autoimmune disease — so why not help others with that gift?
“All of a sudden we have thousands and thousands of customers every single month [with] testimonials coming in. We’re about two and a half years in, and I’m grateful. It’s been a beautiful transition from a life of sports to now a life of purpose of helping people get out of pain, and we’re just getting started.” – Mike Lee
I could not be more aligned with Soul CBD’s mission and values — they’re dedicated to the pursuit of relief and better living, powered by CBD. Their wellness philosophy is founded on principles of transparency, quality, and efficacy, and you’re sure to see results!
CBD 101: What Is It and What Does It Do?
Maybe you’ve heard of CBD, but you don’t know exactly what it does/includes. There’s a lot of confusion out there about CBD, and so to clear the waters, Mike gave a perfect synopsis of CBD basics!
“CBD can be found in both the hemp plant and the marijuana. Plant marijuana is higher in THC, which is [what] gets you high and what people think of when they’re smoking [marijuana], but there’s CBD in it as well. We source all of our product from the hemp plant, which is very high in CBD and low in THC.” – Mike Lee
Cannabidiol (CBD) affects your endocannabinoid system, which is something we’ve known for a long time! It puts your endocannabinoid system into homeostasis, meaning that rather than feeling pain, you feel calm! Mike explained that hemp and marijuana have been used for thousands of years in culture, but it’s only in the past 100 years that’s gotten a negative connotation.
“It’s been demonized in this country, mostly for profit reasons and the wrong reasons. But you know, this is a plant that’s been around and helping human beings with everything, from anxiety to pain, to stress relief, to sleep. … So CBD in and of itself is an anti-inflammatory, and really when you start to help things at that core level of inflammation, it doesn’t matter what your issue is — it really starts to help. … I really hope that the government will catch up to this and realize how much good is coming from these plants.” – Mike Lee
CBD is such a powerful, natural ingredient that can improve so many aspects of your health! So why has the government typically been against its progress? Mike explained that politicians are often linked to lobbyists who are linked to pharmaceutical companies. These pharmaceutical companies are worth billions of dollars and they have so much influence — more than you could ever imagine! So if people can start using an ingredient that grows directly from the earth, that puts them in danger of losing money from selling drugs.
“Now, I’m not demonizing Western medicine in its entirety. I think it has a place in time, even in my life. … [But] I went from eight medications to zero, and I’m a happier, healthier person because of alternative measures.” – Mike Lee
As a thought leader in the CBD space, Mike is using his voice to erase the stigma of CBD and show others how it has completely changed his life! Plant medicine, including CBD and even certain kinds of mushrooms, has incredible effects on depression, anxiety, and pain. Slowly but surely, people are evolving and seeing the truth of why CBD isn’t something to be afraid of, and I could not be more for it!
Finding Healing from an Autoimmune Disease with Holistic Medicine and Mindset
When Mike was diagnosed with his autoimmune disease, there were days when he laid in hospital beds, wondering if his career (or his life) would ever be the same again. After receiving the healing power of CBD, he was full of hope, and he wanted to share it with the world.
“You can change one person’s life, and hope is arguably one of the greatest drugs we have.” – Mike Lee
CBD changed Mike’s life and healed him — but that wasn’t the only contributing factor. He explained that a lot of autoimmune conditions are really triggered when you’re super anxious, angry, or in a negative frequency. For most of his life, Mike had been in “flight or fight” mode — especially in the boxing ring. He didn’t know how to relax, so when he was able to change his mindset on life, everything changed for him.
In addition to taking CBD and time to rest, Mike changed his diet, staying away from gluten, dairy, and processed foods.
“I was on Humira for like four years, … and I’ll never forget, my agent at the time turned to me — one of the best rheumatologists in the country — and I’m sitting there, and he didn’t ask me about my diet. He didn’t ask me about stresses in my life. He didn’t ask me about mindfulness.” – Mike Lee
Health is so much more than the drugs you’re putting in your body! Holistic health includes mindset, stress management, diet, natural remedies, and more! Sometimes, your own intuition will lead you in the right direction when it comes to your health. Sister, you have the power and ability to speak up for yourself and ask questions! If you feel like something is wrong, don’t discount that. Doctors can be very helpful, but a 15-minute appointment won’t tell you everything you need to know about your health. Don’t be afraid to seek out alternative treatment that aligns with you!
You might not have an autoimmune disease or any huge health issues, but health goes deeper than the physical. Your health problems could be your money mindset, degrading thoughts about yourself, or even your career! You don’t have to stay in victim mode — you have the power to create a better life for yourself!
Take a moment right now to dial it back and think about your desired outcome — whether that’s finding your dream clients, your dream job, or your dream relationships. Believe or not, this mindful practice is a part of holistic health — and you can do it too.
