As many of you may know, I’ve had my share of health issues. My journey is broken down into chapters and seasons that drew me to grow and learn more and more about holistic health.
Holistic health? You may ask, “What does that mean?” All that means is treating your entire body (physical health), including your mind (emotional health) and soul care (spiritual well-being).
I have had over 25 years’ training in holistic health. My most recent encounter with the deterioration of my health was from 2014-15. I was eating clean. I was very athletic, even leading a women’s volleyball team at church. I was feeling pretty good about myself for my age and my ability to be very active.
At the beginning of 2014, I noticed I was starting to lose energy when I should have been gaining. Seemingly overnight, I started on a steady downward spiral.
Thinking I might be coming down with something, I tried waiting it out. But to my disappointment, I wasn't recovering. I was slowly losing motivation, momentum, and clarity of mind. I couldn't concentrate. I could not remember my Bible verses (those who know me know my Scriptures are everything to me) or simple instructions.
I felt overwhelmed and depressed, and experienced my first encounter with anxiety attacks. I sobbed randomly throughout the day, unexpectedly and without reason. I began losing my hair, experiencing something like electrical shooting shocks up my arms, upset stomach and, as I said, I had no energy. I lost the sparkle in my eye. As the life in my body was slowly diminishing, it was reflecting on my face.
I went to my primary care doctor, a close family friend. He knows me well. All of my blood work came back fine. My symptoms shouted out over 100 autoimmune possibilities. His solution was to offer medications that could help me feel better. He knew I wasn't a meds kind of girl, but it was all he had to offer because it was all he knew. He knew what my answer was going to be. I left his office with determination and enough mental stamina to go find my answer.
To make a long story short, I ended up at a naturopath in Maryland who was the Holistic Guru on steroids, so to speak. She was amazing. She knew the body, she had the answers, and praise God she helped heal me back to health. I was fascinated to watch and learn from her. I owe her my life for what she did to restore mine.
One of the hardest lessons I learned on this journey is that it is very lonely. As broken as I felt on the inside, many didn't seem to notice anything was wrong. It didn’t show on the outside and they took me at face value. Only a few close friends who know my heart realized I was struggling beyond what I could express.
It was a long, slow road to recovery. I followed the naturopath’s process to a T—and I mean capital T! After a long, agonizing nine months, I was on a new journey of health and wellness. I must share, throughout this time I kept hearing God telling me, over and over again in my head, that the physical and spiritual go together. I had no idea what He was trying to reveal to me until now.
Three years later . . .
I wasn’t looking for this at all, but this June, out of nowhere, God told me to become a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA. I kind of fought it. I’m so busy working on my coaching and speaking business! In the end, I obeyed His request. Then in August, He told me to go back to school and get my certification as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.
In September, I went to dōTERRA’s convention. The information I learned knocked my socks off! Advanced research by third party scientists has tried, tested, and proven that dōTERRA’s products are superior to others on the market. They are even opening their own health clinics and offering their own health care. You know it has to be superior!
All this to say, I am thankful for my health. Health is wealth! Without good health, life is harder.
It is my passion to share options for natural solutions as I teach wellness classes and prevention. Too often we wait, like I did, until there is a crisis to really get serious about taking care of the body, the temple that God has given us.
I leave you with this: God has given us a gift and responsibility. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 tells us that our bodies are the temples that house the Holy Ghost which is from God. We are no longer our own, we have been bought with a price; so we should therefore glorify God in these bodies that He has given us and in our spirit because they belong to God.
Our responsibility is to be good stewards of the life God has given us. We should be mindful of what we eat, how we stress, and how we care for our bodies. They are vital to fulfilling our assignments and impacting the Kingdom of God here on earth.
Are you in need of understanding how to care for your body? Are you interested in learning about wellness, prevention, and natural solutions that are superior and effective in supporting your body’s systems?
Reach out to me today! Schedule a wellness class with your friends, either in person or via a zoom call! Your health is your wealth. Join me on a journey that is sure to improve your life! If you prefer, we can do a one on one free consultation.
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What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
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