Why Young Living is my DREAM JOB.

Reasons Young Living is my Dream Job.

I am making more than I did at my previous full-time job.

I get to stay home with my babies.

Young Living has pampered me with an awesome vacation.

My start up cost was only $160 – which was the cost of purchasing oils I would have bought anyway.

I get to work wherever I am. In car line, at the coffee shop, at the playground, in my bed, on vacation… wherever.

I am my own boss. I don’t have to work the daily 9-5 grind. I set my own hours and report to no one. If I want to go on a vaca, I can. If I want to take a 3 hour lunch, I can.

I run my business with a group of incredibly amazing people on our terms, with integrity.. and have a ton of fun doing it!!!!

I get paid to help my friends and family accomplish their dreams.

I get to set my family up for financial stability because my business will be willed to them if (God forbid) something were to happen.

I work with people who encourage the heck out of each other.

I work with a community of dreamers that make me a better human every single day.

I get to see money go into the hands of incredible people who are doing so many incredibly wonderful things: like give back, plant churches, fund adoptions, and so so so much more.

We have been blessed to give to organizations and ministries that are near and dear to our heart.

My paycheck keeps coming AND grows whether or not I work. But I absolutely love what I do so you better believe I will keep on working! THAT is residual income.

I work for a company that cares more about serving people than making a quick buck.

I am filled up daily by a community that reminds me to work in my strengths, love Jesus, and give abundantly.

I now have HOPE that we won’t be strapped to student loan debt forever.

My kiddos get to watch us chase down a dream instead of slaving away at a job that will never allow me to accomplish the dreams God has placed on our heart.

I get to be a part of a community that encourages and inspires women.

I get to see family’s lives changed forever because of the wellness, purpose, and abundance that the Young Living oils and business provides to hundreds.

What are your reasons??? What are your desires???

 

To the Dreamer.

To the dreamer… if you have dreams of something different. This is for you. If you are pursing this oily business. This is for you. If you are curious WHY we do this… take a peek!

As I am sitting here and thinking about this business and what it means to me… I think of you.

I think of each of you and the desires and passions the Lord has put on your heart. The things that make you giddy, that get you out of bed each morning, that bring you so much life. We all have unique passions, desires, and dreams… but sometimes life is dang hard y’all. I get it. I see you mama, wanting to stay home with your babies but you literally have no idea how to make ends meet if you do. I see you girl, drowning in debt and praying for something to change so that you can be freed from the chains holding you down. I see you dude, to all the husbands that desire to be more present for their family but having to work in a job that they can’t stand. I see you friend, wanting so so bad to adopt and bring a sweet baby home but unsure how to pay for this strong desire to be a mama. I. SEE. YOU. I think of you! I will never stop pursing this freedom because my passion is to serve you.

In a second, I’m going to ask you to tell me your dreams… your why! What are the dreams that God has put on your heart?

The Lord promises us hard days. He promises that the road will not always be easy. And we all know that the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy!!! BUT not today y’all. Because we are a community surrounded by love, grace, peace, and HOPE. Fear is a liar and when we feel the enemy telling us bold face lies, we will replace it with truth. We will come back to this place and remember WHY we jumped into this in the first place. We will remember those God given dreams, talents, and passions. Obviously, it wouldn’t be fair of me to ask of your dreams and desires without sharing mine so here you go…

+ I want to be able to take my family to Disney World

+ I want to fully pay off student loans

+ I want to fully pay off my mortgage

+ I want to send my team on a beach retreat

+ I want to pay for my kids’ education at Crossings

+ I want to provide a scholarship for someone to attend Crossings that can’t fit it in their budget

+ I want to give Andrew the freedom to pursue whatever passions he has on his heart

+ I want to build a home on 10 acres as a space where our team can come together, be poured into, loved on, and continue to build this beautiful community

+ I want to take my family to see the world!

