I don't feel like I am probably different than most when it comes to having days that we'd rather not. Not everyday can be a happy day and having days where we are feeling the blues for whatever reason, that's just life. Yes, we hear that attitude is everything and thoughts dictate the outcome but let's face it, you can be the most positive person in the world and some days are just challenging. I feel like I am a pretty positive person and I always try to look at the positive side of things but for whatever reason, I have my "blue" days. Sometimes I think those days are caused by other people. Those people that typically carry around negative energy or thrive on drama. I have gotten better at trying to avoid those type of people but sometimes there are situations where you can't. So what do you do to keep your thoughts and feelings in check when you can't control the situation you're in? I personally do a lot of self-talk therapy and try not to get sucked in and for as long as I can remember I prayed for an all natural mood balancer. I Googled and researched and just never found anything....until recently when it seems like "they fell into my lap."
What is "they" you ask? I couldn't be happier to share that I was introduced to Essential Oils back in August and they have changed my life, helped my moods and I can't ever imagine living without them ever again. I often ask myself, where were they before? or where was I? was I not paying attention? why didn't someone share the benefits with me prior to August? I so wished they had, but thank God I have them in my life now, so no complaints. So, you are probably wondering how and why were they introduced to me.
Well, you know how you have those situations in life where at the time they don't seem like a blessing, but down the road you realize something good came out of a bad situation? Well, that happened to me. In April 2015 I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Thank God I caught it early. Thank God for my doctor who was on top of her game. Because I caught it early I didn't have to have chemo or radiation, but I did have to have a full hysterectomy. Being 49 at the time, that didn't bother me. I looked at the positive side ...... no more menstrual cramps and no more having to worry about or deal with periods! WOOO HOOO! However, having the surgery pushed me into menopause which came with these annoying things called HOT FLASHES!! BOOOO HOOO! I was on FIRE! But due to my cancer I was unable to be put on estrogen which I really didn't want to be on anyway so I started to research "all natural" solutions. That is when my friend/neighbor Robin suggested essential oils and through my research I discovered that Peppermint aided with hot flashes. Well, I love peppermint patties as does my husband so smelling like one at night wasn't a problem but lo and behold it worked! I can't tell you the last time I woke up at night with one! I was amazed to say the least. And then my essential oils journey began.
Shortly after discovering and enjoying the benefits of Peppermint, which is also awesome for so many other things including inflammation and headaches, my now doTERRA coach came and gave a presentation at the private club I work at because her parents are members there. Of course I was fascinated and stayed for the whole thing. I started to follow her on social media and the rest is history. I not only became more interested in the oils but also the company, doTERRA. Today, I can't imagine my life without my essential oils. In fact, I was so impressed by doTERRA the company and also found myself just naturally sharing my oils because they are so awesome, I decided that I wanted to be a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and help others. The journey so far has been awesome. I meet new people everyday that I feel I am helping in some way or another, or at least I am sharing an alternative to taking a pill....even if they don't buy into what I am saying or even if they are not trying the oils....I am sharing another solution for them and that feels good!
This blog has turned into something longer than planned but when I have moments of thought I do catch myself just sitting and feeling so thankful and blessed that essential oils found me and as it turns out, I use them for so many more different things than what I originally started using them for! I feel so lucky!! I feel like shouting at the top of my lungs everyday how great they are or shaking the ones I love who listen to me and probably think I am nuts, but only if they would take me seriously and just try them! I keep coming back to why wouldn't you want to try something all natural that could help you and your family in so many ways! :)
On that note, my intention is to start blogging more frequently and sharing the many benefits of oils...they aren't just for physical and emotional benefits..... there are so many different ways to use them such as all natural cleaning products!! say good bye to your toxic cleaners that make you gag!
Stay tuned to On the Flip Side blog!