A little about myself
My name is Ellie Marchiando, and I am a ‘retired’ RN. I worked in Intensive Care my entire career.
Years ago, I was a mom of 4 young boys, trying to juggle home life and raising kids, all while struggling with an auto-immune disease that left me tired, weak and frustrated. I had gone through the gamut of doctors, procedures and meds, all which helped a little, but not completely. I was on meds twice a day, some with significant side effects. This had been going on since 2008 and I was tired. Tired of feeling the way I was feeling, tired of taking all these meds, tired of the side effects. I had to gauge my activity for the day by how much sleep I got, how weak my muscles were, and how much I needed to get done that day. Most days were consumed with boys’ activities, which left very little for anything else.
After 9 years I realized this was as good as I was going to get. Odds are I wasn’t going to improve any more.
If you’ve ever been there, you know what I’m talking about when I say it’s a very dark place to be. It’s a feeling of hopelessness.
There are so many people out there who are feeling the same way….feeling like they will never get the answers, tired of the side effects from the meds they are taking, tired of treating the symptoms and not getting to the root of the problem…. Just. Simply. Tired. I did not go looking for natural options. I was raised in a medical family, trained, worked and still live in modern medicine. So to me there wasn’t another option.
Then I found essential oils. My friend introduced them to me. Now remember, I was the biggest skeptic of them all and I thought she had lost her mind. Looking back I feel bad at what a tough nut I was to crack. Everything she mentioned I literally laughed at. There was no way these little bottles of oil could help with anything. It took her months of nudging to get me to try them and I was still reluctant.
Any of you out there right now?
This was so outside my comfort zone and outside the comfort zone of my loved ones. But I needed to try something. So I tried them, one after the other, and each time I did, they worked. So I started using them for everything. I switched out the cleaning supplies in my home with natural products, started on the doTERRA supplements, used the oils for aches/pains/sleep/digestive issues/stress & anxious feelings…you name it, I used it.
Since I started using pure plant-based options, my health issues have become less and less. I am so thankful and grateful every day that my friend stuck with me, gently nudging me. My life before essential oils and my life after. It’s like night and day. Life is so much better…and healthier. We sleep better, our health issues are far less, and these amazing products have done so much for me.
I am thankful every day that my friend gave me that small sample to try. And I am thankful that a company like doTERRA exists.
I now share my knowledge and passions for these oils with people all over the world who are looking for ways to change their health and their families health naturally, and I help women who want to join our amazing team to educate others on this powerful plant medicine, all the while bringing financial freedom to themselves and their family.
Whether you are wanting to learn about essential oils and want to become a doTERRA customer, or you are interested in learning about the business side of doTERRA, I’m excited you are here to learn! I can’t wait to get to know you!