+ I want to be able to fund homes for Hope Is Alive Ministries

+ I want to donate a large sum of money to Wings

+ I want to serve and love people like crazy

+ I want to be able to fund any possible need if presented with the opportunity to do so

+ I want to be the hands and feet of Jesus and give abundantly, because He has blessed us so much

+ I want to walk back up to that stranger on the side of the road, begging & pleading to get enough money to go see her new grandbaby and hand her a plane ticket to get there

+ I want to help thousands of families find wellness and remind them that they have options and that they are not alone in this wellness journey

Writing these down fires me up! We have been presented with an incredibly awesome opportunity to make these dreams a reality. And guess what…. This isn’t just for you. If anything, pursue this with relentless fire for the hundreds of people out there who are desperately needing an opportunity. There are tons and tons of people in your life that are drowning in debt, unsure how to make ends meet, wishing for an opportunity, praying for a way out… and we have something beautiful to offer them.

So shout it out my friends!!!! Tell me your dreams! Tell me your desires! I want to know!! Let’s connect on instagram at @madisonhenrylifestyle!

So much love to all of you!!

The Real Story of Postpartum Depression.

If you are a new mama, CONGRATS! Get ready for the ride of your life. Filled with laughs, tears, and so much love! I’m Madison, Oklahoma native and holistic mama of 2 sweet littles: Harper (4) and Jackson (2). I know the feelings of pure happiness when you welcome that sweet bundle of joy into the world and all of your baby dreams are coming true. I know the feelings of being smitten with that little angel and you can’t imagine loving anything more. But, I also know the overwhelming feelings of postpartum depression. This is my story.

March 11, 2015. Our sweet Harper was born. She filled such an incredible place in our hearts and we adored her sweet little face. I was a new mama. Unsure of what to expect, but eager to start this new life as a family of 3. I knew I would get little to no sleep, change lots of diapers, and basically be a milk making machine {or so I thought, but that’s for another day}. What I didn’t expect, was the overwhelming sadness I began to experience about a month into motherhood.

For a few weeks I thought, “okay, I guess this is just part of it.” However, as days passed by, my feelings of sadness increased. The feelings of “loneliness” overcame me. I began to think I wasn’t made for this “mom” thing and I didn’t think I could do it. Finally, after lots of “googling” {which is a new moms BFF}, I came to realize, these feelings I was experiencing were due to postpartum depression. Now here’s the deal, I’m a pretty “happy go lucky” kind of gal. I love to smile, have fun, give off all the good vibes and positivity – so this hit me like a freight train! Did I mention I’m also a little stubborn?? Postpartum depression? No way! Not me. After speaking with my doctor, he too explained that postpartum depression was very normal and that it can be treated with medicine. Now friends, if you’d like to scroll back on up and see my bio, “holistic mama of 2”, I’m not really into the whole “throw some medicine in your body and call it a day” kind of approach. But if that’s your thing, you do you boo! I’m all about mamas supporting mamas and I 100% want you to do what’s right for your body. However, if you are looking for an alternative {or maybe you want to save some $$$}, here is what I did to naturally support my body and kick postpartum depression to the curb!

1. Exercise! Now I’m not saying you have to go out and train for a half marathon {running isn’t my jam}. BUT, go for a walk! Get moving! Do Yoga, Pilates, Barre – whatever makes your heart sing and brings you joy! Grab your BFF or go alone for some much needed YOU time. Buy yourself a cute new pair of leggings and do it!!! You will be surprised how much this will help you feel back to normal!
woman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring

 

2. Grab some oils for emotional support! Okay okay, I know what you’re thinking. Oils!? Really?? Girl, let me just tell you! I was an essential oils skeptic. Like the biggest skeptic on the planet! But, when I slapped that stress away oil on my wrist and slathered Frankincense on me and baby girl, I burst out in tears. I’m not saying I was full on bawling, but cross my heart, tears were streaming down my face as I let my emotions release from my body. I knew in that moment that everything was going to be okay. Now remember, not all essential oils are created the same! I know it’s tempting, but for the love of all things, don’t grab essential oils from your nearest Target/Walmart/TJ Maxx. They are filled will all kinds of chemicals, extenders, and fake fragrances. I highly recommend Young Living due to the Seed to Seal practices and standards. I can trust 100% that what’s going on me and my babies is pure and safe – which makes this mama heart very happy! If you want to know more about that, head on over to @mh_essentials_ for tips and trick on how to support your body with essential oils.

