Hello! Thank you so much for visiting this site. Please take a moment to read the story behind why I became involved with Young Living Essential Oils and the Leader of Maximum Soul Retreats and how they changed my life for the better.
In 2016 I had my own massage therapy practice in Sarasota, Florida. I was getting to the point in my career where things were really starting to come together. I had gotten offered the opportunity to teach massage at a school of natural medicine to supplement my already existing business. Everything was going well but there was this strange feeling of fatigue all of the time. I pushed through it and figured I could fast it out and do some yoga and feel better in no time.
On January 3, 2016 my sister, Margie received a breast cancer diagnosis. I flew home to NY to be there as a support for her as it was stage four. I had a lump in my breast but had gotten cleared by a doctor in Florida. In the back of my mind, I knew that lump was something to worry about. I got checked again and three weeks after my sister was diagnosed, I was told I have cancer too. My world came crashing down. I lost everything. I lost my job, I sold my car, I got dropped from health insurance. I mean everything. I had to stay in New York to be with family and a support system while going through chemotherapy. I also had to be with my sister, who was in much more serious condition than me. I had a suitcase and nothing else. I was so incredibly lost and more scared than I had ever been in my life.
My friend, sent me some Young Living essential oils. I started using them to support my immune system and emotional well being, as well as other systems in my body. I felt some improvement in how I felt emotionally, physically and spiritually.
I had used essential oils a lot before, however, these oils were very different. The oils supported me in ways that I could not ignore. It was also a way to work from a hospital bed. I could use my ability to write and network to build a community of wellness and purpose through the venue that Young Living provides with my own spin of things I had learned up until that point.
I began sharing the oils with my sister and she loved them too! We decided that between treatments we would get together and reach out to people and share our stories with our friends and family. Together, we planned on opening a retreat center in the future. With her gifts and mine combined we poured in to a business plan together.
Unfortunately my beloved sister, Margie, died on November 18, 2016 at the Age of 35. While I was grieving her loss and going through my double mastectomy, I made a resolve I would share these oils with others so that they too can be empowered in all the ways she and I were empowered during our fight of a lifetime. The oils have since given me emotional support as well as support in other aspects of my life.
I am bringing our retreats to the world in a different form, without my sister here physically. Since I have the BrAca 1 genetic mutation I will have to make sure that I live a toxic free life and that I am constantly supporting my body, healing and in touch with my breath and being. Young Living has brought me an avenue to do just that through their amazing, authentic oils and products. I also have met a team of men and women who are now like my family. Join my team and I as we bring wellness, purpose and abundance to the rest of the world!