From Depressed and Anxious Mess to Inspired + Healthy doTERRA Mama
My goodness, this first part of this oils education series is here.
So how exactly did I take myself from a depressed and anxious mess to inspired + healthy doTERRA mama? I am so excited to tell you…
To give you a preview, it all started with getting really honest with where I was in my life vs. where I wanted to be.
And I mean REALLY honest.
The first thing I had to get real with was to ask myself the question: “How am I feeling?” and the answer was NOT good. (That’s an understatement). In fact, at this point in my life I was dealing with PCOS (poly-cystic over syndrome), serious anxiety/depression, brain-fog, dizziness, and just a general case of FLC (feeling like crap).
So then the next most important question I had to ask myself was:
“How do I WANT to feel? And where do I WANT to be in my life?”
I was ready for a change, and since I was already a yoga teacher I wanted to dive deeper into this mind/body knowledge and dove head-first into a holistic nutrition certification. During this time I cleaned up my diet, went mostly whole-foods plant based, kept up with yoga — but I was STILL feeling crappy.
“WTF is going on?!” I thought. I was getting super frustrated by this point, as you can imagine. Everything we’ve been told in terms of improving our health and wellness focuses on diet and exercise. But I knew that there had to be a piece of the puzzle that was still missing…
As I continued my holistic nutrition certification I came across a section that was all about environmental health. As I began to dive into this training a LIGHT-BULB went off for me - it all started to make sense. I learned that our EXTERNAL environment is just as powerful when it comes to our health or our dis-ease as is the things we put in our bodies… And what I learned that shocked me the most is that in general…
On a daily basis the average woman is exposed to some 515 chemicals on a daily basis - many of which are considered “endocrine disruptors”
Endocrine disruptors are the bad boys that affect our hormones and our entire endocrine system. I’ll be talking more about this in tomorrow’s email, so stay tuned!
So I started to look into my external environment. What kinds of chemicals was I surrounding myself and my family with? What was in these perfumes I was using? What about my shampoo? Conditioner? The list goes on…
So I decided to get RADICAL about my health + wellness. I was at a crossroads and had to make a decision - either I keep surrounding myself with toxic chemicals and inevitably feeling like crap, or I could get rid of ALL the toxic garbage and start over on a new road to health.
I knew what I was doing wasn't working, but I knew I needed something SUPER clean, effective, non-toxic that would not only help me detox my environment and my mind/body/soul, but that would actually start to act as a medicine, and start to help me improve my health instead.
So I said a prayer. I said “God/Universe/Unicorns (insert whatever your belief is here), I need an answer. I need something that will help me achieve optimal health AND help others and the planet”
That’s When I Found doTERRA
So here I was with full-blown PCOS, and now anxiety/depression to go along with it, with my general sense of feeling bleh.....
I continued to do more research because I believe you are your best advocate!! One of the things that I kept reading about was essential oils. I’d heard of oils but, honestly, I didn’t know much about them. I bought some cheap oils in the past from a health-food store to add to my cleaners but I wasn’t educated about the health benefits. So, I did what I did best and I did more research. I found several protocols that would help me at the time and I decided to give the oils a try. I didn’t know what to expect but I figured that I had nothing to lose. Now, what oil company?
After all the research I did about oils, sourcing, testing, and more, I decided that doTERRA was the best for me.
To be honest I didn’t have high expectations and I was trying not to get hopeful but I also wanted to be aware of any changes that might happen to me. I continued everything else that I was doing so this was the only thing new. The crazy thing was that I started feeling better right away!! The first and most obvious change was my energy and mood. I noticed immediate results! Wow! I felt like a cloud of fog and weight was lifted from my head. I kept the routine of eating healthy, dieting, exercising, yoga, and using doTERRA essential oils going and by my next period cycle, I didn’t have the dizziness, sadness, or anxiety. I was in complete shock. I started to read more about oils and what they can do for your body. (To keep this post on topic of my story, I will share more about that in the next couple of emails.)
I started seeing my symptoms go away one by one. I started believing in oils and their effectiveness.
That's when I really knew I was on to something, so I dove in HEAD FIRST. I was ready. I was ready to let go of the excuses. And I was ready to take control of my health and become my own health and wellness guru. And within a really short period of time - IT was working! These oils were working!
Now, because of my routine, I can think clear, my cycles are regulated, no more seasonal or environmental threat feelings, no more stiff neck and back, no more mood swings, I lost more than 20 pounds, I don’t have depression anymore, my confidence is back, my energy is out of the roof. I can easily workout without feeling completely exhausted, etc. My husband and I can’t believe this!! This is HUGE for me!!! I seriously feel like a new me!
So let me fill you in on a little something here…
Your Health & Wellness Is an INSIDE Job…
After lots of prayer, I decided to become Wellness Advocate for doTERRA because the oils changed my life so much and I want to help others with these gifts from the earth. I want to empower women to take control of their own health and the health of their families.
What I’ve come to learn in my 31-years of life is this: no one is going to save you. No one is going to be your health guru. In fact, it’s COMPLETELY up to you to do your own personal research, and to find a path to health and wellness that feels authentic to you. A path that just feels right in your bones.
For me this path has been with essential oils, and specifically with doTERRA. For you it may not! And that’s totally okay. I’m simply here to be your guide along the way and it’s my highest intention to help you find a path what works for you.
So, WHY doTERRA? Why essential oils anyway? I’ll be chatting about this in depth in tomorrow’s email. Leave a comment for me in the box below and let's chat! Isn't all of this a tiny bit shocking!? I’m still amazed at how much my life has changed!