Hi, I’m Paige.
I’m a believer, a wife, a mom and a lover of wellness topics. I yearn for a simpler life. I’m not there, yet, but I feel it coming!
I am much more than this deep down, but as you read this, these are the “titles” we ask of each other when we get to know one another. 🙂
I have a bit of an eclectic skill set as I’ve held several jobs from retail, non-profit administration, social services (child support enforcement), marketing and sales, database/software support and training, to wellness advocacy and researcher!
I’m also into personal growth stuff. What are we, if we are not always learning more about ourselves?
My biggest passions are personal growth, wellness, and helping other women find their own passions and purpose!
My overall wellness focus began in ’01-’02 when I was a volunteer with a domestic, faith based organization that stood by three tenants: exploring spirituality, living in intentional community, and practicing sustainability. I lived with six other women in downtown Minneapolis on a limited budget in which we shared expenses for rent and food. As you can imagine, living sustainably and ethically was a priority. We explored how to care for our environment while eating healthful yet simple meals. (Side note: the friendships I formed during this year are ones I maintain now and will always cherish. If you are young and perhaps college, do an experience like this. It will shape your future!)
Fast forward to 2006 when I first became pregnant with Angel baby (7/25/06). Suddenly, the idea of what I put in my mouth and on my skin became even more important! Our skin is our largest organ, and I knew that my my nutrition would plan an urgent part in our baby’s health. I took it hard when I had a miscarriage at ten weeks. It felt so hard not to know why, so it was easy to place blame on myself before being able to move on. With tragedy comes purpose, right? I blogged my feelings and was able to find other women who also understood the pain and mixture of emotions.
Through my grief, I continued my research and on how to make healthy choices for myself and what I prayed to be my future baby. After I finally was able to release some stress we became pregnant again and had an almost unmedicated birth in 2008 at a local hospital.
After continued research and prayer, in 2010 we chose a homebirth for our daughter. Neither baby were close to an “easy” delivery, and wow, what an empowering experience as a woman! I felt completely safe with a knowledgeable, conservative midwifery team.
I felt a little lost for a while as a parent without many close friends who were local to me who were also parents, but eventually I found my “tribe” who could share parenting ideas and strategies!
As my babies grew, I continued researching as much as I could to find holistic solutions to support our wellness.
I started dabbling in essential oils early in 2010 when a friend recommended eucalyptus to me before I gave birth to our daughter. I picked it up at the health food store, but it didn’t seem to “work” (even after several persistent attempts), so I set it aside thinking that essential oils just weren’t for me!
Fast forward to 2013 when I attended my first Young Living class at my chiropractor’s office. I was blown away by the claims! I needed those oils in my family’s lives! I purchased lavender, Thieves, and Thieves household cleaner over the next few months. I wasn’t consistent with using them though I did begin to see results! And, I absolutely loved cleaning my home effectively and chemical-free with the Thieves cleaner!
Then, in 2014, a dear friend told me about a wholesale kit that came with a diffuser, so I decided to take the plunge in May that year and opened my wholesale membership! One day, my daughter had some amazing results with peppermint essential oil, and the rest, as they say, is history! Our family sees results! Each time I see them “work,” they don’t cease to amaze me! I didn’t need to try other brands; other friends have tried them “for” me! They tell me that they come back to Young Living for results! They truly work better because the quality is unbeatable.
It wasn’t long after becoming a member that I realized how easy Young Living made it to “green” my home, from household cleaners (at just pennies per mixed bottle) to toothpaste to deodorant to laundry and dish soap, and even in the kitchen with “juices” (I mean, how nutritious is a glass of apple juice, really?)!
I began building my business immediately. I felt the purpose behind this heart-centered company! In May 2015 I took the opportunity to go to the first ever Young Living Essential Oils & Animals conference at the Mona, Utah farm. (I have a special place in my heart for the horse; see image below for proof.) I heard such amazing stories and was so inspired!
(TIP: Use emotion-supporting oils with your animals. Do you love Stress Away? Release? Try it with your dog or your horse. You might be surprised at the results!)
And so, my journeys continue.
I hope you’ll stick around and get to know even more of my “titles.”