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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Why Hire A Coach Who Has Dystonia?

When I was diagnosed with Dystonia...

- I was at the point where my neck was constantly pulling and twitching.

- Every time I bent down to pick something up, my head would turn upwards to the left, and I wasn't able to see what I was reaching for.

- Using my arms/hands, to do simple things that we take for granted, was becoming impossible. The pain from my head twisting and turning had me in tears at times. These simple tasks were things like...opening the mail, cutting my food, zipping up my jacket, tying my sneakers, putting on socks, buttoning my pants...and even worse, all of these things effected me more as I was trying to do them all for my child each day.

- The anxiety that came from the embarrassment of people watching my head pull/twitch was enough to make anyone want to stay home. To this day, putting groceries or clothing by a register and reaching for my wallet can instantly cause my dystonic spasms to increase, while my heart is pounding out of my chest with anxieties that others are watching me.

- I had so many specialists tell me their thoughts of what was going on with me...I was just tense from stress, that an x-ray had shown I had a little arthritis in my neck, all I needed was an adjustment from a chiropractor, all I needed was an epidural procedure on my discs and I would be fine, etc.

- Finally a doctor was able to give me a diagnoses, and I was able to get the proper treatment. Which was Botox injections every 3 months for the rest of my life. Treatment was a success, pulls were less noticeable, and I was able to do all the simple things again without being in pain.

8 1/2 years ago I began treatment. I still have my challenges, but I am so used to living with this condition that I only notice it most when I'm stressed out or haven't done yoga/physical activity.

What's the purpose of this post? Not to tell my story over and over again, but to remind myself what I went through to get to where I am today. To remind myself that there are so many others that are still undiagnosed, still searching for a treatment that will work for them, have become depressed, have become introverted, have financial struggles, etc.

If you are someone who is suffering from Dystonia, are a caretaker for someone suffering from Dystonia, or know of someone with Dystonia please contact me for coaching. I can help you move to a happier/healthier place. I know, better than anyone else who doesn't have Dystonia, what your struggles are, what your worries are, what your pain feels like, the embarrassment from stares, and how it feels when others question your disease.

Don't wait any longer to reach out. My contact number is 631-988-4001, my email is donnaleakeclc@gmail.com I want to help!




Monday, January 16, 2017

The Benefits of Essential Oils for Dystonia




Living with Dystonia is painful; emotionally, mentally, and physically. That's why it's extremely important, for all those who are suffering from Dystonia, to take care of ourselves. Botox has helped with the spasms in my neck, but my anxieties, headaches, adrenal fatigue, sinus colds/infections, etc needed immediate care.

I began researching essential oils, and immediately became overwhelmed. No one gave me answers as to how these plant/flower/root based oils can add to my health. My sister hosted a Young Living Essential Oil workshop at her house, and I became even more curious. I purchased my premium starter kit and an essential oil desk reference guide, and with the help of fellow Young Living Members and Youtube videos, I began taking better care of my health.

Since using these oils on a daily basis, I've quickly learned which oils my body responds to best. My headaches have subsided, I haven't had a cold in seven months, my mood has been elevated, my muscles are more relaxed and I don't have the aches and pains like I used to.

After doing much research, Young Living Essential Oils are the only essential oils I have been using, and will continue to use. First off, their logo is SEED to SEAL. Which means, they take the plant, root, flower, etc right to the distillery and bottle it up. They DON'T add anything to their oils...no fillers or perfumes, like most other essential oil brand do. One factor why Young Living Essential Oils may be a bit pricier than others is because it takes so many plants, roots, flowers, etc to completely fill a bottle of their essential oil.

Also, once a member of Young Living, you can get a 20% discount on future oils, discounted shipping costs, and earn money when you sign up others to become Young Living Members. You're not obligated to sell any of their products, but if you have a friend or family member who is interested and they buy a premium starter kit from you, you automatically get $50 sent from Young Living...and when they begin purchasing more oils for themselves, you receive a percentage of that sale. Which means, Young Living cuts you another check for their purchases. Need to say more? If you're looking for a way to make a good income, or side money, this is a great way to do so.

If you have dystonia and want to better your overall health, do yourself a favor and take a look at Young Living's website, peek at some of the Youtube videos from other Young Living Members, or contact me with any questions you have. I'm a believer in Young Living essential oils, and I know once you get starter, you will be too. I will be here to support you on your journey. Please note, that we are all different, so what may work for me, may not work for the next person. However, you will find that oil or oil blend that does wonders for what you're looking for it to do.

My Young Living Distributor # is 3975903, if you are ready to purchase your premium starter kit. If you have any questions, please email me at donnaleakeclc@gmail.com or call me at 631.988.4001



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