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My Journey Toward Health & Wealth Part 2

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*EDITED TO REPLACE LANGUAGE THAT WAS NOT FDA COMPLIANT

It has been just over four months since I wrote part one of this journey. So much has happened since then. Allow me to briefly pick up where I left off.

The most difficult season.

Despite all the challenges we had encountered during this time, none of us could anticipate the traumatic loss that was to come. That is as much detail as I am able to share, as it is not my story alone. Suffice it to say, given all that came before, I did not have any reserves left, and it broke me. I entered into an emotional, psychological, and spiritual battle of epic proportions.

It took about a year for me to start coming out of the darkness that ensued. I wrestled with God, the world, myself and I slept. A lot.

Finally, slowly, I started to come back to myself. I realized I did not want this to be the legacy of our lost loved ones. I wanted their legacy to be transformative! That is how my Etsy shop, Joy & Grace Inspired, was born. I decided to choose joy and accept grace, and that also happened to be the middle names of the loved ones we had lost. They inspired me to reevaluate my life and adjust accordingly.

Opening the shop got me back to creating. I taught myself how to sew and I stocked the shop. Shortly after the shop opening, I found my miracle!

A friend of mine from grad school had been living with *long term severe discomfort since she was a teenager. She needed *to ingest things that were supposed to make her feel better, as well as attach things to her skin, to manage her severe discomfort. When her daughter sustained an injury that was leading her down the same path, my friend decided to research her options. What she found helped her daughter so dramatically that she started on it herself, eventually weaning off the *things she was currently trying.

She started posting about it on social media because she wanted everyone to know they have healthy options. That there IS hope. Eventually, my friend signed on with the company, and she has never looked back!

Nine months after her first post, I finally contacted her. She shared all the documentation supporting her claim that these were the highest-quality products in the industry. She shared about the amazing company; and, when I hesitated, due to having been out of work for almost two years at this point, we discussed my becoming an affiliate so I could sell enough that my products would pay for themselves. God had bigger plans!

I purchased my first bottle of HempWorx CBD oil, and signed on as an independent affiliate, on August 6, 2018. My bottle arrived on August 10th, and I had my first serving that night. Now, my husband says it was only a matter of days, three to be exact, before he noticed a difference. Personally, my best recollection is that I started noticing a difference within the first week.

On August 25th, just two-weeks after my first serving, I was able to go to an outdoor concert with my husband! We walked approximately 3/4 of a mile from our car to the venue, sat on rock-hard seats for about two hours, walked the 3/4 of a mile back to our car, and then stood there and cried. But I was not crying from being in *excruciating discomfort, nor was he crying from having to watch me suffer from *excruciating discomfort! It was gratitude, shock, relief, joy, happiness . . .  and it was just the beginning of God making a way where there seemed to be no way (Isaiah 43:19).

 

 

 

 

 

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Statements made on this product, website or sales materials have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. MyDailyChoice & HempWorx products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These products are NOT intended to replace medications or eliminate the advice of a competent health care practitioner. 

 

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Why I Share

🗣️ Testimony Tuesday on Wednesday- because yesterday I got to run holiday errands! All. Day! Oh what a difference these past few months have made❣️

👩‍💻 Guys, when I post, I am not pushing a product or a business, I am sharing what has GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK in more ways than one!

My Mobility ✔️, My Physical & Mental Health ✔️, My Purpose ✔️, My Joy ✔️, My Income ✔️, My Freedom ✔️, I could go on.

👩‍🏫 Most of you know I returned to school as my kids got older. Got my BS & my MA & my career took off. A couple of years in, everything screeched to a halt when a back injury caused me to be home bound/bed bound.

🆓 Due to that disruption of ‘my’ plans, & the introduction to MDC/HW, today, I am free. Free to help people the way my heart desired all along – for free. And, not just through this business & it’s life altering products, but by using what I was created, educated & trained to do as well.

👭🚶‍♂️ And there’s more! Now, when my adult children have free time, I can jump on the opportunity to spend it with them! I can be available to do things FOR them. I have time freedom. I have financial freedom. I have my life back.

👩‍💼 So, for those of you who would like some of this freedom too, I am sharing a brief 10 min video my friend Carrie made explaining our Compensation Plan, which is indisputably the best in the industry (earn up to 85% of your BV. That’s NOT a typo 😊).

👀 Take a look, and you too can be feeling better & making money, just in time for the holidays!

📥 Hit me up if you have any questions 🤓

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Our Business is Exploding!

Our Business is Exploding!

