My Personal Thrill Ride
Life is a rollercoaster full of ups & downs.
One minute you are chugging up the hill looking around in fright & wonder. The next you have rushed down that hill, flipped upside down & back again. It leaves you in dismay, wondering which way is up & how you get back up!
My Life - The Rollercoaster Ride
My Struggle With Mental Health Issues
Every since I can remember my life has seemed like this.
I have early memories of my family taking me to see if there was something wrong with my brain. Back then depression & mental illnesses were almost taboo & little was known about them. At the young age of fifteen I was diagnosed with depression officially.
Different antidepressants were tried & years later we finally found one that worked for me. During this time I was in & out of therapy sessions and eventually started to feel “normal” again.
The Highest Highs & The Lowest Lows
Up & up I went again.
Just as I thought things were going to be alright, my rollercoaster car raced down that hill at an alarming speed. My life felt like it had fallen apart. How would I find my way?!
I began therapy again & was directed to see a psychiatrist in addition. All those hills & drops led to me being officially diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. After trial & error with medicines we found one that helped stabilise my moods.
...A couple of years later, I found out I was pregnant with my son. Bye-Bye medications!
& Then Came Postpartum Depression
It was shortly after I gave birth to my son in April of 2012 that I slipped into deep postpartum depression.
I know many people ask how it’s possible to be so depressed when you have these beautiful bundle of joy that you created in front of you. I don’t have an answer to that, but I can tell you it happens to more than you think.
I was put on an antidepressant only. It appeared I didn’t need any mood stabilizers. Before I knew it my rollercoaster was climbing that hill full steam ahead & soon dropped me like a brick. A different medicine was tried & that’s when my life changed forever. I found two amazing companies & currently still work for them.
How Pure Romance & DoTerra Changed My Life
Thank you to both of those companies for forever changing my life. Through Pure Romance I met so many strong & empowered ladies that lifted each other up. It’s with them that I learned how to stay in a positive state of mind.
The moments I was flipped upside down, I knew I could handle it. I will be forever grateful & cannot imagine living a life full of negativity anymore. I looked negativity in the eye & said, “Hit the road Jack!”.
Learning Self Care & How to Support My Emotional Self
My Doterra family is also like no other.
They have opened my eyes to taking care of myself & others in a more natural manner that works. It is with Doterra that I found my special motion sickness “pill” to ease the madness from the roller coaster. I am able to support my emotional health during the ups & downs.
Along the way I have learned how to assist my body in other ways with Essential Oils. I find myself reaching for a bottle of Essential Oil over the medicine cabinet all the time now. I’m so comfortable with myself & my knowledge that I find myself telling people, “I have an oil for that!”
Looking Back & Learning From What's Behind Me
Looking back, I think that maybe the roller coaster wasn’t so bad after all! I am able to take a deep breath, open my eyes, smile & take in all that is apart of being alive.
I’ve learned that it’s best to feel the good & bad excitement that life throws at you & use it push yourself forward! Weee!!
A Message From The Essential Life
If you have anything that you would like to add to the conversation, or if you have any questions or comments, please make yourself heard in the comments - we're listening. You can also connect with The Essential Life directly by contacting us here.
We would also like to invite YOU to shape the future of The Essential Life by becoming one of our guest bloggers. If you would like to share your knowledge, or your story with The Essential Life community & you'd like to see your articles featured here on our website, please submit your articles here.
Each blogs & articles that you share on the Essential Life will be attributed to you. We also include your bio & links to your website & social media with each article that you publish on The Essential Life. In addition, The Essential Life works tirelessly to support all of our contributors by promoting you on our own social media.
Featured on The Essential Life
About The Author - Stacey Dick
Who would’ve thought I would grow up loving the spirit of Christmas when I was born early morning December 23rd in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania?
I was raised by my mom, grandparents & step-dad. I grew up in the backwoods of Emmitsburg, Maryland until the age of 22 when I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be with a guy I fell in love with online seven years prior. For all those wondering, don’t worry, we are still friends! I currently reside in Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania with my amazing son & loving, but pain in the bum, husband.
I currently am exploring the world of blog writing & working my two personal businesses.