Hey there! I’m Joan, your doTerra Wellness Advocate at So Essential Living! I’m an Oiler with a passion for all things natural. I treasure sunny days and weekends. My husband and I spend our summers exploring nature’s beautiful nooks across Canada. Reading is one of my favourite things to do, I love a good laugh and creating memorable moments with my family and friends. DoTERRA reignited my zest for life.
I started my essential oil journey after a tragic life experience. During Christmas of 2017, I suffered another devastating miscarriage. I was neck deep in grief for months and nothing helped. Reintegrating into my normal life really meant going back to work—nothing more. While I got back onto the 9-5 roller coaster and that roller coaster was moving rapidly and routinely on schedule, I was struggling with a broken heart and brain fog.
I tried counseling to talk and work through my experience but I was still feeling like broken porcelain.
Social situations made me anxious and I suffered from a long episode of insomnia and fatigue. Truthfully, it had been years since I last felt refreshed after sleeping.
The loss pushed me to my breaking point. I felt I was in a waiting room to see Jesus and only He knew or could provide what I needed. I was existing and my soul ached to live a better life.
Soon enough, He sent me a sister friend who introduced me to Doterra Essential Oils.
I tried using the oils topically and liked the effect. I was still curious to validate the aromatic effect so I went out and bought a diffuser. Holy Anointing!
He anointed my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
The precious gifts of nature were caressing my body, mind, and spirit. I’ll say this, happy came back. Sleep crept up on me too. Anxiety disappeared. I have the energy to do things and more astoundingly, I want to do things.
That’s was how I came to create So Essential to share my story with women who may be experiencing grief like mine, who have lost their zest for life like I did, and for the consummate career junky who is failing at balancing work and life. Through So Essential, I get to share my love for oils offering women (and guys too!) support and an alternative path to wellness and wealth and ultimately, the tools to live a better life.
My loss also led me to birth something more. My bed of tears germinated the seed that now blooms as BuildHer Empire. This is the event for empowered sisters on the rise. BuildHer it was conceived after I personally experienced the healing power of community. On May 27th women will converge in the therapeutic countryside of the Royal City of Guelph, Ontario to share in the exhilarating experience and realization that we are much stronger together.
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There are two things I know for sure, oils are So Essential for a better life and it’s always important to give after you’ve received.