Trying to improve my family’s health and happiness is what started me on my wellness journey. I was a burnt out mother with a child recently diagnosed with autism and a new born baby who had severe reflux and food intolerances. I remember thinking that this is not how life was supposed to feel. Amongst all this I had my own health concerns and my family’s health and happiness was slipping away.
I knew we couldn’t keep in this rhythm and needed to change our path. That’s when I made the decision that I was going to take back control. I started researching holistic health and natural solutions that I could incorporate into my family’s lifestyle. So far western medicine was yet to provide us with any true life changing answers.
Essential oils was my starting point and how I became aligned with doTERRA. This opened up the opportunity for me to connect with like minded people, and people who where already on their wellness path. I must admit at first I was a little sceptical but the raw and passionate stories they shared with me made me believe that it was possible. Essential oils very quickly became a love of ours. We incorporated them into our daily routines, using them for emotional and physical support. These tiny bottles where shifting my family’s path and we were on our journey to a better life.
Shortly after we chose to remove toxins from our home. Switching out harmful cleaning and personal care products such as our surface sprays, laundry powders, perfumes and deodorants. We started using our essential oils to their full potential and other natural safe ingredients we had in our pantry to to make our own D.I.Y products
We began then looking at our food, and what toxins and other “nasties” we were consuming. This was overwhelming and very scary to realise that what we were putting into our bodies to fuel us was actually harming us. We started a whole food diet and started eating real food. Eliminating additives, preservatives and sugars. Introducing a lot of homemade baking and meals made from fresh produce. I started brewing my own Kombucha and introducing fermented foods. The kids were on board straight away which was surprising, as I though they would find it hard to part with some of their favourite snacks and foods. I make it a priority to educate my kids on why we are making the changes to be healthier. My husband and I noticed a change in our kids behaviour after just two short weeks, it was amazing.
We started seeing a naturopath and taking supplements to help repair our bodies and gut health. My body physically and emotionally started changing. I had more energy, more clarity, my immune system grew stronger.
Our family connection became stronger, we had less screen time and more family adventures. We started hiking, spending our weekends at the beach, and outdoor play.
I was finally feeling back in control and felt empowered to help other mothers and families that were going through similar issues. These essential oils had changed my family’s life and I wanted to shout it to the world. I decided to become a doTERRA wellness advocate and turned my love and passion for the oils into an income to support my family while giving me a platform to help others.
All of these changes have brought me to where my family and I are today. It didn’t happen over night and there was a lot of devotion and accepting change along the way, but it is possible. What if life doesn’t have to be how it is and you have the power to change it? I know it can change, my family and I are proof of the change.