Life certainly is a twisty-turny journey.
I don't think I ever would have expected to be where I'm at now - I didn't grow up particularly concerned with health or wellness. In fact, for a long time it wasn't even on my radar. And as far as fitness....bahaha - I am probably the most uncoordinated person you'll ever meet. For the most part I avoided exercise and sports like the plague. There was that one time I tried out for my high school soccer team - back in the day when soccer was just gaining popularity. We had what was probably the WORST team in the area, and I couldn't even make the cut for that. Once I grew up, had kids of my own, I began to take healthy eating and being active more seriously. I even started coaching volleyball when my daughter's school team needed a coach. But it really wasn't until I had some health issues that everything really changed.
In 2010, I had a broken wrist that healed badly. It set off a series of events in my life that could have been nothing short of life altering. Think about not being able to use your dominant hand for nearly a year. Frozen shoulder. Tons of OT and PT (3-5 days a week). And then it triggered Rheumatoid Arthritis. Everything I knew about life changed. I was on a pharmacy of meds, feeling miserable. My faith was challenged, I was depressed, discouraged, and becoming hopeless.
A New Beginning
Thanks to some persistent nagging from my bestie, I began to research a more natural way of living. I started learning about how much we can influence our wellness by what we put in (and on) our bodies. I discovered the power of doTERRA essential oils and supplements. I learned about gut health, about the importance of exercise for mind and body.
As a family, we began to change our lifestyle. My health (and attitude) began to improve by leaps and bounds. And I began to share with others the simple things that you can do to make a huge difference in your well-being. Guess what? I exercise, and love it! I started running. We learned a new way to eat - and how as Americans our typical diet is CRAP. We learned how we can use things like essential oils to better every part of our lives. I developed a passion to help people find a healthier way to life - physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. Working with others inspires me everyday. The Lord has a way of using every situation for His good doesn't He?
This blog is meant to be an inspiration and help to all of you who are seeking to be healthier, more active, and to live life to its fullest. I hope you'll join my on my journey and enjoy a peek into my crazy, homeschooling, essential oil filled, not-acting-old life (I may be a gramma, but I'm determined not to act like it!)
And if you'd like to work with me , I'd be delighted to chat with you. I offer lots of love and support for everyone in the Hope&Healing family.