In 2016 we as a family with three beautiful children under 5 years of age and two beautiful growing teenagers decided to make some very necessary lifestyle changes. A close friend introduced us to the dōTERRA life! People in dōTERRA say you remember the three most important days of your life, the day you get married, the day your first child is born and the day you join dōTERRA (22nd December 2016).
As many of you may know bringing up children is not a walk in the park and can be very hard on each of us, if you throw in running your own small 24/7 maintenance business from home, life was not exactly fun, for a married life, a family life and having any sort of social life, never mind a healthy life! In fact a healthy life was the last thing we were thinking of. Mike was suffering with weight and heart issues, Sinéad was suffering with a hiatus hernia caused by stress and bad diet, the children had also had many issues constipation, tonsillitis, bronchitis, teething, chesty coughs and the regular snotty noses and any other illness they could find.
Then in November 2016 the newest member of the Casserly family came along and we realised our family life had to change in more ways than one. You go through life thinking we need to work our fingers to the bones to provide for your beloved children but really, they just need a roof over their heads, food in their bellies and the love of their parents. The way we were going we were working day and night hardly seeing the children, each other, eating on the road, no social life it was no real existence. I bet there are lots of people out there feeling the same.
So we made the decision to make a full lifestyle change, Mike was given the all clear from the doctors for his heart after seven procedures and three operations and this seemed to be as good a time as ever, we got our kit of oils just after Christmas and started the changes in the New Year 2017. All we can say since then is BOOM we did as much as we could to start the changes first, we started with our diet and the uses of various dōTERRA oils and supplements within 5 months we had come along way!! 3.5 stone lost between the two of us, the little ones heath issues clearing up, then we introduced a few more of the oils and supplements bigger changes happened, we had more energy, more time, more fun, sickness was not a part of our lives anymore. Roll on to June 2018. Life has changed beyond our wildest dreams. We eat right, we exercise, we removed all toxins out of our home, we manage our rest, there is no stress anymore all with the help of these amazing dōTERRA essential oils. Our married life has never been as strong, our family life is full of happiness and joy, we have not visited or needed any medical care so far, we have made friends with some of the most amazing people all around the world. Our future life is bright and beyond our dreams and to think this started with a chat with a friend and a drop of oil!
However, this brief content of the past is not even half of it, we have changed our business from the hard unrewarded business we used to run to a business of pure passion and humbling experiences where we help, train and support people all over the world to make lifestyle choices just like we did. Inspiring people to make their lives worth more and the opportunities of their dreams real.
Our mission is simple, but not easy to help as many people as possible to realise there is more to life. There is a life of wellness, a life of opportunity and a life of freedom just waiting around the corner.
What is wellness? If like me you thought wellness was living from day to day, keeping busy, bills paid, saving for the future committing to everything but yourself and so on! That’s how I lived and was pretty good at it, truthfully I thought I had everything and provided for my family needs, however, I on the inside was an unhappy person...physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, spiritually and I had the worst occupation ever!! Climbing through kitchen extract systems cleaning the grease out bucket by bucket.
One of the worst things about running your own duct cleaning business was not many people want to do this as a profession and to add to that we were very good at it and we built up a very successful business. We worked 24/7 and at times I could work 36-48 hours straight through we were on 24 hour call out! We basically sold our lives to keeps others moving. But this path was a one way ticket to despair and in 2012 my heart had had enough and I collapsed ended up in hospital and my life had changed. All the lack of sleep, stress, fear, worry, lack of family time, low self-esteem, overweight and just downright miserable caught up with me. Over the coming years I spent my time trying to keep my business moving around the 3 times a week visits to the doctors, 7 cardioversions, 3 pulmonary vein isolations, the countless trips to the hospital which was a 460 km round trip the feeling of desperation and death on my doorstep was so real.
Once I had come out the other end of all of the despair I could handle, I came across dōTERRA and during our first meeting and having a recurring infection in my ear for the last 7 years as I could not have treatment because of my heart, and being on a lots of antibiotics a wellness advocate handed me a bottle of dōTERRA Melaleuca, I rubbed it on my skin down the ear canal and on my ear reflex points, within 5-7 minutes the pain in my ear had gone and my journey to wellness had begun fast forward to today, I spend my time with my family, I sleep, I am confident, comfortable, healthy, at peace, full of dreams and happy a total change from where I was.