How to Create a Holistic Community
But there’s one more huge part of holistic health we haven’t touched on yet, and that’s community. Sometimes, finding a health community you can truly trust seems impossible, so Mike and his sister Angie decided to create an authentic community founded on trust.
“I think the one word that comes to mind is authenticity. … God knows there’s a million CBD companies, but there’s only one of me. … And so really doubling down on that authenticity of who you are and staying in that lane was really important for us. That resonated throughout all of our brand. … We believe in [CBD] — it has helped us and changed our lives.” – Mike Lee
I love how Mike said, “There’s only one of me.” Owning your unique identity and purpose is something that’s hugely important for me. There are tons of spiritual coaches out there, and we all get to be different and attract the right people into our community. Mike and Angie have done the same thing with Soul CBD, which is just one of the reasons they’ve seen so much success!
“[I’ve] always had this mindset of, ‘I need to attract this customer … What’s my customer acquisition cost? … How do I get new clients,’ instead of focusing on the people [who] are already paying for your product. … Invest more in those people, … and you will grow because word of mouth will grow.” – Mike Lee
Often when we want to build a community, we try to go super wide and attract as many people as we can — but the best strategy is to invest into the people we already have within our community! When they feel all the love, they’ll want to bring their friends, and it only gets better from there! If you are not grateful for your money or current circumstances, you are literally going at it from a frequency of “not enough,” which is why you continue to attract not-enough.
Soul CBD is taking the opposite approach — pouring into their current clients so that they can have the community and trust they’re seeking! It’s a great lesson for all of us — whether you’re a coach, accountant, or CBD provider!
My Favorite Soul CBD Products
Before wrapping up the interview, I had to ask Mike about Soul CBD’s latest products and which ones you should try! My all-time-favorites are the Immunity CBD Capsules — they’re packed with healthy, natural ingredients that will boost your immune system. Plus, there is no toxicity in CBD at all, so you don’t have to worry about overdosing on it
“[There are a thousand units of] Vitamin D, … and two capsules [contains] a thousand milligrams of Vitamin C. … Getting the right amount [of these vitamins] is really important, and that’s one thing we pride ourselves on with these different levels of ingredients. … All of our capsules are formulated [with care,] so you know it’s actually doing something.” – Mike Lee
I also love their CBD Oil Droppers — Mike takes them every single day! There are different strengths you can choose from, such as 500MG and 1500MG. All you do is take a small amount (depending on what strength you choose) and place it underneath your tongue. After keeping it under your tongue for a minute or two, you can swallow it! Soul CBD offers tons of amazing flavors, such as Watermelon Mint, Orange, and Lemon Lime!
In addition to droppers and capsules, Soul CBD offers CBD Bath Bombs, CBD Gummies, and even CBD for your pets! There is something for everyone, so make sure you check out their website! At checkout, type in Taylor15 to get 15% off your order! I promise you — you won’t regret buying these products!
Why You Need to Listen to This Mike Lee Podcast Episode Right Now…
Sister — this episode with Mike Lee was full of so many gold nuggets on everything from CBD to building your own business! Make sure to listen to the full episode to get all the juicy content, and if you want to learn more about CBD, check out Mike’s CBD Education blog!
I love how Mike is continuing to step into the next higher version of himself. For so long, boxing was his whole life, but now he’s getting to evolve his identity and explore all these different levels of his personality and passion. I fucking love it!
Before I wrap up, I want to share one last word of wisdom from Mike and his journey with CBD:
“I think the ultimate thing that I love to get across and that I’ve learned is that pain is a gift. … For me, it was realizing that that pain is a gift. And when you’re in it, it’s so difficult. But … recognizing that that pain can be the greatest catalyst for change that you have. And one day that pain will serve a purpose. … Otherwise, you fall into that victim mentality. And so pain has given me some of the greatest gifts of my life now. I mean, it’s made me who I am. So instead of regretting those moments and those things that cause this pain, I’m grateful for it.” – Mike Lee
Sister, we’re all going to experience pain and trauma in this life, but it’s how we respond and grow to that trauma what truly matters.
Until next time, choose happiness because, well, why the fuck not?!
In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
- Living an abundant life
- Turning your mess into your message
- What is CBD & how it works
- Breaking the stigma of Cannabis
- Amplifying your voice to share your mission
- Plant medicine for inflammation, anxiety & depression
- Healing autoimmune diseases
- Shifting your mindset to not settle
- Using anxiety and fear as a tool
- Micromanaging and choosing a better thought
- Building a trustworthy, authentic, and organic company
- Morning routines and supplements
- Getting out of things that don’t serve you
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