Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fighting Fibro with Essential Oils

Like usual, Summer has been busy and crazy!  I do have great news!!  For about three months I have been using Young Living Essential Oils and trying to get off all of my Fibro medications!!  I just felt like I was sleeping my life away.  I think that my Fibro meds worked really great starting out, but were just slowing me down and doing more harm than good.  I was always tired and sleeping, and I was tired of being tired and sleeping all the time!!  I really don't know what made me start looking at essential oils.  I have friends that have been using them and talking about it, but I thought they were just "crazy tree huggers", as I am sure you are thinking of me right now!  I think maybe I just needed to hear it and see it enough to really think that it might help.  All I can say is now I am glad that I finally "saw the light" and gave them a try.

I started out with the everyday oils and started see such a change in my energy level.  Lets face it before Young Living and essential oils, I had NO energy level!!!  I started adding lemon to my water and all of a sudden I was not craving naps all day and I was just feeling better over all.  At the time I had really not thought about getting off of my meds, just adding something to help me feel better, and the more that I read about oils and Fibromyalgia, the more I thought that maybe I should try to get off of my meds and really give essential oils a try.
I ordered the Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley, and started researching Fibromyalgia.  Their research says that Fibromyalgia can be influenced by hormones and digestion.  In fact it suggest eliminating all refined sugars from the diet! Lets just say that I have not done that!  So, I started using Progessence Plus to help with my hormones, and I have to tell you that I think this was one of the main things that really started to help me. I can not believe the change!  I then ordered Life 5, a high-potency probiotic, and Balance Complete, a superfood-based meal replacement to help with eliminating some refined sugars and to aid with digestion.  This along with the "Morphine Bomb" (Frankincense, Copaiba, and Balsam Fir) for pain, NingXia Red to help energize, fortify, and replenish the body and mind, and Valor to help me with the insomnia. I have been able to successfully get off of my meds. 
So there you have it!  I am now a "Crazy Tree Hugger", but I have not felt this great in about four years.  I have even been working out and walking again.  I walked 5 miles yesterday and felt good enough today to go to the store.  For some that might not be a lot, but for me it is HUGE!!  If you are interested in learning more about Young Living and Essential Oils feel free to contact me.  I would love to share!
Thanks,
Brandi

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spoons & Flops

Well, lets just say that I was tired today! I was able to get some laundry and some designs done, but nothing big.  I love school field trips, but boy do they kick my butt!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spoons & Flops

I was lucky to get to spend Sunday lazing around the house.  I got in a short nap.  I think that you are already aware of the fact that I love my naps, but in case you missed that fact.  I LOVE my naps!!!  I am glad that I did take that nap yesterday because I really needed the save up my energy for today. 
Today I got to spend the day with my wonderful daughter at a field trip.  I love being able to take the day with my daughter and her friends.  Hopefully I am not to tired tomorrow and can get some work done.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spoons & Flops

Yesterday was a great day.  I got up early with Emma, was showered by 9:00 (scary, but an amazing) and put in a day of training on Social Media.  I am not the most computer savvy and actually learned quite a bit.  I am an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields, which is a great because it allows me to work from home and work on my good days.  I am really working hard to try and run for level 5 meaning that I will be at the top our pay-plan.  This will help me to help Brad out more on our bills and what nots, but I think that I really want to feel successful.  I know that I can do it.  I just need to stay focused.  Social Media is great, but I am really just learning how to work and apply it all.  I think that the teacher in me still loves learning.
Last night we hung out with some neighbors and stayed out to late, so I have totaly payed for it today.  I have managed to nap a good part of the day, but it is a great reward for working so hard yesterday.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BBQ Beef Biscuit Casserole

I am always on the lookout for a good, easy recipe and tonight we found one!  Cheesy BBQ Beef Biscuit Casserole was a great find.  It has all the great ingredients that we love, cheese, meat, BBQ sauce and biscuits.  What more could be ask for and it was done in less than 30 minutes!  This one is my kind of meal!  Check out the recipe on the link below.