There is a deeper reason I choose to work with & use my gifts to help spread the message & shine the light of spirit rebels, wellness advocates & change makers, the “woo” “woo” folk who think outside the box & are out there making a difference, an impact in the world.
It’s not often I share THIS deeply anymore in so much detail about my life, but I think it is important especially as I am about to bring a new (brand) baby to life (a sister brand to The Untamed Life – check out my social feeds for clues).
Many of you are asking about this new brand, so this post will explain the reasoning behind it..
Sometimes It’s challenging or difficult to think outside the square when it comes to your health …
Especially when you don’t have a reason to or been through something traumatic that’s forces you to think outside the square, because you had no other choice …
I get it. It’s a lot safer to go with a system that we’re used to, that’s safe, in most cases proven and seems to be the most intelligent approach …
I am not saying It’s wrong. In fact, I applaud doctors, medical professionals and anyone who works in this field. These people are heroes, deserve a medal & are responsible for future generations being born,
who spend tireless hours saving millions of lives every day.
It’s a miracle what humans are capable of because of science.
But imagine if a close loved one, or your own child was rushed to emergency in critical condition, out of the blue (with no warning sign) how helpless would you feel especially when none of the medical experts could give you an answer to help your loved one or child.
And after seeing doctor after doctor, digesting countless drugs and going through MRI scans & following what the experts told you by the book, they still could not figure out the problem or what happened so in prescribing even more drugs, your loved one only got worse spiralling into depression and an eating disorder and worse, suicidal attempts, what would you do?
You would become desperate and travel
the ends of the earth to find an answer, to get them well again and figure out what the hell is going on!? In this example, that was my parents and I was the child.
Only 17 at the time & in my final year of high school and barely an adult, I had a nervous breakdown that came out of the blue (or so it looked like from the outside, looking in) that could not be explained and something I still struggle to explain but know it is not uncommon. The doctors thought I had a brain tumour.
Looking back, I was struggling to process emotions, manage stress, deal with a breakdown of a friendship group that left me alone and emotionally isolated & no one to talk to but I held it all in until I couldn’t hold it in.
Young people let alone adults are not taught how to do this, we’re not told how important it is to manage our emotions or how to deal with life when it gets hard so we get sick. And pushed into a system, like a flock of sheep that only makes us sicker. But we need to take more responsibility & control of our situation if not for ourselves but to empower the people we love the most with choices.
For years I felt angry at the system, a system that left me in the dark, a system whose job was to make me better or at least tell me what I needed to do but couldn’t. Being prescribed antidepressants for the rest of my life was not an option. My parents had no choice but to explore alternative options & I am so grateful they did. Because I could still be in and out of hospital today, broken, a completely different person.
At that time I had no idea about alternative and natural therapies. Well, I did but I thought it was “hippy woo” stuff that seemed lovely but only for the people who believed in rainbows and magic unicorns. Haha hmmm it’s funny saying that now.
Makes me laugh because I love it now, it was this “hippy woo” stuff that transformed my life around, improved my health and made me a lot happier, capable person who can manage the stresses and navigate the emotional rollercoaster of life in a healthy way.
How did it start? Regular yoga (Bikram to detox) and massage (you want a good massage therapist). That’s it. And it was because of this experience I was inspired to become a qualified massage therapist in my earlier career for several years, studying aromatherapy and becoming a wellness coach in 2014 (before doing what I do now).
But people are not ready to hear it,
It’s challenging the norm & what they know is the safe option unless they had no other choice but to be open to it.
I am not saying “the safe” option is wrong at all. All I am saying is that western medicine and science alone cannot possibly hold all the answers. And that there is a place for science, western medicine and natural therapies to unite together .. to compliment one another, and join forces to improve the current existing health system that let’s face it, is pretty broken & could do with some improvement. This is one of the reasons I love doTerra as the company infuse science and natural medicine to help people.
DoTerra health clinics are popping up in the states as more doctors and practitioners swear by it. It’s only about time it happens in Australia too and I can’t wait. I am looking forward to re-immersing myself into natural medicine studies that I steered away from for a period of time. I’m excited to share more of this journey with you and the inspiring stories from others I have met along the way also.
To learn more about doTerra and about the oils that can support you or your loved ones.