I know I have not updated my blog lately, but our business just took off! I have been so busy, and having so much fun! Here is a brief update:

💥Team MatthewAndLinda made the Top 5 for September!  Whether you want a side-hustle, or a full-time business you can work from anywhere on your own schedule, NOW IS THE TIME! This industry is predicted to grow a shocking 700% by 2020, according to Forbes See you at the top! 🎉 #joinmyteam #designyourlife
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My Journey Toward Health & Wealth Part 1

*EDITED TO REPLACE LANGUAGE THAT WAS NOT FDA COMPLIANT

Where it all started.

During the summer of 2016, I was enjoying my career as a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in group practice, and embarking on a new career as a therapist in a Christian Children’s Home & Family Ministry. I spent a lot of time with family, I was investing in friendships, and I was serving at my church. Life was good.

On July 25, 2016, I reported for jury duty. I had no idea how significantly this would change my life. As the days wore on, a previous back injury, sustained when we were rear-ended by a young woman texting while driving, became exceedingly aggravated.  Toward the end of the week, I had to wear  *a device that stimulated my body to protect itself, to get through each day.

With jury duty behind me, I expected to get back to life as usual. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case. Rather than improving, the *excruciating discomfort in my back continued to escalate. Over the next few months, I had to keep cutting my hours until it reached the point that  I was no longer working at all.

Not only was I having to face the fact that I could not work, I was also having to come to grips with the fact that I could not move. Just getting from my bed to the master bathroom was a monumental undertaking. If I happened to make it from the bed, down to the sofa – which often required crawling – there I would remain until it was time to go back up to bed.

Leaving the house to go to numerous doctor’s appointments for examinations, tests, and [ineffective] procedures, required a wheelchair. Other than those appointments, I was home-bound. Bed-bound. I was absent from my life.

Finally, spine surgery was scheduled for January, 2017. As frightening as it was to think of surgeons operating on my back and spine, I was anxious for relief. I could not wait for the day to come when I could walk again. I could not wait to be off *things I was told to ingest to supposedly help me. I could not wait to rejoin my life.

Once again, things did not go the way I expected. Yes, eventually, over time, I was able to stand up a little straighter than a question mark. I could walk, gingerly. I could stand, briefly. I could sit, sparingly. But there was still **excruciating discomfort. There was also new *type of excruciating discomfort and different sensations, or the loss thereof. And, there was the *flare-up of my body attacking itself causing severe discomfort, severe exhaustion and the inability to function.

I have struggled with *my body attacking itself causing severe discomfort, severe exhaustion and the inability to function, for as long as I can remember. It was not until after my back surgery, and the fourth and fifth specialists giving the same diagnosis, that I finally accepted *what they were telling me. Not only that, but the surgery threw me into a flare-up that had become my new normal.

My new normal still required *me to ingest things that made me feel worse. It demanded hours and hours of sleep. So much sleep, that I slept through our 25th wedding anniversary. Literally, the entire day and night. Additionally, it prolonged the seemingly endless isolation. The loneliness, *severe discomfort, exhaustion, and *things that were supposed to help, were ushering me into a dark place. What I did not yet know, was this was just the beginning of one of the most difficult seasons in my life, and the lives of my loved ones.

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Product Disclaimer:

Statements made on this product, website or sales materials have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. MyDailyChoice & HempWorx products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These products are NOT intended to replace medications or eliminate the advice of a competent health care practitioner. 

 

 

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God is the Refiner and we are the Silver

Malachi 3:3 says, “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.” NIV

Have you ever considered what this might mean for you personally? 

There is an essay titled “The Refiner’s Touch,” Author Unknown. In this story, a silversmith explains the process of refining silver: The silversmith holds a piece of silver over the fire to heat it up. The silver must be held in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest. This burns away the impurities. The silversmith must sit there, holding the silver, keeping his eyes on it the entire time it is in the flames. If the silver remains in the fire for too long it will be destroyed. The silversmith knows the silver is fully refined when he can see his image reflected in it.

Now, re-read the verse in Malachi. Then, re-read the story, replacing “silversmith” with “God” and “silver” with your name. Wow!

What was your refining fire?

Please feel free to share your stories in the comments section below by clicking on “Leave a Comment,” I would love to hear them.

In a coming blog I will share one of the things God used to refine me.

*Sometimes the refining moments of our lives are too painful to face alone. Even though we know God is always with us, we don’t always feel like we can cry out to Him. At times like these a Christian counselor can be a wonderful resource. If you or someone you know is struggling, please contact me for an appointment or a referral.