Life’s Trials

I have not posted for a long time. A lot has changed; some for the good and some for the bad. I have learned to stay positive and I am confident these trials are learning experiences. I still live in constant pain but have learned to stay positive and surprisingly it makes things easier. I am still in the essential oil business and I am proud to say I am more successful than I ever thought I could be. 

Since the beginning of December my life has turned upside down. My daughter attempted suicide December 7th. Since then she has been hospitalized 5 times for suicidal plans, bipolar, and depression with some psychosis. When she is not in the hospital I spend every moment making sure she does not kill herself. Honestly, I worry I may have a breakdown because I have become so afraid of losing her. I rarely sleep, I have missed all my pain management appointments (means pain is now unbearable), and sometimes I feel hopeless because I can’t make her better. She is on a wait list for a residential mood disorder facility. She will be in there for 1-3 months. I will miss her but if it means getting her better then she needs it! One thing that makes me angry is, how come a mentally ill person has to wait up to 8 weeks for treatment beyond outpatient therapy and day treatment? 

I would love to hear from anyone that has bipolar or a loved one with it. I need to be reassured that one day my baby will love life or at least want to stay alive. 

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Face Your Fears

I have always been afraid.

Afraid of bridges…….

Afraid of spiders…….

Afraid of large crowds……

Afraid of failure…….

Afraid of death…….

Afraid of public speaking…..

Fear has dictated so many decisions I have made in my life! In the last year my life has changed drastically. The changes were not my choice and not necessarily positive. As I have stated in previous blogs my physical health has declined. When I say declined, I mean I am physically unable to do many things. I won’t go into my depression and all that because I have already dwelled on that in many blog posts. 

This post is positive…..turning a negative into a positive. I decided to really put an effort into my essential oil business. This scared me so much. In order to do this I had to face my social anxiety head on! 

Guess what?! When we face our fear of failure out of the equation, great things can and will happen! I still suffer with social anxiety but with the help of my oils and a little determination, I get through it. What’s the worse that can happen? I could get a no but is that the worse? No the worse would be a huge spider on my pillow! I can handle people and I know the only time I fail is when I don’t try! Who would have thought such a negative experience could turn me into a better person! I have my goals and I will not let my fears stand in my way (unless there are spiders). 

Life With Essential Oils

When I first started using essential oils I was skeptical! I was shocked to realize these little bottles of oils really worked!! How have they changed my life? How has being an essential oil advocate changed me? How do I use My oils to live a healthier life emotionally and physically? 

Essential oils has been one of the best things to ever come into my life (of course my daughter and hubby rate higher)! I started using essential oils after an excruciating second spinal surgery. The pain and the fact that I couldn’t even do simple tasks (like wiping my butt….I know TMI) left me depressed and anxious. I was crying every other hour and suffering from major panic attacks. So, I picked up the kit I bought from a friend and wellness advocate. I did lots of research and decided that it couldn’t hurt to try these oils, that I thought for sure was a scam. Holy cow! They were helping! I found oils that would help balance my ever changing moods and anxiety. Then I slowly branched out and learned these little bottles of oil magic could do so much more! It has been a few months and you would think with the major life changes that I would be depressed. I still have not returned back to work due to chronic pain and major physical limitations. I have gained a lot of weight due to going from running marathons to sometimes struggling to move. But I am not depressed or anxious like I used to be. I do have rare moments of depression or anxiety but it is no longer making me hate my life! I have learned to use my essential oils to get me through most things.

Finding essential oils has helped me with so much more after I decided to start sharing and building my essential oil business. How has becoming a wellness advocate helped me become the confident, happy person I have become? I have met so many people within my company, that have taught me  how to come out of my shell and realize my full potential. I have been leading classes, approaching people I used to be afraid to share with, and I have stopped worrying about being judged for my passion for oils. I have learned to take some time each day to do some self discovery! I have also learned ,well I knew but used to be to depressed to care, that I was given my life as a gift and it is up to me to be the best I can be. I have been using my companies line of metabolic blend and shake mixes. I am proud to say I have lost 10 pounds by using products from my company, counting calories, and walking when pain is not too bad. There are so many other ways but I don’t want to bore you!

