I grew up healthy, in a healthy family. Sickness was considered weakness in my mind. I prided myself in the fact that I wasn’t weak. I was strong. And lived a healthy lifestyle to prove it.
Then one summer, as I trained to bike in a long, multi-day trip, mysterious lumps appeared. I brushed it off as muscle mass, since I was biking long hours. By the next summer, on my way down the Oregon coast via bicycle with some friends, I hit a wall physically and emotionally. Three weeks later, after being hounded relentlessly by concerned friends and family, I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with stage 3 B-Cell Lymphoma.
Cancer? How could I get cancer? My world screeched to a halt as I wrestled with being sick. Really sick. My treatment team rushed to put a treatment plan in place before the aggressive cancer got the best of me. My mind tried hard to catch up with what was going on and couldn’t. I had no frame work for it. The treatment was hard on me, but thankfully also hard on the cancer. I came out a victor, but it took about a year of life away from me.
I know I wouldn’t be here today (six years later) had it not been for the fabulous team I had fighting for me. But, at the same time, I wouldn’t go through that treatment again. If I’d had time to process it before it happened, I might not have done it then, either.
The experience definitely put me on a quest for healthier alternatives, as well as the desire to take as much control over my own life as possible. I started avidly organic gardening and raising my own chickens for eggs. I ate well and exercised. But when a friend told me about the amazing healing powers of essential oils, I was extremely skeptical. How could something you use to make a candle smell nice, have anything to offer health-wise? Yet, I was also intrigued. I watched my friend use essential oils daily for both large and small issues. I saw them working for her and her family. Finally, I had to get some oil myself and experiment.
I approached essential oils with curiosity and offered them to anyone I knew who suffered from anything. The world was my lab and I was in total experiment mode. I watched in complete astonishment when person after person had their needs met. Watching people get relief from both temporary and chronic issues is pretty addictive. (You should try it! It’s a blast!) As I saw how the oils could offer health, freedom and wellness, there was no turning back for me. Some of the health issues I’ve seen turn around for people (sometimes immediately) are things I might not have even believed had I not seen them with my own eyes. It’s been incredible. Essential Oils offered me a way to become my own healer and take control of my own health in ways I never imagined.
I truly believe there isn’t a single person on the face of the earth that wouldn’t experience health and life improvement with essential oils. They’ve changed my life and I know they’d change yours too. Why don’t you give them a try?
–Kerrie Hubbard Join Kerrie’s team here Would you like to know more about Kerrie?
Kerrie is a an artist specializing in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. You can see some of her art here. She’s also an avid blogger and champion of ‘city farming’, owning her own backyard flock and raising organic food in the city. Visit City Girl Farming Blog here.