After the death of my father in January 2011, many issues arose that I had managed to shove to the darkest depths of my psyche. I struggled to cope with feelings of abandonment and low self-esteem in spite of my successful career as a college English instructor. I stuffed my feelings however I could.
In January 2012, I was led to a healing Reiki class where I was introduced to my first Young Living essential oil, Valor. I used it every day along with Reiki self-treatments. Gradually, I began to heal.
On December 4, 2012, I decided to become a Young Living wholesale member in order to save money. I received my Premium Starter Kit and began to experiment with the oils. I ordered a bottle of Joy because I felt drawn to it. Using it twice a day, I felt happy enough to wean off of the synthetic means I had used to support my mood. I read a Korean study about Clary Sage helping support women's health. I ordered a bottle and began to use it. My health continued to improve with each additional oil I used.
After eight years, I have been amazed to find that Young Living essential oils and Ningxia Red have helped me lose pounds of fat and innumerable pounds of anxiety. In October 2015, I decided to quit teaching. I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others transform their lives with Young Living products. I quit teaching in 2017, moved to Northwest Arkansas, and began to pursue my healing business full time.
Even though I loved every minute of teaching writing and literature for more than thirty years, I am even more excited to dedicate my teaching skills to empowering people to take charge of their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I used to help students find their voice through writing and their life purpose through world literature. Now I help them learn to use essential oils to bring their lives into balance so they can achieve their highest potential--just as I have.