I used to say, I don't have one of those dramatic wellness journeys to tell you about. But we all have a journey unique to each of us... and it matters. And it is my great passion to be part of yours as a coach, friend, and supporter.
I was introduced to Essential Oils when I attended a class taught by a new Young Living Member in my family. All I remember was hearing about the plague and thinking that it didn't apply to me, and the oils seemed expensive. So I didn't buy anything. I didn't get it. My mother thought they smelled good, and like a good aunt, she felt obligated to buy 1 bottle of oil.
A few years ago, I set out on an educational journey to learn more about helping support dogs in my training business with stress and anxiety issues. We tend to think about dogs who are fearful or showing signs of nervousness or anxiousness when their owners leave the house, when a thunderstorm brews, or going to the vet as things we can comfort with essential oils. But those emotional issues proved to be the tip of the iceberg.
It wasn't until I was contacted about dog with a real traumatic crisis that I started to dig a little deeper into possibilities. I was led back to Young Living time and time again for blends, supplements, and educators about the impact of our environment, nutrition, and lifestyles that played havoc on our health and well-being.
I made mistakes, I didn't know I was making. I bought blend oils retail! I didn't understand the membership and did NOT want to be in an MLM with obligated buying. Let alone sell anything. I finally a membership to get the discount, but I let the starter kit sit on the shelf for over a year -- because I didn't know how to use it. I just used my blends -- sometimes.
I sought out classes to help my dog training clients. And my knowledge expanded and my passion became something I never even knew existed. A way to help dogs! I was never planning to be a salesperson in fact, I resisted that too for about 3 years. hint: I am still not selling -- but boy do I love the education, coaching, and seeing you achieve amazing results!
You see it all changed for me the more I learned, the more results I saw in the dogs and myself. I saw results not only in anxiety, but in aggression, trauma, fear, health, and so much more!
My only regret, it that I didn't learn these lessons sooner with some of my own pets over the years who struggled with health issues and passed way too early and one with serious behavior issues that I now know in my heart was a result of how his body handled the burden of chemical load (vaccines, medications, topicals, etc). I could have helped him, if my education had come sooner. Today, my work is rooted in their memory & helping others in ways they may never have known were possible.
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Dana Brigman and The Well Oiled K9 is now based in North Myrtle Beach SC but offers support to dog's and their mamas everywhere, even if they are on other essential oil teams. Dana Brigman is certified in Canine Nutrition, Aromatherapy for Dogs & Animals, Raindrop for Animals, Healing Touch, Reiki, EFT.
I'm here to help! It's truly my greatest passion. When you're ready to see your dog thrive -- let's talk
Soon I'll be sharing a more personal story of how suppressed emotions nearly derailed my personal and business goals.