Not everyone will understand my story or my experiences. Not everyone experienced a pregnancy with her husband deployed, a daughter with undiagnosed ADHD (at the time), or a oldest son with unexplainable physical tics. Not everyone will be able to relate to the debilitating headaches burdening my body, only masked by the heavy painkillers I was prescribed, nor will everyone understand the powerful antidepressant prescribed for my PPD whose side effects were almost worse than what they were treating.
Not everyone will understand my “whys” for seeking out a more natural way to treat my ailments and issues, for both myself and my family. But I think everyone can relate in some aspect, because everyone has something that’s happening to them, too; some issue or problem that plagues them they seek solace for, even if only occurs once in a while. For some folks, it’s simply feeling tired or run down. Perhaps it’s not sleeping well, or being plagued by allergies or asthma. Maybe it’s dry skin, acne, gastrointestinal issues, or gum disease. Or, like me, migraines, anxiety, and stress.
I personally choose simplicity. If I have a problem, I don’t want a complicated answer to that problem, I will find the simplest solution. Some of the medicines prescribed to me were necessary at the time, sure, but their side effects caused even more problems requiring even more medicines. It was seemingly an unending cycle of doctor visits, prescription bottles, and ailment complications. I am grateful for modern medicine, don’t get me wrong, but it’s hard to take some treatments at face value when their side effects were worse than the problem.
Often times, during my worst migraines, I would hunker down at home, and only take half a pill. I knew the whole pill would knock me on my rear, and I couldn’t parent my then small children at home with a foggy brain. But half a pill wouldn’t kill the migraine completely, either, so I would stay at home, half-foggy, still half in pain, aggravated, and angry. Adding insult to injury, becoming home-ridden medically was really wearing on me, the stress of both the issues, the medicines, and what it did to me were growing unbearable. I was desperate for a better answer to my problems.
At first, we changed our diet. It was actually more intentionally for the kids’ issues – hyperactivity and attention problems. We went on the Feingold Diet as a family, and felt noticeably different and better. Suddenly I wasn’t popping as many ibuprofen anymore for aches and pains, I felt more alert and able to focus better myself, so I could definitely see first hand how it was helping the kids. Unfortunately, even adding supplements to the mix didn’t make the migraines fully go away.
In reaching out to friends, family, neighbors, and anyone who’d listen, one of those friendly advisors sent me a couple essential oil samples from Young Living. I had no idea those tiny sample jars would change me and my family so drastically. And I don’t say this to sound melodramatic about it, I wholeheartedly mean it 100%. My migraine pain was suddenly and completely gone! The second I’d feel one creeping up, I’d dab the M-Grain oil onto my temples, behind my ears, back of my beck, on my wrists and crook of my arm (hot points) and even a small dab under my nose (to keep inhaling the scent), and it was amazing, it would just subside. (I’ve mentioned it before here.) These essential oils finally freed me completely of feeling like ‘zombie mom.’
Even after our diet changes, my children’s hyperactivity and attention issues still lingered somewhat. I watched as my “spazzy” children’s issues soothed and melt away as I gently rubbed Gentle Baby, Peace & Calming®, and Vetiver onto the bottoms of their little feet. They enjoyed their mini foot massage, and I enjoyed helping ease my children in such a natural way.
Over the years, if you’ve ever been in my presence with a headache or migraine of some kind, I may have dabbed some of my magical M-Grain on you, too, as I did to myself for years, to help ease your pain. I’ve never met a person who it hasn’t helped yet. I specifically remember one time having someone say it smelled like a “food” or something while on the Nintendo trip (to which I laughed, there is basil, marjoram, lavender, and chamomile in it).
Years later, there I was, our November was a busy, ridiculously weird month. I was inactive for quite some time, and no exercise for me meant the dreaded depression monster came a-knockin’. I was using the H-E-double-hockeysticks out of my Peace & Calming® and other “Unicorns and Rainbows” remedies, but when my migraines surfaced again and my M-Grain bottle was seemingly missing (it had been so long since I’d even had one!), I knew a Young Living replacement order was necessary.
And there I sat, staring at the member page realizing I wanted more, and not just more M-Grain and other essential oils. I didn’t want to just be a member again (like I was so long ago). I wanted to become a distributor, and not just for the awesome discount – I wanted to help people the same way that kind soul helped me so many years ago with my issues. I want to be the person that can reach out, even if only through the keyboard, to say, “I can help you!” and do just that! For anyone, any one of you, anybody that needs it.
So I did it – I clicked “order now” and ordered the Premium Starter Kit, because I wanted as much as I could possibly get with my money to start off with. $300+ worth of product for $150 (which is a steal), and a week later, my shipment was happily at my door, and it became official. Everything I already knew that I loved was amplified with each top-turn and every oil dab. The diffuser usage, the toothpaste, NingXia Red® – everything I received, as well as their quality and commitment to purity – everything I already knew about Young Living’s oils were not just confirmed, but heightened.
I chose to use Young Living Oils so long ago because I wanted to help my family and myself. I couldn’t be more happier and prouder that I did.
I am super excited, friends. And amazed. So much more to learn, so much more to try and do and experiment with, and I hope you’ll take a look, and enjoy reading and experiencing with me all the goodness that’s to come. And please, if there’s anything you want to know, ask away! I am here to help you if you need me to!
For now, take a quick peek at this graphic I created, not only for you but for my reference, too, to help show just how many things you can do and help with these therapeutic-grade oils!
I’ve also created a distributor button in my sidebar, so you can easily locate my site in case you want it. Underneath my distributor graphic, you’re always going to find the monthly special, too, if you’re interesting in what’s happening.
Thanks so much for reading my Young Living story. This is not the end, not by any means – just the beginning of a new chapter in it. I’m so grateful you’re here with me.