opened amber glass vial bottle

 

3. Breathe! The power of breath!! Did you know, when you breathe from your shoulders, you’re actually breathing from a place of stress, anxiety, and depression?? Guilty!! This was me 99.9% of the time. I know mom life is so dang busy y’all but there is so much power in taking 3 big deep breaths every single day. So let’s work on this. Stop what you’re doing! I’m going to grab a bottle of Frankincense essential oil right now because it’s my jam, drop some in my hand, and take 3 deep breathes. Breathe with me from deep in your gut. Inhale… Exhale. Inhale… Exhale. Inhale… Exhale. Better??? Don’t forget to take deep breaths during the day, beautiful friend. Go ahead and look in the mirror right now too and tell yourself “I love you [insert your name]!” I also love practicing a little selflove. Okay moving on.

pink breathe neon sign

 

4. Community! Last but not least, find a community! Now I know social media has its pros and cons, but friends… social media can be so, so beautiful. It’s a place we, as women, from all over the world, can come together and find our TRIBE! WE can support other people. We can be vulnerable and authentic to our stories. We can tell those stories, in hopes that it will bring more people to understand we have their back! If you need a community, I would love to welcome you with open arms to follow me @madisonhenrylifestyle or over at my oily page! I love connecting with women and love helping all the mamas know they are NOT alone. I am here for YOU dear friend.

people laughing and talking outside during daytime

I hope this encourages and blesses you.

All the love mommas.
xo.

{Please note, this post is not intended to treat or cure postpartum depression. If you need more recommendations, reach out! I’d love to help in anyway I can}.

More about me: The Oklahoma Dreamer.

Hey friends!!

Welcome to this space filled with joy, encouragement, and inspiration. I am over the moon excited to be connecting with you and helping YOU become empowered to do this dang thing called: LIVING HEALTHIER. Before we jump in to the how and the why of living your healthiest life, I want to give you a glimpse of ME. Who I am, the desires of my heart, the things that make my heart smile. Are you ready, this is going to be a fast and furious version y’all.

 

+ First up, I say y’all at least 47 times a day. I’m an Okie girl through and through… it’s what we do.

+ I’m a dreamer. I’m confident I came out of the womb dreaming big. Let’s just say I used my mom’s aerobics step as a stage at age 1 because I was dreaming of being a singer. Also, yes, I was born in the 90’s.

+ I’m an Enneagram nerd. Enneagram 2 wing 3 over here! I love learning about how I can better connect with the humans around me and make them feel seen and heard!

+ Audio books and Podcasts about empowering women and living your best life are my jam! I dream of having my own podcast someday (soon) and inspiring women to live out their full potential.

+ I am married to a hunk of a husband, Andrew, who is the kindest, most light-hearted human I have ever met.

+ We have 2 beautiful babies, Harper (4) and Jackson (2). They make this crazy thing called life so fun and give us more joy than I could have ever imagined. Of course, I can’t forget our fur baby: Baylee, an 80 lb. “lap dog” that loves to snuggle.

+ We basically have a mini jungle in our home because I am obsessed with plants. Like give me all the ZZ’s and snake plants. PS… can you have a black thumb AND be a crazy plant lady?? If so, that’s me. But ZZ plants and snake plants are basically “unkillable” so they have become my new obsession.

+ I love finding cute coffee shops where I can write, be creative and sip a good Dirty Chai.

+ Our family loves to travel. We don’t do it enough, because hello… 2 young toddlers, but let’s just say we are on a mission to travel the world! Again, big dreamer over here!

+ I am crazy passionate about helping all the people find full wellness! Why? Because when you finally find the answers you’ve been searching for, the results you’ve desired, and the wellness you didn’t even know was possible… you tell the world about it!!

+I love meeting new friends and hearing their story. I think this world of social media is so dang powerful!! I mean how cool is it that some of my best friends are from all over the world? So, let’s connect! Follow me over at @madisonhenrylifestyle on Instagram and let’s be besties!

Stay tuned for more about my wellness story and how this world of essential oils has changed our life forever.