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.
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).
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!
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 email@example.com .
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.
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?
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:
Emmet Street Creations Etsy Store
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.