How Healthy Vibe was born:
I am the only child of two awesome parents, married to my best friend for 15 years, mother of two great children and Nana to two babies. Today I have a great job and a very fulfilled life but there was a time things were not so rosy.
Growing up I had the perfect childhood. Yes, that is a real thing! I wanted for nothing, was shown unconditional love and provided many opportunities that have shaped who I am. I was sailing along in my life with a few bumps in the road like a divorce, and sick parent but nothing that I couldn’t handle. Life was good and uncomplicated. I was invincible after all.
About 6 ½ years ago, a traumatic event changed me, my marriage and the trajectory of the rest of my life. At 42 years years old, I was assaulted. I didn’t know what to think, do or even how to put one foot in front of the other. Everything I thought I knew was gone or at least that was the way I saw it. During this time, I struggled to keep my life together, go to work, be a mom, daughter and wife. Alcohol and prescription meds became my only friend. I was on so many antidepressants and abusing pain meds. That dark hole that everyone always talks about kept getting bigger and I was sinking.
By November of 2017, everything came to a head when I started having paranoid delusions on the subway in Toronto. I was able to get home to my husband who rushed me to the hospital and onto a psychiatrist. My world was finally closing in on me. I couldn’t even get out of bed, remember to shower or even brush my teeth. The psychiatrist made the decision to discontinue all meds at once and get my system to detox. I made the conscious choice to quit drinking and abusing the pain meds at the same time. If I was going to go through withdrawals, it was only going to be once.
It was not an easy road and one I don’t recommend. By Christmas Eve of the same year, I was suicidal. I told my husband not to leave me alone because I had made my peace and I wasn’t going to be there in the morning. The craziest thing happened, I woke up the next morning. Now What! I hadn’t planned for that. What was I going to do now?
At the same time my husband started us on a ketogenic diet. He had read that it was to be good for people with depression. He also removed everything from our home that had aspartame as an ingredient. The Keto diet really started to help but I had a long way to go but go where. I had no idea where I was headed or how I was even going to get there.
Enter CBD oil!!! (Insert angels singing Hallelujah here!) My husband suffers from eczema and ocular rosacea and we were looking for something to help him heal his skin. We came across a random post on facebook for CBD oil. We decided he had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Within one week of ingesting and applying CBD oil to his fingertips, they were starting to heal! How does that even happen when nothing else would work? We started doing more and more reading and then we found it, an article on CBD oil helping with anxiety, depression and PTSD. We looked at each other and decided why not!
What a game changing day. Bit by bit, with therapy, a new diet, and CBD oil I slowly started regaining my life back. All be it, a different life. One filled with acknowledgement, reflection, quiet time and self-care.
Once I realized how CBD was helping me, it didn’t seem right to keep it to myself and opted to try and find a market to sell it. Little did I know how many people suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain and so many other conditions. When you suffer from depression, your world becomes very small and you don’t see other people suffering around you.
I did a lot of research, seminars and webinars to fully understand the endocannabinoid system and how CBD oil can feed that system to reduce symptoms of so many varying conditions. It almost sounded too good to be true!
Today I am blessed to talk with many people, listen to their stories and provide encouragement and a listening ear. I have made new acquaintances, friends and reconnected with so many people that I had cut out of my life.
Let’s see why CBD oil can do for you!!