My health and wellness journey started when I was experiencing symptoms that could not be tied to anything specific. After many years of suffering, doctor visits, and trying various traditional treatments, my husband prompted me to turn to a holistic approach. Little did I know that meeting with a holistic doctor would start me on my life's mission to help improve the mental, spiritual, and physical health of all those around me.
I was eventually diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, which can cause extreme abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, and inflammation in your entire body. With my new diagnosis, I knew I would have to change a lot of things in order to be the healthy and happy person I wanted to be.
Once my children were born, I started to notice various skin reactions and sensitivities in all of them. My husband and I decided that from then on, our home would only be filled with clean, natural, and healthy products; everything from food to cleaning supplies, to hygiene products.
Like the multitude of branches on a tree, our own health has many aspects to it. We need to nurture and pay attention to what our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being need. I hope that I can inspire you and provide some guidance into you living your own version of your best self.
Samantha is a certified reiki master and licensed herbalist offering folk medicine and holistic wellness to her community.