I use my companies oils and other products in almost aspects of my life. When I wake up I usually diffuse a combination involving citrus oils because those seem to energize me. When I need to concentrate I use a focus blend. The focus blend consists of sandalwood, patchouli, frankincense, lime, ylang ylang, and roman chamomile. During the day I use the metabolic blend and shakes to keep my cravings at ease. I also take vitality supplements and energy supplements. Every night I usually diffuse some relaxing blend. Vetiver and lavender is my favorite! There are also oils I use occasionally as needed, such as an antioxidant support product or respiratory blend. There are a few products I have run out of but love. Those are the hair care line, facial line, and Athlete products. I also use, as needed, the emotional aromatherapy line that has gotten me through many hard times.

As I conclude, I want you to remember that I was a skeptic turned believer! You never know how these products could benefit you unless you try! 

Loving life

It is amazing how the power of positive thinking and aromatherapy can change your life. I wake up everyday by thinking positive thoughts and journaling. I also read every night and I make sure it is something that will give me some personal growth. This has changed how I view certain situations. I am able to stay amazingly calm during arguments with family and during stressful situations (ex: negative news regarding my health and career). I have also gained this confidence in myself I never had. I even took on a challenge to move up in my essential oil business! So, my goals for this week are to network more and share my love for oils. I also plan to really push myself to an even more healthier and happier lifestyle! 

P.S. I forgot to mention how I received so many free essential oil products this month from my company! You can too! If interested in joining my team, earning free products and commission, email me at eoaddict@yahoo.com .

Living A Positive Life

I know it has been awhile since my last blog post. Many things have happened in my life and most have not been good but I have decided to use these negatives in my life, to make a positive. Instead of going into what negative things have happened, I will describe the positive changes I have been making. 

I have been doing a lot of research on positive thinking and success. I have realized that I can be happy while accepting the things I can not change or I can feel sorry for myself and be depressed. I choose happiness! I have been starting and ending each day reflecting on positives in my life. I also spend sometime when I wake up and before bed learning something new. I also have been doing some meditation when I am stressed or sad and that helps to relax/clear my head. Another thing I have learned is how important it is to change the negative thoughts in your head to positives. I have also found essential oils to really help with emotions and stress. The biggest thing in my life is that I have been forcing myself to do things that scare me. One of those things is sharing my love for oils and growing my team. It is amazing how well I feel when I accomplish things I never thought I would. 

Major changes this week!

Some major changes this week! First major change is I moved back home! It has been painful having to do most things for myself but I think it will help my surgery recovery. I get my neck brace off in a week and I am so excited! I can’t wait to start returning to a normal life. Pain is still an issue but hoping the stronger I get the easier it will get! Another big change…………. I started eating a mainly plant based diet! I feel great and excited to start making all the new recipes I have found. I also have read some inspirational books which I plan to review this week. How is everyone’s week so far? 

My Etsy Find

I ordered these fantastic soaps off of Etsy and I can not wait to try them! They smell amazing and they even sent a sample also. This was the sampler pack. I told them just to pick the best selling soaps and I am so happy with their choices. You will see by the picture  that these soaps are beautiful and smell even more amazing! I received one rosemary and mint soap, one eucalyptus, lavender and mint soap, one peppermint soap, and a free sample of crisp apple rose soap. I am so impressed with my purchase and I encourage you to check them out also. I do not receive any profit, I am just a happy customer. Check out Emmet Street Creations:

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I will keep everyone posted on how much I love them after I use this wonderful smelling soap. This is my first product review but will not be my last. What is everyone’s favorite Etsy find? I would love to check them out, so, please share.